Submitted by JonnyBigBoss 751d ago | opinion piece

Believe It Or Not, Diablo 3 Is Now An Awesome Game

GR writes: "After months of patches, Diablo III is now in a state that I can confidently call ‘proper’. More specifically, it’s where the game should have been on release. Sure, it took 10 months for it to reach this point, but sometimes it isn’t how you start but how you finish that dictates success. It’s now a game that is worth playing beyond the leveling phase, and myself and many others who have come back to see what’s new have consequently been sucked back into the unrelenting addictiveness of Diablo." (Diablo III, PC)

knifefight  +   751d ago
This makes me wish that sometimes, companies would be more patient and not rush games to market. That's why I'm not upset at all about the GTA5 delay. Make it better, make it what it SHOULD be, and then ship it out.
fermcr  +   751d ago
LOL... what BS of a site.

How much did Blizzard pay them for this article? They don't even try to hide it, with a banner on top of the site, selling Diablo 3 and gold for Diablo 3. Unbelievable.
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JonnyBigBoss  +   751d ago
We got paid nothing and the reason you see that ad is because Google Adsense noticed you were looking at something related to Diablo III.

I just came back after quitting for 9 months and have loved what I experienced, hence the article.

Mikeyy  +   751d ago
I agree with you Boss!

I've quit for about 5 months, and it was the Developer blog post a few days ago that's got me all excited to give the game another shot.

Blizzard seems to finally "get it" and are going to address the itemization issues.

I do want this game to have the same success as D2 was able to enjoy
ThanatosDMC  +   751d ago
No thanks. This game doesnt deserve the Diablo name, but I'm glad they finally changed the way they communicated to the community on the forums.

Too bad we still do not have a game that's a successor to Diablo 2 even with all this patches. They really need to increase the sizes of the maps/acts or something. There's no point in re-rolling characters either.

Still nothing beats a Barbarian Bear form from D2 or a BlizSoc.
Mounce  +   751d ago
I'm with ThanatosDMC on this one, no matter if Blizzard fanbots and other people thumb 'Our' type down who won't side with it. Torchlight and Path of Exile if more of a Diablo-game as a Clone than Diablo 3 is with its own name.

I bought the Collector's edition of Diablo 3 and it was the biggest mistake in my Gaming-life beyond buying Half-Life Blue-shift at launch(Since the bloody game could be beaten in 3 hours -_- and at launch-price it was like, $45-50 at the time)

Diablo 3 has a childishly cliched story, cliched and laughable demon bosses that are so predictable and outrageously unrealistic to believe in as a person, that it just steals away any sense of depth to the story that is hidden under the mere concept of 'Grind and Loot and Auction House' crap.

Belial and Azmodan are the worst characters I've ever heard and seen and especially the pointless Nostalgic-milked/forced uses of the Skeleton King AND the Butcher from Diablo 1 would make the REAL and in-the-past horrifying version of the Buther weep tears of blood and sadness over how sad this is.


Even this guy knows what the fuck I'm talking about, read the Thread OP's post and how he explains it, hope people will come to realize the truth once you REALLY think about it.
Steadyhndz  +   751d ago
The only...and ONLY reason why this game was released at this time is because its fans had been talking about this game for more than a decade.

Once they had in-game play demos at Blizzcon 2009, it's fans just got more excited. Finally in late 2010 we're given some light that it will be released in the summer of 2011 or the Fall....those months go by and all we're told is that it's coming along.

Then we're seeing some progress statements being released about it and by now pre-orders are through the roof without a release date, the campaign is just about done, gameplay and bugs are being fixed....what else do you do? You give a finalized release date.

Unfortunately a lot of problems occurred at Blizzards post development team in a very short amount of time. They were noticing all the problems that they over looked, and they just kept piling up...when you have millions of pre orders, and they're expecting a release in less than 4 weeks...you can't go back anymore, you have to rely on patches. Unfortunately these patches have taken 9 months to make the game "solid".
majiebeast  +   751d ago
I decided to play 2 hours and had a damn good barb set chest drop.
ThanatosDMC  +   751d ago
You'll have better gear crafting now, just so you know. Recent legendaries are pieces of crap now that do not sell.
Blastoise  +   751d ago
I'll probably end up picking it up for PS3 at some point.

Saying that though, I can totally see why it's hated. With real money auctions, always online & error messages you can see why there was a lot of negativity for this game on release. I'm just eager to try out a Diablo game, and there aren't too many games like this on console
Enemy  +   751d ago
I'll get it for PS4.
sithsylar  +   751d ago
Yep im thinking about going down that route to bypass the drm.
sithsylar  +   751d ago
I won't be touching it until the DRM is gone from it.....
GhettoBlasStarr  +   751d ago
I didn't understand all the hate after the PS4/3 announcement, That was the system seller and the best news for me. I LOVE ARPG's, I was kinda pissed that this gen didn't have more of them to break up all the FPS.
sithsylar  +   751d ago
Get ready for more rage when they announce for the xbox 720 as well.
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GhettoBlasStarr  +   751d ago
I'm a real gamer, I don't care if they announce it for Atari 2600, as long as I get to play it.
NameRemoved0017  +   751d ago
There is no next xbox. People don't understand that.
Skate-AK  +   751d ago
I'm going to get it for PS4. It would be cool to be a launch title.
Tzuno  +   751d ago
Improved my ass is the same boring game that i play everyday. I wait for patch 1.0.8 that promises itemization fix and much more until then mehhhh.
aPerson  +   751d ago
You play it every day but you think it's boring?

Maybe... you should stop playing it then? That's like eating nothing but potato every day and then complaining about how bland your meals are.
MaleManSam  +   751d ago
After buying and playing Diablo 3.
I'm just gonna go give Diablo 2 some more love until they shut the servers down in a few years.
CLOUD1983  +   751d ago
Water paint colorful & washed out art who sucks, real money auction house, auto-learn skills, no player choices & no characters builds how is that awesome dickhead? that's not even Diablo get lost from here retard & tell Blizz-tard to fck them selves for ruining Diablo, thx bye.
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BoNeSaW23  +   751d ago
Most people will hate on you for the truth but I like your message friend! Honest,Blunt and Facts thrown right in their face.

Now, let's see what kind of Diablo III Blizzard releases to the masses.
landog  +   751d ago
um, to the massaes?

lol...it already sold over 10 million copies

i think they already released it to the masses

its an awesome game, played it with friends, well over 50 hours of time in diablo 3, awesome game

the only people who cry about it are the die hards that keep playing over and over again for 500 hours, get a life

play some other games

the production values alone destroy any other action rpg ever created

its a solid 9/10 game imo

people cry so much
BoNeSaW23  +   751d ago

No. LOL at you jerkwad!

The mass consumers are all available markets.
It has been a PC exclusive until being announced for console release.

Oh and congrats on using 'Awesome Game' twice in your description of D3, that was first time that ever happened.
Daver  +   751d ago
No Its not.
ATi_Elite  +   751d ago
After over 10 million units sold on the PC you consolers deserve some good alternative gaming!

I know you guys gotta be tired with being FLOODED with FPS and Linear action games with stapled on MP modes!

I didn't play that much Diablo 3 but I enjoyed Torchlight 2 and Path of Exile is wicked tough!!! ARPG's are pretty fun and hopefully consolers get more of them NExt Gen!
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cyril sneer  +   751d ago
I just started playing Path of Exile what an amazing game it's better than diablo 3 and it's free to play done right.
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NameRemoved0017  +   751d ago
Theres better games out there that are dungeon crawler slike diablo.

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