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  1. Jun 27, 2012
    2
    Gameplay wise, it seems like a step down from Diablo 2. The early game is fun for a while. I liked the colorful and painterly graphics and thought the art was the best part of the game. However, I've played $5 iPod games with more depth than Diablo 3's endgame which consists just of grinding for gold so you can purchase incrementally better items off the Auction House. High frequency ofGameplay wise, it seems like a step down from Diablo 2. The early game is fun for a while. I liked the colorful and painterly graphics and thought the art was the best part of the game. However, I've played $5 iPod games with more depth than Diablo 3's endgame which consists just of grinding for gold so you can purchase incrementally better items off the Auction House. High frequency of breaking changes in the patches coming from Blizzard indicates they didn't have time to adequately design the gameplay. High cost in order to purchase a "license" to play the game and no way to back up your characters offline. As there is not much variety in the multiple playthroughs due to the lack of procedural dungeons and the game is missing prominent features from the last one like PvP and crafting, it's not clear what they expect you to do when your character is fully geared up. From an objective standpoint it really doesn't seem remotely related to the last 2 games and it really feels like Activision/Blizzard preying on a loyal fanbase with an unfinished and cynical cash grab. Expand
  2. Jun 28, 2012
    10
    I think Diablo is the game of the year

    Not only because it has amazing graphics but for its history, for being so long, its difficulty

    That itself is a Diablo and the people who complain because they do not play enough at Diablo 2
  3. Jun 28, 2012
    0
    I am a big fan of the Diablo series, i still have the original Diablo Boxed version with 3.5" floppy disks,
    i was keen to give this a try. Imagine my disappointment when i realised it was a Digital rights management (DRM) game. Yet another favorite series ruined by DRM just like Silent Hunter V which has now been patched so that you don't have to be online btw, all too late however as
    I am a big fan of the Diablo series, i still have the original Diablo Boxed version with 3.5" floppy disks,
    i was keen to give this a try. Imagine my disappointment when i realised it was a Digital rights management (DRM) game. Yet another favorite series ruined by DRM just like Silent Hunter V which has now been patched so that you don't have to be online btw, all too late however as the game is now available in most stores for a fraction of its original price. Blizzard and all developers take head, we the users do not want DRM and if you persist i'm sure many of you will be able to discuss the matter with us in the dole queue.
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  4. Kah
    Jun 28, 2012
    3
    The game's story is a joke. Uncharismatic characters, predictable bosses. Do not have an element of suspense as the previous ones. Blizzard promised too much with this game and failed.
    The company seemed much more concerned with the auction system than with the game.
  5. Jun 28, 2012
    1
    Très beau graphisme, digne d'un blizzard. Gameplay interessant bien que plus simpliste par rapport à ces predécesseurs. Encore beaucoup d'incompréhension, notamment les "élites" parfois intuables. Malheureusement le manque d'effort et de transparence de l'éditeur vis à vis des joueurs est plus qu'inconcevable. L'hvar (hotel des ventesTrès beau graphisme, digne d'un blizzard. Gameplay interessant bien que plus simpliste par rapport à ces predécesseurs. Encore beaucoup d'incompréhension, notamment les "élites" parfois intuables. Malheureusement le manque d'effort et de transparence de l'éditeur vis à vis des joueurs est plus qu'inconcevable. L'hvar (hotel des ventes argent réel) vas à l'encontre du réel plaisir de jouer et le bénéfice que l'éditeur en tire me laisse perplexe, surtout après avoir "subis" plusieurs modifications (mise à jour) importantes.
    Connaissant (maintenant) la politique employé par ce genre d'éditeur (Blizzard/Activision, ubisoft, EA ..), je ne peux que me résigner à arreter de jouer.
    Très deçu par ce jeux si attendu, qui pour moi n'est qu'un casino dissimulé pour joueurs crédules, je lui inflige la note de 1.
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  6. Jun 28, 2012
    0
    Diablo was always about finding that new item that was better then your last and countless runs to perfect your gear. So to my dismay when i heard they were adding an Auction House (AH) I was like well that could work but surely i can find new items that are better as i go. That was the case up to about level 25. After then its not oh what will drop next for me. Instead it became what willDiablo was always about finding that new item that was better then your last and countless runs to perfect your gear. So to my dismay when i heard they were adding an Auction House (AH) I was like well that could work but surely i can find new items that are better as i go. That was the case up to about level 25. After then its not oh what will drop next for me. Instead it became what will drop next i can sell it on the AH so i can try and afford a new item myself. Diablo then became a game that was about the AH and not finding the next best item. So now you have to worry about over inflation of gold and as time goes on there will be no limit to how high things will cost and what changes will be made due to the constant patching Blizzard now does.

    All these changes to skill and how stats effect your characters and this is before PvP is even released. Blizzard focused too much on cashing in and not enough on gameplay and customer experience. I played through to inferno act 3 then realized what a complete waste of time it was. I have since moved on. This is clearly just my opinion and a warning to those of like mind.
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  7. Jun 28, 2012
    5
    It is a beautiful game for it's type and you can tell that a lot of attention was put into the details, but there is something here that leaves me feeling very empty when I play, like it was not made for me in mind. I just can fully buy in to the plot--I just don't care about it. It leaves me feeling ripped off for the $65 that I paid to play. The point and click play style is notIt is a beautiful game for it's type and you can tell that a lot of attention was put into the details, but there is something here that leaves me feeling very empty when I play, like it was not made for me in mind. I just can fully buy in to the plot--I just don't care about it. It leaves me feeling ripped off for the $65 that I paid to play. The point and click play style is not immersive to me at all. The game is far too easy--I have logged 8 hours thus far without coming close to dying. Where is the challenge? That, coupled with the fact that you cannot increase the difficulty level until you actually complete the ENTIRE GAME, makes it very likely that I will finish this expensive price tag of a rip off. Oh, and even though I have a very good computer (and internet connection)that plays games such as Skyrim at full quality just fine, there is significant lag and FPS problems, especially during the afternoon/evening. Expand
  8. Jun 30, 2012
    0
    D3 is a fail. That's it. Playing D2 was a charm, but when you play D3 you can't throw away a strong feeling that it's just a brand exploiting for bringing more money and have nothing in common with a game and pleasure at all. Always online DRM, pay your money and play as we say you to play or get banned with no comments, servers are down
  9. Jul 1, 2012
    7
    Ok, as far as the game I'm really enjoying the game play as it is exactly what I expected. Graphically the game looks amazing. There is a decent variety of mobs to slaughter and the terrain really sets a mood. On the down side the "random" generation of the world is not nearly as good as it was in the previous versions of the game. After 10+ years of waiting I'm not sure it was evenOk, as far as the game I'm really enjoying the game play as it is exactly what I expected. Graphically the game looks amazing. There is a decent variety of mobs to slaughter and the terrain really sets a mood. On the down side the "random" generation of the world is not nearly as good as it was in the previous versions of the game. After 10+ years of waiting I'm not sure it was even possible to live up to my expectations. Was I disappointed with the lack of customization available for the classes, extremely. Does it kill the games fun? In my opinion, no. Because the limitation will breed more creativity in character builds. Many people will disagree with that but this game is still incredibly young and as patches continue to roll out the balance will become more apparent. I have to say that the reliance on gear as opposed to player skill and character skill is pretty annoying because I get the sneaking feeling that this is being used to push the RMAH. The game is very good, not great. I'm hoping that as future patches roll out the game gets better and better and Blizzard doesn't disappoint. Expand
  10. Jul 2, 2012
    5
    Played to lvl 60. The gameplay isn't bad at all. The launch problems did get a lot of people mad but that's all fixed by now. It' a hunter- gatherer game deal with it. You kill, collect, keep the usables, sell the rest to other players, buy what you need from other players and kill some more. There is one thing I don't really like and I wish they'd change it: You can't create a clean newPlayed to lvl 60. The gameplay isn't bad at all. The launch problems did get a lot of people mad but that's all fixed by now. It' a hunter- gatherer game deal with it. You kill, collect, keep the usables, sell the rest to other players, buy what you need from other players and kill some more. There is one thing I don't really like and I wish they'd change it: You can't create a clean new game. All your gold and all your stashed item are shared by all your heroes. So basically when someone else wants to play they can spend all your gold and take or sell all your stashed items. I'm not saying that anyone will actually do that but what if I want to create a new hero and play from scratch? Expand
  11. Jul 2, 2012
    10
    Don't listen to the haters, this is an amazing game. Yes, different than D2, but thankfully so! It's about loot, loot, loot and blizz will continue with tweaking the game for years to solve and perfect balance, just like they've done with all their games. Again, don't listen to the herd whiners!
  12. Jul 2, 2012
    3
    I consider D2 to be one of the best games of all time. That explains why I had high expectations for D3 and foolishly pre-ordered it. I can't speak for the future (future updates) of D3, but as it presently stands the game is just not fun to play. After about 50 hours in you can't help but feel like you are beating a dead horse. I can't believe the critics rated this game so highly. TheI consider D2 to be one of the best games of all time. That explains why I had high expectations for D3 and foolishly pre-ordered it. I can't speak for the future (future updates) of D3, but as it presently stands the game is just not fun to play. After about 50 hours in you can't help but feel like you are beating a dead horse. I can't believe the critics rated this game so highly. The fact that many of the people who worked for blizzard in the past have now moved on to make Torchlight 2 and Guild Wars 2 is pretty obvious. Expand
  13. Jul 2, 2012
    0
    I bought the game on launch day and have played a good amount of it. Its not fun at all. Normal mode through hell mode are extremely easy and then when you get to inferno its impossibly difficult. the game has been geared towards Blizzard making money on the real money auction house and leaves you three options of moving through inferno. 1)Farm Act1 endlessly and prey you find gear beforeI bought the game on launch day and have played a good amount of it. Its not fun at all. Normal mode through hell mode are extremely easy and then when you get to inferno its impossibly difficult. the game has been geared towards Blizzard making money on the real money auction house and leaves you three options of moving through inferno. 1)Farm Act1 endlessly and prey you find gear before diablo 4 comes out. 2) you farm enough gold to buy gear on the gold auction house, where gear is going for 20x what its worth. or 3) you pull out your credit card and buy DIGITAL gear for REAL money. I bit the bullet and farmed gold until i was able to buy some gear. the gear i bought had a stat called attack speed and a few days later, blizzard decided attack speed was too useful and they cut it in HALF, undoing all the work i had done. do yourself a favor and just forget about this one. listen to the people not the critics this is a game that takes many many many hours that the critics obviously are not putting in. Expand
  14. Jul 2, 2012
    2
    Ridiculously terrible storyline and narrative, terrible DRM, huge downtimes, disconnecting problems etc. Short campaign stacked up 4 times simply with higher numbers on the creep dps. Huge disappointment.
  15. Jul 3, 2012
    1
    No offline mode? Really? I am a huge Diablo fan. I absolutely loved the D3 beta. I also enjoy playing Diablo 3...that is when the planets align and I can actually play it. A large portion of my play time is on Tuesdays. Oh wait, the servers are down every Tuesday morning for hours. I guess it's a good thing I don't play multiplayer....oh, yea that's right...single player or not, thereNo offline mode? Really? I am a huge Diablo fan. I absolutely loved the D3 beta. I also enjoy playing Diablo 3...that is when the planets align and I can actually play it. A large portion of my play time is on Tuesdays. Oh wait, the servers are down every Tuesday morning for hours. I guess it's a good thing I don't play multiplayer....oh, yea that's right...single player or not, there is no Offline mode. That's not to mention the unscheduled server maintenance. I spent $60 on Diablo III expecting a Super Diablo II and instead got a server I cannot connect to. Expand
  16. Jul 3, 2012
    0
    Does not deserve a high review. A company that chooses to create its game based upon how they can make money first, and satisfy their fans after are not worthy of title at all. This game albeit having its moment felt as if it was created to utilize the RMAH. seriously that's the only real value that it has going for it. Good luck completing inferno without using the auction house at all.Does not deserve a high review. A company that chooses to create its game based upon how they can make money first, and satisfy their fans after are not worthy of title at all. This game albeit having its moment felt as if it was created to utilize the RMAH. seriously that's the only real value that it has going for it. Good luck completing inferno without using the auction house at all. It isn't a game, it's a money making scandal... This will be the last Blizzard game I ever play. Expand
  17. Jul 3, 2012
    7
    After more than 200 hours of gameplay, I can objectively say that this game has mixed feelings. Overall, I feel it's a good game, but so many aspects of the game leave me sour. The whole "balancing", be it the loot worth, the weapon mechanics, the auction house, all feel like I'm playing a MMO, even a f2p, instead of playing the great action RPG game D3 should have been. I don't know whyAfter more than 200 hours of gameplay, I can objectively say that this game has mixed feelings. Overall, I feel it's a good game, but so many aspects of the game leave me sour. The whole "balancing", be it the loot worth, the weapon mechanics, the auction house, all feel like I'm playing a MMO, even a f2p, instead of playing the great action RPG game D3 should have been. I don't know why the developers chose to go in that direction, since D3 has no subscription fee. In my opinion, it would have been better to let every players easily acquire awesome loot and plow through Inferno easily than forcing them to grind countless hours in gold and/or gear farming. When you get in the Inferno difficulty, the game changes from being a leisure to being a chore. Almost every problems Blizzard had with illegal activities (bots, etc) resulted in patches that punished the legit players more than the botters. The always-on DRM was supposed to solve many problems, but ended up being a pain more than a solution.

    I estimate my enjoyment and experience value of the D3 product to 40$, maximum. In the future, I will be wary of acquiring another Blizzard product, as it will take good convincing from both reviews and friends before considering purchase.
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  18. Jul 3, 2012
    1
    Diablo 2 = lots of fun
    Diablo 3 = not very much fun

    Seemples

    Makes an absolute mockery of the "critic reviews" here. How any fan and player of Diablo 1 & 2 can review Diablo 3 positively is beyond me.
  19. Jul 4, 2012
    3
    I had some fun with it for a few days playing as Wizard, but I lost interest @ lvl55 in act 2 of Hell when I realized the game had turned into an item farming JOB. The game is all about acquiring loot, and the loot is "randomly" generated except that there's a strong bias toward crappy items. A loot game would be OK if you could get good loot without going to such extreme lengths, but inI had some fun with it for a few days playing as Wizard, but I lost interest @ lvl55 in act 2 of Hell when I realized the game had turned into an item farming JOB. The game is all about acquiring loot, and the loot is "randomly" generated except that there's a strong bias toward crappy items. A loot game would be OK if you could get good loot without going to such extreme lengths, but in this game you really have to WANT the good loot, and basically there isn't enough in terms of gameplay depth to keep me coming back to the game for the joy of playing it and getting better. I'd only be playing it to better equip my character and beat Inferno, when FUN is supposed to be the point of games. I think the idea of forcing the game online in order to control cheating (and take a cut of RMAH action) was severely misguided. Would it really matter if some other guy had gotten his items by some hack? WHY? When playing single-player there should not be network lag (or server unavailability) that screws up the experience for the player. I think they've made the decent items deliberately scarce in order to pump up the BS "economy" for fake items which they profit from. Even if we take it for granted that the game has to be online to prevent cheating & piracy, the RMAH represents a low in PC gaming to me.

