Diablo 3 review on first weekend
It’s been a bit of a stressful week for Diablo 3 fans, as those who had taken the time to pre-order their copy in advance to enjoy the game were left a little dismayed because of the recent server issues. Thankfully all is well (apart from the Auction House) and so we can now gauge a reaction and review what gamers and critics think of Diablo 3 on the first weekend after its release.
There was a fear that reviews were not going Blizzard’s way as the early Metacritic score looked surprisingly low, but those reviews were done in anger and now that fans are able to enjoy the latest Diablo game from the series scores have now begun to increase. Looking over a handful of reviews it’s clear to see that there are vast improvements over its successor. However, it’s not all perfect because there are still a number of things that Blizzard missed out on, which we’ll explain a little later.
Gamer Home points out that there is more technology on show in Diablo 3, along with improved visuals, which isn’t a surprise for a newly released PC game like this. However, where they say the game really shines is in the gameplay because Blizzard has not made too many changes to what fans fell in love with all those years ago. You’ll be pleased to know that there are now more enemies than before and the developers have also made the levels much harder. Overall they have scored Diablo 3 a 9 out of 10.
EGMNOW is not afraid to jump off the fence in their review because while they claim Diablo 3 is an RPG at its finest and loves how there is vast amounts of combat, they also point out that Blizzard should have added side-quests or open ended exploration to help grow the series more. It’s clear to see that they have more negative views to put across rather than positive, but we can see that those positives still outweigh what’s wrong/missing from the game.
Another interesting review actually comes from a fan and not a critic, and he doesn’t mess around either suggesting that D3 is just a remake of D2 and a poor one at that. He believes that Diablo 2 was far better than the game that started the franchise off and was seen as a huge improvement, but in terms of scale the improvements from D2 to D3 were not as great. Is this something that you would agree with?
CVG offers a much greater insight into the game and while they love the big challenges, combat and how additive it is, they hate how server troubles can affect the single-player, which was highlighted earlier this week.
Do you feel that the content Blizzard took from Diablo 3 during development affects the outcome of the game, or do you not look at is as missing content any more? Also what content would you like to see brought back or new ones added in the future?