What do you honestly think?

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#1 Edited by Sia (6 posts) -

What do you think of Diablo 3? and what would you rate it out of 100?

I haven't bought Diablo 3 yet, but I've seen trailers, read forums, etc. I've been set back because of what I've heard about the issues with the server, and obviously the price, and also my computers capacity to play it. I've played TorchLight ll, the beta version anyway, and personally I thought the game play was good, the only turn off for me with TorchLight ll was the graphics, the fantasy, cartoony type graphics, it honestly made me feel like I was in a disney movie. Since playing Skyrim, I've preferred the more realistic approach.

I'm not 100% certain my computer would be able to play Diablo lll, although I have played Skyrim (on low settings) and everything seems to work alright, I'm also not that computer savy, so I'll post my computer specs below, and perhaps someone who knows a little more about computers would be able to imform me whether my computer would be able to play it.

P.S I've checked on battle.net site for the supported graphic cards, my card is neither on the supported list, or unsupported list.

Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.120402-0336)

BIOS: Ver 1.00 BIOS A11 PARTTBL"

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.3GHz

Memory: 3066MB RAM

DirectX Version: DirectX 11

Card name: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series

#2 Posted by pweidman (2365 posts) -

Well first Diablo 3 is fantastic. If fighting endless mobs, solo or co-op, and looking for better loot is your bag, get it without reservation is my recommendation.

Secondly, Blizzard tends to put out games that'll run on a lot of machines, and I'm no expert at this stuff, but your specs lead me to believe you'll be able to run it on medium maybe; shouldn't be a problem is my guess. Hopefully, some of the experts that hang out here can verify that.

Also, lastly wtf is cartpreferredony? Lost me w/that descriptor. :P

#3 Posted by Irvandus (2899 posts) -

It's the Pixar movie of the video game world, and no I don't mean Cars 2. It runs on everything and still looks great, it's nearly endless, and the world is fantastic.

#4 Posted by Andorski (5368 posts) -

Not only is this the first Diablo game I have played seriously (only played 2 for a bit when I went to a friend's house), but it's the first game of it's genre that I have really gotten into. So far I am really liking it. Tthe ability to change your build at any time with no repercussions and the minimum consequences for death makes the game feel very accessible for newcomers. Even with the most basic RPGs, I habitually do some research online and see how I should spec my character, how I should play my build, etc., but in D3 I just experiment on my own and see what works and what doesn't.

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#5 Posted by BionicRadd (616 posts) -

If you havent had a chance to get in on a game pass, then just wait a little longer until blizzard makes the starter edition available. That way, you can play it and make your own decision. You aren't going to get any replies to this topic that will actually help you make this decision. The people that love it, really love it and the people that hate it are stupid, really hate it. Figure out a way to play it and decide for yourself. Either find a guest pass or wait a couple of weeks for the starter edition.

#6 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4859 posts) -

It's fun. I would give it the score of fun/100.

#7 Posted by david3cm (636 posts) -

I googled "cartpreferredony" and the only thing that came up was this blog post. What does that word mean.

#8 Posted by mpgeist (643 posts) -

Honestly, I had fun my first playthrough (about 25 hours? I replayed some stuff). Then I started the next difficulty and I'm terribly bored of it. I guess loot just doesn't have the same pull it once did. 80/100

#9 Posted by Capum15 (5002 posts) -

Server issues aside (which were basically fixed and stabilized within the first few days), I've enjoyed the game immensely. The story was suitably epic, the combat is really fun, and the loot is plentiful.

#10 Posted by Sia (6 posts) -

@pweidman:

Also, lastly wtf is cartpreferredony? Lost me w/that descriptor. :P

LOL! That's why it is important to proof read I guess. My bad, it was a typo.

I generally like fantasy games that have a good story line, I played Shaiya ( A fantasy game similar to WoW) back in the day, but with the economy the way it is, inflation hit that game like a bag of sh!t, and the developers didn't seem to care. Since then its basically been Torchlight and Skyrim in the games department. I don't know about getting a guest pass, it seems as though theres more demand then supply, as there would be, so i'll probably just hang out until the starter edition is released.

Thanks to all the people who replied. :)

#11 Posted by Von (328 posts) -

My only complaints is that it's much shorter and less varied than Diablo II. Otherwise, a great game.

