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Originally posted by sportsfan But watch this: TL1, TL2, PoE and all those other D2 clones: dead after 1 year. D3 will survive because of the Blizzzard BattleNet and some people will always click on it to smash some mobs for a few weeks, but that's about it. The rest is, as they say, history.
D3 is still top 10 on xfire after so many month, and it just bumped off PoE (you need to use the detail game list to see).
But at the same time, i don't think longevity is that important in ARPG. PoE is a fun game .. i will play it for a while. So what if i "finish" in 3 weeks. I will have a fun 3 weeks.
Originally posted by sportsfan Originally posted by Souldrainer
People put D2 much too high in their memories. I
Dude, this is the same kind of retarded shit the devs spouted when Diabo 3 was at a (well deserved) 2.8 Metacritic. I played Diablo 2 last week. I know the score it deserves. 11/Impossible out of 10. This is the 2013 score! Diablo 3 should have been either at least an 8/10 OR a game that at least lived up to alpha footage. Nope, 0/10 due to excessive commercialism.
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@sportsfan - I couldn't go through all of your comment as it is full of bs and complete nonsense.
80's and mid 90's? Are you on crack? D II was released in 2000 from what I know.
Comparing its graphics to that of the 80's games? Are you serious bra'? It's obvious you have absolutely no knowledge of video games in general.
The reason DIII failed is that they've tried to mmorpgize via WoW mechanics and balance a classic arpg hack&slash formula that doesn't have anything to do with balance. Hack&slashes are all about fun. Top that with the useless auction house that ruined the whole main concept of hack&slashes and you have a piece of crap that most fans hated and droped soon after release.
Why? Because it wasn't fun.
On the story side, I also believe that it's the most craptastic piece of writing I have recently encountered in a AAA title. It doesn't even compare with the previous ones.
The game is too colourful for its own good. You can't have a dark hack&slash with that much yellow and red flying everywhere. Coroborate that with the writing of a high-school freshman and you have the bases for a WoWistique hack&slash buy shit from the auction house respec in a heartbit garbage that failed the franchise and its core fans.
Median is above DIII in design for a hack&slash. A freacking mod. That cannot be. I tell you. Not when you have the resources Blizzard has.
But that happens when most of the talented people working for you said goodbye as soon as you got in bed with a former water and waste "state" enterprise.
Originally posted by Souldrainer Originally posted by sportsfan Originally posted by Souldrainer
Luckilly, your opinion is just that......your opinion.
Besides, we all know the Metacritic scores consist of trolls like you voting 0/10 and then using them as arguments .
Originally posted by BizkitNL Originally posted by Souldrainer Originally posted by sportsfan Originally posted by Souldrainer
Yup. The OP is very narrowminded and presents his opinions as the ultimate facts.
We also know that the low metacritic scores had NOTHING to do with the game itself, it was all about nerdrages as a result of the technical problems at launch. This is very typical for that site, and the OP is exactly the same as those who voted on that crappy site: most scores are either 0 or 10, and almost no games deserves either scores.
Originally posted by Netspook Yup. The OP is very narrowminded and presents his opinions as the ultimate facts. We also know that the low metacritic scores had NOTHING to do with the game itself, it was all about nerdrages as a result of the technical problems at launch. This is very typical for that site, and the OP is exactly the same as those who voted on that crappy site: most scores are either 0 or 10, and almost no games deserves either scores.
All games got haters. But there are three verifiable measures.
1) D3 sold 12M. No matter what the reasons, people are willing to pay for this game. And i bet the expansion will sell millions.
2) D3 rated highly on metacritics professional reviews.
3) D3 is still top 10 on xfire after 10 months. So people are still playing the game. In fact, more are playing than other ARPGs.
Quality and fun are subjective. But no one can deny this game makes a lot of money, and there are still many playing it after 10 months.