Diablo 3 review: Our final verdict on Blizzard's anticipated

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A modern game with an old school feel...

Wandering around gloomy dungeons attacking endless waves of enemies should be the most tedious thing in the world, but in Diablo 3, it's quite the opposite. Blizzard, with their years of MMO experience, know exactly how to appeal to the obsessive compulsive gamer. By constantly rewarding you with loot and sparkly gold pieces, and giving you a feeling of power over your enemies, the game digs its talons in and never let go.... read more

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Diablo 3 review: Our final verdict on Blizzard's anticipated

Postby nocturnal » 18 May 2012, 12:56

Couldn't agree more. I wish people would let the launch day issues go - and actually play it not worrying about all the 'its online only, DRMDRMDRMDMDERP' crap.

It's a damn solid game, insanely addictive, and inferno mode is hard as s**t.
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Diablo 3 review: Our final verdict on Blizzard's anticipated

Postby Cogglesz » 18 May 2012, 12:58

It is a darn good game, got it last night, never played II or 1 as the pc was out of my price range back in those days but i'm enjoying it, put about 5 or 6 hours into it now, i thought i'd not be digging the camera as it seems kind of a dated camera angle but it works perfectly, its pretty simple on noobs too, i've not had to check out instructions too much, just been enjoying the single player, and luckily i've not been hut with any errors.
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Re: Diablo 3 review: Our final verdict on Blizzard's anticip

Postby IronGix » 18 May 2012, 13:22

a 9...wow....just wow,how much did blizz pay for this...mmm
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Re: Diablo 3 review: Our final verdict on Blizzard's anticip

Postby theaface » 18 May 2012, 13:24

its online only, DRMDRMDRMDMDERP' crap


But that's just it. It's not crap, and it's not self-entitled gamers complaining about nothing. It really is a problem and it's unfair to the consumer. What if you have a bad connection? A lot of people use wireless broadband which can be inconsistent in its performance, all the moreso when bandwith is shared in a household. CVG are right to point out that being connected to the internet just to play a single payer game IS ridiculous.

I want this game, have done for ages, but I won't support this form of DRM. I only hope that a console version materialises sooner rather than later, so I can play the game in my own time, on my own terms.
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Re: Diablo 3 review: Our final verdict on Blizzard's anticip

Postby freds1 » 18 May 2012, 13:45

Well said.

I wanted this game too, but this is the one and only thing that puts me off and I for one won't support it, otherwise I'd have bought it. Bugs can be sorted out fair enough but always online for a single player game? No thanks.
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Re: Diablo 3 review: Our final verdict on Blizzard's anticip

Postby xJohnOx » 18 May 2012, 13:56

I played this game at a friends house. After a hour of play time it started to become quite repetitive and I lost interest. The graphics for a game that have been many years in production are quite..average. Also it's art style is very,very similiar to World of Warcraft. Yes I know both titles are from the same company, but I personaly prefer the old style of Diablo not this WoW looking Diablo.

I played the previous versions of Diablo and was a fan of the series. This third version is the weakest of the lot in my opinion and the online only single player also ruins it for me to. Blizzard announced this game many years ago and if it would have came out around that time I may have enjoyed it more, but times have changed and it just looks dated now for a new game imo :(
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Re: Diablo 3 review: Our final verdict on Blizzard's anticip

Postby corkscru74 » 18 May 2012, 14:00

IronGix wrote:a 9...wow....just wow,how much did blizz pay for this...mmm

Oh shut up. If you believe that CVG take bribes to review games why the f*ck are you here reading the reviews?!? I can pretty much guarantee that YOU haven't played this game. Well you know what? This guy has and I'd trust his opinion a lot more than I'd trust yours!

Anyway, yes, DRM, not good. I'm sure I've posted before how annoying it used to be to get all ready to play WOW only to find the servers were down or my own internet connection was on the blink. I can JUST ABOUT accept it with an online game but for a singleplayer? I'm sorry but there should really be a setting for playing offline. I know why Blizzard have done it, to stop piracy and hacking etc. but I'd bet there's already a torrent for this (or one in the works at least) and I bet THEY won't have trouble connecting to servers in busy periods! I'm completely against Piracy of videogames, it's an industry I love and want to support but when you're screwing over your loyal customers (as DRM more often than not does) you've got to start looking for a better alternative!
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Re: Diablo 3 review: Our final verdict on Blizzard's anticip

Postby Cogglesz » 18 May 2012, 14:22

I'm no fan of the DRM myself, i hate it like the rest of us, but i'm mainly a pc gamer now a days so getting myself a good 60mb broadband connection is like my xbox live or ps+ subscription so to speak, its a managable flaw and i'm rather used the log in part of things since it is a blizzard game and this being pc exclusive and a blizzard game, i'm sure most folks will be playing this on a hardwired desktop where even a 2mb connection will keep you on it without kicking you out but i do agree with single player not working offline, thats kinda lame, they should have made them say seperate .exe's like COD does and allowed dvd activation of the game rather than online DRM, even my net will be down some days and i'll not be able to play but its a great game and luckily not full of DRM related bugs, its still worth the buy though believe me, its not a problem if your hardwired with ethernet like what all pc gamers are supposed to be using with games that need the internet, no point putting big bucks into a rig to play this and then connecting wirelessly screwing your ping and knocking out your connections, thats like building a racing touring car and then putting eco run flat tyres on it, if you keep it hardwired it shouldn't ever kick you out (unless theres problems on blizzards end), even if your internet is a slow speed, that ethernet will give it a constant connection.
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Re: Diablo 3 review: Our final verdict on Blizzard's anticip

