It’s been a while since I dived into Diablo 3 because hunting down pieces of loot and continually running the same content became a little tedious. However, here’s something new-ish.
Every January Blizzard will hold their Darkening of Tristram event which is simply 16 dungeon levels made to look like the original Diablo. If you thought this was Diablo 1 being put into Diablo 3, well it’s not. The event is essentially Diablo 3 levels made to look like Diablo 1 with their weird retro-filter and the angles of movement cut in half.
The plan for this video was to show you some of it but then I got far enough quickly and I decided to just run the whole thing. In this video, I used an old existing character to get through it in a reasonable time and it wasn’t challenging. Blizzard recommends you start a new character to get the most out of it and I have to agree with that.
Despite the fact I get through all 16 levels quite quickly, I have to say it’s a disappointing addition to the game, especially when you finally meet Diablo. Blizzard has somehow managed to completely remove all the tension of the original when you eventually had to pull those levers and release the big guy in what was quite a large dungeon level.
Still, the music is nice.
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