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  Aryas

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OP  6/09/12 3:32:11 AM#1

Did I hit my head real f_cuking hard recently or am I the only person out there that thinks this game is crap?

 

I don't want to start a flame war or any of that sh_t but I'm just overwhelmed by the amount of love this game is getting.

 

I'd actually call myself a Diablo 'fan-boy' to some extent and I was really stoked about this game but I find it so boring it hurts me to play it now - logged in about 10 times max since purchase.

 

Now some people are gonna go "well, if you don;t play it more you won't find out what's so good will you?". If I'm bored to death with it already there's lim chance of that TBH.

 

The MMOs I've had a go at in recent years have p_ssed all over this game for me. I know, I know they're different games, but shits shit, end of. I can honestly say that I would much rather play D&D, WAR, AoC and definitely RIFT over D3. As for GW2, that eats it alive and I've only spent a bit of time in the BWEs.

 

Please explain to me what the hell I am missing or is this just the video game equivalent of the average teen pop sensation, who's basically rough/mediocre but who the media hype machine portrays as the sexiest thing alive?

 

This game just screams 'king with no clothes' to me.

 

It's lost on me but I'm not mad about it or anything (it was only £25 at the end of the day), just massively confused by it's popularity.

 

Aryas

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  GTwander

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6/09/12 3:38:03 AM#2

I don't buy any Activision games anymore because of it... same applies to Blizzard.

Starcraft 2? Psh. (Even Warcraft 3 was disappointing, imo)

The only difference between the two companies is that Blizz gets all the time in the world to make an underwhelming rehash of the same stuff it's been making for the past decade.

/FlameproofCoat

 

I also think a major part of it is that the fans build the products up so big beforehand that they refuse to admit to any failings once faced with it, even though it's niggling them the whole time. Saving face, and all that.

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  expresso

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Posts: 2121

6/09/12 4:04:56 AM#3

You cannot please all of the people all of the time.  I think the COD and BF games are shite but millions will disagree, it's the same deal with D3.  Nothing any one can say will suddenly make you like D3, but do remember millions are loving it right now.

  simmihi

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Posts: 521

6/09/12 5:22:21 AM#4

Someone else described ths in a few simple but perfect words:

Diablo III is a single player MMO.

 

Cookie cutter builds, fotm classes, loot is not interesting (aka auras on gear, chances on strike or when struck, percentages of stats like 5% more mana), the "better" gear is just bigger numbers, nothing special on it (you farm for 5 more Vit, 10 more int/dex/str, 5 more resists), the cap level is attainable in 1-2 days,, really unfair (not hard, just unfair and cheap) difficulty implementation, MMO-style (one screw up = wipe). In two words, MMO-Diablo-progression-style. It's just so much different from the former versions that actually, if you really liked and played the others for a long time, it's just a very very slim chance to be happy about what you have now.

 

LINEAR ITEMISATION IS BORING

  zymurgeist

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Posts: 5199

6/09/12 6:26:14 AM#5

You don't get it. That's all right. Since you don't get it no one can explain why to you. You can insult the game all you want. It won't make me like it any less or you like it any more.

"Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause" ~Victor Hugo

  MMORPGtester

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Joined: 3/09/06
Posts: 69

6/09/12 6:40:42 AM#6
To OP, 
 
No your not alone, I've been trying to tell people this before it launched.
The issue is, this diablo is linear, you can not explore.
You must play the game the way they have it layed out, This makes it easier so they don't have to make as much content for the players.
  zymurgeist

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Joined: 12/24/04
Posts: 5199

6/09/12 6:48:58 AM#7
Originally posted by MMORPGtester
To OP, 
 
No your not alone, I've been trying to tell people this before it launched.
The issue is, this diablo is linear, you can not explore.
You must play the game the way they have it layed out, This makes it easier so they don't have to make as much content for the players.

 It's an ARPG. Of course it's linear. There are certainly things worthy of criticism but that's just silly.

"Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause" ~Victor Hugo

  Dwarfman420

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Joined: 6/29/07
Posts: 209

Someone set us up the bomb

6/09/12 7:00:24 AM#8

I am disappointed as well OP.

The CGI n most of the story was great.

Replayability though as compared to D2 is just not there yet.

Stats all preassigned n loot is boring mostly.

Who knows, hopefully with patching etc it will get better.

 

I also miss the darker look n feel of D2 rather then the WoW'ish feel D3 went with.

