Blizzard may have apologized for fans Diablo III launch night problems, but it appears that was a little late for some people. Understandably upset by not being able to play the game for an hour or more after launch, fans turned to the most obvious place to voice their disappointment: Metacritic.
While some of the reviews left on Metacritic were no more than simple trolling of Blizzard, many shared the same point: it’s ridiculous that a game that can be played in single player requires a person to log onto the internet. Of course, while there is a multi-player option that would obviously require a connection — these people do have a point.
A lot of people just want to play the game alone. And these people were denied access to the game because Blizzard requires all players to be connected to the internet in an effort to cull cheating. It is a case of punishing the many for the actions of the few.
As of this writing users have left 2639 ratings for an average score of 3.7 and the negative reviews are almost double the amount of positive. It does seem some people are already forgiving Blizzard, however, as people are admitting in later reviews to changing earlier ones.