Originally Posted by Falchor
As with all Diablo games, I play for the atmosphere, not the story, and the atmosphere is fine IMO. But, as others have said, we are deep into subjective territory here. Some folks obviously appreciate Blizzard's approach to story and lore; some people enjoy the Bioware approach of deep dialogue trees etc. It's akin to liking a pepperoni and mushroom pizza vs. one with feta cheese and black olives.
But, all that said, the gameplay is strong, which is why I believe the game deserves the 9's it has been getting, especially when thinking of it as a multiplayer game with extremely long legs.