So, after completing the game, I find myself being utterly uninterested in it anymore. Does this also happen to you guys or are you still levelling up?
Were you a fan of D1 or D2? See, I found even normal mode "meh," but it's tolerable because I've been gaming with 3 good friends. The issue with D3 is that I never really liked D1/2 all that much due to the mindless SP hack and slash, and shit/nonexistent story. The gameplay however got great at times (Fighting "The Butcher" in D1 was always a hoot and D3's butcher was a HUUUGE letdown by comparison, mostly due to the fight, but also: no fucking setup. It was more like "HEY, remember how cool the Butcher was in D1! He's back as some generic fat guy! Get your parents permission bef..... wait, you guys should be in your 30s by now, WTF is wrong with you!?"). None of the short-comings matter though because Blizzard could shit in a box labelled "Diablo 3" and fans would send death threats to any reviewer who gave it a 9.5.
I mean seriously, you get hilarity like:
Games this thoughtfully crafted don't happen very often, and the care that Blizzard has taken with Diablo 3 shows in every facet of its design and execution. It might not be perfect, but after 45 hours, I'm not sure where it missteps, and after 45 hours, I feel like I've only scratched the surface of what it has to offer.
Emphasis mine. The guy gave it 100/100, which literally means it's fucking perfect,
but it isn't because...... fucked if I know. It's like GTA4 reviews all over again.
The "story," for lack of a better term, was just a bunch of fantasy cliches beaten to death over the past 60 years (without even a new twist on any of them) with loads and loads of plot-holes to boot, specifically leaving many points left open so they can whore out a bunch of expansions rather than come up with anything original. At some point,
you'll save Leah and/or her soul (redemption) and at another point, you'll kick Adria in the ass (Retribution). Woe to anyone with a vagina in a Blizzard game.
Starcraft 2 and Cata really showed how creatively bankrupt Blizzard is but they'll still make millions because, at the least, they understand game mechanics fairly well. But, besides the Voice-acting and cinematics, there's nothing about D3 that screams "AAA developer: $60 please!"