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By Diana "DumeeGamer" Dumee on August 24, 2014

Can I have some Ultimate Evil in a box, please? Certainly sir. Would you like a side order of death and dismemberment with that? That sounds good, Iíll have that! Very good sir. Blizzard Entertainment have answered your prayers in this department with the release of the Diablo 3 Ultimate Evil Edition.

Most of us already know Diablo 3. It was released for PC in 2012, with its console counterpart following about a year later. Eventually, the Reaper of Souls Expansion followed on PC and now, of course, itís time to give console gamers the opportunity to face the Beelzebub again.

Hereís a short recap for those people who just crawled out of the hole they have been hiding in for the past 2 years and donít know what Diablo 3 is all about. Twenty years after the events of Diablo 2 weíre back in Sanctuary, the dark fantasy world of the Diablo series. Everything starts going banana-shaped when a star falls out of the sky. You have to investigate this mysterious event. Soon you will discover this fallen star is actually a person. Now this may sound quite believable when youíre in Hollywood, but in Sanctuary, the term fallen star is used a little bit more literally. Anyway, from there on out, things really get weird and dangerous (of course. Why wouldnít theyÖ) And best of all, thereís a lot of hacking and slashing involved.

To be honest, the idea of Diablo III on a console had me a little worried. I played Diablo 3 on PC, so could a console give me the same quick attack possibility and the same game play fun? Luckily, the answer is yes. The development team made the right choices when deciding which action has been assigned to which button. I took me no time at all to get used to the controls on the Playstation.

When you start the game it will give you a opportunity right away to transport your characters into this edition. You can transport characters from the PS3 to PS4 and vice versa. And, as an added bonus, same is true for the Xbox. I played the PC version before and was hoping that I could transport my characters into this PS4 version. But unfortunately, the computer says no.

This Ultimate Evil Edition contains Diablo III and its Expansion Reaper of Souls. If you were smart and quick enough to preorder your copy, you receive Infernal Pauldrons Legendary shoulders. For PS3 and PS4 gamers there is a extra bonus; a Nemphalem Rift themed with characters you might recognize from Naughty Dogís The Last of Us and a Special Transmog to unlock six armor appearances inspired by PS2ís Shadow of Colossus.

There are also ways to enjoy the Ultimate Evil Edition with your friends. You can play together in the Apprentice mode. You can play this game together even if your characters arenít the same level. This mode boosts the stats of the lower level characters. That way they can match up with the higher levels in a multiplayer game. This sounds a bit like cheating, huh? Thatís why this power up only lasts the duration of that particular multiplayer game.

Personally I liked the Massacre bonus. When you slay enemies or break stuff, this system will count how many objects you smashed or enemies you killed. This way you can earn destruction bonuses, which will give you a speed or experience boost for a short amount of time.

So Blizzard has put a lot of effort to make us enthusiastic to play this game again. And itís definitely worth your time. The PS4 version will give you 1080p experience and the new modes and features are useful and fun. So give me a sword and point me in the direction of the danger. Have at thee, spawn of Satan!

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Blizzard Entertainment
August 19, 2014