Path of Exile looks to be the true D2 successor once it is released.

  lalartu

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Posts: 414

6/09/12 7:00:39 AM#9

I really really wanted to like this and to buy it, but in the end, got to try the guest version for free and played through until the Skeleton king.

 

the entire 3 hours it took me with two characters were so bland and boring that I was forced to watch a movie in the background to keep entertained.

 

so yeah, it's definitely not the game I would pay 60$ for

 

also, about 2000 (out of 2500) people agree with you on metacritic, so don't feel alone

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  Hurvart

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6/09/12 7:05:23 AM#10
Originally posted by zymurgeist
Originally posted by MMORPGtester
To OP, 
 
No your not alone, I've been trying to tell people this before it launched.
The issue is, this diablo is linear, you can not explore.
You must play the game the way they have it layed out, This makes it easier so they don't have to make as much content for the players.

 It's an ARPG. Of course it's linear. There are certainly things worthy of criticism but that's just silly.

You cant skip quest or explore like you could in D2. In D2 you only had to do quests directly related to killing the acts last boss. The rest of the quests you could skip and return and complete later. You could skip "den of evil" and most stat , resistance and skill quests.  In D3 you must complete quest1 to be allowed to do quest2 and explore areas related to quest2. And complete quest2 if you want to progress to quest3 and related areas and content. And so on...

This design is more linear and different compared to D2. And there is no reason why ARPG:s in general should be designed like that. They can be...But some players dont like it.

  thark

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Joined: 1/01/03
Posts: 1107

6/09/12 7:06:19 AM#11
Originally posted by Aryas

Did I hit my head real f_cuking hard recently or am I the only person out there that thinks this game is crap?

 

I don't want to start a flame war or any of that sh_t but I'm just overwhelmed by the amount of love this game is getting.

 

I'd actually call myself a Diablo 'fan-boy' to some extent and I was really stoked about this game but I find it so boring it hurts me to play it now - logged in about 10 times max since purchase.

 

Now some people are gonna go "well, if you don;t play it more you won't find out what's so good will you?". If I'm bored to death with it already there's lim chance of that TBH.

 

The MMOs I've had a go at in recent years have p_ssed all over this game for me. I know, I know they're different games, but shits shit, end of. I can honestly say that I would much rather play D&D, WAR, AoC and definitely RIFT over D3. As for GW2, that eats it alive and I've only spent a bit of time in the BWEs.

 

Please explain to me what the hell I am missing or is this just the video game equivalent of the average teen pop sensation, who's basically rough/mediocre but who the media hype machine portrays as the sexiest thing alive?

 

This game just screams 'king with no clothes' to me.

 

It's lost on me but I'm not mad about it or anything (it was only £25 at the end of the day), just massively confused by it's popularity.

 

Aryas

 It's not just you..

It's VERY MUCH overhyped and very short, Well fans claim that it's alright to consider the diffrent difficulty levels part of what is making Diablo 3 long..But since when did we consider a game that has diffrent difficulty levels "extra content", just because they made it unlockable ..? (Yes I know this is how the former Diablos worked)

1 . Diablo 3 is a short game

2 Diablo 3 is a easy (very easy) and easy for me at nightmare(havent gone farther)

3. After you play it once, the loot hunt starts ? But Why..? To sell stuff at the auction house ?

There is simply so much better games out there, even in the ARPG genre..

If they have made it longer and more open ended, and with graphics actually close to 2012 it may have been worth the 60 dollars i payd. This game has less content than most indie titles and get's away with costing 3 times as much just beacuse it's Blizzard.

Just play Borderlands instead..and soon Borderlands 2 or Torchlight 2 ...Helll even Drakensang(FTP) is starting to shape up real nice.

But aslong as 6 Mil players pay up 60 dollars including me, Blizzard will have nothing to worrie about, It's just hype.

  Shmaw

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Joined: 9/09/10
Posts: 86

6/09/12 7:08:03 AM#12

I absolutely loved SC2, as well as WC3.  That being said, I do wish they had done some things different in D3.  I miss the old boss raids that D2 provided.  I wish they had made the final boss fights much more challenging, but with the best loot in the game.  Something that has already been discussed at length however.  Anyone else holding out for Titan?

  zymurgeist

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Joined: 12/24/04
Posts: 5199

6/09/12 7:25:26 AM#13
Originally posted by Hurvart
Originally posted by zymurgeist
Originally posted by MMORPGtester
To OP, 
 
No your not alone, I've been trying to tell people this before it launched.
The issue is, this diablo is linear, you can not explore.
You must play the game the way they have it layed out, This makes it easier so they don't have to make as much content for the players.

