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Diablo III - Mac|Windows

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 343 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    DrewM
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    This could have been a pretty okay game. It offers very little new compared with Diablo 2, but that's probably what a lot of Diablo fans are looking for. Unfortunately, the new bits are largely bummers. Even single player mode requires you be connected to Blizzard's servers. Away from a network connection? Glitchy network? Problems with Blizzard's servers? Blizzard decides to apply a patch and take its servers offline for 8 hours? Sorry, you're out of luck. No Diablo for you. Also, an important part of roleplaying games is choosing your character's path. You decide to grow in certain ways and leave other paths behind. Not in Diablo. There are no permanent choices. One player's level 50 Monk has exactly the same skills available as another player's. You do choose which skills are equipped right now, but in a few seconds you can completely reconfigure your character. This does prevent people from accidentally picking a bad character build, but kills the RPG joy. Another joy-kill is the auction house (AH). Ignore for a moment that in the two weeks since launch it's been broken more often than it's worked: timeout errors, incredible delays and the like. But part of the fun in this kind of game is finding super-powerful items by chance. Now when you find a seemingly super-powerful item, it's almost certain that you can buy something far more powerful from the AH for pocket change. The story is reasonably interesting, and it's as fun as ever to wade through demon hordes. That's enough that I'll play through once, and maybe dabble around a little more. But the bummers outweigh the smiles for me. I would recommend this game to someone who's already a Diablo fan and wants to see the next stage of the story. For anyone else, save your money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Pushes diablo vets to the waste side

    Posted
    Anonymous

    Too many core elements removed that were present in previous series and too many new elements introduced that include the influence of WoW. Things like an easily achievable level cap of 60, skill swapping at any time. Now every schmuck out there will be a max level character swapping skills at will. Unlike previously where most people didn't have a max level character and those that did actually had to work a long time for it, thus bragging rights. Also, decisions use to matter with skill points because you were bound to them (not any more). Who cares what you do now, no need thinking about it, just change your skills at will. Lack of world pvp, bad public game finding system and public chat,real money auction house, WoW influenced graphics, removal of religious symbols, and to top it off a secret level of unicorns and rainbows. I really feel the last one rubbed salt in the wound of long time diablo fans. In my mind the only thing activision (blizzard) has had in mind while developing this game is how to squeeze as much money as possible out of it. As a result, the game has suffered tremendously. I have been a long time diablo fan, but this game kind of ruins it for me. It is sad to think my run with diablo (and blizzard for that matter) is probably over.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Randomness kills this game

    Posted
    Azuth

    The problem with Diablo 3, outside of the issues with always having to be online, is the randomness of everything. Monster abilities are a random combination which can be either impossible to overcome, or are ridiculously easy. Loot is not only random, but the stats on them are random as well. This leads to a necessary reliance upon the auction house in order to overcome long streaks of bad luck. One level 60 character of mine has never seen a legendary item. Rare items are more prevalent, but rarely of any use due to that same randomness. When they do have stats that you're interested in, they're too low of a level to help. So, you go sell it on the auction house and surf through it to find stuff that would be useful. This takes away from the main thing that attracts people to this sort of game: the explosion of loot from the hundreds of monsters you just killed at once. When you know there's barely a chance that any of it will be of any use outside of selling it for gold, it detracts from the entire point of the game. It really comes down to laziness on the part of Blizzard when it came to balancing loot, monsters, and the game in general. Instead of doing any of that, they made everything random and called it a day. Just so very disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Do not purchase this game

    Posted
    SubSonix

    Do not purchase this game. Blizzards new code of conduct is: pay $60 for a game, then pay either real money for items to progress later in the game or spend 100's of hours saving little by little for items that are way overpriced for 10's of millions of gold if not 100's of millions. With the repair bills being totally outrageous from just fighting and not dying you barely make a profit for hours of gameplay. The lag on the server (you always have to be online# is horrible especially when standing in 1 spot for another second can take 1/2 your health. Then you eventually will get to a boss that is currently broken as reported by 1000s of customers and Blizzard won't own up to that fact. So you are forced to either quit playing or start a new character and hit the same brick wall. So if you have TONS of real money to throw at getting items just to play this game #$250 dollars per weapon and item for the best# then go ahead. Personally I will not be purchasing any more Blizzard games after this #13 year or more customer).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor Gameplay; Update 1.03 ruined the game