    In future I may buy another Blizzard game, but I'll be more careful. Buying a Blizzard game isn't a no-brainer decision anymore after this.
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  20. Jul 4, 2012
    5
    The huge contrast between critics and user opinions is very shameful. Bribery seems rampant between devs and crits. Is it possible that all but one critic doesn't have a clue? No, it's not. Maybe if we had honest reviews there would be less pirating due to people getting ripped off by slanted reviews on mediocre games, like Diablo 3.
  21. Jul 4, 2012
    0
    Story: terrible.. gameplay: somewhat terrible.. Sounds: SOOO horrible.. enjoyment: none... It such a boring game!! I cant believe I bought this becs it has a DIABLO name on it.. and I cant belive Decard Cain was killed by a butterfly.. this game is so linear, no randomization, and FORCE you to use AH/RMAH to progress becs the loots are also damn boring.. Blizzard didnt care about the fans,Story: terrible.. gameplay: somewhat terrible.. Sounds: SOOO horrible.. enjoyment: none... It such a boring game!! I cant believe I bought this becs it has a DIABLO name on it.. and I cant belive Decard Cain was killed by a butterfly.. this game is so linear, no randomization, and FORCE you to use AH/RMAH to progress becs the loots are also damn boring.. Blizzard didnt care about the fans, they only want our money. Expand
  22. Jul 6, 2012
    0
    I just pre-ordered TL2 ( or any other game would do )today as i was frustrated with D3 and hoping TL2 can wash the D3 memory from my brain.

    First of all, There is almost zero creativity and troubleshooting with your characters ( things that made D2 the best game of all time in its genre ), and what makes it worse, Blizzvision is usually very FAST to NERFFFF the S*** out of heroes'
    I just pre-ordered TL2 ( or any other game would do )today as i was frustrated with D3 and hoping TL2 can wash the D3 memory from my brain.

    First of all, There is almost zero creativity and troubleshooting with your characters ( things that made D2 the best game of all time in its genre ), and what makes it worse, Blizzvision is usually very FAST to NERFFFF the S*** out of heroes' Builds/skill set or even item affixes (eg:IAS) that allow players to almost faceroll inferno. I am quite confident that the MAIN reason blizzvision nerfes(or they say, Patches) the exploits of the system ( which is funnily their developers thought already balanced on 15 May) is to make sure the MAJORITY of the players play the F***ing game the WAY developers WANT them to play, which is obviously very gear dependent (for solo) and similar to WoW ( eg: melee tanks, range dpsing from behind). In other words MORE RMAH SHOPPING! more $$ milking!. With D2, I didn't know the terms of tanking, dps, or support role. those terms I learned from WOW!

    secondly why this game is a tremendous utter failure is the loot/gears mechanic. ZERO creativity and with very bland Flavor. Leave almost no room for future gear improvement, sh**tty legendaries and yet the developers claimed it would be the biggest Diablo ever ( yea dream on ). only 3 most important stats that people can look for in D3 in terms of gear, the primary STR/DEX/ INT, VITALITY, and ALL RES (+optional 1 individual RES). nothing else really matter. as for weapon and attack power, mainly concerns of the weapon DPS and stats, but very few interesting effects whatsoever (mainly critical dmg, AS, and LoH, the rest of the effects are next to useless).

    I also Realized that the whole game is mainly to get you hooked and hypnotized you to be dependent on Auction house ( blizzvision makes you accustomed to Gold auction house first, then progress to us$ AH. I still remember that even the FIRST day i played D3 (May 17), I already had to rely on GAH in order to progress much more quickly and some friends who refused the idea, got left far far behind. Ridiculously, this whole AH idea, completely destroyed D3 other feature which is crafting ( even retards know that buying stuff in AH is faster, cheaper and more reliable than sh*ts haedrig makes )

    Lastly, I have very little doubt that when pvp does come out later, there will be a huge patch and nerfs in order to balance up the horrid mess that developers had made. in order to mitigate this, I am quite sure that the developers will implement some quick fix like introducing pvp gear only, or nerfing pve dps gear, and so on and so on. and at the end of the day there is hardly any uniqueness in each characters, except gear progression ( sounds WoWisH?)
    it simply does not require much IQ to figure out that this scenario in the future will be full of WoWification ( way to go blizzvision, way to go!)

    D3 is no fun at all, no fun, NONE,compared to D2 i played. in D2, i could enjoy even the first 15 minutes of play, much more gory, unexpected surprises, andariel spooked me, ( i laughed at butcher as he used the same 'fresh meat' phrase from dota /warcraft, and sadly uses the same hook skill ). I enjoyed exploring the stuff in D2, and it was hard even in normal difficulty at that time ( D3 normal mode is an insult to most players). When i played D3 I felt like I was working in a 2nd job. boring, tedious and very very repetitive, 80% of the map is fixed ). Blizzvision really did lie to customers in this map randomization feature.

    then i reached a point where i was so bored, I deleted all characters i had (high/low level, including my baba) and uninstalled the game just to made my evening better after work.

    After buying their two products and witnessing their current money milking business model, I can hardly trust any products from Blizzvision anymore in my life as they have proven themselves again and again as a company that only prioritizes money milking in order to afloat. too bad folks, this company will hardly reinvigorate our childhood memories.
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  23. Jul 6, 2012
    2
    I think the graphics engine looks a little cartoony and the always on connection makes me hesitant to get into the game. I travel a lot so i'm just screwed. I'm in the military so half the time I can't even play at all. I blew through the story on normal in a shameful amount of time. I'm not looking for more content, but part of the charm of D1 and 2 was the feeling you got when rareI think the graphics engine looks a little cartoony and the always on connection makes me hesitant to get into the game. I travel a lot so i'm just screwed. I'm in the military so half the time I can't even play at all. I blew through the story on normal in a shameful amount of time. I'm not looking for more content, but part of the charm of D1 and 2 was the feeling you got when rare things dropped. Now it seems to happen all the time. I don't want instant gratification. But I want gratification and can't get it when I'm not at my house, which is never. Expand
  24. Jul 6, 2012
    1
    A game with the potential to be great but ruined by greedy corporation wanting quick cash. It is an Auction House game with attached benefit of killing monster - everything centered around the real money auction house (including drop rates) and all the hot fixes so far had been to gear toward making people spend real money so Blizzard can get the 15% cut and $1 transaction fee. BottersA game with the potential to be great but ruined by greedy corporation wanting quick cash. It is an Auction House game with attached benefit of killing monster - everything centered around the real money auction house (including drop rates) and all the hot fixes so far had been to gear toward making people spend real money so Blizzard can get the 15% cut and $1 transaction fee. Botters are rampant and spam all the chat channels every 10 seconds but contribute to the 15% and aren't being actively ban by Blizzard. Below are aspects of the game.

    Mediocre: Graphic, sound
    Poor: Story line, not random map, layout, champion pack at entrance, Act 3&4 are pretty much identical
    Horrible: Forced Auction House (no way you can get through the game without it) - you need act 3/4 gear to clear act 1/2. Real money items are nerfed at will. Monster prefix are stupid - not challenging. Too many monster who can 1 shot you - regardless of your gear. Only a few build works in Inferno mode, everyone is a copy cat of one another. Their bnet is very unreliable yet they force you to be online to play. Too much lagging and frequent update/patches shut down their server when you have free time.

    This game belongs in the $14 discount bin. Ok to kill time on normal difficulty but the later stages are just plain stupid. Such as huge let down, there are too many OTHER more engaging games to waste time on this game at its current state.

    Source: I play multiple max level characters in Inferno (their hardest difficulty). People who haven't reach Inferno defend the game, but they have are clueless to the imbalance since they never get there.
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  25. Jul 7, 2012
    0
    Big disappointment. shiny graphic vs outdated character management system isometric perspective. this stuff was good 10 years ago. OH The most important! story? where it is? reading advertisements in toilet seems to be more interesting than this offered by blizzard. they had 10 years for that and what they have brought to us? majority of primary school kids may write something moreBig disappointment. shiny graphic vs outdated character management system isometric perspective. this stuff was good 10 years ago. OH The most important! story? where it is? reading advertisements in toilet seems to be more interesting than this offered by blizzard. they had 10 years for that and what they have brought to us? majority of primary school kids may write something more interesting...and longer!
    Internet connection for single player? oh please!!!! and playability or sweetenes as you prefer. it just does not exist. just another after WoW farm-fest.
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  26. Jul 7, 2012
    0
    Path of Exile is an awsome game, its a 1000 times better then Diablo 3 funny how the bets games are the free to play games. I will never spend money on anything associated with Activision or Blizzard again, Diablo 3 was nothing more then a scam.
  27. Jul 7, 2012
    0
    If you are indeed a fan of previous Blizzard creations for story, which in the long past has been some of the best story based computing then you shouldn't pick up this game. There are still server issues, these involves playing at 120+ms of latency. Whilst you might think for an RPG this isn't a big deal. It actually does turn out to be quite a big thing. The combat is repetitive to theIf you are indeed a fan of previous Blizzard creations for story, which in the long past has been some of the best story based computing then you shouldn't pick up this game. There are still server issues, these involves playing at 120+ms of latency. Whilst you might think for an RPG this isn't a big deal. It actually does turn out to be quite a big thing. The combat is repetitive to the point you literally can run your finger along the keys and you will succeed. The character customisation is actually really bad, sure you're given options... but the options are minimal and end up having a very similar effect. The one redeeming feature which is why I am giving this game 2/10 is the art & graphics style, it is utterlly fantastic. On a whole this game should be avoided as it is a complete waste of money and completely boring to play. There are some good titles out there and some more coming out, save your hard earned money for one of them. Expand
  28. Jul 7, 2012
    0
    Really a super quick bored game, it only took 2 days and i feel like want to throw up when launching diablo 3. I think it better if diablo 3 were a real-mmorpg game like world of warcraft. I want my money back.
  29. Jul 7, 2012
    2
    Tenía mucho tiempo sin gastarme un centavo en un juego, que no quiere decir que no haya jugado casi cada juego que hay. Llegó el momento, el tan esperado Diablo 3 me motivó a dejar a los desarrolladores y creadores del juego un pago por su trabajo, que no esperaba menos que fuese excepcional. Equivocadamente ahora más que nunca siento que he sido asaltado a manoTenía mucho tiempo sin gastarme un centavo en un juego, que no quiere decir que no haya jugado casi cada juego que hay. Llegó el momento, el tan esperado Diablo 3 me motivó a dejar a los desarrolladores y creadores del juego un pago por su trabajo, que no esperaba menos que fuese excepcional. Equivocadamente ahora más que nunca siento que he sido asaltado a mano armada y cada vez que lo juego pienso que estoy en una especie como de sala de espera de un banco, huele a dinero entrando y saliendo, no me divierte ya, que es eso de repetir y repetir los mismos mapas por demás cortos. En un verdadero juego no debería repetirse nada para subir de nivel o incrementar habilidades, si acaso un par de cosas no más, pero todo el juego? Dios, con un nombre como ese éste juego debía ser épico, al menos entretenido. Expand
  30. Jul 9, 2012
    1
    After playing this for 100+ hours I can say I really do not like the game. My desire to play it has gone to the negative. Everything in the game is super dumbed down. There really is no customization for your character and the story is so predictable. A HUGE disappointment.

    -No Skill points to distribute. -No Stat points to distribute. -All the dungeons FEEL the same, they don't feel
    After playing this for 100+ hours I can say I really do not like the game. My desire to play it has gone to the negative. Everything in the game is super dumbed down. There really is no customization for your character and the story is so predictable. A HUGE disappointment.

    -No Skill points to distribute.
    -No Stat points to distribute.
    -All the dungeons FEEL the same, they don't feel randomly generated at all.
    -No PvP.
    -No talent tree.
    -VERY short game.
    -Less gems to use (there's like a total of 4).
    -Feels TOTALLY like World of Warcraft. Take the world of warcraft out of this game for god sakes. I don't want to play WoW in my Diablo!
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  31. Jul 9, 2012
    3
    Aside from the launch of this game I was really pleased at first, The launch was horrendous if you never herd, but I won't go into that. What I wanted from this game is for it to be a continuation o the diablo series, but what I got was a new game with a different label, "Wack a mole" pay money for a bigger, faster hammer!

    They drop rates changed, really good stuff now sucks, because
    Aside from the launch of this game I was really pleased at first, The launch was horrendous if you never herd, but I won't go into that. What I wanted from this game is for it to be a continuation o the diablo series, but what I got was a new game with a different label, "Wack a mole" pay money for a bigger, faster hammer!

    They drop rates changed, really good stuff now sucks, because it didn't drop in inferno difficulty. I'll stop there because I don't even want to waist my time on this. Really blizzard...panda bears in wow,.. I at least used to play on and off... now its just off; with this latest addition of "Wack a mole HD"
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  32. Jul 10, 2012
    1
    Nice looks, but the rest seems like it's early beta game. No balance and not enough content ... most of the advertised content is missing and is to be delivered with patches (which will probably be expansions in the end). The game is tied and balanced around the Real Money Action House and is generally not "fun" at least for me. Overall Blizzard build a hype around how good games theyNice looks, but the rest seems like it's early beta game. No balance and not enough content ... most of the advertised content is missing and is to be delivered with patches (which will probably be expansions in the end). The game is tied and balanced around the Real Money Action House and is generally not "fun" at least for me. Overall Blizzard build a hype around how good games they make, but they didn't deliver on this one. Expand
  33. Jul 10, 2012
    0
    I loved diablo 2 and played it for many years, it was and still is one of the best games ever, but diablo 3 has nothing of it. Its boring, its frustrating and absolutly no fun at all. In 2 words, EPIC FAIL. Its realy funny that metascroe is at 88... this game deserves not more than 50... and thats too much for this crap.
  34. Jul 10, 2012
    0
    I put over 100 hours into this game hoping it would get better.. Unfortunately.. it didn't get better. This game is complete garbage designed around a real money auction house. They spent 12 years ironing out all the legal issues surrounding the auction house.. and they didn't even work on making the game fun. Instead the designers choose what it fun for you. DO NOT BUY THIS CRAP GAME ITI put over 100 hours into this game hoping it would get better.. Unfortunately.. it didn't get better. This game is complete garbage designed around a real money auction house. They spent 12 years ironing out all the legal issues surrounding the auction house.. and they didn't even work on making the game fun. Instead the designers choose what it fun for you. DO NOT BUY THIS CRAP GAME IT REALLY SUCKS Expand
  35. Jul 10, 2012
    2
    Not worth it for five hours of exploration. If Diablo III were a budget title with one well balanced playthrough, people would be raving. As it stands, players have to go through a full playthrough (or two or three--ymmv) before they find the game challenging, and by then they have experienced most of the game. I made the mistake of buying into the hype, and was burned. My fault. I won'tNot worth it for five hours of exploration. If Diablo III were a budget title with one well balanced playthrough, people would be raving. As it stands, players have to go through a full playthrough (or two or three--ymmv) before they find the game challenging, and by then they have experienced most of the game. I made the mistake of buying into the hype, and was burned. My fault. I won't make that mistake again. I hope Blizzard learns from this as well. Expand
  36. Jul 10, 2012
    5
    The game is fun in the beginning. Act I is actually quite enjoyable. Act II less so. Act III with the non-stop action of the battle for the keep is actually quite fun. Act IV loses steam and the last fight with Diablo is anti-climatic. The end feels forced.

