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  • Summary: Comprised of controlled, calculating individuals, the Priests of Rathma have long known the true stakes at the heart of the Eternal Conflict. Known to uneducated outsiders as Necromancers, these masters of blood, bone, and the dark arts are often misunderstood. Driven to protect the BalanceComprised of controlled, calculating individuals, the Priests of Rathma have long known the true stakes at the heart of the Eternal Conflict. Known to uneducated outsiders as Necromancers, these masters of blood, bone, and the dark arts are often misunderstood. Driven to protect the Balance at all costs, those dedicated to walking this path see neither good nor evil in their actions; simply obedience to the cycle of being. Expand

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  1. Positive: 13 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Jul 19, 2017
    100
    If you were ever a fan of Diablo III, or even if you’re still actively playing like myself, I can’t really see a reason not to pick up the Rise of the Necromancer pack. It’s priced appropriately, and the new class is a ton of fun to play. And with a new season coming up this Thursday, you’ll have a perfect jumping on point to level a fresh character up to 70. Definitely pick this up, you won’t be disappointed.
  2. Jul 1, 2017
    85
    Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer boils down to a pack that is tailored for people who love the series already. The character feels well thought out, visually striking, as well as being fun.
  3. Jul 14, 2017
    80
    Rise of the Necromancer is a pricey enterprise but the return of a beloved class can't be treated as a flaw, especially when that return is really well done. The 2.6.0 patch itself deserves praise as well - new locations, Challenge Rifts and an excuse to complete the campaign one more time are clear signs of a reanimation well done.
  4. Jun 30, 2017
    75
    Delightful content for all Diablo 3 enthusiasts and will probably also attract some of the older nostalgic and obstinate guardians.
  5. 73
    The Rise of the Necromancer is a good offering, dedicated to real, hardcore fans of Diablo III: if after five years you still love slaying demons in Tristram, for a fair price you'll find hours of fun and some new stuff.
  6. Jul 11, 2017
    70
    If not for the price, Rise of the Necromancer would be easy to instantly recommend to fans of Diablo III or anyone with even a passing interest in trying out a classic hack-and-slash RPG. Still, this is a fantastic character pack that adds one of the best, most enjoyable classes to the existing game roster.

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 30
  2. Negative: 15 out of 30
  1. Dec 28, 2017
    10
    Love D3. Where else can you get free content every few months? The necro DLC for $15 adds another way to play. This game you can jump in andLove D3. Where else can you get free content every few months? The necro DLC for $15 adds another way to play. This game you can jump in and kill things for 10 min or 10 hours. Play seasons or hardcore to make it different. Expand
  2. Jul 3, 2017
    10
    I don't know who these professional one game for life players are, that think that if people stop playing a great game that it's somehow notI don't know who these professional one game for life players are, that think that if people stop playing a great game that it's somehow not great anymore. I stopped playing Baldurs Gate 2 in 2005, and it's still a great game.

    Having said that, the necromancer brings great things to D3. The class feels really powerful, and it gives you an excuse for another playthrough or two using a new class.

    For the price of a movie ticket and a coffee, why not?
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  3. Jun 29, 2017
    10
    Haters who dont play diablo anymore will attack this game. And it shows when all the negative score is without a review. Most likely fromHaters who dont play diablo anymore will attack this game. And it shows when all the negative score is without a review. Most likely from people who did not even bother to buy the pack.
    For a diablo 3 player, someone who played the game and enjoyed it for what it is, The Necromancer pack is a perfect addition.
    If we took in to consideration what players expected from the next paid diablo 3 content, the rise of the necromancer would not be good. But this is not what reviews are for. The pack is what it was announced to be. And in that aspect, it is a perfect, 10/10 addition.

    If you liked Diablo 3 and had fun with the game, this content is for you. Worth every dollar. If you did not like D3 and is hostile towards the game, this new content wont change a thing for you.
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  4. Jun 30, 2017
    3
    fan service to d2 players, with a totally different flavoured necro than the original one. the game is still the same, no endgame, minorfan service to d2 players, with a totally different flavoured necro than the original one. the game is still the same, no endgame, minor tweaks, a new meaningless timeattack gamemode...but the boredom of silly number crunching is still here. An empty shell of a arpg, based on online korean-like exp hoarding. Expand
  5. Jul 2, 2017
    2
    This expansion is a microcosm for the entire Diablo 3 game: a highly polished, yet severely limited bit of content. As has been noted byThis expansion is a microcosm for the entire Diablo 3 game: a highly polished, yet severely limited bit of content. As has been noted by critics and users alike, the pricing is questionable. If we're keeping track, D3 was released at $60, RoS at $40, and RotN at $15. So, $115 for, what seems to me, content worth half the price. The price point alone was enough to cure me of my almost two-decade (probably 5-10 years too long) devotion to Blizzard (D1/2, WoW, Warcraft, and SC1/2). I refuse to buy EA games for the same reasons.. I wish I'd waited until the RoS price drop to buy D3, but my sweet wife knew how much I enjoy Diablo and got it as a birthday present.

    As to the expansion content itself, I played a friend's account and certainly enjoyed the class. I appreciated the nod to D2--the necro was an easy choice of first character for me. I was, however, shocked at its omission from D3. The vanity items and extra slots would probably be useful. But, again, my recurring thought was "$15...for this?" If you're literally wiping your behind with $100 bills, sure, buy the DLC. If not, give Path of Exile a shot, or check out the Steam sale. Or go outside. Lord knows my pasty skin needs it.
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  6. Jul 25, 2017
    1
    Can you afford to buy a big mac for $50? Sure you can, but it's not worth it and you shouldn't on principle. Same thing with this DLC, notCan you afford to buy a big mac for $50? Sure you can, but it's not worth it and you shouldn't on principle. Same thing with this DLC, not only is it not worth $15 but by buying it, we're telling the big cooperations that it's "ok" to charge so much for so little. Expand
  7. Feb 10, 2021
    0
    Blizzard the worst company ever and this is one of th worst games. Must be illeagle in every country!

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