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Submitted by JonnyBigBoss 742d ago | opinion piece

Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Isn’t Enough to Bring Me Back

CraveOnline writes: "Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls was surprisingly announced at Gamescom yesterday. Usually, Blizzard likes to debut games at its own event, BlizzCon, but it decided to do something different this time around. It's almost as if it knew the expansion wasn't cool enough for BlizzCon 2013." (Diablo III, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360)

dbjj12088  +   742d ago
I'm not cool enough for BlizzCon either... :(

Here's a picture...

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ArchangelMike  +   742d ago
Ahahahahah.. that made me laugh.

Yeah, but I haven't played Diablo 3 yet, so I'm still a virgin, and I must lose my virginity DAMNIT!
adorie  +   742d ago
Don't do it. You might regret it. I'm not being sarcastic either. I'm trying to help you save your money for something more worthwhile and satisfying.
dktxx2  +   742d ago
Listen to adorie. Diablo III will give you a major case of gaming depression. It's downright sad what Diablo has become.
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sdozzo  +   742d ago
Losing your virginity is cool.
user5575708  +   742d ago
honestly its not a bad game but it has the Final Fantasy XIII syndrome where it could have been a masterpiece if someone didnt accidentally spill grape juice all over the painting before it dried
reef1017  +   742d ago
Never played before but I really want the ps4 version and the reaper of souls looks good.
Drewminati  +   742d ago
If you compare it to diablo II, It's not even worth going back to it.

diablo II cap was 100
diablo III going for 60 to 70

Diablo II exp they drop 2 new characters
diablo III exp 1

no no not worth it
Narutone66  +   742d ago
To be fair, D3's level cap is Level 60 + Level Paragon 100.
The always online is what really annoyed me, add an offline option like in D2, and I'll consider buying it.
pandehz  +   742d ago
D3 cap is 160 (60+100 paragon lvls)

@adorie

its an addition. Not a fix really.

They could have made it infinite. But to balance out xp gain, rmah an dgmah economy and public demands. Paragon was added in
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adorie  +   742d ago
Paragons aren't even in the vanilla game. It was an arbitrary fix to a problem that still is not solved.
ftwrthtx  +   742d ago
I was a fan of Diablo in the beginning but my PC wasn't happy enough for Diablo II. Might try out D3 on the PS3 though.
Trenta27  +   742d ago
You might as well try it there. It was designed for consoles in the first place anyway...
Pintheshadows  +   742d ago
I'll stick to Torchlight 2 and The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing and if they fix its myriad of issues i'd be playing Path of Exile more.

All of these are preferable to the mess that was and is Diablo 3.
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Skate-AK  +   742d ago
Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing looks like so much fun. I hope it comes to PS4.
Dan_scruggs  +   742d ago
Like it or not Diablo 3 has a million people play that game every day according to their released data. I don't think they are hurting or worried about the competition.
pandehz  +   742d ago
Lol yea.

Ppl think D3 is bad and failing.

It has sold 10mil+ and has a huge number of players everyday.

I've played Torchlight 2, Van Helsing, even PoE beta as a founder but srsly D3 beats em all by a huge margin. Its just way more polished.
Dan_scruggs  +   742d ago
14.5 million unique players was the latest count as per Blizzards own data.
Pintheshadows  +   742d ago
I never said it was failing and calling D3 more polished than Torchlight 2 is a joke surely. Thanks for making me laugh. It is the least polished Blizzard game I have ever played.
papashango  +   742d ago
the hype sold D3.

