Diablo 3 was released almost 3 months ago. In this time, bugs have been ironed out, players as a whole have gotten through basically all the content available in the game, and most people who are going to purchase the game already have. It is as this point that we can really start to look at Diablo and see what it is. And what I see is fairly disappointing.
I have already expressed my own personal displeasure in regards to Diablo 3 here and here, so I won’t go into my own personal feelings again. It is fairly clear from a quick look around the internet that while a decent number of people are really enjoying Diablo 3, the majority are not. Amazon.com is, at the time of writing this, showing over 2,400 reviews for Diablo 3 Standard Edition and over 1,300 of those reviews are 1 star. Over half. Even taking into consideration the fact that people are WAAAAAY more likely to leave a negative review than a positive review, that number is still staggeringly high. Metacritic gives Diablo 3 an 88/100 for critic score, but when you look at the user score, you see the same sad tale all over again: 3,700 users out of 6000 felt this game left a bad taste in their mouth.
Actual usage statistics are a little harder to come by, but I did read an article which showed that of Xfire users, Diablo 3 play time has very quickly and steadily decreased from launch day. From day 1 people were disappointed in this game. The worst part is that I think this is just another step on a very sad road for Blizzard. It was all up hill to WoW, then mixed reviews for Starcraft 2, and now the poor reviews for Diablo 3. For a die hard Blizzard fan, this is a very worrisome trend…
- firefly6985gaming posted this