I thought that back when there were only a few screenshots and the original gameplay was released back in 2008. But since then, we have seen many screenshots featuring very dark locations, still making use of multiple color schemes and such. Yes, they are using more colors then on D2, but that is because we can actually use more in the creation of games now than when D2 came out.
I guess my only suggestion for it would to add sharper lines to define terrain better, such as on cobblestones that make up roads etc. I can definitely see where more darkness would be appropriate in some of the screenshots, but overall, it seems pretty dark. Several screenshots I have seen also include torture rooms, blood splattered on stairs and walls, and corpses strung up, missing body parts. Diablo always needs a healthy amount of that.
What do you all think? Is the argument still valid? Why or why not?