DigitalNoob's GamingMistress reviews Diablo III.
its easily a solid 9 if it wasn't for the online crap. If they want to shove online only bullshit down our throats make sure its f**king works at least!
It's a solid 9 because of the online crap. Otherwise it would have been a perfect 10 - this is the best clicking&looting ARPG game to date. So far all the respectable outlets score it between 8 and 10, so I guess I'm not alone here with my impressions from the game so far.
Not a soild 9, diablo has been stripped down from its past, the entire game isnt even randomly generated anymore and is basically static, with 10% random. The game has been nerfed and simplified down like all other games this gen, its become dumber and less interesting for long term play. No mods either, always online bullshit, bad servers. The same developers that made Diablo 1 and 2 did not make diablo 3, and the final results prove just that, its far different from the better, past diablo games that Blizzard North made. D2/D1 > D3 just returned my Bnet purchase of D3 afte beating it on hell, shit is a joke. Replaying diablo 1 and its pretty obvious that the atmosphere alone that gave diablo its distinct vibe is now gone too, visually and music wise. I'll say this, it seems like they tired to appeal to a wider audiance by simplifying and making the game less, evil in sound/look. Used there modified wow engine to make it aswell doesnt help either.
You just sound like an old man drowning in your own nostalgia. May as well just posted "WELL BACK IN MY DAY GAMES WERE BETTER!", lol. This seems to always be the case with sequels :P
Let me know what parts in the game are not random compared to Diablo 1/2. Because, I'm sure.... it's over 10% and that just shows you already that you're trying to go overboard and whine. D1 and D2 didn't have random events that happened either. In my opinion it has its ups and its downs. Yes, the always online smacked the face of almost every gamer. Yes, the atmosphere was changed and lost some of the feeling but you should also remember that the first diablo game was iconic and it will never have the same effect really. I mean it's possible but hard. As for getting a refund, think about all the other games that are $60 bucks but only last around 10-20 hours. You beat it on Hell mode, surely it took you atleast 20. You can have your rage, sure, you can have your rant. But it's clear to see you're not thinking straight and just want to diss it.
@Bereaver Now, I haven't played D3, but I know for a fact that Diablo 1 had random quests. In some playthroughs, you would get the quest dealing with the Butcher, in others, the missing sign from the tavern, etc. Now, I may not have played D3 yet, but I'm almost certain that it doesn't have THAT. Hell, I don't even think D2 had quests like that (though I may be wrong, it's been AAAAGGGGEESSS since I played a Diablo game).
Im not a hater, i didnt have any problem with the online part so far but the game is worth no more than a 7/10 in my opinion. After 10 years I was looking for a little more than that.
Some comments there said that the online thing shouldnt influence an opinion on the game itself. What bs. If a game has bad glithes, slow downs, bad frame rate drops or crashes, it affects the score because it affects the experience. Their DRM is the same way, its a behind the scenes mehanic that affects the experience and so Blizz deserves cockpunch to the ribs just the same.
I have to force myself to play with my friends. It just isn't a Diablo game. No stats to make my char build the way I want, the constant online is a real downer so far, and the millions of hiccups/lag spikes make the game not as much fun as I feel it could be. I would not give it a 5/10, but a 7/10 would be the highest I would give this game in its current state.
I actually find the builds they give have more diversity than diablo 2 as you get to decide what powers and ruins you like the best. Everyone would research where to put their points and would end up with very similar builds in diablo 2, and if you clicked the wrong thing then you would restart-20 points into the same 4 skills and that was it. My barbarian in Diablo 2 would be very similar to your by the end, whereas diablo 3 will have completely different builds thanks to ruins/jems. Also I'm pretty sure there were no runes, no charms and 5 classes in the original D2. Those things were added later on when the expansion came out and in patches. The online does suck though, I hope they release an offline patch sometime in the future, but must admit I haven't had any disconnects or connecting issue- only the odd lag spike. For me it's a 9/10.
Don't forget about Elective Mode if you haven't seen it yet. It allows you to fully customize your quickbar, including using multiple spells/skills from the same schools. It's under options.
I have been trying to play the game but I find there is really a lack of customization and choices compared to some titles. Streamlining (simplifying for the masses) has killed more than one game. The skill tree alone in Path of Exile is more to my liking and more my choice of the direction I want to take a character so that it is wholly unique. http://i39.photobucket.com/... http://i39.photobucket.com/...
