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The rage machine is on in mmorpg.com
And quite frankly its laughable
Its combination of fans angry because of server failure + people that know nothing about genre but like to jump on the bandwagon + people that (maybe) bought the game (or wish too) but have no previous experience with H&S genre.
Dont compare D3 with story based rpgs like Baldurs Gate , Mass Effect , or Skyrim - this is different game.
Diablo is (creator) of Hack&Slash genre based on randomly generated content. Like in its predecesor "roguelike" , each time you start the game its completely different because everything is randomly generated.
You have main story quest and its only 12 hours long (Same lenght as Skyrim story) if you run trough it and not do anything else. But when you finish it you have basically done 1/4 of the game ( and are around 1/4 on level progression )
Difficulties ramp up and will take longer to complete - finishing with inferno difficulty that is almost impossible to beat.
So, no You didnt finish Diablo 3 if you only finished Normal mode
And each new mode has completely new items, monster types and quests. Not to mention what I allready said. The game is never same game.
However. If you still claim that this is recycling. And that main story means you finished the game. And that random generated content means nothing.
Than my friend you are clearly not interested in Hack&Slash games at all. And you are obviously in wrong forum.
As for Torchlight 2 and POE , being better
I play them both (in beta) and they are both awesome games.
Torchlight costs only 20$ and indy scene would appreciate your money.
However Diablo 3 is vastly superior to both game. I mean it basically wipes floor with their bloody corpses.
Its that good.
As for Blizzard being dicks , and all oflline / online DRM and stuff.
Basically - the only reason is - they didnt want the game pirated.
But at least we will not see hacks in multiplayer