#12 Posted by MeierTheRed (4941 posts) -

95/100 its a very good game.

#13 Posted by Plasticstars (171 posts) -

I'm enjoying it. I've had a fair bit of lag even when playing by myself, but it was mostly during release week and not really a problem now. I kind of don't like how the auction house invalidates most of the gear you can get on your own, but that's a minor complaint. I'd give it 80/100, it's definitely not perfect but I've been having a ton of fun with it.

#14 Posted by camp7203 (120 posts) -

95/100

#15 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

It's alright/100.

#16 Posted by StarvingGamer (8560 posts) -

98/100

My experience has been nearly flawless and the game is replete with mind-bogglingly intelligent design decisions.

#17 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@GunslingerPanda said:

I would give it the score of fun/100.

The best most important score a game can get.
#18 Posted by Arceion (215 posts) -

Its not the best game i ever played but its still alright. I find it better coop than solo but thats just me. 70/100

#19 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4859 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

@GunslingerPanda said:

I would give it the score of fun/100.

The best most important score a game can get.

/hug

I love you, man.

#20 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3088 posts) -

It's a worthy sequel to Diablo 2 and is a solid game that is thoroughly enjoyable, but a few things (like late-game difficulty and lack of as many fully randomized environments as Diablo 2) keep it from attaining the greatness it deserves. 90/100

#21 Posted by NekuCTR (1663 posts) -

Honestly it's pretty damn addicting. Multiplayer is the only way to go for me, but they get a 10 point reduction for being so careless about making their problems our problems over the last couple of weeks. 9/10

#22 Posted by Sia (6 posts) -

I just want to say a big thank you to Plasticstars for giving me a guest pass so I can try the game myself, and also a thank you to everyone who has taken the time to write an honest opinion about the game, it is greatly appreciate.

#23 Posted by BionicRadd (616 posts) -

@Sia said:

I just want to say a big thank you to Plasticstars for giving me a guest pass so I can try the game myself, and also a thank you to everyone who has taken the time to write an honest opinion about the game, it is greatly appreciate.

By the way, if you decide to buy the game, get an authenticator, either the free mobile one on a smartphone/ipod touch or the physical one (seven bucks shipped is a small price to pay for peace of mind). Don't let the internet fool you, lack of an authenticator is how the overwhelming majority of these compromised accounts happened.

#24 Posted by Sia (6 posts) -

@BionicRadd: Okay, thanks for the tip.

#25 Posted by JeanLuc (3608 posts) -

I'm really enjoying it.

#26 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Honestly, some people act like it's the game after which no games should ever be released. Based on what I've seen it's Diablo II with improvements. So it's okay. Didn't buy it yet though, so my opinion is worthless. I'm just saying that i don't get the impression that it's the greatest game in existance.  

#27 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5155 posts) -

Very polished but underwhelming and parts of it feel very lazy.

#28 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3645 posts) -

Go here if your still not sure if your machine can run it.

As for the game itself I really like it, I do find it slightly repetitive but being able to play with people at the touch of a button really helps. It's mostly a great loot based dungeon-crawler and not much else.

#29 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

80/100.

Great game, but a I'm just not feeling it anymore. Hardly any good loot drops drop and relying on the auction house just seems kinda meh. But I do like the clicking part.

#30 Posted by mwng (956 posts) -

37/100

Has nobody made this joke yet?

#31 Posted by gamefreak9 (2419 posts) -

Great game! I would give it a 90 only because its not as balanced as I expect from a Blizz game. Smithin needs work... and lag spikes though rare turn me off from continuing my HC char.

#32 Posted by Vorbis (2750 posts) -

I think the AH ruined the game for me at Inferno, it became a game about trying to make money to buy loot, rather than playing to find loot. There's no joy in finding items because I know I already have better from the AH and that's depressing.

So I rerolled and started playing hardcore, where it has become a game about survival and I'm enjoying it again, although I'd still rather be playing Dragons Dogma.

70/100

#33 Posted by Subjugation (4741 posts) -

I enjoy it and am having fun with it. I think that is far more important that any arbitrary number.