I disagree . Then are even less option with the new system . Imo the only reason people got different build right now are the lack of pvp competition , any kind of competition , and no clearcut yet loot boss to abuse and optomize for , at least not yet . As soon as something like mephisto runs appears , or pvp emerge , you know that plenty people will just follow the trendy power builds ... making those restrictions pretty much for nothing . People who didnt touch pvp and any competition in D2 had no issues customizing and having varied builds in Solo and co-op . To each their own , and i'm not calling the game anything less than good or still great even , but i dont get how people insist on defending that aspect , when nothing prevented Stats+ the new skills , runes and gems system , even more so when every game after d2 prety much featured a way , paid or not , to reset points Truth be told , the whole mixed together would be more options available , no contest . Less isnt more here . ps : I'd give it 7/10 . It's a great game but with too much streamlined and yet missing .
Wow. A 5? Im having a blast with this game...
you surely are noobs what a stupid review! lol but congratz, you just got what you wanted, page views
Someone took an error 37 to the knee or so it seems.
Your mom took an error 37 to the crotch.
I like giving error 37 to my wife very much.
If he took in mind all of the DRM BS and errors (Which he should), then I agree with the score. EDIT: I'm not saying that this reviewer is good. Actually, after reading that, I'm pretty sure that this was one of the worst reviews I have read in a while (Story is a 3/10? Really...?). My point still stands though.
Yeah, I'm actually loving the game regardless of the streamlining in some areas. But the constant connection is killing this game for me. I still get constant stuttering, sometimes crippling lag, and I even occasionally get kicked from the servers...when I'm playing by myself.
Well I have to say this reviewer doesnt know much about Blizz or Diablo. Diablo is always on easier side on the normal difficulty...He obviously did not play on Nightmare or Inferno. THe game gets much harder, and all Diablo players beat the other difficulties to unlock Inferno so they can get the best loot. Blizz is known for having server issues...WOW anybody?
Being known for something about your product having issues is not a good thing, nor does it make it acceptable.
ALl im saying is that it shouldn't of been unexpected.
i wouldnt say they are known for server issues . They are known for their servers always being hammered at launch over the popularity of their game . Wich anyone have yet to deal better with , along with the same level of success and fame . Except maybe Cod
COD's usually a mess at launch, at least for a few days.
I approve this review. Stick to StarCraft and maybe wow Blizzard. At least they didn't pull a duke....but not far off!
I personally enjoy D3 a lot more than SC2.
I wasn't comparing the 2 games among themselves, they are different genres. I was comparing them to what was available on the market and how they evolved. This is a good step towards bringing D3 to consoles. D3 is simplified clearly, while SC still held the charm from it's roots with the added next gen feel, and the graphics were also a delight! the Diablo Series dies with me at the 2nd game, this just has the name and nothing more. Just like Max payne 3, but at least that is a great game. I'll pick this up when it's 19.99, just like I did with Dungeon Siege 3.
Well, SC2 is to SC what SF4 is to SF2. It's the same but better. D3 actually really evolved. I didn't want it to be super diablo 2, I wanted a system that shows the 12 years between the 2 games, and It does. You call it "clearly simplified", I call it cleverly optimized. I haven't played all classes yet, but so far, what I've seen is easily on par with diablo 2 when it comes to diversity. And you don't need to restart your character when you wanna try something else. And you don't have to repeat the same 10 mins run forever to get good stuffs. And yet it still really feels like Diablo... I think you should actually play the game more than one or two hours before you make such statements. Oh, and DS3 was a very different case : pleasant game, even good game, except it didn't feel like Dungeon Siege. Diablo 3 is still Diablo. Don't doubt that.
I stand by what I said, 12 years difference I expect not to repeat the 10 mins of the game like you said. This game seriously reminded me of Dungeon Hunter Alliance, I don't know what it was about it! I played the game over and over again in the Beta, and that's what made me cancel my game. I'm not spending 60$ to find out again whether I like it or not. Its a pc game, you buy it you keep it, no chance for refund or trade. Maybe when it comes over to ps3 and 360 i'll give it another shot...it seems like it is meant to be played with a controller.