    Posted
    jemil
    • My Best Buy® Member

    At first, this game was turning out to be a lot of fun; great restart for the Diablo followers but with a different approach. This game every character relies solely on their damage which can be increased by several factors which was a very interesting approach and was fun while it lasted. Recently, Blizzard released a patch 1.03 that lowered every players items that had attack speed by 50% which turned out to DRAMATICALLY decrease each players damage output. With having the inferno difficulty as hard as it already was, it is near impossible at this time without spending real money (which I refuse to do). They do have a real money auction house for players to make real money, but Blizzard takes 40% of the actual money costs. The new patch was specifically for more money in their pockets; they wanted to dramatically decrease everyone's damage and force them to buy items from each other and they would profit from 40% of sales. Total joke of a game. The only question I ask myself now is... how long till they do another update similar to that again? I won't wait around to find out. Do yourself a favor and don't waste your time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    schwabguy
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Ive been a longtime diablo fan and played LOD for 6+ years. I anxiously awaited Diablo 3 and was greatly letdown. This game has no replay value and yet to beat it with one character you must play through 4 times. This game completely ruined character development and itemization. Magic finding is extremely dissatisfying and PVP is nonexistent regardless of future promises. The game has been developed to surround a players use of the auction house which is primarily controlled by gold farmers. They destroyed the franchise the used to command respect. I don't have much hope for future Blizzard games. (I tried to return my digital copy but Blizzard customer service was overwhelmed with calls I was hung up on.)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nothing great about this game.

    Posted
    epicfailwasteoftime

    I have been playing the beta of D3 for a couple months now and have not been impressed by a single thing. I am playing WoW and Skyrim on nearly maxed out settings running 50 fps but the gameplay in D3 is choppy which may just be because it is a beta. The game environment looks fantastic but thats the best I can say for the game. This is just a rehash of D2 there is nothing new at all. Blizz created some of the greatest and most original games ever and then beat them into the ground with expansions and sequals that add nothing to the overall experience, take way to long to release and change only the level cap and setting. Example WoW was a great game. Burning Crusade was just WoW in a firey wasteland. Warcraft was a great game, Starcraft is just Warcraft in space. Starcraft 2 is Starcraft 1 with 1/3 of the single player story line. D3 is D2 in a new box. dont waste your money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the $60.00 box price.

    Posted
    ABestBuyGamer
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I hope this isn't going to be the standard for Blizzard's games with single player modes. Having to connect to the Battle.net services to play the single player compaign is just a bad idea to combat piracy. The story is good, the graphics are "ok", but the game has been dumbed down from D2, and the story line doesn't take long to beat. I played the beta and thought it was something to hold me over until GW2, and I had some best buy bucks saved up to drop the price down so I figured what the heck why not. Definitely not worth $60. Wait for it to drop to $40.00 or less or take a look at Path of Exile #can get in for about 10 bucks#.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Such a repetitive game

    Posted
    Squigg1es
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I'm not sure why some of my friends still play this game. I saw no appeal in it. Basically you go through the same storyline four times in different difficulties/levels. If you think something is going to change when you're level capped, it's not. You go through farming the same act again and again except this time you don't go through the storyline. Plus when you get a good piece of gear, you have to decide between keeping the gear or selling it for real life pocket cash. You can't keep that really awesome piece of gear in the game without feeling a little bit of regret on not selling that it in the real market auction house for real life money, which basically ruined the game for me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    On line requirements and latency problems

