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"A Promise Never Fulfilled": Gamebanshee Reviews Diablo III
Review - posted by Crooked Bee on Tue 22 May 2012, 17:05:28Tags: Blizzard Entertainment; Diablo III; Eric Schwarz
Gamebanshee's Eric Schwarz has written a 6-page review of Blizzard's Diablo III. He starts it with "Diablo III is a promise never fulfilled", and goes on to say:
So, while it might be an exceptionally pretty and expansive game, with more art assets, loot tiers, skill and stat combinations than most other titles on the market today, Diablo III is also unfulfilling, like a sugary snack - it never leaves you feeling satisfied, only wanting more, whether that's more loot, a more competently executed story, or a more interesting character system.
[...] Right now, the hack and slash genre is seeing a sudden explosion of interest, with Grim Dawn, Path of Exile and Torchlight II all providing much cheaper and, frankly, more fun alternatives - Path of Exile delivering a more traditional, grimy aesthetic, and Torchlight II sporting more depth in its character and skill systems. Diablo III is certainly good, there's no question, and it might remain unmatched in terms of pedigree, but it can no longer claim to be the definitive king of the hack-and-slash genre either. Perhaps Hell truly has frozen over.
In other words, nothing unexpected.