I love release day.
Before I get jumped on : This is not saying IM QUITTING OR OMG I HATE YOU BLIZZ, etc etc.
These are just some of my thoughts after finishing ACT I [ which may or may not apply to the entirety of the game.. but at least one of my complaints is directed at the game in general ]
I am majorly disappointed in this regard. This game has graphics which are essentially no better than what you could have found in a game 5 years ago. There is no innovation, no jawdropping amazement. Everything is rather predictable and dare I say.. average.
Also – the weapon glow enchantments for various effects are laughable. Oh cool my weapon slightly glows a different color.. and on some weapons you almost can’t even see the glow effect.
Again, I will rank this as rather average. The sounds , especially music.. just feels mediocre.
Skill mapping / usage system
It blows. Being forced to lock in skills into slots and then having to swap them anytime you want to change is a pain in the !@#$. . Terrible. I shouldn’t have to ‘relock’ a skill through an annoying UI so I can use cleave instead of bash on my left click for AOE.. and then have to swap back for a boss fight.It signifies a downgade and dare I say a dumbing down / casualification compared to Diablo II where you could map various skills with hotkeys to swap between skills [ and they were still used with left click / right click ].
This is my biggest issue with the game at the moment. I feel extremely limited in combat mechanics. It is basically left left left right left.. maybe hit a number key. repeat Except instead of being able to swap skills on the fly with hotkeys it is nothing but the same skills spammed repeatedly….. In D2 you could quickly flip thru and chain skills together like Whirlwind->Frenzy->skill-> …. actually have smooth combat flipping thru abilities that I wanted to use when I wanted to do so.
Please for the love of god patch a better system in for this.
No real character customization
While it is true that this is not an MMO, it is still a multi-player capable game.
As such there should have been a character customization grid.. Not necessarily up to MMO standards.. but when solo player games allow you to customize your character’s looks ( hair, face, sometimes body size, etc etc ) more than a multiplayer game… that is pretty sorry and shows a lack of effort by Blizzard.