    Posted
    predplt

    I have been a fan of Blizzard's products since the original Warcraft, and I have played both previous Diablo games beginning to end (many times). I could not believe how dissapointing this product is. I am not a WOW player, but I have to believe they were trying way too hard to mimic its success. I usually play the game solo exclusively and was perturbed by the online requirements. At game release you could not even get on the servers. I even gave them months to remedy the problem, to no net improvement. DO NOT waste the $60 on this game, it is maddening to try to play and make reasonable progress between disconnects.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Blizzard's Low-Priority, Server-Held Game

    Posted
    Dustin
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I'm actually not a huge MMORPG kind of guy. I am typically a curmudgeonly hermit who likes to RPG on my own. It seemed like this was a great opportunity for me because the game can be kept on private mode, in which you don't have to worry about anyone else....Long story short. After playing through the trial without a single glitch, I purchased it, and clearly now exist on a "We already got your money" server, which kicks me about every 15 minutes or so. The game is barely playable now, and honestly, it's not like the game in and of itself is really so amazing that it's worth the constant disconnect/reconnect battle.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good game, battlenet not so good

    Posted
    TripleT2012

    This game has been long awaited for many fans. On a game level it delivers, you'll have a lot of memorable hours with friends. Blizzard however is now implementing restrictions in game play in an obvious effort to push people towards their real money online trades which they get a commission from. Shame on you blizzard. Players are forced to play online but then restricted if they try to repetitively play a lucrative area so they can buy items without using real money. Pretty pathetic. I'm planning to return my copy with their 30day return policy (yes even the retail editions, google it)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Pretty, but Vacuous

    Posted
    NilesS
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This game took the already fairly simple design of Diablo 2 and made it incredibly shallow. For character progression you gain additional skills, but at any point you can just switch to a different skill. This game has no sense of consequence to any decision made about the character. If you wonder what the other decision would do, no problem, just go and change it. I play this game with my friends, and that can be fun for a time, but the lack of depth when it comes to character development is appalling.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great for a few play through...

    Posted
    riceboy00
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Great on your first play through, good on your second and you get diminishing returns... Playing through over and over to get better gear to do the same Acts over and over really isn't fun after a while. Making it harder by adding a 0 to the health of a monster and an extra 'special attack' really isn't new content. I understand some people love this, but it's not for everyone. Other than that, nothing that has not been said here already.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Follows Diablo story line

    Posted
    Kaozwest
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    What I like: Plays like the old Diablo series only with better graphics. I do miss the necromancer, though, which is not in this series. My wife and I play games together and we only by multiplayer, co-op games. I like it. What I don't like: No lan capability, so you have to have internet to be able to play. This is a major complaint as power off or internet down you can't play. In Diablo II you could. This aspect costs them 3 stars in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I wouldn't have bought it if I had known.

    Posted
    ExiledStone

    I really looked forward to this game for a long time and I was extremely disappointed. This is a boring, mindless game. There are no RPG elements to this game any longer. They have streamlined everything to its bare boned simplicity, and ruined a good gaming title, Blizzard killed Diablo. Lets put it this way, I have more fun on the games forum than I ever did playing the game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Wait Until they Fix

    Posted
    btheswede
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    If you would like to buy a game you can't even play then buy now and don't wait. Would hold off as you can't even log in to play and since Single Player still uses an Online connection it makes the game disc a coaster for your drink to sit on. For the 45mins I did get to play, the story was good, graphics were just ok (but thats been the case with all the games), and game difficulty wasn't hard at all.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Diablo III seems just like Diablo I and II

    Posted
    JHWest
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    IMO Blizzard has fallen short with this game. I played Diablo since the original game and not much has changed since then! It frustrates me how Blizzard feels they can and should crank out 1990 game engines and sell it in a modern market. I waited a long time for the new Diablo and now I wish I could give it back!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    entertaing game with one major fault

    Posted
    oledoc
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    enjoy the game after i finally found a video card it was compatabile with. beware there are no requirements shown but over 50 video cards are not compliant with blizzards requirements. very dissapointed with number of video cards that wont work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend