The Diablo-Style Action-RPG That’s Helping Me Fall In Love With Warhammer 40K

This week, action-RPG Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr came out of Early Access on Steam, the latest in a long line of incomprehensibly titled games inspired by the Warhammer miniatures series. It’s a decent spin on the kill/loot/explore formula popularized by Diablo, but what it’s especially good at is making…

Today, Diablo 3 added a Necromancer class to its morbid ranks. It’s a blast—and literally. “Corpse Explosion,” a callback to Diablo 2, does exactly what it says. When a Necromancer explodes some corpses to kill a monster, and then explodes that monster’s corpse to kill worms it hosts, you know you’re playing Diablo.