It’s official: Diablo 3

So it’s 2008. Do they seriously expect us to buy a 1999-era hack’n’slah RPG with no real upgrades besides visuals?

When i think of RPG games in this day and age, i think of those lovely MMO letters attached to the front. It just seems so ’99 to release a isometric hack’n’slash rpg with simple battle.net features for their online play. This “new and improved” battle.net better be the equivelent of a Guild Wars type online, otherwise i see the game getting boring really quick.

Oh who am I kidding, I’ll buy it and play the crap out of it. I guess the one good thing i can say about it is I’m at least more excited about it than Starcraft 2. You can take me “wtf is this 1999” argument and multiply it to understand how i feel about Starcraft 2.

Well now that the Blizzard WWI fiasco has passed, and my inner teenager of Diablo II days can subside, it’s back to Warhammer Online news! Waaargh!

Update: Now that I’ve let it sink in and I got over the fact it’s not Blizzard’s next-gen MMO (according to their job listings) I’ve come to accept that Diablo III looks pretty damn spiffy. Now let’s just see if i feel the same 2 years down the road when it is actually released!

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~ by James Taylor on June 28, 2008.

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