Originally Posted by Mick
7 hours is utter tosh and so is even 12 hours. Any person who says they have completed normal, in such a fast time, they are definately not playing the game as it was intended. I've put 27 hours in to the game already, 21.5 hours on one character which is level 26 (60 is max level) and just started act 3 and just started another character which is level 14 and at the end of act 1.
I got 3 more characters to build up and several difficulty levels to trail though for each character and I need to get to the higher difficulty levels to get some of the best gear for each character. I am in this game for the long haul and with the probability of future game expansions and further added content, millions more are likely to be too.
People need to forget about the launch night, with millions of people World wide trying to connect to just three servers that are distributed on three different continents, it's hardly surprising they fell over.
Some of the criticisms are concerns that the game is nothing like Diablo 2, well to be fair, if it was going to be exactly like Diablo 2 then it should have been an expansion. Diablo 3 is a whole new game, with new game mechanics, new characters and it's the same type of game play, role play with strategy rolled in to one. Monsters AI in Diablo 3 is a vast improvement to Diablo 2. Graphics are richer and more enhanced.
My main concern before the game came out, that it was going to be short, but having now played through two large acts, the game is vast, both Act 1 and Act 2 in Diablo 3 are extremely large and deep. I am pleased to say that the game has exceeded my expectations in this regard.
And well, if people still aren't truely satisfied, then Runic games, (Team formally known as Blizzard North. The game developers behind Diablo 1 and 2). Will be releasing Torchlight 2 in the not too distant future.
I completed Normal in 16 and explored EVERYTHING, cleared every single map for dead villagers/loot/gold/destructables as well as visiting all explorable places.
I'm on about 60/70 hours now on Act 3 Hell... Char is Level 60...
So yeah you are being a bit slow I'd say :p