Well. That didn't go well. When you can't play the single player game you just paid for on the day you bought it on the only night of the week that you can actually put some time into it, it officially sucks. Server maintenance until midnight. I was afraid that the game being down for maintenance would annoy me, but I wasn't prepared for just how much.
The game itself is great. I was really enjoying it for the time I did get to play it tonight. I created a Barbarian and was wreaking bloody havoc. The graphics were awesome and the opening cinematic was crazy good looking. The gameplay is good and is very Diablo, but modified enough to make sure you know that you're going to have a new experience this time around.
That's kinda what makes it so annoying that I can't play it. It's a good game so far. I am into it.Buuut the fact that I can't play the game because Blizzards servers are down sucks a big fat one.
I can deal with World of Warcraft going down. I pay a subscription for that and I expect constant ongoing maintenance and customer service when I have a problem. I WANT that from a subscription. But what I don't want is to buy a single-player game and have it treated like a subscription. I want to buy my game, install it and then play it when I want, no hassles. I don't have time anymore to put into hours of gaming and when I have to wait two hours (or all night on Tuesdays) it is damn annoying.
If this game had a 'Play Offline' function, it would be absolutely perfect.
Game on (or apparently not).