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(Kotaku)   With Diablo 3 less than 2 weeks away, most people would decide to preorder the game. Then you have this guy   (kotaku.com) divider line 205
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2012-05-06 04:28:14 PM  
Then, on release day, the carbon from the candles chokes his video card fan and he gets to play it in glorious 640x480.
 
2012-05-06 04:52:07 PM  
Sure, if they can tee off from the same place...why not?
 
2012-05-06 05:18:12 PM  

Fubini: Then, on release day, the carbon from the candles chokes his video card fan and he gets to play it in glorious 640x480.


Nothing wrong with a little old school
 
2012-05-06 06:54:11 PM  
...While a lot of us couldn't give a f♥ck, because Diablo is just a dumbed-down, button-mashing dungeon crawl released by a company we dislike due to their actions and policies.

I'll play it when it hits the bargain bin.
 
2012-05-06 06:56:42 PM  
Well, at least he won't have to worry about vaginas.
 
2012-05-06 06:56:58 PM  
Eh. Diablo 3 is about 6 years too late for what it is.

Torchlight does as good a job and you don't need to be online to play.
 
2012-05-06 07:01:14 PM  

ZeroCorpse: ...While a lot of us couldn't give a f♥ck, because Diablo is just a dumbed-down, button-mashing dungeon crawl released by a company we dislike due to their actions and policies.

I'll play it when it hits the bargain bin.


So like, five years?
 
2012-05-06 07:03:00 PM  
I played the beta, I liked it. I play mostly Starcraft 2, and got bored with my other game TF2. D3 feels like something that would keep me interested.

ZeroCorpse: I'll play it when it hits the bargain bin.


Suit yourself, but the high level items will take a long time to get.
 
2012-05-06 07:03:26 PM  
NEVER EVER EVER EVER EEEEVVVVVEEEERRRRRRRR GET A NEW GAME ON LAUNCH DAY!
 
2012-05-06 07:03:49 PM  
www.rockpapershotgun.com

Waiting a bit for a price drop before I pull the trigger on "Legend of Grimrock"
Also playing in the "Path of Exile" Beta. Hell of alot of fun, and there's no currency in the game

Guild Wars 2 and Torchlight II look like fun,

And Wraith of the Lamb expansion coming out for Binding of Isaac for only $3.

So, I have enough to play with before I even think of buying an Acktivion game.
 
2012-05-06 07:04:16 PM  
Meh... didn't preorder nor will I buy it after what Blizzard did with Starcraft II. I will, however, preorder this:

dcjbo57tl8rde.cloudfront.net
 
2012-05-06 07:09:57 PM  
That's a little too obsessed over a game. Dude needs to move out of mom's basement.
 
2012-05-06 07:11:16 PM  
I cant wait for the pics of his keyboard covered in wax, burnt bits of paper and frustration after he knocks all that shiat over thats piled up around his keyboard.
 
kab
2012-05-06 07:14:58 PM  
Played D2 back 'in the day' and found it mind numbingly dull. (yes, I know I'm in the minority here).

Cut scenes for D3 look pretty amazing, but I suspect I'll save a few bucks and just wait for Torchlight 2, if I absolutely must have a dungeon crawler.
 
2012-05-06 07:16:02 PM  
I can't wait for D3, maybe something that will make me forget my ex-girlfriend.
 
2012-05-06 07:17:34 PM  
Well, that's going to look a bit odd with his My Little Pony wallpaper.

i359.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-06 07:19:12 PM  
I played the open beta that weekend, it's a pretty good game but it's seriously overrated.

/not paying 60 bucks for it
 
2012-05-06 07:20:39 PM  

kab: Played D2 back 'in the day' and found it mind numbingly dull. (yes, I know I'm in the minority here).

Cut scenes for D3 look pretty amazing, but I suspect I'll save a few bucks and just wait for Torchlight 2, if I absolutely must have a dungeon crawler.


I'm in the same camp, got invited to the D3 beta back in January, wasn't impressed. The only upgrade from D2 I really liked was the ability to break every drop down to stackable components, but that got partially removed. Think I'll pass for Torchlight 2, same type of game for only $20 and probably less 12 year olds threatening to rape you sister.
 
