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I've been seeing a lot of varied opinions of this game, both on sites such as youtube and generally voiced on the forums etc, so I just though i would share as well.
As it stands I am loving this game, I love the way each class feels to play, I love the map design and the loot system ( multiplayer ).
I really like the fact that all the dungeons etc are randomly generated each time you play, meaning that you never go through the same place twice, while keeping in theme with the current act.
The game IS fun, it's fairly addictive and I've really been enjoying a majority of the gameplay despite a few little niggles here and there.
Ok, I can understand having to sign in to authenticate, and to play online Co-op with friends etc, but there are some very major flaws with this.
1) Error 37: No game should have issues like this after launch, Blizzard knew the servers were going to take a massive hit at launch, yet they seemed to have done nothing to help the servers bear the load, and it is infuriating to have to spend 20 minutes to an hour trying to log in, in order to play the SINGLE PLAYER GAME.
2) Lag: Latency during online play is something that's going to happen, no matter how good servers are, latency is always there, but why are we forced to deal with it when we're not actually playing online? Nothing more infuriating when farming in Hell+ and having to fight both the enemies AND lag. When you're not playing Co-op, you really shouldn't have to worry about your connection dropping out.
Another major problem I have is with the poorly implemented difficulty. Rather than go down the traditional route of new, tougher mechanics to increase difficulty, they seem to have decided that a constant gear check was the best way to go, which is ridiculous. It just feels lazy and as if no effort was put into that aspect of the game. In groups it's another matter entirely, it's fairly balanced and is actually fun, but not everyone always WANTS to be playing in a group.
The final thing that irritates me is the "All builds and classes can solo everything". This may be what they claim, and at very high gear levels may be the case, but there are a hell of a lot of times where it feels like you're actually being punished for not playing in a certain way, for example, trying to fight through Inferno for the first time as a Barb that DOESN'T want to resort to a Sword n Board style of gameplay.
Now don't get me wrong, this isn't me hating the game, I love it and spend alot of my freetime while at home playing it, it is fun, it doesn't feel repetitive and I enjoy pretty much everything about it, it's just the 3 irritating littles things I listed above that really, really detract from the experience, and shouldn't be there in the first place, especially considering how long this game has been in development for. Overall, I think this game is fantastic, but those few flaws need to be ironed out.
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