 It's an ARPG. Of course it's linear. There are certainly things worthy of criticism but that's just silly.

You cant skip quest or explore like you could in D2. In D2 you only had to do quests directly related to killing the acts last boss. The rest of the quests you could skip and return and complete later. You could skip "den of evil" and most stat , resistance and skill quests.  In D3 you must complete quest1 to be allowed to do quest2 and explore areas related to quest2. And complete quest2 if you want to progress to quest3 and related areas and content. And so on...

This design is more linear and different compared to D2. And there is no reason why ARPG:s in general should be designed like that. They can be...But some players dont like it.

 No it's pretty much the same. There are huge chunks of content you can skip if you like. The story quests must be completed in order or the game makes no sense. What they have done is break the enviroments down into smaller chunks so you don't end up doing as much content over every time you leave the game.

"Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause" ~Victor Hugo

  Hurvart

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Joined: 11/02/10
Posts: 566

6/09/12 7:33:31 AM#14
Originally posted by zymurgeist
Originally posted by Hurvart
Originally posted by zymurgeist
Originally posted by MMORPGtester
To OP, 
 
No your not alone, I've been trying to tell people this before it launched.
The issue is, this diablo is linear, you can not explore.
You must play the game the way they have it layed out, This makes it easier so they don't have to make as much content for the players.

 It's an ARPG. Of course it's linear. There are certainly things worthy of criticism but that's just silly.

You cant skip quest or explore like you could in D2. In D2 you only had to do quests directly related to killing the acts last boss. The rest of the quests you could skip and return and complete later. You could skip "den of evil" and most stat , resistance and skill quests.  In D3 you must complete quest1 to be allowed to do quest2 and explore areas related to quest2. And complete quest2 if you want to progress to quest3 and related areas and content. And so on...

This design is more linear and different compared to D2. And there is no reason why ARPG:s in general should be designed like that. They can be...But some players dont like it.

 No it's pretty much the same. There are huge chunks of content you can skip if you like. The story quests must be completed in order or the game makes no sense. What they have done is break the enviroments down into smaller chunks so you don't end up doing as much content over every time you leave the game.


No..You cant skip any quests like you could in D2.  At least not if you play it like a single player game. Only way to skip things is to join other peoples games. But that is not intended and will be patched. You are supposed to complete all the quests in act1 before you can progress to act2. And complete quest1 to unlock quest2 and so on. There is other content not related to quest you can skip. But the quest design and the quest content is linear and on rails....

  Banaghran

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Joined: 1/17/12
Posts: 872

6/09/12 7:40:48 AM#15
Originally posted by zymurgeist
Originally posted by Hurvart
Originally posted by zymurgeist
Originally posted by MMORPGtester
To OP, 
 
No your not alone, I've been trying to tell people this before it launched.
The issue is, this diablo is linear, you can not explore.
You must play the game the way they have it layed out, This makes it easier so they don't have to make as much content for the players.

 It's an ARPG. Of course it's linear. There are certainly things worthy of criticism but that's just silly.

You cant skip quest or explore like you could in D2. In D2 you only had to do quests directly related to killing the acts last boss. The rest of the quests you could skip and return and complete later. You could skip "den of evil" and most stat , resistance and skill quests.  In D3 you must complete quest1 to be allowed to do quest2 and explore areas related to quest2. And complete quest2 if you want to progress to quest3 and related areas and content. And so on...

This design is more linear and different compared to D2. And there is no reason why ARPG:s in general should be designed like that. They can be...But some players dont like it.

 No it's pretty much the same. There are huge chunks of content you can skip if you like. The story quests must be completed in order or the game makes no sense. What they have done is break the enviroments down into smaller chunks so you don't end up doing as much content over every time you leave the game.

Backwards logic.

Noone cares about the story by the 4th time he does it (and just resetting quests completely invalidates you point about "making sense"), and you cannot really compare the current "locked gates everywhere" progression to the 1-2 things you had to really do in d2 PER ACT.

Flame on!

:)

  zymurgeist

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Joined: 12/24/04
Posts: 5199

6/09/12 2:22:48 PM#16
Originally posted by Banaghran
Originally posted by zymurgeist
Originally posted by Hurvart
Originally posted by zymurgeist
Originally posted by MMORPGtester
To OP, 
 
No your not alone, I've been trying to tell people this before it launched.
The issue is, this diablo is linear, you can not explore.
You must play the game the way they have it layed out, This makes it easier so they don't have to make as much content for the players.

