i posted this in another topic, but i think it suits this discussion:
Diablo 4 is indeed darker than 3, but still not scary...
we are still the equivalent to superheroes killing hordes like they are nothing,
we don't feel alone and afraid vs an unforgiving world
and because it's an mmo you'll actually see other "superheroes" all around you, making the world a joke.
In short it's completely different from d1 or d2 where you feel like just a weak dude vs hell itself,
they should have taken a hint from games like dark souls or bloodborne... make it scary...
blizzard dark is a bunch of gore and blood with no real substance, no real fear of it. sad day.