Friday Flame Wars: Does Diablo 3 Deserve a 90 or a 60?
Friday Flame Wars is a recurring feature on Game Front. We present a hot-button issue, and then encourage a no-holds-barred
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The controversies surrounding Blizzard’s release of Diablo III continue to rage, and many a player is angry about review scores. Plenty of outlets presented the game with 90s or better, gaining the undying hatred of locked-out players who felt the game deserved less than that. And then there are those who scored the game a little lower, and the inevitable backlash of Diablo fans who feel the offense dictates beheading.
Our own CJ Miozzi felt Diablo III deserved an 85 — solidly great but not incredible. And he has received ire from both camps, unsurprisingly. He also did an analysis not long ago about this very phenomenon as well as about the magic number 90 for Blizzard review scores.
Anyway, obviously we need to take to the comments and hash this out. Is Diablo III awesome, or is it terrible? Follow-up question: Are the people who think Diablo III is awesome/terrible incredibly stupid, or the incredibly stupidest? Let us know where you stand!