    I call it the end because if you play into Inferno you are asking to be displeased. I played 3 classes to 60 and the gameplay
    The game is fun in the beginning. Act I is actually quite enjoyable. Act II less so. Act III with the non-stop action of the battle for the keep is actually quite fun. Act IV loses steam and the last fight with Diablo is anti-climatic. The end feels forced.

    I call it the end because if you play into Inferno you are asking to be displeased. I played 3 classes to 60 and the gameplay beyond 60 in Inferno is brutal. Brutal is ok though except here it is brutal AND boring. Because you can't advance in any reasonable amount of time unless you shell out 100's for better gear via the Auction House. If you think you will be getting the gear in the game haha you are very funny. You wont. I farmed for weeks and drops of upgrade gear, things that will actually advance you to finishing Inferno, just do not drop frequently enough. You'd have to put in a 40 hour work week to have a middling chance without buying gear.

    That isn't my idea of fun.

    That said if you buy the game once the price drops about $20 bucks and play it through to 60 and quit you have a fairly fun game. People giving it a 0 or 1 score I think are reacting viscerally to some of the policies Blizzard has put in place. The game itself is decent-ish. It is no Diablo II or Dragon Ages or a lot of other better games. But it shouldn't be punished for what it isn't. It should be rated for what it is. What it is, is a decently entertaining game that should be put down after reaching level 60, because there literally is no game after level 60. There is just obsessive compulsive repetitiveness.
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  37. Jul 11, 2012
    1
    1)It's not Sanctuary, it's **** with rabbits and rainbows
    2)Crafting - useless ****
    3)Items with retarded stats (Crossbow with +for witch doctor skills lol) 4)Auction is very raw atm. 5)RMAH - Official donate, pay to win. 6)Drop chance extremally low and legendary/set items useless 7)Gameplay - very boring gameplay. Again and again cloned mobs in same maps (no random maps 8)Achiv -
    1)It's not Sanctuary, it's **** with rabbits and rainbows
    2)Crafting - useless ****
    3)Items with retarded stats (Crossbow with +for witch doctor skills lol)
    4)Auction is very raw atm.
    5)RMAH - Official donate, pay to win.
    6)Drop chance extremally low and legendary/set items useless
    7)Gameplay - very boring gameplay. Again and again cloned mobs in same maps (no random maps
    8)Achiv - Most idiotic achiv what i see
    9)Useless secret level
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  38. Jul 11, 2012
    2
    Lag, lag, lag! The requirement to use internet to play the game is ridiculous for single player mode.

    If Blizzard thinks that it can use its rep to continue to sell non-innovative games like Diablo3 with draconian measures like this then they are fooling themselves. You are only as good as your last game and this is not looking so good.
  39. Jul 12, 2012
    0
    Blizzard simply screwed up on this one - BIG TIME!

    - People cleared Inferno after days, due to the completely bugged nature of this game that was never even tested on the highest lvl. - After we learned that it was possible to dupe Gold for several weeks, onle three ppl from my friend list (containing 39 chaps for D3 alone) decided to go on playing. They stopped two weeks ago.
    Blizzard simply screwed up on this one - BIG TIME!

    - People cleared Inferno after days, due to the completely bugged nature of this game that was never even tested on the highest lvl. - After we learned that it was possible to dupe Gold for several weeks, onle three ppl from my friend list (containing 39 chaps for D3 alone) decided to go on playing. They stopped two weeks ago. Everyone(!) i know stopped playing it, and each and every one of them is correct by stating that this is for sure the worst game Blizzard ever produced. - Edit: You were able to bid on auctions several times, and would get your money back all the time. A simple bug that wasn't corrected for days (!) allowed you to quadripple your money in a matter of minutes. Thats why there are still 500.000.000 GOLD items that sell. Because the gold is still in circulation, blizzard never took measures against it. Oh yeah, well that makes your hard earned 10 Million virtually ... worthless. Congratz! :(
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  40. Jul 12, 2012
    6
    This isn't a bad game so much as a game that fails to live up to expectations. The game play has been so simplified that it quickly gets repetitive. I was greatly annoyed by the need for an internet connection--the game regularly logged out for unknown reasons. I was also bothered to discover that the auction house was a far more effective way of acquiring specific gear--this results inThis isn't a bad game so much as a game that fails to live up to expectations. The game play has been so simplified that it quickly gets repetitive. I was greatly annoyed by the need for an internet connection--the game regularly logged out for unknown reasons. I was also bothered to discover that the auction house was a far more effective way of acquiring specific gear--this results in players spending a good fraction of the game at auction when they should be out there killing demons. Expand
  41. Jul 12, 2012
    3
    I'm disapointed to see how not original Blizzard has been. The game is not really different than its previous versions and it does not worth the bucks. real money auction house is also a joke...
  42. Jul 12, 2012
    0
    I have just created an account just to review this mediocre game.DO NOT trust anyone that says this game is good, i dont know whats wrong with them.Blizzard made an awlful game and put the name Diablo on it to make it sell, this game has so much problems, so much poor desings choice, and so much company greed that is impossible to list them all here as it would take a lot of time that iI have just created an account just to review this mediocre game.DO NOT trust anyone that says this game is good, i dont know whats wrong with them.Blizzard made an awlful game and put the name Diablo on it to make it sell, this game has so much problems, so much poor desings choice, and so much company greed that is impossible to list them all here as it would take a lot of time that i dont want to spent kicking this already dead horse.Just go to the Diablo 3 forums and you will understand.I would give 4 to this game, but because it has a legacy i am giving it 0 cuz it is insulting this game came out the way it came.Really disapointed...PLZ LISTEN TO ME DO NOT BE FOOLED, CHECK THE FORUMS. Expand
  43. Jul 12, 2012
    1
    I would find this game acceptable had they not named it Diablo III. There was no reason to call it this. Diablo II is so much better in just about every way. No real character specialization, just rune gimmicks that can be swapped out on a whim. The limiting of abilities for some reason. They had no business calling this game Diablo III, it is not worthy of that. The game was clearly madeI would find this game acceptable had they not named it Diablo III. There was no reason to call it this. Diablo II is so much better in just about every way. No real character specialization, just rune gimmicks that can be swapped out on a whim. The limiting of abilities for some reason. They had no business calling this game Diablo III, it is not worthy of that. The game was clearly made for babies or something because it just does not resemble the greatness of Diablo II at all. Expand
  44. Jul 13, 2012
    0
    This is a dumbed down version of Diablo2. IMHO this game does not deserve the name Diablo at all. For me it was the biggest diasappointment that I have ever expected in a game: Everything you do is bound to a quest and you are forced to listen to the story over and over again, and the story is not complex at all. It is more predictable. Most of the skills are total worthless, most of theThis is a dumbed down version of Diablo2. IMHO this game does not deserve the name Diablo at all. For me it was the biggest diasappointment that I have ever expected in a game: Everything you do is bound to a quest and you are forced to listen to the story over and over again, and the story is not complex at all. It is more predictable. Most of the skills are total worthless, most of the elite groups are just ridiculous strong.
    No real goldsink so the economy is almost nonusable by newer people.
    Auction House is a joke because you are not even able to search for the items you need in an appropriate way
    Only 4 player game limit, with brainless teammaking (e.g. a 4tank game or 4 DD game, both do not work at all)
    No diversity in needed stats so you always look for the same stuff, and if you want to buy it its is very very expensive.
    Pay-2-win game thanks to the RMAH even though this game is not free-2-play.
    All on-hit effects pretty much do the same.
    You are forced to accept what Blizzard thinks is fun for you, this is robbery of fun.
    content is finished pretty fast, only longtime experience would be items but the idemdesign is pathetic, including legendaries, and even more pathetic are set items.
    all in one this game is a waste of money, propably worth being called an alpha-test-status game but there is no legitimation to deliver this product to the customer and ask money for it.

    Never did regret something so much. Never been so shocked about a game. Blizzard opened my eyes about who they really are not anymore: good game developpers.
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  45. Jul 13, 2012
    0
    I played this for like 60 hours , and it's so annoying and boring, i don't even know where to start from... Lack of end-game, connectivity issues, just plain boring..
  46. Jul 13, 2012
    0
    At the beginning I liked Diablo 3 a lot because there were many things to find.
    BUT after clearing everything except act 4 inferno i have to say i don't enjoy playing this game anymore.
    It's too much item depending which wouldn't be bad if you could find good items during your solo-runs (YES it's also a SINGLEPLAYER game!). I don't have time to invest 200+++ h just to get semi-decent
    At the beginning I liked Diablo 3 a lot because there were many things to find.
    BUT after clearing everything except act 4 inferno i have to say i don't enjoy playing this game anymore.
    It's too much item depending which wouldn't be bad if you could find good items during your solo-runs (YES it's also a SINGLEPLAYER game!). I don't have time to invest 200+++ h just to get semi-decent gear.

    Furthermore i want to play the game the way I want it to play and not how Blizzard tells me to play it (because of all the nerf's). Examples:
    - why does MagicFIND not affect chests anymore (nerf; if you can't kill monsters you resort to other things)
    - Why does every goblin has to stand in a group of (elite-)packs (or it's appearance is nerfed)
    - Why do you have to play each character as a tank?

    I liked beeing a GlassCannon DemonHunter with high DPS. This is not whining. I'm just thinking about the good old DotA, where agi Heroes were VERY fragile, but hit hard which i liked.
    This applies for all the other classes, too (except barbarians). Either you focus on survivability or on dps (if you only have a limited budget!). Otherwise you're stuck in act1 which gets dull especially with low drop rates for good items.

    From what i see the survivability isn't much of an issue for monks/barbs, but monks always have to worry about their cooldowns and don't make enough damage, which is frustrating for them.

    I don't know that much about Witch Doctors and Wizards but as far as i can see they are too fragile and you can't enjoy playing them because your damage output is poor. This would be a problem if you were allowed to die - which you aren't because the repair costs has been inreased about 600% (if I'm coorect). Blizzard lowered the repair costs for damage inflicted durability loss by 50% (afterwards) because they wanted to make clear that dying isn't a part of the game, which is ok. BUT that's still 300% more repair costs than before just for playing through the game without dying.

    In conclusion (but just for my act3 Inferno game experience):
    If you only have limited resources (Gold and time to play) the only class which you still can enjoy to play are Barbarians. This doesn't mean they need to be nerfed. Instead other classes have to me adjusted so that you can enjoy playing them again.
    Every other class is hard work to play and only makes really fun if you have VERY good gear which isn't possible due to limited resources.
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  47. Jul 13, 2012
    10
    Play it since release and never had big troubles. Of course there are serverdowntimes... but what everyone forgets: it's been released 2 months ago...
  48. Jul 13, 2012
    0
    This is a good game, but greed has prevented it from being what it could have been. The game delivers in most ways - the classes are diverse and unique, the skillsets are well thought out and it definitely helps to have a wide variety of classes during multiplayer, the graphics are dark and luscious with a hint of the marked blizzard cartoony flair - it is very true to the original DiabloThis is a good game, but greed has prevented it from being what it could have been. The game delivers in most ways - the classes are diverse and unique, the skillsets are well thought out and it definitely helps to have a wide variety of classes during multiplayer, the graphics are dark and luscious with a hint of the marked blizzard cartoony flair - it is very true to the original Diablo style. But, the auction house, and the measures Blizzard takes to make it necessary to use it if you are playing on anything harder than Normal, makes this game very frustrating. For one, the droprate is outrageous. After about 50 hours of farming this month, I have found about 1 item that is useful to my character and 1 more that is actually of any value. With drops like these, it is nothing short of impossible to play this game without friends or without spending north of 500 dollars on gear. The actual transactions themselves are rigged to line Blizzards pockets - every transaction has a very significant fee, and if you are not careful to redeem the money immediately to your PayPal, Blizzard has hold of the money forever. The constant online feature is less to curb piracy [although it has done this quite well], but more to make a paying model out of an essentially single player game, so that Blizzard has a fallback once World of Warcraft starts losing momentum, as is already happening. All in all, if you haven't started playing this game, then I most definitely recommend you stay away, or you will end up either wasting lots of money or lots of time or both, and be completely dissatisfied once the dust cloud settles. Expand
  49. Jul 13, 2012
    8
    Abysmal writing paired with a new model for the dungeon crawler which forces you to engage with the story on every play through would be a near dealbreaker for me if it weren't so easily cut short and skipped. However, if you're playing Diablo for the story, you may not be familiar with the franchise. Once you get past the generic platitudes and poor voice acting, you find a game which isAbysmal writing paired with a new model for the dungeon crawler which forces you to engage with the story on every play through would be a near dealbreaker for me if it weren't so easily cut short and skipped. However, if you're playing Diablo for the story, you may not be familiar with the franchise. Once you get past the generic platitudes and poor voice acting, you find a game which is solid at its core. The combat is fast paced, the skills and spells have a satisfying impact to them, and the environments and enemies are well designed. The drops, while a cause for much grief at the games inception, have been tweaked sufficiently to give a sense of progression even in the early stages of a players journey through inferno difficulty (the "end game" of Diablo). People complain about DRM, the AH, and the server stability at launch, and yes, some of that is warranted. However, at no point have I felt like my success was contingent on the AH since the drop patch. Furthermore, I've made quite a bit of money (real life money, that is) from selling items I find which I don't need for myself. The game has paid for itself 4 times over for me, and in a day where funds are limited, that's a huge plus. If you liked Diablo II and are willing to chug through some growing pains for its successor, Diablo III is an easy to justify purchase, especially since the game is effectively free after some modest time spent farming and selling. Expand
  50. Jul 13, 2012
    5
    Blizzard fails to deliver what could have been an amazing Action RPG. To break it down. Video: The game looks good and has a nice flow when everything is optimal (No server lag etc). The graphics are unfortunately not able to deliver the atmosphere we know from D2. It is to bright and cartoonish in its own way to deliver a dark and chilling experience. 7/10.

