Diablo 3 is currently the hottest videogame on the market. Buoyed by a large fanbase who played and got addicted to the previous games, Diablo 3 is selling extremely well. Not only that but critics are loving it.
On Metacritic, Diablo 3 currently has a Metascore of 89/100 based on reviews from 53 critics. Unfortunately the actual users who have paid money for the game aren’t as pleased with it. 4198 people have currently rated it, at an average of just 4.1/10.
This is the sort of score usually reserved for low-budget shovelware, and not a games that have taken years to craft. Many of the complaints relate to the constant need for an Internet connection, which is fine in principle but not in practice when so many people try to log on to the servers at once. Other complaints include the poor graphics and boring gameplay.
It’s always odd to see a game rated so differently by critics and users. It implies something major went wrong between review copies being sent out and the game appearing on store shelves. Or it implies that critics sometimes just get it completely wrong. Did they score Diablo 3 too highly?