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  • Summary: No One Can Stop Death...The lords of hell rage within the Black Soulstone, their souls screaming for vengeance and release. Before the artifact can be sealed away forever, Malthael-Angel of Deathmanifests in the mortal realms with a deadly new purpose: to steal the Black Soulstone and bend its infernal power to his will.

    So begins the end of all things...
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  1. Positive: 73 out of 75
  2. Negative: 0 out of 75
  1. 100
    Heaps of new content provides hours of fun, even though the campaign could use a little extension. But if you’re a fan, this is a must. [Issue#241]
  2. Mar 28, 2014
    91
    With Reaper of Souls, and the recent round of content patches, Blizzard has transformed Diablo 3 into something far more akin to what long-time fans like me wanted all along.
  3. Mar 25, 2014
    90
    Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is a great experience and an excellent add-on to Diablo III. With the Adventure mode and Nephalem's Rift, Blizzard erases almost perfectly every inherent problems of Hack'n Slash games. It's actually quite difficult to find real defects in this add-on.
  4. Apr 11, 2014
    90
    The Auction House is gone, the loot system is fixed and we finally have a proper end-game that will keep both new and experienced players fighting for many hours to come.
  5. Apr 3, 2014
    85
    Reaper of souls is the perfect addition to Diablo 3 with loot 2.0. Loot feels less crappy, the Crusader is an interesting class – aside from the story – Act V is a pleasant experience. The strongest addition is the Adventure Mode though, that offers a whole new way to play.
  6. May 14, 2014
    80
    The Reaper of Souls expansion provides a great amount of content, changes and balancing that significantly improves and extends the original Diablo III experience.
  7. Mar 25, 2014
    72
    It’s really only giving fans of the original a few more toys to play with. Unfortunately, the $40 price of admission weighs heavy on this title, and the sparse new content doesn’t quite justify it. In short, if you weren’t a huge Diablo III fan then Reaper of Souls won’t change your mind. However, if you enjoyed the original then Reaper of Souls adds a new class, several new environments, and a bunch of replay value.

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  1. Mar 25, 2014
    10
    Absolutely zero problem at launch with ROS, closed option to buy items from shop with real money or gold, improveed loot system for playing yourself and not to use AH/RMAH, new act and character, new end game...well, this game already gave me 700h and now is completely better and totaly diffrent as it was at start. Well made. Deserved 10 this time and I am going to upgrade my ROS to CE right now. /update, can not beat last act under 10 hours, its a real beast, if you explore and kill everything/. Just ignore reviewers, who does not buy the game and judge after few minutes playing at friends. Expand
  2. Apr 4, 2014
    10
    Brilliant what Blizzard continues to do, EA would have pulled the middle finger long ago, the circle jerk hate that these "fans" continue to spout is unwarranted and frankly quite sad.....I played Diablo 2, I liked Diablo 2 but its time to move on, as that game is 14 years old, MOVE ON!

    Diablo 3 WAS good , after the latest patch and ACT V is is close to great, I am very confident that these "fans" of Diablo 2 giving these low reviews have never played Diablo 3 or they have put in 100 hrs - 500 hrs into a game they "hate".

    Now the expansion, Crusader class awesome, story awesome, locations awesome and adventure mode is a wonderful thing to do after completing the ACT, for anyone else out there, buy the expansion or the base game if you have yet to play Diablo 3 and are eager to try it out, the latest patch has fixed all your worries, just to try it out, you will not be disappointed........well unless you want the game to be Diablo 2, then I am afraid you will be in tears and 14 years younger.

    PS - My honest score is 8.5, scoring 10 because how the hell can you give a AAA game of this quality 0 - 6, when it is not broken(well if your one of those "fans" I can see why) and provides 100 hrs of playing time is beyond me.
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  3. Mar 26, 2014
    9
    Already played the Crusader until early level 20's, and i must said this is a much better game now. Auction House was a disastrous idea. Diablo was always about tough fights, nice music, great atmosphere, intelligent dialogue, and by all means, loot. Loot 2.0 has given back to Diablo its known reward mechanic, tho i must say the game still drops legendary in a fashion more often then it should, but no damage here...your yellow items will top that legendary after some levels. Set items are hard to find. Very hard (to me, at least). Didn't play the Act V, but from what i've heard, it's the best so far. The way the crusader fights, his dialogues, even the way he looks, remind me very much from D2 paladins. There is some room for improvement, as always, but the game now is fun and you easily get addicted to it. Sure, they could made more side quests for the first 4 Acts, but as it is, you'll have some fun with the crusader. The maps still are a bit confusing, specially if you expect something as linear as D2 maps, but they do the job. Too bad Blizzard lost opportunity to add more content in old places. Would be nice to get off the sewers in Caldeum and make some quest at ground level, inside the city, for a change. And the items could have more....personality, as they had in D2. Sometimes, a 4 gem socketed normal flail was much better than any rare or magical weapon at that level. The font they use to describe the items on floor is too small, comparing to D2. That font gave much more visibilty to your loot, since its size and rectangular background helped in terms of visualization. The way it is now, sometimes you pick items and don't even now what you got or even if you got until you open your inventory. I hope they fix this on the next patch/expansion. Nonetheless, the game is back on its track. Give it a shot, if you are D2 fan. You'll enjoy it. Expand
  4. Mar 30, 2014
    6
    This expansion is probably the best thing to happen to D3 in a long while. It fixed many issues in the game and it made it feel fun again. However, there are some key issues with it.