    Audio: The game sounds very
    Blizzard fails to deliver what could have been an amazing Action RPG. To break it down. Video: The game looks good and has a nice flow when everything is optimal (No server lag etc). The graphics are unfortunately not able to deliver the atmosphere we know from D2. It is to bright and cartoonish in its own way to deliver a dark and chilling experience. 7/10.

    Audio:
    The game sounds very good. The sound track and general audio really does it's job to enhance the heroic hack 'n slash this game were supposed to be. 9/10 Unfortunately, the dialogue and voices are in short, horrible. 2/10. Summarized: 6/10.

    Gameplay:
    The game suffer from several gamebreaking things. 1) First, there is the intentional lag for hit detection. You can not dodge missiles or bigger melee attacks. This makes for many frustrating moments where your tactical movements are punished, instead of rewarded. Hardcore players will lose many characters due to this horrible game design. 2) Always online. The game demands you to be online at all times, even when playing single player mode. This alone is not a big issue, but Blizzards servers fail to maintain steady servers. This causes ingame lag, issues for logging in and playing with your friends. This feature simply causes many problems which easily could have been avoided. 3) This is an action RPG. But you can not develop your character in any way possible - except from leveling ofcourse. Both the main stat (Str, Vit, Dex, Int) and the skill system is pre-determinated. Every part of what made Diablo 2 into an action RPG is dumbed down as far as it goes. This game has zero replayability. 4) The areas you travel through are not randomly generated, but rather very predeterminated. This choise causes the game to be more boring than it has to be.
    5) There are four, 4, difficulty levels. This could have been a positive thing, but the HUGE gap between Hell (3rd) and Inferno (4th) causes everyone to hit a brick wall. This alone is not a negative thing, but several ingame designs causes the grind to be thedious rather then fun. 6) The economical aspect of the game takes up too much space in the way you experience the game. The introduction of the AH and Real Money AH simply buts alot of weight on the gold instead of the items themselves. Combine this with a redicolus repaircost, high cost crafting plans for items and gems, pluss the fact that items you find are worth nothing at all - you get a money farming game instead of a pure hack 'n slash game. If you don't have the time to play 5+ hours a day, you are simply dependant on farming gold and what other people put on the AH/RMAH.
    7) The game offers a flexible skill system. But there are some builds that are obviously better then others, thus dimming down the depth of the skill system. The game promotes you to use what ever spells/abilities you want - but if you chose to do so, the game punishes you by removing buffs (Neph Valor) and makes you wait for cooldowns. So being flexible with the flexible skill system punishes you.
    8) The game suffers from an escalation in stat values. A barbarian starts out with something as low as 100 healt points at lvl 1. At level 60, you can have close to 100 000 HP. This escalation is one of the things that causes the issues with Inferno difficulty, as the monsters health increases ALOT, while you reach max level in Act 2 or 3 on Hell difficulty. 9) The items in the game are boring. This is mainly due to the dumbed down stat and skill system. The stat and skill system is set in stone and therefore the items can not function the way they did in Diablo 2. They have also removed many, many affixes from D2. Also, your damage is manly determinated by weapon damage. As a result, wizards can very well use 2h axes with better sucsess then a wizard class spesific wand. 3/10.

    All in all, Diablo 3 has very little to do with its elder brother, Diablo 2. Only the title and setting is similar. The always-online, dumbed down stat- and skill system, shallow item-system and buildt in lag are things that ALWAYS will be in the way of the positive things this game has to offer. This game is nothing more the a mediocre product who might be pathced to be a better game in the future. Sadly, the patches so far has proven that it will a long time before that. If you chose to pick up this game, be prepared to feel mighty powerfull as you level through the early stages of the game. But the higher level and further in the game you get, the less of an hack 'n slash it is. Your hero become weak and you will have to kite/run away more then you fight. Sadly, this game does not even come close to have the functionality Diablo 2 and other hack 'n slash games have. Signed, long time Blizzard and Diablo-fan ='(
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  51. Jul 13, 2012
    4
    Story: 3/10 - very short
    Graphics: 7/10 - pleasing
    Gameplay: 8/10 - was fun until Inferno Act 2 Replay Value: 2/10 - short story, no pvp at launch, progression in inferno hits brick wall and need to grind/farm for gold to buy upgrades in auction house. Unless you enjoy grinding and farming to get better gear, this game is no longer enjoyable post inferno act 1. Even with distinct
    Story: 3/10 - very short
    Graphics: 7/10 - pleasing
    Gameplay: 8/10 - was fun until Inferno Act 2
    Replay Value: 2/10 - short story, no pvp at launch, progression in inferno hits brick wall and need to grind/farm for gold to buy upgrades in auction house. Unless you enjoy grinding and farming to get better gear, this game is no longer enjoyable post inferno act 1. Even with distinct classes, the game's redundancy makes further play-throughs boring.
    Music: 4/10 - Music wasn't as good or dark like previous Diablo titles.
    Sounds: 8/10 - I had no problem with the sound effects/voices
    Cinematics: 10/10 - Blizzard always makes amazing cinematics, and this was no different
    Skill System: 8/10 - I really enjoyed playing around with the skills and creating good combos to work with, unfortunately this was massively hindered in Inferno.
    Requiring connection to internet: minus 1 point (this was very frustrating early on and those of you who played it early on know what I mean)
    Real Money Auction house: minus 1 point (This infuriates me that they are encouraging players to pay real money for in game items, and what's worse is that they are taking a cut of it.) I don't like the philosophy of pay to win.
    overall: 50/80 = 6.25 - 2 = 4.25 (rounded = 4)
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  52. Jul 13, 2012
    4
    I gave this game a fair shot. I took two characters to 60 and have a couple mid level ones. It is a very average, probably below average game. You can probably enjoy this game for a month, maybe two. But no way you're going to be playing this for years like Diablo 2.

    First the good points. Combat is fun. Graphics are pretty good but nothing groundbreaking. Voice acting is generally
    I gave this game a fair shot. I took two characters to 60 and have a couple mid level ones. It is a very average, probably below average game. You can probably enjoy this game for a month, maybe two. But no way you're going to be playing this for years like Diablo 2.

    First the good points.

    Combat is fun. Graphics are pretty good but nothing groundbreaking. Voice acting is generally good.

    Now the bad points and there are a lot.

    Itemization is horrible. In 170 or so levels I have on all my characters I have had items drop that were actually an upgrade for my character maybe 4 times, no exaggeration. Drops are almost never higher level then you that you need to grow into. They are almost always 5-10 levels lower then you, IE useless. Even at max level 60 99% of the drops are total crap. For example at 60 you need a weapon that does 1000-1600dps, and you constantly get level 60 weapon drops that have absurd DPS like 250, basically level 30-40 stats on a level 60 item. Pure vendor crap. All the gear is like this.

    Because of the poor itemization you are forced to use the in game auction house to gear up buying items that players higher level then you couldn't use. This totally sucks as it's like the main game is an Ebay sim. And it gets worse. Blizzard put in a real money auction house too. So most of the great items are selling for real money.

    The economy is screwed beyond belief. There is no bind in equip on items. So there are always more and more items forever. When you finally get a good item to sell you find that there are thousands of the same item already on the auction house. This makes selling anything but the very best stat items nearly impossible. There aren't enough gold sinks in game and Blizzard has done nothing about bots. So gold has so little value that everything endgame costs millions. That's a LOT to a legit casual player. At best a casual is going to make 100k in about a three hour night of playing.

    The skill system is dumbed down compared to Diablo 2. There are no more skill trees. You pick your skills from pulldown menus in various categories.You can no longer switch skills on the fly with the function keys. You pick your skills and if you want to change them in the field you have to go into a menu, and there is a cooldown before you can use them. There is no more stat customization. Every class can use the exact same equipment. The only requirement is level. Builds are very limited and boring compared to the huge variety in Diablo 2. You are pigeonholed into using very specific builds just to survive.

    The game play.

    The game is pretty short.
    You play it through on normal which is absurdly easy and boring.
    Then you play through on nitemare which is also so easy it's boring.
    Then you play through in Hell and it's pretty fun because it's about the right challenge.
    Then you finally get to Inferno level hoping to get some good drops and it is nearly impossible. The majority of what's left of the playerbase is stuck in act two inferno. This is because trash mobs can 1 shot you and many elite packs has absurd affix combinations that are unbeatable. Players are literally forced to quit and restart their game because of this.

    Some general stuff.

    There is no transparent map overlay that you can leave up while playing like Diablo 2.

    You can no longer open a town portal and leave it open for an emergency exit. The town portal is no longer instant cast either. It is channeled and interpretable so you're never gonna escape a bad situation.

    You cant skip from all the different acts and waypoints once you beat the game. You are forced to play the quests every time and if you want to switch acts you have to reload the game and choose that quest.

    The music is almost non existent. This is a huge disappointment compare to the epic music Matt Uelmen did for Diablo 2.

    The story is horrible, I mean REALLY bad. The villains are like cartoon Disney stuff.

    The Bosses drop utter crap and are too easy, Blizzard what's you to farm the sometimes impossible to beat elite packs

    The game is ONLINE ONLY. Blizzard has created the worlds first single player game that features lag, rubberbanding, and disconnects. Battlenet STILL sucks.

    The game is full of duping, gold farmers and bots, just like the previous two Diablo games. Blizzard is either totally clueless on how to stop this or just don't give a damn because there people buy lots of copies of the game.

    All in all, you can have fun for a month or two in Diablo 3, but there is NO WAY I would ever recommend someone pay the premium $60 for this game. There are just way too many other better and cheaper games out there. If $60 is no big deal to you check it out and decide for yourself, otherwise stay away from this game. Buyer beware, you have been warned.
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  53. Jul 14, 2012
    4
    The art work and tasty little video clips Blizzard revealed led us into thinking that Diablo III would "take us" or is it "plunge us" into new depths of demon spawned darkness and horror where we are mans last salvation. Sadly it does not. Diablo III is not a bad game in terms of "start too end" story line, it's just whats in between those two points, that undoes what could have been aThe art work and tasty little video clips Blizzard revealed led us into thinking that Diablo III would "take us" or is it "plunge us" into new depths of demon spawned darkness and horror where we are mans last salvation. Sadly it does not. Diablo III is not a bad game in terms of "start too end" story line, it's just whats in between those two points, that undoes what could have been a truly epic game. It never was going to be anything but a tedious game doing four, yes four runs to get too Inferno (Normal, Nightmare, Hell, Inferno). The epic fights I looked forward too against what I hoped would be legendary demons with unbridled power and tricks up their sleeves. Sadly it turned out to be attack, run away, attack, run away, attack, oh you're dead. The only thing I like, is my monk's ability to keep everyone bubbled and healed and still being able to deal out damage making my need to be in a group essential. Sadly some players fail to understand monks need monsters too beat on too regenerate their spirit to keep said players alive, and so they kill the monks target and then they die and blame the monk, because they didn't get bubbled or healed. LMFAO at these noobs.

    Character development. Skills are great as long as you read very careful exactly what it does and what will be impacted by choosing something else. Monks are very badly screwed over by the need to use spirit to do anything cool let alone helpful. Constantly being drained of spirit and not regenerating it fast enough can lead too alot of deaths. I spent alot of time, circling monsters. singling one out away from the pack, move in, strike a few times, build some spirit up, circle away before the rest of the group has time to land too many blows. The other classes are OP and don't appear to have too much trouble with large groups. You get runes to enhance your skill, each rune adds a different type of effect too your skill. In my case I went with everything that increased my spirit regeneration. I have soloed Diablo and managed to revive my team mates for the final killing strike simply by biding my time, keeping myself bubbled and healing myself and Diablo away from their corpses. Power of the runes.

    The story line is not very robust. Receive quest, go here, kill this, get this item, give it too this person, next quest. It's a rush a job. Blizzard seemed to have spent far too much time drawing pretty pictures than filling in the lay of the land, side quests of historical value and creating decent movie sequences. I'm sorry, but cartoon videos indicate you ran out of money, not that you wanted to impact the Asian market place. One decent video sequence is all your going to get folks. Side quests are laughable, some relate to current characters, most seem to be there as part of the achievement system. The storyline should have been carved into atleast three stages and money spent on refining each stage. Instead we are delivered a rip off of Titan Quest. Which again was too damn long but your fighting creatures from antique, which is cool!! I know there is an expansion pack coming, that much is obvious, you will see it if you know what too look for. Value for money. No, not really. Blizzard knows that, that's why they gave it away free for a 1 year WOW subscription. Diablo III gets a 4 out 10. Subsequent expansions won't save it. Better to go straight onto fleshing out the story line for Diablo IV.
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  54. Jul 15, 2012
    0
    Game driven by Blizz' greediness . Every change they make reflects it fully .
    I've played D2 a decade ago, but this seems more like a miniature WoW rather than a hack and slash. Where you can just brag about your gear and call anyone with lower stats a noob, other than that not much to do.
    Also this system of taxes in both GAH and RMAH makes you feel you're some kinda Blizzard employee
    Game driven by Blizz' greediness . Every change they make reflects it fully .
    I've played D2 a decade ago, but this seems more like a miniature WoW rather than a hack and slash. Where you can just brag about your gear and call anyone with lower stats a noob, other than that not much to do.
    Also this system of taxes in both GAH and RMAH makes you feel you're some kinda Blizzard employee and in fact you are making money for them . Just like drug dealers do .
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  55. Jul 15, 2012
    0
    Is it made in China?Oh, dam* game !(*=n)
    A huge disappointment, no more skill points to distribute, no more attribute points to distribute, skills unlock automatically as you level up, WoW inspired skills.Why is there no LAN?
  56. Jul 15, 2012
    2
    The game is fun until you reach level 60 and inferno. Then it gets boring. Farming the same spot way too many times and only getting **** items isn't my idea of fun. The game is built around tha AH, and when the economy is ruined by bots the RMAH is the only way to go. Diablo 3 should be about killing monsters and finding cool items you could use, but it's not. I'ts repetetive avd it getsThe game is fun until you reach level 60 and inferno. Then it gets boring. Farming the same spot way too many times and only getting **** items isn't my idea of fun. The game is built around tha AH, and when the economy is ruined by bots the RMAH is the only way to go. Diablo 3 should be about killing monsters and finding cool items you could use, but it's not. I'ts repetetive avd it gets really boring really fast Expand
  57. Jul 15, 2012
    5
    This game lasted both my wife and I about 50 hours of casual play, cooperatively and single-player, plus some game time with friends. This was enough to get us through the first two difficulty tiers. After that, the monotony became mind-numbing for both of us--basically, same story, same maps, same mobs, and same general loot table. The only differences each playthru are the differentThis game lasted both my wife and I about 50 hours of casual play, cooperatively and single-player, plus some game time with friends. This was enough to get us through the first two difficulty tiers. After that, the monotony became mind-numbing for both of us--basically, same story, same maps, same mobs, and same general loot table. The only differences each playthru are the different classes available, the level of loot, and the increasingly difficult mob mechanics that quickly become frustrating. To compensate, and as others have mentioned, into the 3rd and surely 4th difficulty tiers much of the "game time" is spent grinding familiar content and combining that with the in-game auction system to get better gear to move forward with fewer headaches. But as fewer headaches do not translate into greater enjoyment, both of us have uninstalled the game and shelved it pending any great DLC or expansions, so I rate this as only "Average." If one is a great fan of the series, or has friends that are, then it may have more lasting value. Expand
  58. Jul 16, 2012
    0
    I have bought the game together with 2 friends. We have been playing Diablo 2 for years and been waiting for this title ever since.
    I find it to be a boring grind (no different character builds, since every character of the same class gets the same skills; no WEAPON difference, since the weapons differ ONLY IN ANIMATION, not in play mechanics) - there is simply no variety, nothing to look
    I have bought the game together with 2 friends. We have been playing Diablo 2 for years and been waiting for this title ever since.
    I find it to be a boring grind (no different character builds, since every character of the same class gets the same skills; no WEAPON difference, since the weapons differ ONLY IN ANIMATION, not in play mechanics) - there is simply no variety, nothing to look forward, only a monotonic clickfest.

