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The Hall of Fantasy & Science Fiction => Gaming => Topic started by: James on July 08, 2008, 05:17:09 AM

Title: Diablo III
Post by: James on July 08, 2008, 05:17:09 AM
It has been announced and I am slightly disappointed that it has been all this time and I am the first to bring it up. The site. (http://www.blizzard.com/diablo3/)

I have loved the Diablo series ever since I convinced my dad to let me play the original. Diablo II was an excellent game, far better than even the first. With how Blizzard works I can only see Diablo III taking the series to an even higher level of greatness. I am hoping they don't change much in the way of how it works, no deviation is needed.
Title: Re: Diablo III
Post by: Poper on October 01, 2008, 09:41:42 PM
The two words that made me sad in the initial information were "persistent world" way to turn Diablo into WoW, Blizz... :(
Title: Re: Diablo III
Post by: Kikori on March 27, 2012, 07:08:10 AM
So, three years after they announced it, and what, 8 years after II, Diablo III is finally on the horizon.

How we feeling folks??

I loved the franchise, so I am really quite excited about it.
Title: Re: Diablo III
Post by: James on March 28, 2012, 01:02:47 PM
I doubt it will run on my computer, else I'd be looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Diablo III
Post by: Bacchus on March 28, 2012, 09:16:59 PM
never played any Diablo. always wanted to, but never got to it
Title: Re: Diablo III
Post by: Du-Djutz on May 14, 2012, 12:53:30 PM
Diablo 3:
Am I curious...? yes and no...
I played Diablo 2 for years...
Title: Re: Diablo III
Post by: Dodyn Olynfyw on March 21, 2015, 01:43:56 AM
I enjoy playing Diablo III on my Xbox with my wife, it's fun as mindless running around killing as we have little time to take it to seriously but I got it when I was looking for a multi player game like Boulders gate on the PlayStation.
Title: Re: Diablo III
Post by: Darkon on November 13, 2016, 10:30:37 AM
After playing Diablo 2, I recently bought Diablo 3 for pc. Quite a few differences but the core remains hack/slash and gear. I'm enjoying it so far but normal was relatively easy compared to the diablo I knew. But at least they fixed the potions problem and made the game much more flexible with builds, removing being forced down a single road if you wanted to be good at it. So yeah, happy with the purchase.

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Title: Re: Diablo III
Post by: James on December 30, 2017, 04:03:18 AM
Diablo III is an odd duck. It has that core hack and slash and gather loot premise that the first two games had and it is enjoyable game, but at the same time it doesn't hold a candle to its predecessors and really doesn't even feel like a Diablo game. The cartoony art direction that it inherited from World of Warcraft does it no favors, robbing the game of that grim and gloomy atmosphere that the series had in spades for the first two outings. Now it is more akin to Torchlight--a good game, as well, but something you play when you desperately need to fill that Diablo-shaped hole in your heart and can't get Diablo II to run on your computer.

The difficulty is weird, too. I remember playing the first two games and always needing a potion or several on hand for those many moments when things got out of hand and I found myself in over my head. This is not really the case for Diablo III. Once you level up a little and get some skills under your belt, you no longer need health potions. You rarely even need the health globules dropped when you defeat enemies. As I progressed through the game's Acts, I got curious about whether or not I actually took any damage in battle and started keeping a closer eye on my health bar. Sure enough, I rarely saw it diminished at all and it was always back to full in no time at all. Between the life-steal done by my weapons, the passive skills that gave me life whenever I did damage or used a certain skill, and the skills that straight up regenerated my health... there was nothing to fear. Even the big end-of-chapter bosses couldn't touch me; they just stood there, battering me to no avail, while I yawned my way through their giant health bars.

I boosted the difficulty up to hard when I friend decided to join me for the last chapter and battle with Diablo and it was the same thing, except occasionally my health bar almost fell to 3/4 full before immediately filling back up again and the bosses were even spongier.

Diablo III is an enjoyable game, sure, but much like all the other ARPGs that came after those first two games... you play it because you have a Diablo-shaped hole in your heart that needs filling. It can call itself Diablo all it wants, but it doesn't live up to the name.
Title: Re: Diablo III
Post by: Lownis on May 16, 2018, 03:16:03 PM
I disagree with you, bro. I think D3 is a fantastic game in its own right. Sure, they tried some different stuff and didn't decide to go with more of the same, but it offers a lot in return. You kind of need to go all-in and try out the "end-game"  stuff too to be able to judge it, I feel like. But if it's not your cup of tea, I get it. It's certainly not a graphically updated D1 or D2. It's quite a bit different.