Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind the highly anticipated game Diablo 4, is facing backlash from fans over the game’s art style and lack of dark atmosphere.
Some gamers are criticizing the game’s setting, claiming that it does not draw from the best parts of the series, as it lacks a dark and ominous feel, and high-quality graphics. They compare Diablo 4 to a mobile game project.
“Wait, why does it look like Diablo 3 + Diablo Immortal? It’s not just the color scheme – it’s the UI and animation of everything. It’s literally 99% the same as what was in D3 and DI,” said one disgruntled gamer.
“It looks like a game released 15 years ago,” commented another.
“Please don’t tell me that Diablo IV (the game we’ve been waiting so long for) will look like this 🙁 Are there any microtransactions that will make it look like it should?” asked a third.
“The game looks like a mobile game. I thought this game would be darker and scarier….. But it’s almost like Diablo 3 with new textures,” said a fourth.
“It looks nothing like the versions we saw before. Now it looks more like an arcade/mobile game. The fonts are terrible,” added a fifth.
“God, the developer says they drew inspiration from Diablo 1, which they really liked. The community did too, but this looks nothing like Diablo 1 or 2. This is a project where Diablo 3 meets Immortal,” said a sixth.
The community is divided, with some fans excited about the upcoming release, and others disappointed in the game’s direction. Blizzard Entertainment has yet to respond to the criticisms.