THE GOOD: + Finally released after a decade of waiting + Good graphics + Destructible environments + Character looks change with different types of equipment
THE BAD: - Very short - Rare/Legendary drop rates are low - Single player "always online" DRM is BAD - Lots of bugs - Exploitable - Didn't launch with PVP - People are retarded and post ridiculous prices on the Auction House
As of writing this review I have a level 53 Barbarian and I'm on Hell difficulty.
It's taken us a decade to get here but we're all finally playing Diablo III! Has it lived up to the hype? Personally, I don't think it has but it is what it is, and to each their own. This is just my opinion, feel free to disagree.
The first playthrough was quite enjoyable and I didn't mind the story. I was definitely sucked in and was addicted, trying to get through the game. After D3 was released it was a long weekend for us so I got to spend the majority of 3 days going through it and finishing...
THE GOOD: 1: Entertaining, action-oriented gameplay that keeps you on your toes as you progress. 2: Cool equipment so you look the part of the world's hero! 3: Vibrant skill effects and reasonable graphics for an ARPG. 4: Has a similar feeling to the previous games, with a few differences. 5: Smooth party interface and online play. 6: Compelling and challenging enemy interaction/AI.
THE BAD: 1: Limited skill availability during combat. 2: The gear curve is horrible. 3: Weak storyline. 4: MANDATORY internet connection at all times. There is no single player. 5: Doesn't feel as immense as the previous two. 6: Minimal level randomization compared to its predecessors.
SUMMARY: Let me just say first of all that limited skill availability isn't a bad thing. I guess. It makes it challenging. However, you're basically stuck with whatever 6 skills (including your basic attack skill) you designate while you're in combat, even when you have a repertoire of over 50 different skills and modifications of skills ...