NetEase and Blizzard today released Diablo Immortal, the first mobile game in the universe Diablo. It is available not only on smartphones, but also on PC (in the format of an open test), although far not in all countries . In particular, residents of Russia cannot get acquainted with the game, although the game is equipped with a Russian translation .
Diablo ratings Immortal has already appeared in a number of gaming publications. And, according to Metacritic, mostly critics rated the new project quite highly. The mobile version earned an average score of 81.
When Blizzard first announced Diablo Immortal, fans of the series feared that the game would not live up to the title of Diablo. Luckily, the game not only reproduces the classic Diablo formula in scaled-down form, it does so almost flawlessly. Although the emphasis on grinding is stronger than in any other Diablo.
Diablo Immortal is a great mobile version of the classic dungeon crawler. But the difficulty of the game means that you may need to play the game for a long time to fully appreciate the process.
Aggressive in-game ad banners and emphasis on microtransactions doesn’t make me optimistic that Activision Blizzard will weeks will ease the pressure. This company has already survived the auction fiasco in Diablo III and wants to try again. Well, good luck!
It seems to be a matter of how far Activision Blizzard is willing to back off until it’s market forces, not fan protests. As a longtime Diablo fan, I’d like to see the game get user-friendly updates that would make it a fair endgame. Otherwise, the number of classes, abilities and monsters available in the game will make you think about the “Delete” option.
Players who managed to get to know Diablo Immortal, claim that the game designers have done an excellent job. However, for the monetization of Activision Blizzard there should have been ashamed. At the same time, Scott Burgess, Senior Game Designer, in an interview with GameSpot assured that he himself played the beta tests without spending a single dollar, and was able to achieve impressive results.
In the Diablo Immortal in-game store, you can find cosmetic items and resources. In addition, boosters are sold there, which not only speed up the leveling process, but can also guarantee a more generous reward from the dungeon.