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I generally appreciate his input, but this review/rant is a total hack job of misinformation.
He has several misconceptions/biases about D3.
1) He seems to think the scene can hack the game to be playable offline. That's an absolute joke. The best they can do is make it easier to connect to a server emulation once they are written. I don't think he even grasps server/client relationships.
2) He seems to only care about the game as a single player game. As such, he doesn't care about item hacking or bnet cheating. He completely minimizes the benefit of storing all characters on their servers and running most of the code on their servers. That doesn't mean that
3) He only sees the evils of the RMAH and completely ignores the gold AH. Ever tried trading items in D2. the options were to create a game name with the trade you wanted, but if it wasn't elite good luck. The other popular method was D2JSP, where one person profited financially and trades were not secure. You might get a refund from d2jsp if you got scammed, but that's a major hassle.
4) He's not even a fan of the genre and thus he clearly wasn't a serious online D2 player and doesn't understand the appeal. Which is why he sees TL2, with an open BNET type of system, and POE which also is online only,as comparable.
If you want a simple single player hack&slash and aren't that interested in the genre, like Total Biscuit, then definitely buy Torchlight 2 for $20. But don't take his review as being a well informed critique of the genre or the game.