If you want to have a good argument with someone on the Internet today comment on this story, for starters, because for as much as there is love for Diablo III today there's is an equal amount of hate. Some people who have strong opinions on Blizzard’s latest release, have decided to take it to the company by way of Metacritic where they are giving it some pretty lousy user reviews. We won't argue the merits for or against that practice by the game community, but it's certainly having an effect on Diablo III's overall Metacritic user score.
Anyone that has tried to play Diablo III in the last day-and-a-half understands the frustration of fans that simply wanted to play the game but could not log in. If Diablo III didn't require you to be always logged in to Battle.net in order to play many of the complaints Blizzard is having to deal with would go away.
So how far down the rabbit hole has Diablo III's Metacritic score gone as a result of bad user reviews? Well, nearly 2000 user reviews have been submitted and about half of them are very negative. The biggest complaints in the negative reviews don't have to do with the gameplay – they all hate the always connected requirement of the game and connectivity issues. Those complaints have been enough to give Diablo III an average user score of 3.6.
Chances are that Metacritic will eventually step in to quell the uprising as they have done in the past for other games that suddenly and swiftly get the user score wrath of the community…