    The game also sucks from a technological standpoint - the server connection STILL drops every few hours, months after the launch, and Diablo 3 was stuttering on a computer that ran Mass Effect 3 perfectly in full HD.

    And even this is not enough - one of my buddies was informed in a rude e-mail that he was suspected cheating and is now banned. The accusation is false, and what's even worse, there was not even a politely worded warning.

    Bottom line - this is no longer the Blizzard that made StarCraft and Diablo 2. This game is not worth your 60 bucks and your time. Find another publisher who makes quality games and does not lace them with obnoxious DRM. Stay away from this title.
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  59. Jul 16, 2012
    3
    Good game until you reach level 60, than the hell begins.

    The auction house is horrible, you cant filter more then 3 affix, witch is necessary to find good items needed to progress in the game. Bots, A LOT of bots, creating an inflation of the gold. Required an online connection, witch comes with lag (FROM THE SERVER! WTF). The difficult starts only in Inferno difficult, witch
    Good game until you reach level 60, than the hell begins.

    The auction house is horrible, you cant filter more then 3 affix, witch is necessary to find good items needed to progress in the game.

    Bots, A LOT of bots, creating an inflation of the gold.

    Required an online connection, witch comes with lag (FROM THE SERVER! WTF).

    The difficult starts only in Inferno difficult, witch is not superated by skill, but by gear.

    Just another pay to win game.

    Huge disappointment.
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  60. Jul 16, 2012
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. What it does good - The combat system is amazing. Great looking particle effects and very fluid all around. Decent customization of your skills. What it does bad - Pretty much everything else. The storyline is terrible. The main "twist" is decent but every big bad was a yawner. Act 4 being 1/4 as long as the other 3 acts makes no sense to me. Seemed very rushed. Normal and nightmare modes are insanely easy if you upgrade your gear regularly on the AH for essentially nothing. Hell difficulty with basic level 60 gear is a good challenge but once you get higher end lvl 63 gear its a breeze. Inferno mode though might as well be impossible. The later acts (2-4) were recently nerfed but it didn't help. My 60 barb who has 80% reduction of dmg for all the resistances and 70% reduction from all dmg because of armor, not to mention every defense passive possible with some good life steal, still gets 2 shot in Act 2 by champion mobs, also forgot the base 50% reduction in dmg because I am a melee character. I can clear act 1 while watching TV and pressing 3 buttons but as soon as I go to act 2 I die all the time. Balancing is a huge issue, my lvl 60 demon hunter that has crap blue that cost about 100K total on ah does 85K dmg. My barb does 12K dmg and has to be up close to do that dmg. Overall just poorly executed game. They are patching it monthly trying to get it balanced but I have my doubts. Not even gonna get into the terrible AH and RMAH in this review. Save your money and listen to the Sub 4.0 user review. Expand
  61. Jul 16, 2012
    5
    A cut down, more "mainstream" version of Diablo. Its nothing like its amazing predecessor Diablo 2. The game barrows on many features of mmorpgs, such as no dropping corpses, no stat leveling, no skill leveling, and an auction house. Basicly just hack, slash, and loot at its best. The "Skill Rune" system seems like a great way to manage your skills but in the end feels 'dumbed down'. TheA cut down, more "mainstream" version of Diablo. Its nothing like its amazing predecessor Diablo 2. The game barrows on many features of mmorpgs, such as no dropping corpses, no stat leveling, no skill leveling, and an auction house. Basicly just hack, slash, and loot at its best. The "Skill Rune" system seems like a great way to manage your skills but in the end feels 'dumbed down'. The runes basicly upgrade the skill as you go, so in most cases there would be no need to use a lower level rune. Overall I dont feel rewarded for leveling; I mean getting cooler skills/spells would be nice, but if I picked the same class twice there would be no difference once their both highly leveled. Other then their Items I havn't really had to customize anything but their names. No re-playability. Atleast not as much as Diablo 2. I could imagine you could play through each class 1 time, other then that I dont see the sense in making the same class again. In Diablo 2 you made many of the same class because you could build them differently. I had roughly 20 different builds for the 7 classes in Diablo 2. Overall just to many changes and unwanted additions to call it a good Diablo sequel. Im myself a huge blizzard fanboy, I've played and enjoyed all their games but I just feel disappointed with this release. Its still fun to play it just didn't live up to what I was hoping. If your new to Diablo then you might feel this ranks around in the 8-9 score area, but for everyone thats played D2 you may feel 5-6 is a better assessment. Expand
  62. Jul 16, 2012
    2
    Game was essentially ruined by the real money auction house due to bots automatically buying all the good items on the gold auction house and relisting them for ridiculously high prices. Players are left asking themselves whether to bother competing with bots on the AH, or to instead spend hours grinding for gold in order to upgrade their gear.
  63. Jul 16, 2012
    0
    It had everything to be one of the best titles in gaming industry, yet it failed in every aspect.
    The graphics are outdated, the always online thing is a pain, the whole plot is laughable and cheesy, the skill system is dull and, believe me, this is not even the worst! The worst of it is that Diablo 3 is unrewarding. The fun of the game (i.e., getting better and better equipment for your
    It had everything to be one of the best titles in gaming industry, yet it failed in every aspect.
    The graphics are outdated, the always online thing is a pain, the whole plot is laughable and cheesy, the skill system is dull and, believe me, this is not even the worst! The worst of it is that Diablo 3 is unrewarding. The fun of the game (i.e., getting better and better equipment for your characters) was ruined by a drastic reduction in drop rates of useful/epic gear and by the implementation of an Auction House. So why would you go out there and face hordes of demons if they carry nothing valuable? And why would you do that if everything you may want is already at sale on the Auction House? Totally pointless.
    In addition to that, while most games today are trying to create an innovative and immersive gameplay, Diablo 3 is a step backwards: it offers nothing new and makes you feel like you're not even part of the game. You have no choices, you don't change anything, you just click everywhere the whole time. Sure that was fun back in Diablo 2, but that was 12 years ago.
    Finally, if you're thinking about buying this game, don't get fooled by "professional reviewers" or Wikipedia articles. Diablo 3 is a huge disappointment. But don't take my word for it, just take a look at the Diablo 3 Forum!
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  64. Jul 16, 2012
    0
    You can't customize your characters, the spells you gain are automatically given as you level, and a very limited number of them. Each spell can have a rune attached to it, which is the only thing you can customize the problem is that many of the more powerful runes are obtained early on meaning you literally have nothing to look forward to as you level so it becomes very tedious as thereYou can't customize your characters, the spells you gain are automatically given as you level, and a very limited number of them. Each spell can have a rune attached to it, which is the only thing you can customize the problem is that many of the more powerful runes are obtained early on meaning you literally have nothing to look forward to as you level so it becomes very tedious as there are 4 difficulty levels of the exact same game. You also can't customize your controls, as the mouse buttons (left-click and right-click) can't be changed so you have to keep an ability that uses left-mouse click but also causes your character to move, so if you happen to mis-click a fast moving enemy, it causes your character to move which in later difficulty levels can easily result in death. You can't change this either. Once you hit Inferno difficulty, the difficulty ramps up drastically in each act, where "elites" have a set number of affixes they can pull from, with some combinations being ridiculously hard, even harder then the bosses in the game. To further cause problems, some of these abilities can instantly kill you, and are small and hard to see like the Frozen or Arcane ones which can be placed underneath, and hidden by spell effects on the screen, only to result in your instant death. Lag is still a problem several months after release, and the game must be played on-line with at least 1 day of maintenance per week, sometimes 2-3 lasting far longer then other games typically going till mid-afternoon EST. Your character can "rubber-band" due to lag, usually resulting in death and a repair cost for dying. Additional problems include the collision in-game. Some escape abilities used to get you away from dangerous situations like a Wizard's teleport, can be "caught" on tiny things on the map like a crate, or the edge of a wall causing you to teleport to the location that you collided instead of to the location that you clicked to go. As the abilities usually have long-cooldowns, this frustratingly leads to death as these abilities are normally used to escape dangerous situations so it doesn't help if you don't actually get moved from the spot you were trying to move. Another problem is the "queueing" of spells, as certain builds are built around button mashing, the queue routinely gets screwed up and clicking an ability doesn't always fire it off if something you had clicked earlier was still "queued". You move on to your next ability not realizing it never fired off. Lastly, and the worst part about this game is the horrible itemization. Getting an actual upgrade to drop is extremely rare, and I have yet to see a single upgrade in 120 hours of play right now. All of my gear was purchased on the gold Auction House where you can get pretty good items for very cheap because there is literally no market for them (thus, very hard to make any gold in this game because very few items ever sell) but the big upgrades are all priced well out of anyone's range unless they either use real money, or get extremely lucky and find a drop they can sell for millions to be able to afford the items going for 20+ million to upgrade their character and progress. Trying to sell mid-range items on the Auction House is an excercise in futility because there is a mandatory 36 hour posting period, and no way to cancel with a 10 item limit. So the odds are you will place 10 items up there, none will sell, and you can't put any additional Auctions up for another 36 hours. Even once you get a base set of cheap gear on the AH, without using specific min/max builds you will not progress through Inferno difficulty, and even as you do progress, the odds of getting an upgrade are slim to none so advancing your character is akin to winning the lottery, and not a normal path of progression with small, but systematic gains. Many people are botting and exploiting, further screwing the economy for the real players. At the end, you use the same skills through 4 difficulty levels of the same game (no customized levels like previous Diablo games), then are forced to bang your head against a wall trying to get an upgrade to drop (which is rare, considering how many different stats there are and the ridiculous fact that level 51 gear drops in the hardest difficulty, Inferno, which requires level 60 to enter) which makes zero sense. While you're trying to get this needle in a haystick upgrade to drop, you get to deal with horrible customization forcing people to play how they want you to play (using left-mouse for an ability and to move), bad collision engine and a difficulty level, especially on specific elite abilities, that makes little to no sense in Inferno and very quick deaths with repair costs for players. Do not buy this game unless you like torture. Expand
  65. Jul 16, 2012
    9
    Diablo 3 is a game that was destined to be loved by critics and hated by many fans. The reason for this is that it actually is a fantastic game when viewed somewhat objectively, but can be viewed as too much of a departure from Diablo 2 by those who gaze upon that game with rose tinted glasses.

    The fact is that Diablo 3 improves upon many aspects of Diablo 2. Concerns such as art
    Diablo 3 is a game that was destined to be loved by critics and hated by many fans. The reason for this is that it actually is a fantastic game when viewed somewhat objectively, but can be viewed as too much of a departure from Diablo 2 by those who gaze upon that game with rose tinted glasses.

    The fact is that Diablo 3 improves upon many aspects of Diablo 2. Concerns such as art direction and character development and permanence that were frequently expressed prior to release are no longer concerns. Though this could possibly be due to the prominence of other concerns, I think it's more likely because these are no longer concerns. Sure there are no more stat points, but they are replaced by the process of gear selection. No more permanent build choices, but the rune system is far more compelling and allows more experimentation and customization. I think the majority of current concerns from the playerbase stem from 2 things: the difficulty of the game and the perception of the AH and the Real Money Auction House. Diablo 2 never really made an attempt to be difficult; it could be beaten around level 60, but if you didn't have the skill or gear to do this, you could always level higher and beat it using your superior level. Diablo 3 doesn't have this option; once you hit max level you are presented with a whole "Hell" equivalent just for max level characters. Therefore, you have to be skilled or have great gear to beat it. This is a cource of frustration for many: Blizzard upon release stated that Inferno would be only for the hardcore players; but the truth is that if it is there, players will feel they haven't beaten the game until they've beaten it. This brings me to the 2nd perception which is the AH/RMAH. The problem with these is that in order to have a challenging game, the Inferno balance decisions must assume the best gear in the game, because this gear is obtainable in the AH. In Diablo 2 there was no such medium for trading; everything was done on fan site forums so there was no real way to see how your gear compared to the world at large. This leads to the perception that most of the gear that players find is crap, and that you have to obtain our gear on the AH to do well. This also frustrates many players. However, if you like a challenging game, neither of these complaints really bothers you.

    I've spent a lot of time countering criticism that I see, but the game really is great. Superb artwork and art direction. The story/voice acting is not the best, but honestly I've failed to be impressed by these aspects in many games, including full blown RPG's like Mass Effect. Diablo 2's strength is the heart pounding action, and this game delivers on that.
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  66. Jul 17, 2012
    0
    This game is terrible. The story is predictable and doesn't hold attention. The end-game is non-existent, and hunting for items is both boring and infuriating due to imbalanced loot and incredibly rare quality drops. Additionally, the fact that there is a real money auction house makes it feel much more like work than play, and there are an incredible number of bots around, which BlizzardThis game is terrible. The story is predictable and doesn't hold attention. The end-game is non-existent, and hunting for items is both boring and infuriating due to imbalanced loot and incredibly rare quality drops. Additionally, the fact that there is a real money auction house makes it feel much more like work than play, and there are an incredible number of bots around, which Blizzard has done nothing to stop as far as I know. Add a huge number of glitches, frequent down times, and almost no character variety, and you have Diablo III. Expand
  67. Jul 17, 2012
    10
    Шедевр! 10 из 10.Обязательно для прохождения.Надеюсь эта игра станетШедевр! 10 из 10.Обязательно для прохождения.Надеюсь эта игра станет игрой года 2012!.Отличный сюжет,gameplay.графика тоже на уровне,отличный multiplayer Expand
  68. Jul 17, 2012
    1
    I've played all Blizzard games since Lost Vikings and I must say this is their first major failure. What they are selling looks like developer preview that was done in 2008 and frozen ever since. And it goes for what... $60? I even took a vacation at work to play it and boy how I was dissapointed after a few weeks.

