Diablo VI did what now?
The Blizzard Official “Beta Weekend” for Diablo 4 has mixed reviews so we decided to cut through the gore and give you the gold!
So, you decided to play the Open Beta after getting some KFC chicken or just pre-purchasing a PC game for $70? Blizzard is happy to oblige and so is their stockholders. Either you pay the 11 dollars for the chicky sammich or the traditional $50 + $20 over average retail price for every other game to get entry. Alright, so your in…or not.
Because of it’s “Popularity” the servers were down/unresponsive/overburdened. Not uncommon for Blizzard, it happened with Diablo III and Diablo II (and the Resurrections). We talked about those over here but today we’re talking about the latest installment that isn’t the festering flesh-pit that is Diablo Immortal. No, Diablo VI (4) is suppose to be the spiritual successor to D2. Because of this the game is “Much darker and grittier than the last one” (We heard that about Star Wars Episode 3, didn’t we?) and suffice to say it did not meet our expectations.
I start the game with ZULTAN KUULE SAVING ME FROM FREEZING TO DEATH, in the form of a black wolf. So, I got to start the game slapping stray dogs for four minutes until I get into town and get my bearings only to be sent on the first quest. Ten to twenty minutes later I cleared the first dungeon and got back to town. It sounded good. The music had some nods back to the D1 and D2. The combat felt so CLUDGY.
So what happened?
Because it’s a modern Blizzard game, of course, things take a turn for the worst. In-Game I get roofied then force-fed demon blood which inflicts me with some kinda Soul-Ruining Demon STD. I’m now the next victim of some Sanctuary Based Bug-Chaser cult. Way to rob the agency from me, Blizzard.
Don’t get me wrong I slogged through it up to level 25 with a Barbarian. Then A Sorcerer and I never went back to Barbarian. At that point I had a level 21 Sorc and 25 Barb in the beta and thought “Please get better by release!”. Will it? I don’t know… I just write TTRPGs and watch people take modern day problems and insert them into gritty fantasy games breaking my immersion and making me go bald faster.