Diablo III Reviews: Installment IV

Fmulder hopped on his googlehorse (of course of course) and dug up a bunch more DiabloWikiDiablo III reviews from gaming sites, which have been added to the wiki article. Quick links and score, since there are lots and I’m not about to start reading all of them at this point.

  • Lazy Gamer: 95
  • Game Grin: 90.
  • Game Dynamo: 90.
  • For Love of Gaming: 90 (Despite the review’s annoyance stemming from his never finding the Elective Mode.)
  • Rocket Chainsaw: 90
  • Hooked Gamers: 86
  • Canadian Online: 80.
  • Robots Gone Bad: 7.5 (Despite and 8 or 9 in every review category?)
  • Pixel Smashers: No score.
  • It’s not like any of you guys are still considering whether to buy D3 or not, and are reading reviews to make up your mind… but do you see any point in reviews? Some comments on our last review post were asking for more detailed, evaluative reviews, but how or who could write those at this point? It’s too big a game with too much content to try out more than a fraction of it in the first month, much less the first week.

    Thus, the critics tend to focus on early impressions, or obsess over RMAH or no-PvP or the DRM. Those are all sideshows though, since what really matters to the core fans (that’s us) are the long term features and balance, and those can not be evaluated at all at this point, largely since Blizzard is going to make (and already is) big changes to balance and skills and items in patches in the immediate future.

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    1. Not sure if you’ve reported yet but Giant Bomb gave the game 5/5.

      • I knew they would.  I have enjoyed listening to the enthusiasm toward the game in the Giant Bombcast.  A good offset to the vocal minority comments on this “fansite”.

    2. ‘Wellworth the money, has it’s flaws.’

      So easy, yet so many words are needed.

    3. Bad games even get high scores from the media. Not sure these reviews really hold any water at all. Best review is from your own playing experience.

    4. http://www.dailytech.com/Blizzard+Diablo+III+is+Fastest+Selling+PC+Game+Ever/article24756.htm
      From this site you get players whom aren’t obviously bias in favor of the game just giving you the average consumer sentiment. The game is borrrrrring!

      And that criticism about no lan isn’t going away. Funny how these pro reviewers just brush these things aside when to the average consumer it means a great deal. Reviews are just ads nowdays.

      • Enh, average consumer sentiment among consumers who would post comments on that article on that site right now.

        One group that doesn’t include, most likely, is people spending all their free time playing it.

        This issue of who opts-in, by the way, is an interesting challenge for pollsters generally. As more and more people are online they are getting better, of course, but it’s a process.

      • But if D3 got average or lower score you would have swore by that review right??

        Funny how that works, maybe you should review your own personal bias 

    5. Robots Gone Bad: 7.5 (Despite and 8 or 9 in every review category?)
      It’s like Diablo logic like when you find an archmage staff with only +str. 

      • Or finding a +2-4 damage ring with a Level 11 requirement off a monster when you can buy said ring with a Level 6 requirement from a vender….
        Or killing an Act Boss for the first time and having it drop items that are 5 to 10 levels below your level (i.e. what you are already using is way better)

    6. Honestly, how could anyone possibly care about these junk review sites? Any game with hype is going to automatically get 75-95 metalols. You’re better off reading a game forum to get your scraps of criticism.

    7. Gametrailers’ review is up now as well.

    8. IGN also gives it 9.5 earlier this week

    9. Don’t know if you’ve listed it, but PCGamer gave it 90. I’d love to see more reviews updates.

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