Users Bomb Diablo 3′s Metacritic Score Over Multiple Bugs

The launch of Diablo III has not gone well. Immediately, millions of players attempting to play the game seems to have destroyed Blizzard’s servers, resulting in numerous error messages that have kept players from being able to log in.

Head on over to Metacritic, where the game is currently pulling a user rating of 3.6, and you can see some of the vitriol customers are feeling at the slight of paying for Diablo III and being unable to play it. Of course, the issue is the always-on Internet connection digital rights management software Blizzard instituted with Diablo III, requiring players to be connected to the developer’s servers at all times — even when playing the single-player game. When those servers go down, the game becomes entirely broken.

What do you guys think? Have you experienced trouble with Diablo III?

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10 Comments on Users Bomb Diablo 3′s Metacritic Score Over Multiple Bugs

DJS

On May 16, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Blizzard shot themselves in the foot with this one. They knew exactly what they were getting into, despite the fact that they claimed they didn’t have an idea of what the demand was going to look like. Last night I was able to play for 2 hours after the 2nd server maintenence (this was around midnight), but having a game be literally unplayable for the first day of release is… Embarassing.

LTenhet

On May 16, 2012 at 12:34 pm

You would kinda think that they would know how to handle servers, what with WoW and all. And really, when I buy a game for 60 bucks I expect it to work at launch and -not- go down three times in the same day for 1-2 hours at a time.

Axetwin

On May 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm

“Have you experienced trouble with Diablo III?

You mean other than the fact my video card is not on their list of approved cards thus meaning I cant even play the game at all?

and no, Im not bitter or anything….>.>

KILL

On May 16, 2012 at 12:52 pm

get rid of WOW theres their solution….

IDOOM

On May 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Get rid of WOW theres the solution…..

Nulltron

On May 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm

A movie may be great or awful. It doesn’t make an iota of difference in what you have to put in. You go to a theater and watch it. That is all it takes. Good? Great. Bad? Well… . Not with computer games. Not the way they are marketed and hyped and actually played. Computer games are not what they used to be anymore and that is very bad. With movies there may be a problem with the theater or the projector or something. With games you just have no idea what you have to curse. For a game to be an enjoyable experience an infinity of things must come together and match and click. Otherwise it is one big lingering for days headache. That is awful. Games are turning into something that is bad for your health and well being.

The next big thing, which almost everybody seems pathetically incapable of these days, is to make them enjoyable again, without the fuss and the nerve wrecking requirements of just getting on with it and have it “done”.

Steve

On May 16, 2012 at 2:46 pm

This is just sad. It makes no sense to have to be always online for a SINGLE PLAYER game. Yes, I know the game has coop but this is not a MMO and should not be treated like an MMO. All they had to do was make people activate their key online one time and then you should be able to play offline. There is no excuse for this and Blizzard should be getting alot of backlash.

Kevin

On May 16, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Well I’ll stick with Skyrim tyvm. Funny thing, I’m willing to play a different game. Part of me wants to play a better game. Yet every game I look at ends up being unacceptable for one reason or another.

The third act of ME3 destroyed the entire series. I don’t even get nostalgic feelings for ME1 or 2 anymore. TOR was just horrible. Kingdoms Reckoning? No thanks. They tried to give the huge game feel TES games are, and they proved there is no reason not to stick with the kings in that market.

Now D3 comes along, and it catches my eye. But wait, you have to login to their servers to play, even for a single player game! Given that so far they’ve had nothing but trouble, I’ve got no interest in playing it right now. The only game that distracted me for a few weeks was the enhanced of Witcher 2. I genuinenly liked that game, but it was just too short. Hopefully when they make Witcher 3, the third act won’t be so rushed, as that game had a ton going for it.

So I’ll continue playing Skyrim. By the time I start getting tired of it, they will release DLC actually worth it. And the Nine Divines forgive my lack of faith and desire to play something else.

Nuno

On May 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Did not experience any issues, barring the server maintenance (announced before the servers going down) and the Achievements loss problem.

In my opinion the always-on requirement should not be labelled as DRM. It is there to promote co-op just as the lack of single-player (what exist is a soloing feature but since Characters can freely switch between solo and co-op it is not strictly a single-player mode).

Nero

On May 17, 2012 at 11:33 am

I don’t understand. How do you get a “metascore” of 88 out of 100, and have a user rating 0f 3.7?