Thankfully the wait between Diablo III and this expansion, Reaper of Souls, hasn't been as long and torturous as between the last two games. As an addition to the epic threequel, Reaper of Souls offers up more story, new environments, a raised level cap and a whole new class of character.
Given that you (spoiler alert!) dispatched Diablo at the end of the main game, a new villain is in order here. Developer Blizzard has, of course, obliged. Malthael, the fallen Archangel of Wisdom, disappeared after the goings-on of Diablo II. In Reaper of Souls he returns, this time as the Angel of Death. He seizes the Black Soulstone, which contains the pure essence of the Prime Evil and begins to rain hell on the world.
Your first taste of the world in question is in the burning city of Westmarch. You'll fight your way through mystic ruins, tangled swamplands, eerie cemeteries and strange battlefields. While there isn't a huge number of new environment types, the ones there are are of a decidedly different flavour to those in the main game.
If you're looking to change up how you play a bit, too, there's a new character class on hand to help out. The Crusaders are warriors that have been on a centuries-long quest to burn out the corruption blighting their Zakarum faith. They wear heavy armour, wield cruel weapons and use magic to strengthen friends and weaken foes. In short, they're natural tanks.
There's also good news for those wishing to focus on their existing party - Reaper of Souls raises Diablo's level cap to 70.
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