keep an eye out and see how the expansions do. Guarantee you'll never hear a word about how they sell.
Spinal  +   742d ago
Yep played torchlight 2 an seen the competition Diablo 3 despite some of its faults at launch it trumps all it's competition. Far more polish an the combat gameplay is much more fun.
R_aVe_N  +   742d ago
There is not even close to that many people playing. Most of the accounts there are for multi-boxing. When you have say 100k people multi-boxing 1million accounts playing really don't mean much. Blizzard is not hurting money wise but they have lost a lot of fan appeal from the trash that is Diablo 3.
Dan_scruggs  +   742d ago
That statement is highly debatable and at most anecdotal. Regardless of unique user numbers or multiboxing there are over 12 million is confirmed sales. Even if only 10% of the people that bought the game are still playing that is over a million unique users. Add in the upcoming console releases and the coming expansion and it will eventually be one of the biggest selling games in a decade. People can talk about the loss of fan appeal till they get blue in the face but the numbers just don't support it.
Spinal  +   742d ago
Everything you've said is simply trash. Haters love to beleive in made up statistics. Real stats show people are enjoying the game. That includes me who will be enjoyin the xpac when it arrives.
R_aVe_N  +   742d ago
I don't doubt that they will sells tons on consoles. Total sales of a game does not transition into unique users multi-boxing is not a unique user. When 1 person has 4 accounts that is 1 user. And more than a few of those have had accounts banned and had to buy more copies. I am not arguing the fact that is sold tons of copies I am just saying there are technically not that many people still playing the game. I would also bet most of those accounts are even gold/item farmers from other countries. That is just how games like these work.
4logpc  +   742d ago
Whoever wrote this has no idea what's going on in the gaming world.
JonnyBigBoss  +   742d ago
I did. I like constructive feedback but your comment is just hate.
crazysammy  +   742d ago
It was a fine article. I agree with your points and I will most likely not be picking up this expansion either... Which is crazy. If you asked me 2 years ago if I would pass on any blizzard product I would say hands down no. Oh how times change.
JonnyBigBoss  +   742d ago
It has a lot of great qualities, but the things it doesn't do great at are what make it such a short-lasting experience for many.

Thanks for the reply, crazysammy.
4logpc  +   742d ago
"Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls was surprisingly announced at Gamescom yesterday."

The game was basically announced before the event.

"The Auction House jeopardizes the thrill of finding loot, the very thing that the genre is based around.Every item is viewed for its value on the AH, and in most cases it's more important to find a rare item than it is to find one that's an upgrade for your character. Made even worse, if you want to progress you need to spend an inordinate amount of time staring at the AH menu sorting through hundreds of thousands of items. It's time consuming and feels like a job rather than a game."

This is completely false. After the second patch the loot system and auction house were overhauled. You can get through the game without ever going into the auction house.

Again, you have no idea whats going on.
JonnyBigBoss  +   742d ago
There you have it folks. His "constructive" feedback is that Diablo 3's loot and Auction House haven't been a problem since the second major patch. Oh, and he considers domain registrations an official announcement.
thezeldadoth  +   742d ago
i'm excited for it
STK026  +   742d ago
After a month or so following the release of Diablo 3, I stopped playing, I had 2 level 60 characters and was stuck with my friends at the second act at Inferno. I was convinced by then that Diablo 3 was a mess and that I could find a better alternative.

I tried the Sacred series, Path of Exile, Torchlight one and two as well as Van Helsing; and recently I went back to Diablo 3 to check out the game once more. In my opinion, Diablo 3 is, overall, the game in its category (at least as far as modern games go). It's not perfect, and the loot system is flawed, but the core of the gameplay is well polished and meant to be fun. As for the expansion, I'll try it, and I do believe that if done right, it can truly make Diablo 3 a worthy successor to Diablo II.
Dan_scruggs  +   742d ago
This is almost my exact experience with the game. I thought it was too hard and and had many flaws but before I knew it I had 200 hours clocked in the game. Since then many of the problems I had in the beginning have been resolved and even now I continue to play. It seems to me that Blizzard must at least be doing something right.
doctorstrange  +   742d ago
I'm a lost soul
JonnyBigBoss  +   742d ago
You sure are strange, doctor.
pandehz  +   742d ago
What really is funny is that D3 managed to maintain an mmo like status even tho its not an mmo. Quite a feat. The remaining Diablo clones dont have that many concurrent users.

D3 made its money last year and yet this year it still has a huge base. It was meant to be a playthrough till u get bored which is what it excels in. I got bored of playign T2 and POE and other clones before I finished the damned story even

D3 is way ahead and a vocal minority cant do shit to it.
N4G is like the basecamp of the vocal minority.
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JonnyBigBoss  +   742d ago
D2 > D3.
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Pintheshadows  +   742d ago
You can defend D3 as much as you want (it needs to be defended) but with Workshop support T2 is head and shoulders above anything D3 could and has achieved. Yeah, there are people playing D3 but hardly any of the ones I have encountered have played D2. They simply purchased it because it was a Blizzard game like everyone else, myself included.

All the genuine D2 fans have moved on to bigger and better games. Why do you think Torchlight 2 is seen as the spiritual successor to D2. It is essentially the same game with a cartoonish art style. D3 gimped so much and is barely worthy of the Diablo name.
pandehz  +   741d ago
D3 is D3 not D2 all over again.

Ppl play it coz its fun.

Simple.

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