Originally Posted by VpomRurd
Is the PC version of this actually any good these days? I'm a big fan of Diablo 3, does it have the same sort of replayability or does it get boring very quickly?
I haven't played it since a few months after Dr.Doom came out, but I put 500+ hours into it after the 2015 relaunch (I have some friends who were also into it). I originally played it when it first came out, it was rough back then but it had a huge overhaul that turned it into a legit good game.
It's a very casual kind of game compared to something like Path of Exile or Diablo 3, but it's a lot of fun in its own way. I liked that they always favored buffing characters instead of handing out major nerfs, but it resulted in hilarious power creep as they went through the roster over and over doing balance passes. There's a huge number of heroes and while there is a lot of overlap in terms of mechanics, there are some really crazy and weird playstyles to be found. That's the game's strength over other Diablo-likes, things may not be sane or balanced but they throw so many abilities and heroes at the wall, eventually something sticks.
I'm curious what the state of the game is these days - for example when I returned to it in 2015, Dr. Strange was an extremely powerful and high skill cap character. But by the time Dr. Doom was out, Strange was at best middle-of-the-road even though they never went and weakened him specifically. They just kept increasing the average power levels of everybody and he fell behind. Brevik is gone now I hear, so I wonder how it's changed in his absence.