Just the day before yesterday we informed that Diablo Immortal, released less than a week ago (on PC as open beta and on Android and iOS mobile devices) was the third worst rated Blizzard game on Metacritic.com. This is no longer true. This game has been "promoted" - becoming the worst rated item in the company's entire portfolio.
The average score given by the netizens - who, let us remind you, did not have to play Diablo Immortal to do so - is currently 0,5/10 (based on 2707 ratings, and more are still coming in). The same result, but with much fewer votes (only 373), was achieved only by World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Classic - here, as in the case of Diablo Immortal microtransactions (and the faction system) were at fault.
The dark trinity
It can be said that along with the infamous Warcraft III: Reforged from 2020 (Metacritic.com user rating of 0,6/10) Blizzard has created its own dark trinity - for three years in a row releasing games that have earned an average player rating of less than 1/10 on that website. The record seems unbreakable - like Real Madrid winning the Champions League three times in a row (counting since 1993). It's a shame, though - the phrase "the dark trinity" used to be associated with Blizzard games in a sinificantly different context.
The other side of the coin
Interestingly, in the App Store Diablo Immortal has an average rating of 4.6/5 (based on notes from over 60.8 thousand people), and in Google Play - 3.3/5 (based on about 432 thousand reviews). So who is right? It's best to find out for yourself - after all, the game is free.