The long awaited sequel is looking great
After playing the closed beta of Diablo 3 for Mac, we feel that Blizzard has made something that will please fans and newcomers alike. Diablo fans will be right at home with the controls right from the start as there are no big changes and you can see for yourself by downloading Diablo 3 for Mac here.
For those keen to know the minimum system requirements for Diablo 3 for Mac, they are OS X 10.6.8, 10.7+; Intel Core 2 Duo; NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT or ATI Radeon HD 2600 or better; 2 GB RAM; 12 GB available HD space; DVD-ROM (for retail disc versions only); broadband Internet connection and a 1024 x 768 minimum screen resolution. However, it is recommended that system requirements for Diablo 3 include OS X 10.7 Lion or newer, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M or ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics or better.
The graphic style is what you would expect from Blizzard, with well defined cartoon-like graphics that are full of detail. It's very atmospheric, and the environment looks great, with some nice touches like crows flying up out of trees as you pass.
The beta isn't massively long, but it gives you a taste of how the game has been improved. The general feeling I got was one of smoothness - Diablo 3 is really slick, and everything just seems to work as it should. The sound is excellent, and visually it manages to be dark enough while keeping everything clear.
Once you've created your Hero, from the usual character classes, you are dropped right into New Tristram, a town that has just suffered a meteor strike that has resulted in the dead rising and attacking. This sets you up on a mission to find Deckhard Cain, who is trapped in the Cathedral.
These are our first impressions of Diablo 3 - we'll update soon with more detailed impressions and a final Softonic rating.