Diablo Immortal: To Play or Not to Play?
Diablo Immortal, the newest addition to the Diablo series, is a mobile MMORPG meant to bring this fan-favorite series to mobile for the first time (though it's also available on PC). So, it's not surprising that it has caused quite the stir in the gaming community. The general consensus: it's fun, but...
It's fun, but too easy. It's fun, but has been overly simplified. It's fun, but it's not as good as Diablo, Diablo II, Diablo III, etc., etc. The biggest complaint, however, is that Diablo Immortal is marketed as a free-to-play game that isn't actually "free" after all.
Truthfully, misleading monetization strategies and play-to-win games are such a normalized part of mobile gaming that Diablo Immortal could have easily coasted by with the rest of the not-so-free mobile games out there, but the Diablo series has been in the hearts of PC gamers since 1996, and Diablo gamers love the game so much that they have understandably high standards.
As a long-time Diablo fan myself, this review is in-depth, covering everything from gameplay to character customization. I will also address the misleading monetization strategies, game-economy, and answer the question: "Is Diablo Immortal actually free-to-play?" so that you can decide if Diablo Immortal is worth playing after all.
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