Postby rivariad » 18 May 2012, 15:41

corkscru74 wrote:
IronGix wrote:a 9...wow....just wow,how much did blizz pay for this...mmm

Oh shut up. If you believe that CVG take bribes to review games why the f*ck are you here reading the reviews?!? I can pretty much guarantee that YOU haven't played this game. Well you know what? This guy has and I'd trust his opinion a lot more than I'd trust yours!

Anyway, yes, DRM, not good. I'm sure I've posted before how annoying it used to be to get all ready to play WOW only to find the servers were down or my own internet connection was on the blink. I can JUST ABOUT accept it with an online game but for a singleplayer? I'm sorry but there should really be a setting for playing offline. I know why Blizzard have done it, to stop piracy and hacking etc. but I'd bet there's already a torrent for this (or one in the works at least) and I bet THEY won't have trouble connecting to servers in busy periods! I'm completely against Piracy of videogames, it's an industry I love and want to support but when you're screwing over your loyal customers (as DRM more often than not does) you've got to start looking for a better alternative!


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Re: Diablo 3 review: Our final verdict on Blizzard's anticip

Postby IronGix » 18 May 2012, 16:55

corkscru74 wrote:
IronGix wrote:a 9...wow....just wow,how much did blizz pay for this...mmm

Oh shut up. If you believe that CVG take bribes to review games why the f*ck are you here reading the reviews?!? I can pretty much guarantee that YOU haven't played this game. Well you know what? This guy has and I'd trust his opinion a lot more than I'd trust yours!

Anyway, yes, DRM, not good. I'm sure I've posted before how annoying it used to be to get all ready to play WOW only to find the servers were down or my own internet connection was on the blink. I can JUST ABOUT accept it with an online game but for a singleplayer? I'm sorry but there should really be a setting for playing offline. I know why Blizzard have done it, to stop piracy and hacking etc. but I'd bet there's already a torrent for this (or one in the works at least) and I bet THEY won't have trouble connecting to servers in busy periods! I'm completely against Piracy of videogames, it's an industry I love and want to support but when you're screwing over your loyal customers (as DRM more often than not does) you've got to start looking for a better alternative!

ow mad bro??
i am kinda curious how you know for a fact i never played this,mmm..indeed...oh thats right your talking out of your ass,lol.
the game is ok but no way a 9. a 7.5 at best
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Re: Diablo 3 review: Our final verdict on Blizzard's anticip

Postby togrtc » 18 May 2012, 17:31

Good review - I hope the chat interface gets an improvement in time but as it stands from what i have seen it has been worth the wait.

To those complaining about always online and it being a single player game - You obviously never played DII so your opinions do not matter. Read the box before you but the item next time.
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Re: Diablo 3 review: Our final verdict on Blizzard's anticip

Postby The_KFD_Case » 18 May 2012, 19:50

togrtc wrote:Good review - I hope the chat interface gets an improvement in time but as it stands from what i have seen it has been worth the wait.

To those complaining about always online and it being a single player game - You obviously never played DII so your opinions do not matter. Read the box before you but the item next time.


False logic. Whether one has played Diablo 2 or not does not render a person's opinion moot if they object to the single player portion of Diablo 3, or any other single player game for that matter, being tied to a constant internet connection. An opinion is an opinion. How well informed it is, is another matter, yet there are a number of salient reasons to be concerned about single player game segments being tied to constant internet connectivity.
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Re: Diablo 3 review: Our final verdict on Blizzard's anticip

Postby Acheron51 » 18 May 2012, 21:25

togrtc wrote:To those complaining about always online and it being a single player game - You obviously never played DII so your opinions do not matter.


I don't follow. D2 didn't need an internet connection.
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Re: Diablo 3 review: Our final verdict on Blizzard's anticip

Postby trustyweasel » 18 May 2012, 21:27

Excellent review. Summed up my feelings completely. Online single player is just ridiculous but not so ridiculous as to distract from an extremely excellent game.
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Re: Diablo 3 review: Our final verdict on Blizzard's anticip

Postby theaface » 18 May 2012, 21:56

To those complaining about always online and it being a single player game - You obviously never played DII so your opinions do not matter. Read the box before you but the item next time.


Your point is what, exactly? I played Diablo 2 single player extensively and it didn't require an internet connection to do so. You obviously haven't considered this very simple logic, so think before you speak next time.

...See how easy it is to be unnecessarily condescending to other people for no good reason? :roll:
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