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Op Ed

Blend Gaming - Diablo 3's Launch Fiasco Proves Video Game Journalism Fails.
These journalists should be informing readers as to why consumers are angry, why gamers are peeved and why those 0/10 review scores are the way they are. Reading through most comments give you a clear picture that first-adopters don't mind that there's a delay, they don't even mind that servers are down, however they do mind that the game boasts a single-player mode you can't play without constantly being connected to the internet. It's no different than being forced to watch a DVD or Blu-Ray from your player while always being online. Yes, most people are connected online one way or another, but if you want to watch a movie at your own leisure then that's what you paid for. This is not the case with Diablo III, you cannot play the game whenever you want; you can only play the game when Blizzard allows you to.

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39. Re: Op Ed May 19, 2012, 23:43 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on May 19, 2012, 18:41:
Also, I see a lot of people just panning the game in general such as this....

Average game. Not worth the money or trouble.

Nothing really new in terms of gameplay with subpar graphics for its time and horrible story.

This game is just running on reputation. Does not deserve the Diablo title.

Yeah, that seems a bit unfair. The beta was fun WHEN I WAS ABLE TO PLAY IT. And I appreciate the oil-painting look of the graphics. And cool mobs that required various strategies to deal with.

But the always-online req for SP is a deal-breaker. Also, Torchlight 2 beta is freakin' awesome, has no connectivity issues, has offline SP, and will be one third the price!

TORCHLIGHT 2.
 
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