    The worst points of the game are: Most of legendary items aren't
    I've played all Blizzard games since Lost Vikings and I must say this is their first major failure. What they are selling looks like developer preview that was done in 2008 and frozen ever since. And it goes for what... $60? I even took a vacation at work to play it and boy how I was dissapointed after a few weeks.

    The worst points of the game are:
    Most of legendary items aren't legendary at all, considering the drop rate is very seldom;
    You get only 1 type of socketed item in 4 different flavours (I'd like to remind you its year 2012);
    Only a few different random-generated dungeon events;
    Amount of available map "blocks" is very low which results in incredible repetitive dungeons (you can see this even in the first act by looking at the cathedral minimap);
    You can't spec your hero the way you want - all the stats are automatically assigned for you at level up;
    No character customization at all! You don't really need much at this camera angle but it wouldn't hurt;
    Poor interface functionality - comparing item stats at AH is troublesome, only 3 filters and you can't filter by item armor amount or block chance;
    HP+ globe stat doesn't increases healing potions efficiency AT ALL which is really weird.
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  69. Jul 17, 2012
    0
    Diablo 3 is one of the worst games I have ever played. It earns this recognition because it single handedly ruined the almost-mythical Diablo franchise and tarnished the great name of Blizzard. The story and dialog is written for kiddies and sounds like a dumb cartoon. The quest line is completely linear with no variation or choice. The loot drop quality is terrible, so you don't get theDiablo 3 is one of the worst games I have ever played. It earns this recognition because it single handedly ruined the almost-mythical Diablo franchise and tarnished the great name of Blizzard. The story and dialog is written for kiddies and sounds like a dumb cartoon. The quest line is completely linear with no variation or choice. The loot drop quality is terrible, so you don't get the satisfaction of earning items you worked for. The game is built around funneling users to the auction houses, which Blizzard makes a profit from. This is a greedy and underhanded money grab from Blizzard/Activsion. For shame!

    If this was a game with a different name, it would have received a 5 from me. But because this is DIablo 3 and made by Blizzard, the implementation and design choices come as a shock and is extremely disappointing. You've made me very sad Blizz and I will no longer faithfully buy your games without a second thought. And for that, you deserve a big fat ZERO and D3 deserves to be called on of the worst games of 2012.
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  70. Jul 17, 2012
    0
    I think the current metascore of 88 on the game is not right, and totaly biased. I had some fun for the first 2-3 weeks of playing, having a good time with friends. THEN, it's when you arrive at inferno that something's not right. The drop rate is terrible, it's totally not made for casual gamers (even though they stated the game is made for elite and casual players). Consequence of theI think the current metascore of 88 on the game is not right, and totaly biased. I had some fun for the first 2-3 weeks of playing, having a good time with friends. THEN, it's when you arrive at inferno that something's not right. The drop rate is terrible, it's totally not made for casual gamers (even though they stated the game is made for elite and casual players). Consequence of the bad drop rates? We are forced to use Auction House, BUT, to use Auction House you need gold, and you have gold, you need to sell stuff to people OR farm 24/7 to get that one good item... In fact, you are forced to use Auction House if you don't want to waste a big part of your life... Then, even with the current bad state of the game, they released the REAL MONEY AUCTION HOUSE, what bull****. Now, if you're a casual player, and even some intense gamers, have to pay to get better gear since they don't want to waste their time farming all day long. The whole game is a nothing but a cheap way to get money. Also, Blizzard lacked on player support on that game. We asked them to ban/stop those hackers/bots since they were ruining the economy of the game. NOPE. They wait like 2 month before actually moving a finger, but it's too late, the economy is already ruined, and now we're at a point where 1 MILLION gold is only worth 25 cents - 2 dollars. In fact, that 1 MILLION takes a bit less than a week to get, if we're legit players, and only farm with full gold find gear. Selling valuable items, which we farmed for weeks, gives tons of gold, but that's the only way to do get gold for legit players now...

    TL;DR: They missed the ball on that one. Terribad game. Don't waste 60$... If Torchlight II is about the same, or not as good as Diablo 3, at least it only costs 20 bucks. D3 is a bad repetitive game based around real money, and has bad player support as well.
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  71. Jul 17, 2012
    3
    300 Hours played and 5000+ elite kills. My general review is below:

    Pros: Beautiful graphics Smooth combat/animations Excellent camera angle and "feel" Cons: +No replay value +Poor itemization +At a certain breakpoint due to useless mods and poor system design, you basically stop having any chance of upgrading +300+ hours of gameplay and 9 Legendary | 1 set item - all
    300 Hours played and 5000+ elite kills. My general review is below:

    Pros:

    Beautiful graphics
    Smooth combat/animations
    Excellent camera angle and "feel"

    Cons:
    +No replay value
    +Poor itemization
    +At a certain breakpoint due to useless mods and poor system design, you basically stop having any chance of upgrading
    +300+ hours of gameplay and 9 Legendary | 1 set item - all Worthless!
    +Poor tuning in Inferno - one shot mechanics and unimaginative scripted fights
    +Heavily WOW influenced
    +No realism in the context of a dark tense dungeon crawl
    +Crafting system is absolutely broke - no value in crafting items at max level
    +Poor if not criminal communication from Blizzard with its player base
    +DRM (always online) requirement
    +Your purchasing a license not a game
    +Real Money Auction House
    +Gold Auction House
    +No PVP

    I could continue to go on but the game, beyond being successful at a gorgeous game environment, is a complete failure.

    Sure - buy this game but if your a ARPG fan do not expect a game that is engaging and encourages replay value with its farm game and different classes. The skill system is weak and requires no intelligence. The farm system is boring and sad.

    At best this game is a 3.0 and after playing Blizzard games for 13 years, I will no longer purchase any future Blizzard games. I've already sold the majority of my gear and will shortly be selling my bnet account as I refuse to play crap and then wait around for Blizzard to make effective changes that improve the game experience.
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  72. Jul 18, 2012
    2
    This game is amazing. It is the best game ever that requires you to exploit, cheat and bot until it's fun. The inferno difficulty curve is punishing. All the good gear on the AH costs 50-100 mil per piece and the repair costs are astronomical. Blizzard could have had something great here, but given the current state of things... it is looking grim.
  73. Jul 18, 2012
    7
    The newest Diablo is somewhat shallow and repetitive with the main focus being on collecting loot rather than progressing through a storyline or using the slightest hint of strategy beyond the odd kite or dodge mechanic. The randomly generated dungeons do little to add to the replay of the game as the short scripted events remain constant throughout all playthroughs and the obstacles orThe newest Diablo is somewhat shallow and repetitive with the main focus being on collecting loot rather than progressing through a storyline or using the slightest hint of strategy beyond the odd kite or dodge mechanic. The randomly generated dungeons do little to add to the replay of the game as the short scripted events remain constant throughout all playthroughs and the obstacles or randomly generated mobs differ little throughout all four acts. The story itself is standard gaming fare. It doesn't try to redefine the genre and I don't really feel it has too. The classic good vs evil tone and predictable character turns are a staple for this genre and there's just something fun about the melodramatic tones throughout the story.

    The difficulty level is a little low for those who just want to playthrough the story once and move on. When set to normal the game will only take a day to see from start to finish and while newbies may die from time to time you never really get to a point where anything seems impossible. Seasoned veterans of the genre will laugh as they make it to the end. The real difficulty actual comes from rare spawns on later difficulties who may leave you frustrated from to time as they seem to have the perfect combination for nullifying a particular classes strengths. So why is Diablo getting a seven from me? The game is polished and I personally enjoy the classic art style. As shallow as the game maybe, I also found myself inexplicably spending hours playing through the different difficulties while attempting to upgrade my character and keep up with my friends. I'd actually say the game warrants closer to a 6.5 but for the sake of bumping up the overall score that I feel is far too low for the effort put into the title I feel a 7 is more than fair compared to say a 6. Finally I feel the need to restate that everything about the game is done server side. This means the game requires a constant connection and uses quite a bit of data compared to other titles. I found the game actually used more data than WoW overall and this should be considered by all gamers who live in areas where bandwidth caps are a concern. It's not going to push you over your cap on its own but all know little things like this add up and a couple hundred mbs for a multiple hour sitting is a lot to swallow.
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  74. Jul 19, 2012
    1
    I just decided to stop playing this game, after 70 hours of playing - and only for this there is 1, not 0. Story is too short, you finish normal difficulty level after few hours and then you have to repeat same things for next hours. Yeah, it's quite fun, but after reaching Inferno whole fun dissapears. Game begins to be only about farming and looting cracked items - to loot a good rare isI just decided to stop playing this game, after 70 hours of playing - and only for this there is 1, not 0. Story is too short, you finish normal difficulty level after few hours and then you have to repeat same things for next hours. Yeah, it's quite fun, but after reaching Inferno whole fun dissapears. Game begins to be only about farming and looting cracked items - to loot a good rare is to win a national lottery. Bosses are to annoying - not hard, just overpowered and annyoing - and defeating them is totally lack of fun, because there simple are no prize for it. More of that, you must spend your own money to repair your gear. Cmon, I should be payed for winning fight, not be forced to pay myself! Game is crashed on mechanic design level and therefore is not worth buying. Expand
  75. Jul 19, 2012
    3
    I have completed Diablo 3, it took me 16 hours, the game was fun from start to finish. The biggest problem with Diablo 3 is that it is very easy to complete and it has no end game content. Once I complete a game I typically do not replay it unless it has been many years and the story was exceptional. So I have a character that is level 30 and I'm done. There seems to be 30 more levels andI have completed Diablo 3, it took me 16 hours, the game was fun from start to finish. The biggest problem with Diablo 3 is that it is very easy to complete and it has no end game content. Once I complete a game I typically do not replay it unless it has been many years and the story was exceptional. So I have a character that is level 30 and I'm done. There seems to be 30 more levels and an auction house but I'm not sure what the point of those are since I have completed the game. Although what I experianced of D3 was fun and entertaining it was surprisingly short and lacking in end game content. I was expecting more from Blizzard, I don't imagine it would have been to hard to create 10-15 end game maps where players could spend sometime fighting a few new bosses to finish the level cap. The games seems like it was rushed to market. Game play is simple and old school... all you are getting are the cut scenes that continue the Diablo story. Expand
  76. Jul 19, 2012
    10
    After 150 hours, i can say it's an excellent game. I really don't understand people with a low score: ok the expectations were very high, and the game is not perfect..but it is a very very good game !
  77. Jul 20, 2012
    0
    Diabl-WoW 3 : When a great game becomes a great chore. Grind grind grind. Well, grind again! Faster, you need money to buy stuff and you can sell stuff to make money. Money, money,money, bots, everywhere! Oh wait, where the fun again? Fun? What are you talking about, this is not a game this is a business. Forget about deep character devellopement and stiry, no time for that! Grind grindDiabl-WoW 3 : When a great game becomes a great chore. Grind grind grind. Well, grind again! Faster, you need money to buy stuff and you can sell stuff to make money. Money, money,money, bots, everywhere! Oh wait, where the fun again? Fun? What are you talking about, this is not a game this is a business. Forget about deep character devellopement and stiry, no time for that! Grind grind grind festival baby. Ah well, might just go back to D2 for some good fun. Waited all these years for that. What a shame. Randomized dungeons? Are you kidding me!? Not even close to D2. I played about 30 hours, Ive had some fun but not much. Time to go back to Indie Games. Big companies dont get it anymore, its all about money. Expand
  78. Jul 21, 2012
    0
    Gigantic let down of recent years. All anyone can stipulate is that under a different name it would have not been such a let down. It would have been seen as what it is then, an auction house rpg economic simulator (with war torn Europe as a base line for it's current currency stability, awful to say the least, LOL), but as a supposed successor to Diablo 2 it fails on ALL accounts andGigantic let down of recent years. All anyone can stipulate is that under a different name it would have not been such a let down. It would have been seen as what it is then, an auction house rpg economic simulator (with war torn Europe as a base line for it's current currency stability, awful to say the least, LOL), but as a supposed successor to Diablo 2 it fails on ALL accounts and expectations possible. after almost a decade they crap out this excuse for a game. I even have the exact same problem with the game's launcher that I had in beta, 3 months after its release and had reported back in beta then, that they never even fixed! I personally managed to figured out a complex specific routine of killing the agent.exe process in task manager at certain visual queues of the launchers inane progression. (which is anywhere from stuck at 0% loading or 100%, both with the play button grayed out, and or sometimes flat out showing an error box with absolutely nothing helpful as to what may be the problem, forcing me to relaunch 1 second later and have no error like what usually occurs) A fair minority have had this problem and posted on the forum about it, but still nothing. In the error it says contact customer support... Let me tell you about customer support, they can't help you with the most prevalent problems like you losing items on the auction house, especially right after a patch, which happened to me, thankfully only on trash I was trying to peddle on the AH. Support cited having "no logs" for verifying whether or not I actually received the items even though one of them was a weapon I bought out and re-uped to get a profit, which appeared on the log that I CAN SEE. (which is flipping, learning a specific gear market, buying out gear you know for a fact could sell for higher, and then hopefully selling it for more than what it cost to buy it. Which is exactly why this game is an auction house simulator because you need to do things like that if you hope to get ahead an--- OH WAIT, gold just devalued a couple more million over night due to botters, nevermind that, we're never going to afford that gear for act 3-4 inferno now without using real money auction house, which is another reason things are as bad as they are in this game, ActiBlizz's greed and stupidity.
    Stupidity because they could actually make WAY more money by actually making the game fun and work instead of REQUIRING THE AUCTION HOUSE FOR EVERYTHING. Oh right, did i forget to mention you will never see a drop of gear that you actually want or need? Legendaries are all USELESS. (supposed to be their answer for uniques from diablo 2) I had 3 legendaries drop in over about 300+ hours played, a recipe for a useless level 50 legendary crossbow called starburster or w/e, which I have no idea how people hope to use to draw a profit (with its typical, high resource cost to craft) OR use on their character for more than 2 levels until already seeing better gear. (on auction house) Somehow it sold for a meager 450k at the time, probably all suckers who actually think they know what their doing with their time or money, pro tip: they don't and I BET they all quit the game soon after realizing their loss and was the final nail in the nail filled coffin for this despicable excuse for a diablo game. ActiBlizz strikes again with another mediocre game that takes so much from its cash crop game WoW. IF, IF... IF, they hadn't lost ALL, ALL, ALL of their ORGINAL DIABLO DEVELOPMENT TEAM... THEN, they may have had their priorities set. Instead, they throw money at vain safe devs

    * Players need progression, skill progression, experience level progression, and gear progression all combine to make the player feel the character is theirs and theirs alone. By the end game, my character should feel completely different than another character of the same class.

