D3 tanked the story that the other games built. It even killed some fave characters in a humiliating way, and then introduced a retarded child of a fave character to rub salt in the wound.
I can understand your point. I admittedly don't have some deep affinity for the Diablo characters, story, or even series. I'm also speaking from complete ignorance here having not played Diablo 3 myself. However, I've seen plenty of it and I've read and watched multiple reviews.
I refuse to believe that game deserves scores of 0 or 1 on Metacritic, Amazon, etc. or the constant bitch and moan fests on Reddit about how it is SUCH a terrible game. It reeks of crybaby "fans" attempting to smear a game just because Blizzard took it in a direction they didn't like.
The same thing happened to Civ V, a series I do love. People didn't like the more streamlined approach Firaxis took with the game so the majority of the scores on Amazon are 1 star.
I know I shouldn't expect any better from the masses of the internet but it annoys me and feels really unfair to the countless people who worked on those games. Having said that, this console port has me interested in a game I knew I didn't want to sit at my PC and play.