Cards on the table: I've never played a Diablo game before. Yes, I know, I'm a bit late to the party, which is strange considering this hellish franchise is sprinkled with all the right ingredients from ghoulish monsters, perilous dungeons, loot drops, and lots of blood — elements that would normally have me giddy with excitement. It's a household name that still holds some well-deserved clout, despite last year's Diablo Immortal tarnishing it with pay-to-win mechanics, which for obvious reasons didn't sit well with the fans. Blizzard has big plans for Diablo IV, starting with an expressive open world that leaves abundant room for content in the future, alongside sharp refinements to the combat and its build system. I reckon that should be enough to keep us distracted from its stolen breast milk scandal and the cancellation of Overwatch 2's PvE mode.