PoE(free) and TL2(20$) are just a cheap copies of D3,they can be compared to D3 ofcorse but in a way how close they are to D3 in quality perspective, not which one is better.
Ah, so according to you... good games "must" cost 100 bucks or more?
Big Publishers love Customers like you, who throw Money with both Hands at them.
I thought it was plainly obvious that the poster was saying that you get what you pay for, and that the lower expectations from the game being comparitively cheaper is what keeps the game within the realm of "worth discussing."
I really don't think he was insinuating that if you don't pay $100 for a game that you're not getting something good.
For what it's worth I definitely *want* to like PoE.
In all my years of gaming I have found that it's great to have games like that (or even Facebook/Flash games) to add some variety to what you're doing. D3 could be the greatest game ever, and I'd still like to see PoE or TL2 succeed and I'd like to participate in that. I do not have any burning need to play D3 (or any game for that matter) 14 hours per day, every day.
I can't seriously play PoE unless they somehow make combat less.... slow. It's like playing D3 in slow-mo. I'll probably goof around with it, but the way combat currently is, it's just a game-breaker for me. If they could fix that up, I'd give it a decent whirl.