#34 Posted by Jimbo (10005 posts) -

fuckdiablo/100

#35 Posted by Khann (2914 posts) -

Got bored before I even finished the campaign once, so got a refund. It's a pretty well made game; I quite like the visual style. It's extremely derivative with little if any improvements to the genre, there are some frankly lazy design choices (you had 8 years, guys) and yeah, it's just boring to me.

65/100

#36 Edited by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

It's a lot of fun and very addictive, I've been playing it pretty much non-stop since it came out.

It has problems though. The writing isn't brilliant, the balance is ridiculously out of whack, some of the design choices are head scratchingly poor and there are frequent server issues causing problems. It's not the best game ever made, it probably won't even be the best game released this year. But it's a solid purchase and generally a really good experience.

#37 Posted by Jayzilla (2573 posts) -

@Khann said:

Got bored before I even finished the campaign once, so got a refund. It's a pretty well made game; I quite like the visual style. It's extremely derivative with little if any improvements to the genre, there are some frankly lazy design choices (you had 8 years, guys) and yeah, it's just boring to me.

65/100

we rate on a 5 star system here duders. let's keep it professional for the love of all things good and decent.

#38 Edited by Gravier251 (217 posts) -

It was okay, though I found the narrative and writing rather meh. The villains especially on later playthroughs have a habit of never shutting up, compared to Diablo 2 where for the most part they would only utter a single line before they attack you. Rather than the immature non-stop chiding we get in 3.

I've not really managed to get into it as I did with Diablo 2. It is well made and polished but I tend to feel a bit underwhelmed. I Often have problems with connecting to games; running into a number of errors and downtime, at least in europe. The game is more enjoyable co-op, but I often find myself unable to really find any and often winding up having to play solo. Largely joined public games are at best 1 other person who is silent and quits half way through a quest before you even reach a checkpoint :/ At that point you either press on solo, or quit out and redo everything you just did, again.

It is well made and polished, but has some issues. It is enjoyable enough and probably worth getting to experience. But for me personally I seem to be feeling disinterested in it, more tempted to just do a new game+ of Dragon's Dogma.

#39 Edited by Seppli (10250 posts) -

Love it. 88 out 100.

Extremely high production quality. Addictive gameplay. Thoughtful freeform deep character progression and customization. Great flow. Needs some serverside backend polish. Inferno not yet properly balanced.

Mind not blown - but certainly high like on coffein and nicotine. Go get!

#40 Posted by EXTomar (4951 posts) -

I'm always confused when someone asks "What do you honestly think?" Why ask the question of someone if you don't think they will give an honest answer?

#41 Posted by BionicRadd (616 posts) -

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

Honestly, some people act like it's the game after which no games should ever be released. Based on what I've seen it's Diablo II with improvements. So it's okay. Didn't buy it yet though, so my opinion is worthless. I'm just saying that i don't get the impression that it's the greatest game in existance.

You do understand that for awhile, Diablo II was that game, as well for some people? Not saying you have to feel that way, but for some of us, Diablo 3 is the game we've been waiting for since Diablo 2.

@Vorbis said:

I think the AH ruined the game for me at Inferno, it became a game about trying to make money to buy loot, rather than playing to find loot. There's no joy in finding items because I know I already have better from the AH and that's depressing.

So I rerolled and started playing hardcore, where it has become a game about survival and I'm enjoying it again, although I'd still rather be playing Dragons Dogma.

70/100

The AH didn't ruin anything. You ruined your own game by choosing to use it. Honestly, though, it's not much different than D2 where you could make a game on Battle.net and title it "need an awesome Axe" and sit in Tristram for a few minutes before someone would pop in and drop some awesome rare axe that they probably duped and then leaves. The AH offers nothing that wasn't available in the first 2 games. The only difference is now you don't have to dupe to find awesome items, you can farm gold and buy them. I don't get it, but loot is the only reason I play Diablo. Killing something and seeing a bad ass rare appear is exactly what keeps me coming back.

#42 Posted by Panpipe (477 posts) -

I think you're guaranteed to have a really fun 20 hours or so with the game. For some people it would be best to stop there. The story really isn't very good, I think Starcraft 2 had a better story and that's an RTS.

It's fun to level up a character and get progressively better gear and skill combos.

