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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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18. Re: Op Ed May 19, 2012, 16:58 xXBatmanXx
 
Bhruic wrote on May 19, 2012, 16:55:
Come on people. It isn't a single player game - at all. Sure, you can solo it, but MP is seamless. I have friends jump in and out of my "SP game" during my whole session.

So your rationale for why it's not a singleplayer game is because you let your friends jump into your games? That's hardly a valid reason. There's no denying that they focused more on multiplayer issues. But there's also no denying that you can play the game perfectly fine without ever playing or interacting with another player. That's the definition of a singleplayer experience.

It's funny, the only arguments for it not being a singleplayer game always come down to components like the AH, or the ability to hop into friends' games. All nice, but all things that could have (and should have) been completely optional. If it's possible to play without them (and it is), then they aren't necessary, and therefore a requirement for the game. Unless you make them a requirement by fiat, which is what Blizzard has done.

Every single MMO can be played alone, solo, and never "interact" with groups or other people, but you have to be online. It is required. Get over it man!

If you bought the boxed version of D3, it says "online connection required". If you bought it online, YOU ARE FUCKING ONLINE! And the EULA states it is an ONLINE game.

At what point will you realise that it wasn't hidden, it is on the box, it is very well known, etc etc etc. I don't think they have even called it a single player game. It isn't even an argument, it is just self entitled asshats that THINK they shuold get what ever they want. And instead of just playing the games they support, they go online and bitch that they can't have their way.
 
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