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The game is rock solid. When it works. Every review I've read (Game Informer, PC Gamer, IGN) mentions the dreadful always online requirement but then fails to lower the score for it. If you can't play the game, or the games requirements make said game less fun to play (lag and disconnects during solo play), then it should lose points. If the critics aren't going to lower a score because "the servers have been rock-solid for two days" then they are doing the readers a disservice. Critics are doing all of us a disservice because this is giving Blizzard and other developers a pass to include online only DRM, if your game is good enough. It's pretty short sighted too. What happens down the road when Blizzard shuts the servers down and you can't play the game period. Pretty big problem there. If you don't have a fast, reliable internet connection then don't buy this game. If you think the game is fantastic, but can't stand the online only, then dock it points and let developers know this is not okay. It's only fair to everyone.
Well, I don't agree with the score entirely, but I do agree that it should lose points for including a feature that NOBODY likes. Also, at least this seems to be an honest opinion, unlike some reviews that are just straight troll diaries.
You speak the truth man. Dont worry about Liquid_Amnesia's comments. If you check anything D3 related you'll see that his posts are those of a fanboys. Shuts his eyes and ears to anything negative about the game and only accepts anything that holds the game to the skies.
I agree completely. There is no reason that a separate offline, single player, no auction house part of the game could not be included. That way when all their servers were burning over at Blizzard, everyone could have played the game they've been waiting 12 years for.
What idiot over at Blizzard decided online only was the best idea ever?
Games should be docked points for not letting players play the game. I think that's pretty standard.
You didn't even review it... FYI this isn't a comment section, bud.