The end-game is a bit of a muddle. Basically, you're meant to grind for gear and gold until you have the gear to do the next act. Then you grind that area til eventually you can finish the game. The weird thing is, the bosses are easier than the champion packs (normal tough enemies) so there's this weird disconnect of beating difficult enemies for gear, so that you can beat an easier boss. I don't really understand it.

But I will say that coop is really good fun and I'm enjoying that. Also, loot is addictive as hell.

#43 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4899 posts) -

91.825333 (repeating) out of 100

#44 Posted by Grimhild (722 posts) -

@mpgeist said:

Honestly, I had fun my first playthrough (about 25 hours? I replayed some stuff). Then I started the next difficulty and I'm terribly bored of it. I guess loot just doesn't have the same pull it once did. 80/100

Pretty much. Also, I have some video issue where it will inexplicably lock, black screen, then start going again. Even when I'm just standing around selling stuff. It also locks up my system when I attempt to exit to windows sometimes. Pretty sure it's fixable with a patch, since my specs are way above the recommended and others are having the same issue, but it's extremely annoying when it happens. I haven't really played it in several days, and I haven't really felt the urge to again, for whatever reason.

#45 Posted by Vorbis (2750 posts) -

@BionicRadd: "You don't have to use it" is a terrible argument. You're expected to use it to make it through Inferno, the game has been designed around money sinks so that Blizzard can make money. Begging for free gear in public games or even trading is very different from opening the AH and buying the best gear.

This has been discussed hundreds of times anyway, enough.

#46 Posted by Cataphract1014 (1312 posts) -
@ShadowConqueror said:
It's a worthy sequel to Diablo 2 and is a solid game that is thoroughly enjoyable, but a few things (like late-game difficulty and lack of as many fully randomized environments as Diablo 2) keep it from attaining the greatness it deserves. 90/100
I honestly like some of the static environments.  It lets them have greater detail than a generic square field.  And all the inside dungeons are completely random.
#47 Posted by Ares42 (2800 posts) -

I've spent close to 150 hours with the game, and I don't really regret much of it. However, the game is still a disappointment as it didn't manage to live up to expectations (or even do better than it's predecessor) in my opinion. It was a game I was hoping to spend endless amount of time with, but I've reached a point where I'd rather wait 6 months and see if they've fixed things than keep on playing. The time it takes to reach max level and basically finish character-based progression is astoundingly short, the amount of actual viable builds at high levels are very restrictive and the need to farm very specific parts of the game over and over gets tedious.

But as I've said, I still like the game. It's a good version of this kinda game. And looking at other alternatives coming out I'd still pick Diablo 3. It's just annoying that it has all these blatantly obvious shortcomings that they should've known about by looking at how other similar games have done things in the last decade. Looking at it in a broader sense I'd just much rather play other kinda games that play on the same strings but have a much more developed overall experience.

As for a number I'd say if you purely look at it for what it is, it's probably something like an 85-90. However if you compare it to other games in general I'd say a 75-80. But maybe I just don't enjoy the genre as much as I thought I did (even though Diablo 2 was one of the games I played the most while growing up).

#48 Posted by BigChickenDinner (761 posts) -

I'm going to come out and be brutally honest.

I thought that they had F-ed the game up in more ways than A black-asian-latino Muslim showing up at a KKK rally in 1939 Berlin. Just, go with it.

But they really surprised me when I played it, very stable, I've seen literally one visual glitch having to do with the hair physics on my Barb. Other than that the game has been a real charm.

EXCEPT!!!... mind you, the one thing, I had called from the moment the knowledge so graced my cranium with it's presence. This fucking Online only Bull fucking Shit is fucking GEEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHHHY. It's like their tech team is one long and one short faggot (bundle of sticks).

#49 Posted by Cataphract1014 (1312 posts) -
@Vorbis said:

@BionicRadd: "You don't have to use it" is a terrible argument. You're expected to use it to make it through Inferno, the game has been designed around money sinks so that Blizzard can make money. Begging for free gear in public games or even trading is very different from opening the AH and buying the best gear.

This has been discussed hundreds of times anyway, enough.

I have no doubt that Blizzard is going to make changes so that you don't need to buy gear from the AH to be able to do inferno.   There is no way they are going to let the ranged classes gouge melee items so that barbs and monks have to pay million of gold, or whatever the price will be in money.
#50 Posted by kindone (2843 posts) -

100/100, as I thought it would be.

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