 It's an ARPG. Of course it's linear. There are certainly things worthy of criticism but that's just silly.

You cant skip quest or explore like you could in D2. In D2 you only had to do quests directly related to killing the acts last boss. The rest of the quests you could skip and return and complete later. You could skip "den of evil" and most stat , resistance and skill quests.  In D3 you must complete quest1 to be allowed to do quest2 and explore areas related to quest2. And complete quest2 if you want to progress to quest3 and related areas and content. And so on...

This design is more linear and different compared to D2. And there is no reason why ARPG:s in general should be designed like that. They can be...But some players dont like it.

 No it's pretty much the same. There are huge chunks of content you can skip if you like. The story quests must be completed in order or the game makes no sense. What they have done is break the enviroments down into smaller chunks so you don't end up doing as much content over every time you leave the game.

Backwards logic.

Noone cares about the story by the 4th time he does it (and just resetting quests completely invalidates you point about "making sense"), and you cannot really compare the current "locked gates everywhere" progression to the 1-2 things you had to really do in d2 PER ACT.

Flame on!

:)

 The fourth time you run it you don't have to complete any quests. Once you've completed inferno you can jump to whatever part you want at any difficulty level. The story quests arent all the quests though. You can skip all the events and side dungeons and run straght for the endings. That's how people have manged to finish the game in a matter of hours.

You're complaining because the game has more  content? Seriously?

"Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause" ~Victor Hugo

  FrodoFragins

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Joined: 4/29/10
Posts: 2775

6/09/12 2:45:53 PM#17

It's a great game.  It has the best combat and animations of any ARPG.

  VPgearchin

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Posts: 170

" May blind eyes one day see the Light"

6/09/12 2:48:05 PM#18
Originally posted by Aryas

Did I hit my head real f_cuking hard recently or am I the only person out there that thinks this game is crap?

 

I don't want to start a flame war or any of that sh_t but I'm just overwhelmed by the amount of love this game is getting.

 

I'd actually call myself a Diablo 'fan-boy' to some extent and I was really stoked about this game but I find it so boring it hurts me to play it now - logged in about 10 times max since purchase.

 

Now some people are gonna go "well, if you don;t play it more you won't find out what's so good will you?". If I'm bored to death with it already there's lim chance of that TBH.

 

The MMOs I've had a go at in recent years have p_ssed all over this game for me. I know, I know they're different games, but shits shit, end of. I can honestly say that I would much rather play D&D, WAR, AoC and definitely RIFT over D3. As for GW2, that eats it alive and I've only spent a bit of time in the BWEs.

 

Please explain to me what the hell I am missing or is this just the video game equivalent of the average teen pop sensation, who's basically rough/mediocre but who the media hype machine portrays as the sexiest thing alive?

 

This game just screams 'king with no clothes' to me.

 

It's lost on me but I'm not mad about it or anything (it was only £25 at the end of the day), just massively confused by it's popularity.

 

Aryas

not just you, the class build system is ok, not great, the game overall is ok. It becomes pointless to the point where it is just about making money in the RMAH.

  BartDaCat

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6/09/12 4:09:34 PM#19
Originally posted by zymurgeist
Originally posted by MMORPGtester
To OP, 
 
No your not alone, I've been trying to tell people this before it launched.
The issue is, this diablo is linear, you can not explore.
You must play the game the way they have it layed out, This makes it easier so they don't have to make as much content for the players.

 It's an ARPG. Of course it's linear. There are certainly things worthy of criticism but that's just silly.

+1 Zymurgeist.  There are flaws, and for all intents and purposes, it looks like Blizzard is addressing some of them in their latest patches, but to pick the whole "linear" thing is utterly ridiculous considering the nature of the two previous incarnations.

  Grahor

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Joined: 5/08/11
Posts: 854

6/09/12 4:25:54 PM#20

It's just as boring as any other ARPG on the market - for _me_. In my opinion, you had to hit your head very hard to enjoy D1 and D2, too. I mean, walking through the same storyline 3 times? Really? Why don't just make all the game quests into "hey, there is a random dungeon with a Big Phat Loot in it. Now go get that phat loot, my Hero!"

 

But for others the whole concept of pointing at enemies with a cursor with left mouse button pressed is the pinnacle of ecstasy. (And then you collect loot! So you can go to another dungeon built from the same rooms populated by the same enemies to press LMB and to collect even more loot! Yay!)

 

So, you (OP) are perfectly normal. It's just not a game for you. You really shouldn't have spent your money on it. I mean, there was D1 and D2. You were warned.

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