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The "Best" of the Worst Diablo III Anger

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The rigamarole is always the same: Big game is released, problems ensue. But for Diablo III, the launch was bigger—twelve years in the making. And the problems? They seem bigger, too. And when that happens, people get angry.

As previously detailed, Diablo III's "always-online" feature was problematic to say the least, and players have been dealing with errors like Error 37 and Error 3003. The whole thing hasn't exactly been smooth.


And the reaction to all this has...not been good. People paid good money for an experience, and the experience hasn't been good for many players. They have every right to complain. No wonder the game is getting clobbered on review site Metacritic, where the user reviews are especially brutal. On Amazon, there are biting reviews as well, but less of the endless vitriol. The general tone, however, is one of anger and frustration.


Some of the reviews seem knee-jerk and not directed at the actual gameplay—the result of frustrated people trying to get online, but unable to. Others seem to truly not like the game, which, of course, is fine. And, yes, some of them are merely trolls (but funny trolls!).

But let's not look at the normal venting. Let's look at some of the "best" haterade spewed at Diablo III (SPOILERS).

You know when they sold the rights to The Neverending Story 1 & 2 to some random production company and they came out with a steaming pile called The Neverending Story 3 that went straight to VHS? Well that pretty much describes Diablo 3.

This is for that what i must wait fuc*ing 7th june. This is for that what i must wait fuc*ing 7th june. This is for that what i must wait fuc*ing 7th june. This is for that what i must wait fuc*ing 7th june. This is for that what i must wait fuc*ing 7th june. This is for that what i must wait fuc*ing 7th june. This is for that what i must wait fuc*ing 7th june.

Diablo 3 is so boring you would have more fun at a bingo hall. Also the connection problems at launch are awful and show how incompetent Blizzard is. The graphics in game are also not close to what a Diablo game should look like.

Decade of experience running online games to have the game fail to launch ON SINGLE PLAYER due to their network. They took everything that was Diablo and flushed it down the toilet, from gameplay to graphics.

I have paid for a game and can not even start a single player!? What exactly is on that disc?! It is a sick joke... Give my money and wasted time back!

They've had 10 years to make this game and when the game went live only 600 players were online... Hours later only 1000 players were able to get on! Its been like this the whole entire launch!

If your a true Diablo series fan you'll know its a gothic themed game and it'll break your heart to find out that the act 1 boss is damn fairy queen that looks like the disney villain maleficent

Diablo 3 is out. It took 11 years to make. The graphics look 10 years old and its only 6 hours long. But don't worry kids you can buy hats with moms credit card!

You want 150 words minimum to accept my review? Ok. FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL. DO NOT BUY !!! SERIOUSLY. Vote with your wallet, dont give these **** money.

One of the worst play time to cost ratios. I could have a whole day at a paintball stadium for the money I shelled for this game, which, due to an unstable internet connection, I can't even play smoothly, even though I'm only interested in single player. Good job, Blizzard.

If you want a watered down, pay2win piece of junk, Diablo 3 is just the ultimate game in this regards. Don't expect to find a game reminiscent of the jewels such as Diablo 1+2 (actually made by different people). Only saving grace is... no wait I can't think of one.

This game is a massive pile of **** It shouldn't be named like that. WoW is nice like a prostate cancer, and this "Diablo"3 is like a bunch of bloody hemorrhoids in your mouth.

stupid game,GO TO HELL!. oh wait, it's already in hell. All about it is disappointing. I've been a Diablo fan for a long time but then you give me this.. What the hell Blizzard? This all errors things and your stupid DRM giving me a headache. Why no in steam? money whoring company

Blizzard apparently had no idea how many people would REALLY want to play this game AFTER WAITING FOR 12 YEARS! The North Koreans had better launches last month than this. Way to go Blizzard.

It is a very good game, VERY GOOD!!!! It even comes with a challenge, beat the login server, error 37 is the prime evil, if you beat it, all will obey your orders. Now seriously, if you don't mind spending 3 hours to get in, you should totally buy, if not, don't waste your money.

the worst first person shooter I've ever played cant even log in, and i even stood in line for at least two hours to pay for this dont waste your money BLIZZARD IS FINISHED

Can blizzard just crawl into a hole and sit there until they starve to death. after they do that they can come back as undead and try to make the game work

Never played it. And now thanks to all of your reviews i will never buy it and play it. Thanks for saving my money. I don't usually follow what people say but the majority is overwhelming.

Last, but certainly not least, there's internet comedian Francis. His rage may not be as real as that seen above, but it still sums up the spirit of the times.

Diablo III [Metacritic via Venture Beat]

Diablo III: Standard Edition


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