Even though Diablo 4 has great gameplay generally, there are still some things that could be made better about the action-packed RPG.
So far, Diablo 4 has had a pretty good start. On the PlayStation side, players have said that there are some strange bugs, like not being able to play the game after buying the early version. Blizzard was able to fix that mistake within 24 hours, which is good.
Considering how crazy things got with Diablo 3 in 2012, it’s almost a miracle for a new game in this series. It would take too long to talk about one case, like the Auction House mess. Diablo 4 has made the game better by adding new features that make it easier than ever for new players to get into. Still, Blizzard could do a few things to make the game even better.
Add The Horse Sooner
One of the new things in this game is horses, which have never been in the series before. In the open-world settings, players can buy a lot of common and rare horses to ride around on.
The only problem is that they can’t be used until the end of the game, which seems co ineffective. The point of this game and the whole series is to play it over and over again, but not everyone will do that. Blizzard should either make it easier to get horses or make it faster to move around on foot.
Add An Offline Mode
The only way to play this game now is online. Players can’t play this game offline anymore, for whatever reason they want. The game seems like it would be a great fit for the Steam Deck, but because it doesn’t have an offline mode, players won’t be able to play it on the go.
These players would like an offline mode, as would players who don’t have access to the internet or whose links aren’t always stable. Another problem is that you can’t pause. If offline mode does come back, a pause button should also be added.
Zoom In And Out
Diablo 4 has the best graphics of any game in the series so far. It goes back to the more realistic art style of the first two games. In Diablo 3, the art style was changed to be more cartoony and overdone. Players can’t get a better look at the pictures, which is a shame because the monsters and characters look great.
This series has always been top-down, and it should stay that way. But Blizzard could add more ways to zoom in or out to get a better look at what’s going on. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to have a picture mode where players could really mess around with the camera.
Increase Couch Co-Op
The ability to play with other people is a real advance in this game. Any version of the game can talk to any other version, so you don’t have to split up your friend groups for fun co-op nights. Players can set up online co-op games with up to three other people to fight the evils of Hell together.
There is also local co-op, but since the last game, the number of players has been cut from four to two. We hope that Blizzard will fix this mistake and add four-player couch co-op back in for those who like it.
Diablo 4 is great for people who don’t want to play with other people or don’t have the choice of co-op. Most of the bigger story goals and a few side quests will give players a temporary party member. There are a lot of friends in the game. They range from grumpy wizards to beautiful wolves. It would be nice if Blizzard took this a step further and added a system for minions.
It would be cool if, for example, players could go to a bar and hire three NPCs to help them. Some classes in Diablo 4, like the Necromancer, do have a system that is similar to minion, but all classes need the help.
Don’t Disperse Portals
The only way for players to leave a dungeon’s chaos is through a door. Going back to town is like finding a way around a pause button, but that’s not a good idea. If a player quits or gets kicked out of the game, the link will go away.
So, players have to go all the way back to where they left off and start the quest over again. Items and experience won’t be lost, which is good, but it’s still a pain. Portals should always be open unless they are closed by hand.
Send Items To Storage
Over the years, there have been a lot of games like Geometry Dash Subzero that tried to take its place as the best. They haven’t been successful, but that doesn’t mean they’ve failed. For instance, the Torchlight series brought in some interesting ideas, such as pets.
Pets had their own inventory slots, and players could send things they didn’t want to town with them. It was an easy way to make more room without having to use a portal every time to go back to town. In Diablo 4, players can’t do that, but they should be able to send things home to storage.
Item longevity is one of the most out-of-date parts of RPGs. It’s as cute as when turn-based RPGs have random fights. The durability of items in Diablo 4 reduces every time you die. It’s cheap and easy to fix things, and since cash is easy to come by, it’s not really a problem. It’s just a lot of busy work that doesn’t have to be there. Durability could stay in the game for hardcore modes, but it should be totally removed from normal modes. At least a patch should be made to add a choice.
Diablo 4 came out on June 6, 2023, for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.