Prez wrote on Apr 7, 2021, 02:01:
I guess I was one of the weirdos that liked all 3 Diablos so far.
So did I, initially. Then after I finished the game on all the difficulty levels (well TBH even before that) and the "honeymoon" phase wore off it slowly dawned on me how bad the actual game was compared to it's predecessor in almost every single way.
There is a caveat here, I was a hardcore Diablo2 player. Really spent a huge amount of time on battle.net (those were the modem dial-up days) doing all the runs, building PvP characters, Uber Diablo runs, the whole shebang. A game really needs to be special to hold your attention for that long, and it's not like there were other great games that competed for my time in those days. If I were a more casual player, I would have enjoyed D3 a lot more and that's fine I guess. This is the direction that Blizzard wanted to go, but ultimately it was a disappointment for the really hardcore D2 fans among us. We were really vocal about it at that time too, hence the "Fuck those losers" Jay Wilson response and the ensuing memes.