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Nostalgia does play a lot into the appeal of the Rise of the Necromancer DLC for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, but if you are prepared to play a half decade old game and its expansion one more time with the new class, you'll find that it truly is a fun experience. A lot of care has gone into the design of the skills and abilities and there's no greater feeling than standing back to watch your minions annihilate some tough monsters and unearth that legendary loot.
The Necromancer has turned out to be a fantastically gruesome expression of all Diablo III best qualities. With nice skills and good looks, it's an enormous pleasure to tour all Sanctuary's old haunts with a new special someone.
I can't stress enough just how delightful this new class is. It's every reason I've fallen for this game in a hyper-gothic wrapper. If you're already invested in Diablo 3, nothing I've written here is really going to change your mind as you've probably already gotten the pack. If you've never played Diablo 3 before, or are maybe not sure about whether this pack is worth it, I assure you that it most definitely is.
The necromancer class itself is very well polished and I am so much in love with it, however, for a standalone DLC and the pricing in mind, I think I would have liked to see more necromancer included aspects in terms of lore, instead of cosmetic stuff.
If you're looking to further your Diablo III experience or thinking of returning back to this universe as you take on the big bad and his minions, the Rise of the Necromancer add-on adds a fun twist, especially when it comes to the powers and abilities of the Necromancer. Even though I have finished the original game of Diablo III, including the add-ons on numerous occasions, I really enjoyed the ability of playing this new character and if you're looking for a reason to come back to this series, Rise of the Necromancer may be just what you're looking for!
When the bones hit the dirt, I'd rank the Necromancer highly in terms of sheer fun factor and uniqueness when compared to Diablo 3's other classes. I do feel like $15 might be a bit much to simply unlock a new class, especially when so much of the new stuff in this patch (like some new areas for adventure mode) is being released for free. If it's within your budget, though, I don't think you'll be disappointed with the new playstyles and crazy strategies Rise of the Necromancer brings to Sanctuary.
With a few new zones and bounties, there's more to tackle beyond the new class and Challenge Rift. With luck, and the upcoming Season 11, there's plenty of reasons to come back to Diablo III. The Necromancer is a bit of a work in progress currently, but it's a fantastic addition that fits nicely into the pantheon of fighters and casters.
The Necromancer has returned with a well-composed concoction of nostalgic skills and modern design. It's a flashy addition to an already strong roster of classes in Diablo 3 that, while held back by two minor missteps, deserves the attention of Diablo veterans and new players alike.
I would've liked to have seen a little more story content, even if it was just some additional lore, but that's a personal gripe. Most players will probably be too busy relishing the bloody carnage the Necromancer can bring, which is considerable. This is a great addition to Diablo III, one I highly recommend to fans of all of Diablo's existing classes.
Diablo III is an amazing RPG to begin with, and I think that the Necromancer adds some enjoyment out of it all. Hardcore players of Diablo III and those looking for a reason to go back to New Tristram should most certainly pick this DLC up. For the casual player, maybe wait for a price drop a bit. Even then, just know, you're getting a new class and that's about it. Granted, that class is just as fun to play as the rest of them.
Think you're tired of Diablo III? Rise of the Necromancer will soon change that. The revamped corpse-raiser is a blast to play and a smashing way to revitalise both the campaign and Adventure Mode. Newcomers to Diablo 3 won't find it so essential when there's so much content and so many classes to get stuck into already, but this is one more good reason to get into Blizzard's epic, cementing its status as an all-time-great action RPG.
The Necromancer adds mechanical depth to a game which has hidden the obvious for quite some years. It's an incredible class that's fun to play but extremely overpowered at the moment.
The Necromancer is a welcome addition to Diablo III. It is a well done class and it is clearly nostalgic. Besides, it is also a reason to go back and play to collect loot and more loot. The biggest problem is the price: 15 dollars for one class is too expansive.
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The Necromancer is a great character, and a wholly exciting class for those who’ve been waiting 6 years for it to come out. I wish it was priced a bit more modestly, but given the fun I’ve had playing this character, I can soon seeing this long forgotten with the countless hours to be played going forward. Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer brings back a classic class to Diablo III, but does so at a high expense, but not at the cost of being an excellent character to start playing.
It's bittersweet to get the culmination of good role design in a pricey DLC. I'm the kind of person who maxed out every single character in two weeks of Diablo III's launch, then moved into Inferno and Hardcore runs -- also known as the target audience for a character drop. Every time I boot up D3, whether it's for a new season or a new group of friends, I have the option to level up a new Necromancer, and that's going to be invaluable down the line for me. But for everyone else who only dabbles in dungeon crawling, wait for a sale.
Rise of the Necromancer brings in what could be the games most entertaining class yet. Hugely adaptable with the ability to both summon minions and be active in the battle, the Necromancer has an excellent duality. However, this new class pack is very expensive for what it offers. Wether it's worth it or now will be very much down to how much you like Diablo III.
The game makes the Necromancer a fun class to use at high levels of difficulty and perhaps in hardcore mode, where you have to constantly focus on the right alternation of skills to avoid risking gambling in the game- over.
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Diablo 3's Rise of the Necromancer pack is a worthy purchase for all kinds of players but it might not suit those wanting tons of new activities, areas and whatnot to explore. Still, the level of polish and sheer fun of the Necromancer makes a strong argument for purchasing.