Just ignore that grouchy old man and add him to your ignore list, he sits in there for most of us.
It's fun to read these clueless posts
Anyway, it's blizzard standard..engine is not the most advanced on the field..but Blizzard artists are awesome. They put details in every single corner. It's stylized, I can see why some people don't like it. But it's artistic beautiful game.. but I believe game could benefit from some more advanced features. Like dynamic lightning or some normal mapping etc. But I am fine with what we have.
I like the art style but higher rez texture would be nice
This is actually true - the game looks amazing when you're playing it, but some of the stuff just looks plain silly in the main menu, when your character is so embiggened :P.
That said, that's not the way we'll be seeing our characters most of the time ,so I'm not toooo perturbed, but still :P. I suspect it's too late to do an art pass as major as making higher-res textures for a lot of the armour/monsters/whatever.
One thing I'd like to throw out there is how often, your hero has some lighting highlight on the side. It just looks so natural and is such a great way to make her or him pop out a little more onscreen :3.
As far as graphics go, I'd just like to see the over-sized avatars on the Character Screen abolished, and some dynamic lighting effects for skills. Arcane Orb is a good example of a skill that just looks pasted over top of the environment when it's cast.. Very unnatural.
Not a make-or-break thing for me, though, and I half expect to see dynamic lighting in the first expansion.
Not really, it looks as good as it is, I want to play Diablo, not some 80's horror movie.
Darken/sharpen filter actually makes Diablo 3 looking and most importantly feeling like a diablo title. I define Diablo title according to Diablo 1 and Diablo 2. What you want to play is diablo (3) game with graphic/art style that is nowadays the most attractive(and profitable) for western culture masses. Its nothing bad to like kitsch though.
BTW permaximums post wasnt completely way off yet you forum spammers filled this thread with like 6 nonsense posts about ignoring him. Stick on the topic please, not everyone here has a desire to read about your epeen ego and whom do you have on your ignore list.