Average User Score: 6.6Oct 9, 2013First off, I would like to say that Diablo 3 was really disappointing for me on PC. The always online DRM and the addition of the "You don'tFirst off, I would like to say that Diablo 3 was really disappointing for me on PC. The always online DRM and the addition of the "You don't have to use this... but it's there" real money auction house did not make me happy. Seeing one of my favorite game series get used as a scam was very disappointing. Finding good end game equipment was next to impossible without spending some money at the Auction house... but that's beside the point.
Diablo 3 on console probably saved this game from obscurity. I have had more fun playing this then I have any xbox 360 game this year (still haven't played GTA V). Blizzard, I would say, has made some very good choices about how they went about this one and took care of the biggest complaints. The first being the Auction House. Nobody like it. Nobody that I knew. It was just another distraction that got in the way of actually playing and enjoying your game. But despite Blizzards claims that many "people" liked this "useful" feature, someone higher in there company took notice of the complaints and did away with it. What happened when they fixed that you ask? Well I can now get good loot when I play the game without fighting the same boss 30 times. It's better off without it.
Now let's talk DRM. I cannot stand these policies. In recent years, companies like Blizz, EA, and Ubi have been trying to press this always online thing. Why? because it means more money for them. What these dinosaurs fail to realize is that people will find ways to steal it, so it's a useless tactic that only punishes actual, paying customers. It seems they took the middle ground with consoles. You can't really pirate games on a console without expensive, illegal mods (just buy a PC, stop throwing away your money) so the "always online" thing has been done away with. Another reason it can be offline now? No more Auction house. It's a good thing all of us burnt PC gamers complain, because if enough people complain, and if a good company wants to keep making money, they fix the problem. The best part about offline play is that you can get up to four people together on the same screen and play without the hassle of DRMs and Accounts.
I love this game, and I'm glad I'm finally getting to enjoy it. The only reason it gets an 8 is because I'm still slightly disappointed with the watered down "RPG" elements. They really took the RPG part out of the game when Blizz did away with Attribute and Skill points. But it more than makes up for it with great gameplay and replayability. Some PC gamers get huffy and say the graphics are a step down... but really.... the only differences I've noticed are that there's a noticable screen tear every once in a while, slightly lower frame rates, and less anti-aliasing. This game looks great on 360 and I'm sure if you guys waited for the next console to play this one, you will find that the graphics are on par with an average gaming PC. This game looks great. It's easy to get into and gets you addicted within a matter of minutes. I miss the RPG part these games... but who knows. Maybe I'm just getting old.… Expand