Thoughts on the Diablo 3 open beta. I am quite impressed with how the game have turned out, the gothic horror feeling I remember from D1 is back in spades. The sheer ambience and detail is staggering. Ive tested the five classees to get an idea of how they play. 1: Barbarian. Very powerful feeling and sturdy. The skills are flashy and inspiring, got to love hammer of the ancients. Fury is a good resource, builds fast and encourages you to spend it fast before it fades. Imo the Barb is the clear winner. 2 Demonhunter. While it have the problem shared by all ranged classes, having a dependence on left click skills and forcing you to hold shift when left clicking, to not constantly run closer to the action if miss clicking or the foe dies and you keep attacking. It plays qute well, takes bit of time to empty your hatred orb and you feel like a stable and engaged class. The dual resource system works well, putting much less of an emphasis on having cooldowns. It is just awesome to have a ranged snare on no cd. 3: Monk. Plays ok, but feels quite unremarkable. Constantly sheates weapons to use fists for finishers on combo 3 attacks. Spirit doesnt feel like a good resource, generates too slowly and doesnt feel as powerful as fury or hatred when spent. 4: Wizard. Shares the problem with ranged, have nice spells but you will constantly be waiting for arcane power to regenerate. an annoying downtime on the class. It has a very hit and run feeling. 5: Witch doctor. Interesting, but suprisingly not very fun to play, pets dies fast and it have the ranged problem like the wiz and the demonhunter. The big suprise here to me was the Demon Hunter, i had not expected it to feel so good to play. Though Barbarian is the 1 choice as I had expected before I ran the beta.