Diablo III Gets Metabombed



For those of you who may not have heard, Diablo III had a pretty rough launch. A combination of downed servers and an “always-online” requirement has left many players fuming, so much so that some of them have taken to venting their frustrations by bombing the game’s Metacritic user scores.

At the time of this article, the game currently holds an average user score of 3.6/10 (compared to the 87/100 critic score) and has amassed 987 negative reviews out of a total 1569. Many of these reviews stressed the fact that users had been unable to even play through Diablo III’s single player mode, thanks to the game’s always-online requirement.

“The intrusive access control known as DRM (Digital Rights Management) is what really is hurting the game here,” one reviewer wrote. “Not only due to the train-wreck of a launch, but because you can not even play this game without an Internet connection.”

Regardless of what you may think about the increasingly common practice of “metabombing”, the angrier, less grammatically correct reviews are always good for a chuckle or two. Hopefully for Blizzard’s sake, the reviews will eventually even out, especially now that Diablo III’s servers are back up and running smoothly.

Your Comments

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    Gaikang said May 17th 2012 5:55 AM

    I hope for the industries sake, that Diablo III continues to fail. Not because I hate the Blizzard or the game itself, but it’s an average game that’s being treated like a triple A masterpiece. Blizzard is promoting terrible development and business practices with Diablo 3, and their behavior is something that should be unacceptable.
    As for my opinion of the game, I think it’s fun enough gameplay wise and the cinematics are impressive, but the story is written pretty badly (objectively it’s got bad writing practices. Quite a few people compare it to Disney clichés) and the single-player is extremely linear, also it’s been massively streamlined with no character customization or skill variety. If this game had nothing to do with Diablo II, and if Blizzard had sold it as a multiplayer game, and if it hadn’t been in development for 10 years, I would have given it a 7.7 and excused the server issues, but as a sequel to Diablo II which has been in development for 10 years, containing little to none of the Blizzard North staff, and being viewed as single-player game with Multiplayer options, I give it a 4.9 and will continue to rage at how you lag and get killed, or just can’t play at all because of server problems for a single player game.


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