    * Smooth out the difficulty. The only reason inferno is so tough, is because is was implemented as an afterthought. Gear checking between acts, is painful, even for the biggest D2 geek.

    * Here's one that I really can't understand, make each difficulty level, a little different - Open up new areas, add new monsters, add unique events, add people to the towns. There is no difference in the world of Diablo between difficulties, every run through is exactly the same, except the monsters get tougher. * The legendaries (uniques) are a real head scratcher. There are two possibilities here. Either legendaries didn't have enough time to be implemented, or someone actually thought it would be a good idea to make them completely unusable. In either case, this really scares me.

    * The Story - Just terrible, with such cheesy voice acting and dialogue. Possibly the most shocking part for me. There are no characters I feel any connection to. I have zero reason to hate, or want to destroy the bosses. Plus they're mostly remakes of old bosses, brought back for absolutely no reason.
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  79. Jul 21, 2012
    0
    The game doesn't reward you at all. You have to play like 50 hours just to get a decent item you can sell for 20$. This is below the minimum wage in China. Blizzard want to turn their player base into a slave labor, so they can make out like a bandit. This game is work, it's not a game it's work.
  80. Jul 21, 2012
    1
    After waiting over a decade for this game I could not of been more disappointed. The story is short, the grinding is long, viable builds are nerfed as quickly as people find them, you have to buy your high level gear in the Real Money Auction House, and gold/item farmers run the Auction Houses. It's a money grab by blizzard, and just a travesty of a game.
  81. Jul 22, 2012
    0
    Ok I'm not even going to touch the abysmal dialogue or the bland characters or the storyline that's something out of Disney mixed with Power Rangers. This is a loot game, on with the gameplay.

    Itemization sucks. It's very bland, nothing interesting. You're hunting for mainly 3 of the same stats for all your gear slots in order to be successful. If an item doesn't have one, most of the
    Ok I'm not even going to touch the abysmal dialogue or the bland characters or the storyline that's something out of Disney mixed with Power Rangers. This is a loot game, on with the gameplay.

    Itemization sucks. It's very bland, nothing interesting. You're hunting for mainly 3 of the same stats for all your gear slots in order to be successful. If an item doesn't have one, most of the time it's complete garbage. The odds of an item rolling said 3 stats along with good value rolls on those stats are infuriating.

    The difficulty is okay for Normal->Hell. Pretty easy. But the best stuff drops in Inferno, the gear-check difficulty. And if you don't have the gear with those 3 stats in all your slots you will get slaughtered. And chances are you won't have the gear. This is where the fun with the AH starts. You start buying gear for stats in order to progress, and that's where it stops being fun.

    Inferno is not a challenge for the sake of challenge, it's a progression difficulty - a means to an end with cheap MMO mechanics built in like enrage timers and rez timers to make you either pull your hair out grinding earlier difficulties or use the AH. On that note, the loot that drops is not quality loot most of the time because of the sole existence of the AH.

    Basically, it's a chore. A second job with no real rewards. You're grinding for uninteresting loot for that marginal .5% mitigation and 1% dps increase in order to progress to a later act. Once you do that, you face another brick wall. Gear doesn't enforce build diversity, and the cheap mechanics of "difficulty" shoehorn you into a certain build, narrowing build diversity even further.

    Diablo 3 is not the wors game I've ever played. Diablo 3 is the worst letdown of a game from such a trusted company like Blizzard Entertainment. And I thought FFXIII was a letdown.
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  82. Jul 22, 2012
    0
    I'll sum Diablo 3 up in a single word. Disappointing. After more than 10 years you'd think they'd be able to come up with something that doesn't feel like Diablo 2.5, if that. Game play is lackluster, graphics have lots of shiny features, story is boring. Don't get me started on the always on-line requirement.

    Save your money, pick up a copy of Diablo 2, and have fun. This game isn't.
  83. Jul 22, 2012
    0
    I don't describe myself as someone who enjoys torturing himself, but after playing Diablo 3 for 150 hours I'm having second thoughts.

    I pre-purchased the game and thankfully did not spring for the collectors edition, as this game is a monumental failure. When patch 1.03 was released, around 65% of players stopped playing the game, with good reason. There is nothing more I can add to
    I don't describe myself as someone who enjoys torturing himself, but after playing Diablo 3 for 150 hours I'm having second thoughts.

    I pre-purchased the game and thankfully did not spring for the collectors edition, as this game is a monumental failure. When patch 1.03 was released, around 65% of players stopped playing the game, with good reason. There is nothing more I can add to the previous negative reviews, but to sum up what I think are the worst problems, consider the following:

    1: The drops are terrible.
    2. The only point to picking up items, realistically, is to sell them for gold so that you can either (1) repair your gear that apparently evaporates over time and gets constantly obliterated by inferno elites that one shot your glass cannon character that the game apparently had in mind when it presented you with the option of a "glass cannon" skill, OR (2) buy items from the auction house so that you can HOPE to kill elite monsters so that you can HOPE that they will drop something worth owning (which is, unfortunately, wishful thinking). 3. There is no endgame.
    4. "Developer" Jay Wilson is almost as big a failure as the game itself. Nothing warms the heart of a customer more than hearing the company tell you that you are wrong and they are right. 5. It's just not fun. "Grinding" in D2 was fun, because you could just go into a cow level, PWN everything, do some meph runs, and trade items with people instead of Blizzard and its 15% fee. "Grinding" in D3 is a joke, because the elites in inferno are designed to one shot even the best-equipped characters. And the drops are awful. It is so easy to get sucked into a perpetual cycle of endless frustration... At least with "grinding" in D2 you didn't get one-shotted while wearing good gear. And if you did, you could at least kill some stuff before you died. People like killing things. 6. So many other better games out there for $60. Even for $40. Or $20. 7. Graphics and interface are...unexpectedly outdated. The graphics issue is self explanatory. . . but the chat interface is just bad. People are constantly chatting "private" messages into the general channel because it is so clumsy. The list really goes on and on, and on, and on. . . I was able to sell all of my gear before 1.03 and made some money on this game, but I absolutely do NOT recommend this to any of my friends. Don't even buy it to complete your "Blizzard" collection of games. This is an embarrassment.
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  84. Jul 22, 2012
    8
    I am struggling to understand all the negativity regarding Diablo 3. The story is far more pressing and fleshed out than either of the first two games. The graphics are far better than people are giving credit for - as for it looking like a WoW clone, I don't even know what to say, the setting can be both bright as well as violent and disturbing. The new "skill unlock" system is fantasticI am struggling to understand all the negativity regarding Diablo 3. The story is far more pressing and fleshed out than either of the first two games. The graphics are far better than people are giving credit for - as for it looking like a WoW clone, I don't even know what to say, the setting can be both bright as well as violent and disturbing. The new "skill unlock" system is fantastic - you can finally play the game how *you* want to play it. No two builds will be the same. Look up ANY Diablo 2 build and if you don't see the words "put as many points into strength as needed for equipment, enough in dex for max block and dump the rest in vit" then I'll stand utterly corrected.

    The only negative point I can give is the always online system, while i'll never agree with it, it hasn't affected my personal enjoyment of the game. If I lived somewhere with a less stable ISP, then maybe my tune would change a bit, but as it is - can't fault it.
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  85. Jul 22, 2012
    9
    the people that down-rate this game do so for personal vindictive reasons, the game itself is fantastic, after well over 150 hours of play time so far i can honestly say it is a well made game, the art style while different from previous installments Fits the game, the skill systems make for an ever changing environment and while the story is short, it completes what diablo 2 left off, thethe people that down-rate this game do so for personal vindictive reasons, the game itself is fantastic, after well over 150 hours of play time so far i can honestly say it is a well made game, the art style while different from previous installments Fits the game, the skill systems make for an ever changing environment and while the story is short, it completes what diablo 2 left off, the complaints of others are really just pointless raging. The game should NOT be rated poorly for its launch day problems, they where not the worst thing to happen with gaming. Expand
  86. Jul 22, 2012
    0
    After played for 200hr (lv 60 wizard and monk, stopped at inferno A3), I realized this is a bad game. Why does it take that long for me to know that? Because I kept telling myself, "Blizzard does not make bad games, there are something better later in the game." I was going to write a long review as to why I think it is a bad game. Then, I just simply don't care about anymore. I left thisAfter played for 200hr (lv 60 wizard and monk, stopped at inferno A3), I realized this is a bad game. Why does it take that long for me to know that? Because I kept telling myself, "Blizzard does not make bad games, there are something better later in the game." I was going to write a long review as to why I think it is a bad game. Then, I just simply don't care about anymore. I left this review for anyone who has not bought the game yet. DON'T DO IT. It is not 200hr of fun, it is 200hr thinking "it will get better later." I feel really bad getting all my friends playing D3 since all of them quite already. So if I can just save one person from buying this awful game, I will feel much better. Expand
  87. Jul 23, 2012
    3
    I hate being negative but sometimes a man´s gotta do what a man´s gotta do. This game sucked big time. There are of course a lot of arguments that can be used and I´m sure my fellow critics have done so already so I´ll keep mine short and explain the thing that bothered me the most. But first of, the positive things.

    I like the artwork and the story isnt half
    I hate being negative but sometimes a man´s gotta do what a man´s gotta do. This game sucked big time. There are of course a lot of arguments that can be used and I´m sure my fellow critics have done so already so I´ll keep mine short and explain the thing that bothered me the most. But first of, the positive things.

    I like the artwork and the story isnt half bad. I didn´t care all that much about the story because western RPG always suck compared to eastern (japanese) RPG:s. To complain about the story is thus a waste of time.

    But I have witnessed the ultimate sellout of fans by a company with this game. Vivendi/Activision/Blizzard have lost all track of what made Blizzard such a successful company in the first place. Their hardcore fans, the gamers. With the release of this game, they spat on the face of every gamer out there. They made us buy a game that first of was incomplete, secondly it was unbeatable by default.

    Who in their right minds releases a single player game in which a single player cannot finish the game?

    Apparently Blizzard does.

    This game is impossible to beat on inferno level (which is the endgame) without having to use the auction house. Keep in mind, this is a single player game. Why do I even have to use the Auction House?

    For one reason, RMAH (Real Money Auction House).

    It´s a great idea for the company, make players buy and sell gear whilst Blizzard makes cash without actually having to work. But for the players this means that the best gear will always sell for cash and that the ingame gold AH (Auction House) gets depleted of the best items.

    RMAH is however acceptable even though it´s tacky as hell. If they wanna be greedy, sure go right ahead.

    But in this case Blizzard has made the game so hard on inferno level that the usage of the AH was impossible to avoid. If AH is unavoidable then RMAH automatically becomes the next step.

    But, don´t you get drops in the game?

    Well of course you do, nothing usable but of course you do.

    The loot system is innovative, the first game I have ever encountered where the highest item level (ilvl) on drops doesn´t mean that youre getting the best gear. I have gotten alot of the ilvl 63 which is the highest possible and yet I have nothing to show for it. My best gear is actually an ilvl 61 (it´s the best drop I have gotten and it beats my ilvl 63 bought gear), this after 250 hours of gameplay. "Then why do you even have item levels Blizz?", should be the first question they should answer.

    Diablo 3 is the biggest pyramid scheme since the pyramids themselves:p and for this Blizzard should take a timeout in the corner and reflect on their shameful behaviour. Standing next to them should be the corrupt media that has given this game a good reviews. Shame on you, the free press, bought and paid for by lazy and greedy developers. I´m still giving this game 3/10 because of the artwork and the 250 hours of gameplay it gave me. But this was the last time Vivendi/Activision/Blizzard get´s a dime from me and I used to be a big fan.
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  88. Jul 23, 2012
    5
    This game isn't as great as the previous. The actual gameplay is OK, a standard dungeon-crawling, hack and slash system. However, Blizzard butchered the skill system, but that isn't a huge deal its still ok. The worst part is the constant internet required, which makes NO sense for a primarily single player game, there is no offline mode. This is weird because Starcraft II has offline modeThis game isn't as great as the previous. The actual gameplay is OK, a standard dungeon-crawling, hack and slash system. However, Blizzard butchered the skill system, but that isn't a huge deal its still ok. The worst part is the constant internet required, which makes NO sense for a primarily single player game, there is no offline mode. This is weird because Starcraft II has offline mode against bots, and is primarily multiplayer. ALSO, the real money auction house basically throws the whole inferno grinding in the drain, whoever pays the most money wins at this. The story is also trash. Expand
  89. MVP
    Jul 23, 2012
    4
    As a die hard D2 fan I was extremely disappointed by this game. The lack of variability in attributes and skills makes each class homogeneous with its equivalent level (I remember beating people in PvP when they were 20+ levels higher - that was the fun!). You no longer drop you body when you die, so there is no real reason to worry about it. You don't really get to the "good stuff"As a die hard D2 fan I was extremely disappointed by this game. The lack of variability in attributes and skills makes each class homogeneous with its equivalent level (I remember beating people in PvP when they were 20+ levels higher - that was the fun!). You no longer drop you body when you die, so there is no real reason to worry about it. You don't really get to the "good stuff" until level 60+. The game is also too short, the areas are not particularly big and always the same. The side quests are boring and often make little or no sense. Levelling up makes enemies that were impossible suddenly extremely easy. To add insult to injury, the storyline is awful. The game no longer feels scary like D2, but cartoon-esque. The auction house also ruins the game by offering items better than you ever find.

    This is such a shame for a game that could have been so great. Really really disappointed with it. The Diablo franchise is dead (thankfully the D2 servers are still up!).
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  90. Jul 23, 2012
    0
    Diablo 3 is a game that deserves a solid ZERO. People might say "you're stupid if you're going to rate like that" and stuff, but Blizzard worked hard for this zero. Simply put, the game is the biggest money grab that ever existed. Unless you open your wallet and spend some dolla on the Real Money Auction House (in which Blizzard charges a 15% fee), the game is very unrewarding and,Diablo 3 is a game that deserves a solid ZERO. People might say "you're stupid if you're going to rate like that" and stuff, but Blizzard worked hard for this zero. Simply put, the game is the biggest money grab that ever existed. Unless you open your wallet and spend some dolla on the Real Money Auction House (in which Blizzard charges a 15% fee), the game is very unrewarding and, consequently, annoying. Furthermore, it's been 2 months since the release of the game and players still have to face unsolved bugs and gameplay issues that prevents the game from being fun. However, when something happens to the Auction House, Blizzard seems to take immediate action.
    So, the problem is not only the dumbed down skill system, the awful story, the cheesy dialogs, the 2006 graphics, the WoW-like gameplay, the horrible loot, the Auction House' centered economy, the lack of world randomization, the always online DRM, the server maintenance, no PvP, no end game, etc.: incompetence and neglect from Blizzard also play a big role in this failure called Diablo 3.
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  91. Jul 24, 2012
    0
    A leggere le riviste pare che sia un bellissimo gioco.. si, per chi non abbia mai giocato a Diablo in vita sua questo è un bel gioco ma comunque secondo me, rimene nettamente inferiore a un qualsiasi Dungeon Siege..

