Summary: When I first heard about Diablo 3 I wasn't looking for much. Just a solid update to and improvement upon Diablo 2, the game that I and all of my friends spent hours everyday playing when we were kids and is lauded as one of the best of its generation. Blizzard didn't really take the "Don't fix what ain't broken approach" entirely to heart because they pretty much re-did everything from the ground up.
Summary: This game showed a ton of promise but the overall implementation was horrible. The story is very bland, the servers are laggy and still have issues. The game turns into a farming game with little incentive to continue. 99% of the drops are useless and crafting items is a joke. So that Blizzard gets their cut, the auction house is where everything ends up. It costs more to craft an item (of which 99% are useless) than to buy a good one on the AH.
Summary: I was a huge fan of Diablo and Diablo 2x which is why I bought the collector's edition. The way the game was developed only had my attention for 2 months. I would recommend purchasing the non-collector's edition if you are still inclined to purchasing the game and save the extra cash for something else.
Summary: Spare yourself with this game. It is not a good quality game at all. It was released in a Beta format that everyone paid $60 bucks for. PvP was to be released with the game and 3 months later it is still not in the game. They have focused more on fixing Auction House issues then fixing real game issues. Spare yourself and pass on this game.
Summary: I played D2 for about 2 years straight and on and off for about 4. When i heard about D3 i was very excited and eager to play. After I started playing i realized what they advertised wasn;t the same as what I bought. Got to inferno in about 3 weeks (Inferno is Hardest difficulty) It's supposed to be an Game meant to play for the end game but has no end game.
Summary: Disappointment. While, on the surface, diablo3 is a well constructed, smooth and easy to learn ARPG, beneath this glimmering exterior lies an evil entity. The RMAH (real money auction house) as well as the gold based auction house. Gone are the days of farming for cool Unique and Rare items yourself, instead Blizzard has balanced the games item drop rates around their desire to earn/take (more) money from their player base.
Way over-hyped product at comicon 2011.*Update 12/1/13. 4 Stars
5 July 2012
Summary: Update.Pleased with Diabo III software update & excited about end of Auction House. Blizzard(Activision)really dissappointed with this product.So much of this seems like World Of Warcraft I'd say if some other Corporation developed this product they would be facing a lawsuit.Worst part is Blizzard or Parent company Actision clearly understaffed tech support department.I have reached tech support and every person i've dealt with was courteous and professional but a hour...
Summary: The TLDR version: I am giving the game 2 stars because it is fun at first, but if I could give the endgame a negative rating for being a cynical mechanism for extracting the maximum amount of money and/or time from players in return for unpleasant and unrewarding gameplay, I would. The details: I played both D1 and D2, and while I have fond memories of them, I don't feel all that attached to the franchise.