have to say, i’m impressed. as a long time d1-3 player my only problem was being slaved to the PC to enjoy D3. at least 1-2 had offline modes. i was slightly skeptical d3 on the switch would be scaled down somewhat, as far as gameplay goes, it’s all there. i do think some of the more dynamic background art is missing (like the bondage titans in the hell-fire tower) but that’s fine. no. it doesn’t have ANY in-game communication, chat, nothing. on one hand i wish i could thank people for successful rift runs and the like. on the other hand i won’t hear abusive chat or have to work through some clunky phone application. i wish there was a way to get my long-earned pc status synced down to the switch. but starting over from scratch doesn’t take that long. i got a seasonal character to 70 in a few hours.
graphics are great, with very rare slowdowns. audio is good, i think the music is even better. the controls and menu systems will take a little getting used to, but they make sense. my only complaint is the long load times, especially if the game host drops in the middle of the game and it has to switch to a new host. you’ll lose your progress as well. disappointing.
give this a solid 4 out of 5. if you’re a fan of the diablo series, own a switch, and want to play on-the-go, then this game will be money well spent.