    Nessuna crescita dei pg, solo un banalissimo sistema alla gods of war.. Aste coi soldi veri O_O Storia piatta, un qualsiasi ragazzino l avrebbe scritta meglio.
    A leggere le riviste pare che sia un bellissimo gioco.. si, per chi non abbia mai giocato a Diablo in vita sua questo è un bel gioco ma comunque secondo me, rimene nettamente inferiore a un qualsiasi Dungeon Siege..

    Nessuna crescita dei pg, solo un banalissimo sistema alla gods of war..
    Aste coi soldi veri O_O
    Storia piatta, un qualsiasi ragazzino l avrebbe scritta meglio.
    Livelli di difficoltà STUDIATI ed ELABORATI per il PAY FOR WIN, vuoi andare avanti? Bene comprati i set altrimenti ti killano con 1 colpo.

    Per concludere i 60
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  92. Jul 24, 2012
    1
    Simply put, AVOID this game. Don't be fooled by Blizzard's big name, they just plain failed with this game. The AH is an insult to this type of game, the crafting is a waste of time, drop rates are absurd and the likelihood that you get something for your class is abysmal. If I wanted to grind I'll play WoW, and the worse part of all this was Diablo was almost made into an MMORPG but thenSimply put, AVOID this game. Don't be fooled by Blizzard's big name, they just plain failed with this game. The AH is an insult to this type of game, the crafting is a waste of time, drop rates are absurd and the likelihood that you get something for your class is abysmal. If I wanted to grind I'll play WoW, and the worse part of all this was Diablo was almost made into an MMORPG but then they changed that to the game we know and hate. In THAT game the AH would have worked fine, NOT in this game. And then with the Real Money AH, honestly WTF were they thinking, or what were they trying to accomplish here. All I see that was accomplished was tarnishing the good name the was Diablo. Blizzard is dead to me, Diablo is dead to me. 70 Hours played and nothing to show for it, thanks Bliz, and F&%K You. Expand
  93. Jul 24, 2012
    0
    Nos han vendido un proyecto de Beta. Lo de los últimos exploits descubiertos me parece hasta denunciable. El parche de reducción 50% vel. ataque, para aquellos que días antes hubieran gastado dinero real... grrr solo de pensarlo me entran ganas de tirar una bomba nuclear a Blizzard. COMO NO PUEDO HACER OTRA COSA APARTE DE VENDER MI CUENTA OS COMEIS UN PUTO 0 !!!!!
  94. Jul 25, 2012
    3
    I can't in good conscience recommend this game to casual fans on the previous games. After Blizzard finally addressed the launch connectivity issues, I was eager to get playing. What awaited me was tedious combat, a shallow skill system, and boring loot drops. I spent countless hours playing around with Diablo II, experimenting with the various classes, enjoying the endlessly randomizedI can't in good conscience recommend this game to casual fans on the previous games. After Blizzard finally addressed the launch connectivity issues, I was eager to get playing. What awaited me was tedious combat, a shallow skill system, and boring loot drops. I spent countless hours playing around with Diablo II, experimenting with the various classes, enjoying the endlessly randomized dungeons. Diablo III has already bored me after 10 hours. I have no interest in trying out the other classes. The dungeons are tedious. The always online requirement is as insulting as the server lag it inspires. I used to think Blizzard could do no wrong, but this title sadly proved otherwise. No amount of updates will change the fundamental nature of the game. Expand
  95. Jul 25, 2012
    0
    Can't say I'm surprised that Diablo 3 turned out to be such a failure. That's what happens when you put a douche like Jay Wilson as director of something as huge as Diablo. Nothing personal against the guy or his double-chin (couldn't resist, sorry), but instead of humbling himself before the previous games of this once reputable franchise, Jay Wilson openly discredit Diablo 2 and itsCan't say I'm surprised that Diablo 3 turned out to be such a failure. That's what happens when you put a douche like Jay Wilson as director of something as huge as Diablo. Nothing personal against the guy or his double-chin (couldn't resist, sorry), but instead of humbling himself before the previous games of this once reputable franchise, Jay Wilson openly discredit Diablo 2 and its mechanics, alleging that "it was not fun" and that he could make it much better. Kinda unethical talk trash about a product made by your own company I would say, but whatever. Because of his bias towards Diablo 2, most features that made that game entertaining were cut out and we, gamers, received a poorly and uninspired hack&slash loaded with a Auction House made for the sole purpose of filling Blizzard's pockets even more. Now, the game is ruined and there's no patch that could fix the damage. Expand
  96. Jul 26, 2012
    0
    This game promised so much, but delivered on so little. The first few hours of the game are fun, you feel tremendous slaying all sorts of demons, but after a fairly short time it becomes boring, and at a certain level, it feels more like working than playing a game. There is 0 end game to speak of, the item drops are determined based on the AH, which makes it near impossible to findThis game promised so much, but delivered on so little. The first few hours of the game are fun, you feel tremendous slaying all sorts of demons, but after a fairly short time it becomes boring, and at a certain level, it feels more like working than playing a game. There is 0 end game to speak of, the item drops are determined based on the AH, which makes it near impossible to find anything of use if you do not spend countless hours farming. The countless hours I would not mind, if it were fun, like it was in this games predecessor, Diablo 2. The game also currently lacks any form of pvp, and the pvp they intend on adding (4v4 unranked arena pvp) does not sound promising. Any pvp in a game where you can just charge up your credit card to win is bound to have pointless and unfair pvp, even if the games are not ranked. Blizzard really disappointed me with this game. Expand
  97. Jul 26, 2012
    0
    If you loved Diablo 2 then you will hate this game. Top 10 Problems With Diablo 3

    -Targeting issues/Hitboxes are too big -No hostile toggle/PK'ing -No pvp at release -max lvl 60, no ladders -No stat or skill points -Battlenet 2.0 -4 player max per game -Cartoonish graphics -real money auction house -Skill user interface -Bad voice acting, outdated chat system, shared magic
    If you loved Diablo 2 then you will hate this game. Top 10 Problems With Diablo 3

    -Targeting issues/Hitboxes are too big
    -No hostile toggle/PK'ing
    -No pvp at release
    -max lvl 60, no ladders
    -No stat or skill points
    -Battlenet 2.0
    -4 player max per game
    -Cartoonish graphics
    -real money auction house
    -Skill user interface
    -Bad voice acting, outdated chat system, shared magic find

    Avoid this game at all costs.
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  98. Jul 26, 2012
    0
    This game is a decant game overall, but not well thought out. It has way to many flaws in the game. The safety of the players is just not there. People have lost loot and real money not only from other players but also from blizz as well. They cover their butts with rules so no one can sue them. There is no skills needed to play this game at all. Don't waste your money nor your time,This game is a decant game overall, but not well thought out. It has way to many flaws in the game. The safety of the players is just not there. People have lost loot and real money not only from other players but also from blizz as well. They cover their butts with rules so no one can sue them. There is no skills needed to play this game at all. Don't waste your money nor your time, unless Blizz will fix stuff in the next patch. Expand
  99. Jul 26, 2012
    1
    I was more excited for this game than anybody, waited over a decade for it. Blizzard kept promising how epic and amazing the game was going to be and made it look like they were really interested in making the game the best ever at any cost, and we waited for several years for them to do this. Now that the game is released, we all know that the game is complete crap. I tried to like it soI was more excited for this game than anybody, waited over a decade for it. Blizzard kept promising how epic and amazing the game was going to be and made it look like they were really interested in making the game the best ever at any cost, and we waited for several years for them to do this. Now that the game is released, we all know that the game is complete crap. I tried to like it so hard that I deluded myself into wasting many hours playing it hoping it would be good. I didn't enjoy any of this time. I still had hope that Blizzard wanted to make it the best game ever at any cost though, and they would just like theyve been saying right? WRONG 34 days after release, just after the 30 day money back guarantee expired Blizzard pulled a bait and switch and then took a poor game and purposefully turned it into one of the most boring games of the decade in an attempt to force you into using the real money auction house and spend more money if you want to enjoy yourself in the game. They nerfed 90% of all item drops in the game, nerfed magic find, removed magic find from chests, nerfed boss drops, and changed the drop quality so it would be almost guaranteed that you won't find anything of value so you can't even farm in a farming game, in an attempt to force you into spending thousands of dollars of more money if you want to get any item at all of value. The game feels like working in a chinese sweat shop now, it was a pure money grab and Blizzard just revealed themselves to the millions of customers that they are shady crooks trying to rob you. Believe every negative review you see this game is the worst of the worst, driven by pure greed. Don't let the title fool you, Diablo 2 was the best game of all time, but this isn't a real Diablo game, it's just a game disguised as Diablo devoid of any and everything fun and wants to rob you of your money so you can enjoy playing it right? Wrong. Even people with good gear are quitting because the game is just horrible. Now almost 3 months after release, the game is completely dead, there are seriously 1-4 people playing in public games in inferno quests. That's not a joke noone is playing. It's a ghost town. And the company that wanted to make the best game ever at any cost? Theyre nowhere to be found in response ot this game. They honestly dont care about it at all it was just a show and a money grab. We've been robbed.

    I am a huge Diablo fan, it's my favorite franchise out of every game, book or movie out there. I can't honestly give this game anything higher than a 1 out of 10. It's just so poorly done, was falsely advertised, and they removed all the selling points of the game so they can charge you again for expansions to include what was promised to already be in the title.

    If you're a fan of Diablo 2, just realize that Diablo 3 has less than 10% of the content available in Diablo 2 LoD, the story is crap, the writing is crap, gameplay is crap, theres not much to like about the game at all. You're gonna feel deeply unsatisfied if you purcahse this game. I recomend noone goes near this game especially if you are a fan of Diablo. They just want your money, they dont care about their customers. Look into buying Torchlight 2 which comes out soon, made by the developers of Diablo 2. It is a quality game for only $20. Guild Wars 2 comes out soon as well and has no monthly subscription fee I highly recomend this game as well if you want a game you can actually enjoy which wasn't developed strictly to get your money and nothing else. Blizzard is dead. Runic games and ArenaNet are the new Blizzard, support them.

    Boycott all Blizzard and Activision games, don't support them with a single dollar ever again. I've never felt this ripped off by a company before The way they pulled this off was just so shady and disrespectful to the intelligence of their customers. They really are crooks dont let them get away with this.

    Theres actually hundreds of cons I could list to this game's design but I wont even bother, just dont buy this game period it's the biggest dissapointment in gaming history. The only pro is the graphics look good. Doesnt look like a Diablo game though. Worst game ever.
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  100. Jul 26, 2012
    0
    I've had multiple moods throughout this game and I honestly still don't know where I stand on the game. After getting nearly every character to 60 but playing a level 60 of each class I was able to get a fairly good idea of what each class offered and really, this was disappointing. None of the classes really stood out to me in what they specialized in, it just felt more like you wereI've had multiple moods throughout this game and I honestly still don't know where I stand on the game. After getting nearly every character to 60 but playing a level 60 of each class I was able to get a fairly good idea of what each class offered and really, this was disappointing. None of the classes really stood out to me in what they specialized in, it just felt more like you were either a glass cannon, a tank, or a bad hybrid until you had a good funding going on. Builds didn't stand out as they once did in Diablo 2, too many useless runes, even useless skills. A high lack of personality in the characters really. That combined with the fact that you were constantly checking out the auction house, it just felt like a soulless game. I tried farming for hours, getting nothing, the odd item I could sell for a decent price but nothing spectacular. Then I tried playing the market, buying good deals and selling them for slightly less than what they were worth and I made good money. I averaged about 2mil a day with maybe an hour of total time put towards it and it was nothing more than checking up on my auctions and looking for deals when I had less than 10 auctions running. I bought my gear and progressed through the game and it was boring. I felt no accomplishment. I still felt vulnerable even though I was fairly over geared for the game. The repair cost change made playing too uneasy. I didn't want to play because I didn't want to risk dying, or should I say, die without a chance. The majority of the time I did die in this game I felt as though it wasn't so much my fault, but more the games fault for throwing too much at me. Too many special affix's going off at once, too many champions right beside each other. Too many overpowered abilities or passives in monsters. It never felt like I had the chance to defend myself and instead it was 'my fault' for not having the gear. The skill system makes it too difficult to react. I don't want to dedicate 2 buttons/skills to a defense when 90% of the time I'm using just 1, but for that 10% when I need the 2nd skill,' I'd rather have Diablo 2's system where that 2nd skill was always available to me if I needed it and kept it hotkeyed near the end. As most people have said, the story is an embarrassment and really I would have preferred to have none at all. The waypoint system is annoying, the stale multiplayer is boring, the chat channels are spammed to hell and empty. To say one is nitpicking is really just an excuse, the game has flaws, many of them. Just because a game is 'decent' doesn't mean we should judge it just on that. The game has a company name, and previous games to back it up that this game should have been great. My call of duty comparison: For those that have played call of duty, this is how I feel they raped diablo. Instead of having 10 custom classes that you can change each time you die, you can only use 1 and have to quit the game to change that class around.

    Instead of playing a random map pool, you are forced to play each and every map in a pre-defined order. Instead of many different viable guns in each category, you didn't end up with 1 overpowering one. You ended up with only 1 gun even doing damage while they rest just had flashy affects.

    Instead of being able to jump into the game at any point and enjoy yourself, you are at great risk at all times and if you die too much in a match, you will be forced to take a break from the game for 24hours.

    Instead of being able to unlock all the guns by leveling up, you must instead pay for the guns with real money and can only get ammo by picking up people with the same gun as yours leftover ammo on the ground.

    and I'm sure I could think of more. This is what I feel if call of duty did to it's next game, would be basically an exact example of what happened to Diablo.
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Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 86 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 86
  2. Negative: 1 out of 86
  1. Aug 31, 2012
    90
    My one major complaint is that the game never feels very difficult, especially on Normal. There are frustrating moments, hordes of baddies, and increasing difficulty levels, but the same feeling of utter defeat never really happens as it did in the past.
  2. Hyper Magazine
    Jul 18, 2012
    80
    For all the game's missteps, though, you certainly can't accuse Blizzard of phoning it in - if anything, the game suffers from the tendency to try a little to hard at times to evolve the design. [Aug 2012, p.61]
  3. Jul 3, 2012
    80
    When it works, Diablo III is the best of the Diablo games. When it doesn't, all it does is make you mad. [July 2012, p.54]