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Another Review of Diablo 3: Eternal Collection for Nintendo Switch

Last week, our editor-in-chief Adam Roffel told you what he thought of Diablo 3: Eternal Collection for Nintendo Switch. This week, its my turn! What do I think of Diablo 3 for Switch? Is this a game you should pick up? Read on!

Diablo 3: Eternal Collection has a main story that every hero you choose goes through, however each class in the game has its own unique backstory! Not only that but male and female characters of each class have their own voices. Diablo 3’s story is interesting and the unique backstorys for each class add an additional layer to the the game. You’ll want to play as each of these heroes and see how they handle the game’s main story. Its all put together really well. What about the gameplay though? Is Diablo 3 fun?

The single player and multiplayer in Diablo 3 is extremly addictive. This game does the dungeon crawling and loot finding genre like no one else. I enjoyed going through the world of Diablo by myself and with others.

My advice is to start two characters, at least, in Diablo 3 right from the start, one for off-line playing and one for the season (online play). Its just easier to switch between off-line and online modes that way and you don’t lose your current place in the story when switching. I have both a single player and a seasonal online character. The classes in this game are fantastic and you can have a bunch more than just two characters going at once if you want. I highly recommend the Witch Doctor.

In single player and online, you can play through the story, Adventure mode, and there is an unlockable mode. The adventure mode is especially awesome online. Teaming up with friends and/or random people is so much fun.

Its also neat to play the story mode online. You can even skip to chapters you haven’t seen yet, if you don’t mind spoilers. Add to all that the massive amount of loot you can find and the replay value on this game is very high.

Also, don’t worry about any control issues in this game. Diablo 3 plays great on the Switch. The controls are easy to learn. The game has split joy-con play for local multiplayer fun too. You both hold the joy-con sideways. If you flick your joy-con while holding it this way, you’ll perform the dodge move. Pretty neat use of the motion controls!

One thing that I do wish that Diablo 3 took advantage of is the touch screen in handheld mode. The menu is this game looks like it would be perfect for touch screen navigation. Actually I think the combat might even work with some touch screen upgrades, though maybe that would be too gimmicky.

That said, Diablo 3 is an excellent game for the Nintendo Switch. It looks great too, especially if you’re playing it in handheld mode.

On television, Diablo 3 looks good but its menus are very small and hard to read. In handheld mode, the menus are still small but you can read them better. And the graphics, in my opinion, look even better while playing the game in portable mode. Diablo 3 on the Switch is perfect for playing in handheld mode. This is the way to play the game!

Diablo 3’s music, on the other hand, is good but nothing special. The voice acting is the real stand out sound wise in this game. There is a lot of voice acting and its all really well done.

Overall, Diablo 3: Eternal Collection is another great port for the Switch.

Diablo 3 on the Nintendo Switch is a must play game, especially if you love dungeon crawlers. The game has plenty of replay value with its online and offline modes. Plus you have local multiplayer and amiibo support. This is a great game and you shouldn’t miss it.

Diablo 3: Eternal Collection gets a 9.5 out of 10.

A digital code was provided for this review. Diablo 3 is currently available on the Nintendo Switch eshop and in retail stores!


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Daniel Fugate has wanted to be a writer since he was seven years old. He has a bachelor's degree in English and he's a huge Animal Crossing fan. The Wii U and 3DS are currently his favorite video game systems!

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