Diablo III Could Have Done These Things Better

It seems like the entire world is playing Diablo 3 right now, everywhere I walk I hear silent whispers and people discussing their loot drops and let’s be honest here: Diablo 3 deserves the attention. If you are one of the people who have played the original games and now hate and miss the modern variant because of it being “different”, then truly I feel sorry for you because Diablo 3 does lots of things right.

What do you think would have happened if Diablo 3 kept true to it’s deepest roots? What would have happened if Diablo 3 kept the dark, pixelized graphics, gothic style and hardcore difficulty of the earlier games? It would surely have been bought by the most elite Blizzard fans who have been waiting for the next Diablo game to come out the day Diablo 2 was released. But it would not have appealed to the young generation of games which is monstrolously big in numbers and of a huge importance to the continued success of a series.

None can deny Blizzard has indeed lightened the game somewhat to better fit today’s gamers. I think it is for the better and I don’t feel sorry. But there are a few things Blizzard could have done better.

  • For a start, I would have loved to be able to customize my character. Fiddling around with hairstyles, facial hairstyles, skin colors and dyes to make your character look as good as you want it to be should always be possible in any RPG but Diablo 3 lacks. There is no customization on the outside.
  • Besides customization on the outside, “real” talent trees have disappeared and it is no longer possible to spend hours to find out how to best distribute your points. You are led by Blizzard and they will tell you exactly what skill to unlock (there is no other option). What a pity.
  • Server stability: I know Diablo 3 is immensely popular but come on! We live in 2012!

Apart from the extreme lack of customization I feel the game is a bit too easy. I am playing on normal and I feel like it’s just a little bit too easy for my liking. It should have been just a tiny bit more difficult for the average gamer. The hell difficulty level is fine, but I think inferno should have been more difficult too since inferno has already been soloed (it should be soloed after months!)

All things considered Diablo 3 might not be the game you were looking for as an hardcore Diablo veteran, but it will most certainly suit your roleplaying needs and will be a great game no matter how different it is from the original series. Play it, you won’t regret it!

Please voice your opinion on Diablo 3, I love comments!

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