Average User Score: 6.5Mar 26, 2014The 2.0 patch was a great taste of what the expansion had in store for players. However the great launch day and implementation of changes isThe 2.0 patch was a great taste of what the expansion had in store for players. However the great launch day and implementation of changes is kinda offset by the lack of genuine content. Act 5 was artistically beautiful, but the story line was very light and easily duct taped the first 4 acts. Crusader adds a very nice niche for what was missing from group game play and some of the more iconic paladin style moves. The passives for each character add a new layer of something much desired from the next tier of leveled characters. The active skills have been re-tuned for most classes to offer true variety than just cookie cutter builds.
The reason this expansion gets a 6 is because of outstanding issues unsolved and the new blizzard-activision approach to "content creation". Act 5 is mediocre in length at best and is drawn out by having spawns stop you every 5 feet in unavoidable intersections. 'Adventure mode' is a cop-out for revising old content in what would considered a "WoW-esque" approach to updating old content to be relevant beyond the first play through. There are times the Dev's humor shines but each boss fight seemed modestly opposing.
While the addition of new legendaries is great, the influx of level scaled legendaries makes it seems like there is very little actual variety. The legendaries that do not have flavour text often seem inferior and the primary stats still do not calculate damage correctly for stats such as "% more poison damage". More often then not everyone I know is utterly disappointed they received the 67-69 or 57-59 version of legendaries because of low stats, baffling itemization, or the fact a yellow in a level will likely replace your current existing weapon. Within a week of play leveling hardcore alts, I had managed to get 8 different versions of crushbane, 4 in one sitting.
The game is great for playing co-op yet they switched the game from ease of trade focused, to zero online trade policy....which is absolutely ridiculous for a game about grinding and finding loot.
With the class specific itemization I am sure to get the right loot if i play solo yet not to get any hand me downs as a demon hunter from any class that isn't a monk. Gems are always in ample supply yet you cannot trade them in order to prevent them being given to low level noobs and breaking their difficulty experience. Well then why did they include -18 level modifiers to let people use level 70 rares at 52.
It is rather all around disappointing once you finish act 5 and start your solo and group-solo trek into Torment 5-6. All you can do now is grind your adventure quests for key fragments and pretend there exists a chance of getting a rare that beats flavour text legendaries.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Nov 27, 2012It's not that the game is terrible, it's just i had more fun seeing things on fire or making my own fun than the actual game quests itself.It's not that the game is terrible, it's just i had more fun seeing things on fire or making my own fun than the actual game quests itself. Sure you can use your imagination, but I'd rather not make my own restricted fun. You see a crying girl, how will you cheer her up? Add adjective: naive… Expand