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Diablo 4 is being heavily review-bombed on Steam

Angharad Redden

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Diablo 4 is being heavily review-bombed on Steam

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This week saw Blizzard’s Diablo IV head to Steam and what would usually be a great chance for more players to access the game soon turned sour when the MMORPG was hit with waves of review bombing.

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Despite being available on Steam for just 24 hours, Diablo IV is already sitting at a ‘mixed rating’ with only 52% of 974 reviews being positive. However, the negative reviews are not targeting the game itself but rather Blizzard who has received criticism over the game’s microtransactions and live-service model.

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It should be an exciting time for Diablo 4 as it enters its second season known as Season of Blood. However, with the opening hours being plagued by issues with the Battle Pass and Seasonal Journey progression, Blizzard found itself in deep waters again. Combine that with the game’s arrival on Steam and it becomes a recipe for disaster.

“Not worth it right now, wait for a deep sale and then it will be worth it”, read one review. “It’s a $70 game with microtransactions on top of a Battle Pass. You can get much better games for this amount with much more content. Get Baldur’s Gate 3.”

Another disgruntled player claims Blizzard has done nothing to improve on Diablo III and criticises Diablo IV’s “microtransactions, live service, no offline play, Battle Passes, $20 horse cosmetics, repetitive dungeons, patches that nerf builds” and more. These issues seem to be echoed by a large majority of the fanbase with many recommending players wait until it is free to play before they try it out.

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Despite only being released in June this year, Diablo IV crashed and burned pretty quickly. As it stands, the title has 5,429 concurrent players which is considered low for an AAA RPG, especially one from Blizzard. This is almost definitely the result of the microtransaction and live-service model issues being brought up in recent reviews. Let’s just hope the MMORPG can get back on its feet soon.

Topics: Diablo 4, Diablo, Activision Blizzard, Steam

Angharad Redden
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