Neoseeker : News : Diablo III "in the home stretch"
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Liege Apr 28, 11
Until I see gameplay footage I can't get excited. The "but it's a Diablo game!" argument won't work - too many developers have rested on their laurels and caused a game's successor to make long-time fans weep(Final Fantasy is a fantastic example). Blizzard has been beating the WoW horse for so long I've lost a lot of confidence in them. This game might be all a fan could ask for, but until they can show a candidate for the finished product I'll not get riled.
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chautemoc Apr 28, 11
Liege Any thoughts on SC2?
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Redemption Apr 28, 11
The thing about Blizzard's business culture is that they refuse to release a game they don't think will be a best seller. They'd rather turf the project altogether and eat the cost of development then tarnish their perfect record. This doesn't mean the game will be absolutely amazing (I got bored of Diablo and Diablo II pretty easily), but it should be pretty good for the type of game it is and probably make alot of people happy.
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tekmosis Apr 28, 11
I'm guessing there might be a release date announced at the upcoming Blizzcon in October. A 2011 release date would be slick.
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ParanahJoe Apr 28, 11
I can see this game competing with BF3 for my short supply of gaming time. I can't wait.
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Liege May 2, 11
quote chautemoc
Liege Any thoughts on SC2?
I like Starcraft II, but I like it more as a game than a Starcraft installment, if you know what I mean. I expected SC2 to be more like the first in plot development but it wasn't. Instead of creating or developing Starcraft lore it was more of a Choose Your Own Adventure thing. The dozen or so books written since BW have done far more for the franchise than Blizzard itself has. Sure the minds at Blizzard conceived the events novelized, but it was the authors that brought the happenings to life. My perspective of the game is necessarily going to be far different than that of anybody who hasn't read the books because I was already acquainted with Tychus, Valerian, etc; I already knew about the new lore regarding the Xel'Naga(trying not to create any spoilers). If I had just picked up SC2 having not read these things it would feel very weird and forced, you know?

SC2 is a well-made game in terms of graphics and strategy, but regarding the plot/lore, not so much. It brought nothing new to the table save the one major event at the very end of the game. It was a Choose Your Own Adventure galactic scavenger hunt that led you to the "final boss." I get the feeling Blizzard made SC2 just because they could. I could be more comprehensive in my analysis of the game but I'm trying to make this an article comment, not a game review.

If anybody disagrees with my feelings toward SC2 itself that's ok. The point of my original post was to deride Blizzard's shift in priorities from real, mind-bending/heart-touching content to temporary, repetitive thrills that can only be maintained with the frequent purchase of new expansion packs in addition to monthly fees. Valve's devotion to Steam has raised similar concerns.
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