Well, the beta didn't show much though. I mean how would you judge D2 if you could only play the first quarter of act 1 and try the skills up to level 8 or 10 ?
seems like reviewer is just annoyed with the constant server issues, in fact the EU servers are down at the moment. For a game that will be played for months and months to come, to mark it down for server hickups during the first week of launch seems rather amateurish. To prove my point some people may not be buying diablo 3 at launch but will be buying it in the coming weeks/months, would the game still receive a 5/10 when those people came to buy the game? Also the reviewer mentions that he has not even tried nightmare mode yet... but from speaking to mates and seeing discussions on forums it seems nightmare mode is where the game really begins and the challenge properly starts.
hahahahaha....I give this game between a 5/10 to a 9/10 depending on when you buy it. and...the game REALLY starts when you finish it..... Awesome. Logic. Win.
Oh it does start in nightmare. Normal is a hand holding experience and they prepare you for nothing after normal.
I would give this game a 7 or 8, nothing more. The fact that you have to be online in order to play is a no-no in my book. The game doens't seem that big, and kinda goes downhill after act3. But I have fun with it, especially with co-op.
There is more customization this time around. Not in stats but power combinations that build your character. The stats were pretty useless in the first 2 seeing as everyone always made the same build for each class. Between the physics and diversity of enemy builds PLUS each difficulty amplifies much harder, introduces new enemies and builds it definitely has more. People's expectations were way too high with this one. I tried playing diablo and d2 the other day and it had its time. Those saying its too hard etc play on inferno. This is one of the most fun games for me this gen. And I love classic blizzard.
haters gonna hate, diablo 3 is so awesome!
Realists gonna real, Diablo 3 is so average!
to each his own, i will enjoy d3 for a long time, its not average at all
I'd give it 10/10 considering how games are scored these days.
except the first day nonsence, this game is pretty nice:-)
Is it just me or is the dialogue in the game cheesy and poorly written?
Yea I find it to be kind of funny. While in game, much of the dialogue is very cheesy. But during the CGI cut scenes, it is all very well done.
I'm also not a fan of the voice acting for most of the characters. After Warcraft 3, I noticed Starcraft 2 and D3 doesn't have that "passion" and "grandness".
Yeah, cheesy and a bit kiddy. We did not have something like " You will never defeat me, muahahaha" in the previous diablo games
pheuu, another useless site trying to diss a triple-A title for the sake of gaining hits. It never gets old. Also, I can't emphasize enough how the writer of this so-called 'review' failed to realize the pros and cons of D3.
I think most people can't get over the fact that it isn't exactly the same as diablo 2, personally I'm having a blast.
Anyone disappointed with this game should try Demon's Souls and Dark Souls. Those games are as hardcore as it gets and should satisfy anyone looking for tense dungeon crawling gameplay with a plethora of monsters to slay. And, once you beat them, there's new game plus where things really get interesting and the gameplay becomes really challenging.
Umm... there not the same game at all. Dark souls is lame and has lazy ass boring loot.
Divert clicks and looting for Torchlight 2, boys.
I'm %99 sure the only reason they made the game always online was to curb piracy. So here we go, DRM hurts the consumer once again. Now if hackers manage to create an offline patch in the next few weeks, Blizzard will be sorely regretting that decision...
There won't be an offline "patch". It is designed to run a lot of the game on Blizzard's servers. Your PC/Mac doesn't even contain a good chunk of the game. Someone will have to reverse engineer the server programs, then implement their own server. Good luck with that.
5 is too generous imo, but each to his own I suppose.
this 'review' is so badly written & all over the place - bad grammar, mixed up tenses, spelling etc it cannot be taken seriously. Probably written by a first year college drop-out.
Easy 9.0/10... I just think some of these sites are just low-balling for hits & shock value. The game is amazing!
I will try this game.
This review is a joke
hate it or love it after all it's diablo 3 and you will play the hell out of it until you will be obsessed by D3.
I appreciate the comments, the ones who understand that it is my opinion and those who think an ad hominem disproves what I'm trying to say. The game is average, that's what that 5 means, and many probably didn't even thoroughly read through the review and just threw a fit because I, the writer, did not enjoy the game. I don't have to defend what I've written; it's all true, and I stand by every word. You, the reader, will take it however you want: a review, a troll post, a cry for attention, or whatever. That's your opinion, just like this is mine. If the game was good, then I would have given it a better score. My experience will never be the same as others. No writer should be afraid to give a big name title a bad score; if their experience wasn't pleasant, then it is expected the review will reflect it. I will not apologize for my review, or the score I gave it. My opinion cannot be bought. Maybe, one day, the community of gamers that praise these games, despite their glaring flaws, will raise their expectations, especially from a big name company like Activision Blizzard. Higher standards is the only way we are going to receive better quality games.
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