    For one, its pretty damn short. The price tag on it is $40 but you only get about $10 worth of play time in the story mode. The rest comes from replaying as well as the new adventure mode which is basically just running around dungeons killing bosses for rewards. Same as story mode without having to worry about cut scenes and the like.

    The expansion adds the new Crusader class to the list. Its a Strength based character that tends to lean more towards a tank than anything else. Its not terrible and the dialogue written for it is pretty entertaining. The other classes receive one new attack ability and a few passive ones. The level cap is up to 70 so it gives you something to work towards.

    With the revamps to loot as well as enemies being based on player level as opposed to game difficulty it makes the dungeon crawl a lot easier. However, this expansion feels a bit puny and may deter the more "hardcore" players since getting the best loot is not terribly difficult anymore. Plus its still always online which probably won't go away for a long time (if ever).
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  5. Mar 27, 2014
    4
    Ok so here we go again... In 2012 my cousin bought the game despite i told him not to do so (he was 14 y old at the time) and we were so frustrated by the errors and the game mechanics that I created an account here and made a "review" (it was an inmature ranting that we posted in a childish yet funny brainstorm, which was the most fun he could get from that night). So, in an attempt to squeeze the fun from the original title, my now almost 16 years old cousin bought this "expansion" and invited me to test it just like last time. The result was obviously better than the original title, but not by far: the new class was interesting in concept, and at first it looked pretty awesome, but we couldnt get a hold of that feeling completely, as the skill system is awful, and we cannot customize him. Note that you could release the assasin from d2 itself, but you wouldnt get an awesome "charachter" feeling when you have no choice over the development of said "charachter". It's not an ARPG its an AG. The lvl cap raise was something standard in Blizzard, and the loot offered in the previous patch, "the loot 2.0" wasnt even a feature of this "expansion", except for the new items it brings, which is standard in "expansions". So it only remains the new arc, which is not that bad at least not as far as we got (we got bored after an hour or so), but in my opinion it could be something out of a DLC rather than an "expansion". So, you can get this for WHAT? 40 bucks?. Insane. You can get 10 lvls more, some more loot to grind, an average plotted but very long side quest, some runes and skills, and a new class, which seems pretty awesome, but suffers from the horrible game mechanichs making it completely boring after an hour of gameplay. That, my friends is a 10 bucks DLC for me, not an "expansion". Blizzard should have looked at their first works. Those were some expansions, and at that time, expansions didnt have to include much more content beacuse of the games being shorter, yet they included far enough. So, the night ended on frustration again, and with my cousin being almost 16 years old, I couldnt get him to write a childish rant like last time, so this time we had not fun, and I am writing this rant alone and somewhat sad. Im also thinking about playing some Diablo 2 just for the nostalgia feeling, but I know if I do, I'll stay playing, because it is a fantastic game. Expand
  6. Mar 25, 2014
    1
    Just one character and raising the level cap is worth $40? For shame! This is not an expansion, it is a patch!
    So sad to see our once beloved
    Blizzard fall to such new lows. Expand
  7. Sep 22, 2014
    0
    The game is pretty great. RoS has some great mechanics that should have been introduced with original D3, such as bounties, Nephalim rifts and the like. However, despite these features I am giving this game an absolute 0 for horrible mangement of the game's prior management RMAH / AH system. No matter how good they make this game, I will never believe Blizzard did anything good for the series other than utterly destroy it after creating the RMAH as a total cash grab, taking the money of the players, changing game mechanics forcing players to buy new gear using the RMAH over and over again, and finally axing it when they made their millions leaving everyone else in the dust with no RMAH, AH, or ability to trade items. With paid 90 upgrades on WoW, and players being able to purchase cards in Hearthstone to gain the competitive edge, that leaves only SC2 for them to destroy with their corporate greed. Expand

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