2012-05-06 07:28:34 PM  

SomeAmerican: Well, that's going to look a bit odd with his My Little Pony wallpaper.

[i359.photobucket.com image 640x360]


i45.tinypic.com

I guess it all depends on which wallpaper.
 
2012-05-06 07:33:15 PM  

Skyfrog: I guess it all depends on which wallpaper.


:)
 
2012-05-06 07:33:44 PM  
Oh god, not a brony thread.
 
2012-05-06 07:46:42 PM  

kab: Played D2 back 'in the day' and found it mind numbingly dull. (yes, I know I'm in the minority here).

Cut scenes for D3 look pretty amazing, but I suspect I'll save a few bucks and just wait for Torchlight 2, if I absolutely must have a dungeon crawler.


I noticed that in the commercials. Beautiful cut scenes and....absolutely no scenes from the gameplay. I'm not buying a $60 movie here, people. And the mixed reviews regarding the beta and Activision's policies make it a solid "meh".
 
2012-05-06 07:48:44 PM  

Gunderson:

Waiting a bit for a price drop before I pull the trigger on "Legend of Grimrock"


I bit the bullet and pre-ordered it for 10$. It was, I think, 10$ very well spent.

I also JUST bought the Diablo II box set for like 4$. It's a pretty fun game. And I have learned to hate those freaking amazon zombies so much. So so much.
 
2012-05-06 07:49:00 PM  
How do you kill that which has no life?
 
2012-05-06 07:51:08 PM  

brainscab: Oh god, not a brony thread.


img.photobucket.com

I tried Diablo III during the beta. It wasn't bad but then again it's not that much better than many of the other Diablo clones we've had in recent years. If it was from another company besides Blizzard and had a different name no one would be making a big deal about it. I got bored pretty quickly with it myself and I definitely won't be buying it until the price comes way down.
 
2012-05-06 07:51:31 PM  
I'm not buying any single player game that requires an always-on Internet connection to function. We all know that the servers that validate the end-user have lousy uptime and have a habit of being turned off five minutes after the title becomes unprofitable to support. Besides, the game looks like crap - kind of reminds me of Gauntlet Legends back in the 90's arcades.
 
2012-05-06 07:55:29 PM  

madgonad: Besides, the game looks like crap - kind of reminds me of Gauntlet Legends back in the 90's arcades.


The only thing that really bothered me about the graphics was how the character didn't seem to fit in with the environment. It felt disconnected somehow, kind of floating off the ground and standing out from the background too much. Hard to explain, it just didn't look right.
 
2012-05-06 07:57:24 PM  
While I tend to fall asleep from the clickfests, I have to admit they have their moments.

Diablo 2 was fairly solid. I liked the necromancer's feel as a field officer with minions; he was different compared to the other click-click-click bunch. I never could get into the multiplayer aspect of it. But I could never go through it all over again even with the promise of better loot and a tougher challenge. Same with its copycats.

Since Diablo 2 ... Titan Quest spiced up the mechanics nicely, had a cool historical theme and was pretty damn solid, but I had some serious yawn moments while traversing ancient Egypt or China. Plus with more mechanics and loot spice, I spent more time over logistics than action.

Bought Torchlight for $5, halfway through it. I see its strengths, but there's so many games out ... still, I will give the sequel a chance if the word of mouth is good, especially at its price.

Dungeon Siege II was superior to DS3, which I bought last year in a trilogy pack on Steam. Having a piss-poor loot system on multiplayer and seemingly one-way character builds really ruined Dungeon Siege 3. Sucks because my first time enjoying a clickfest in multiplayer was at a LAN and trying the original Dungeon Siege.

As for Diablo 3, I'll wait for the $20 sale. Still waiting for Starcrack 2 to drop to that.
 
2012-05-06 08:00:06 PM  
plaintiff wailing

Not sure he meant to use the archaic form of "plaintive", especially since he misspelled it for that context.
 
2012-05-06 08:01:31 PM  
s.sk-gaming.com

What I liked about Diablo 3 Beta:

Loot is assigned
Can pick your Gender
no more TP/ID scrolls
Destructible environments that can slay mobs
Chain kills/achievements
Exit portals at end of dungeons
mana was rarely an issue
heath comes from kills

What I didn't like:

The real money AH
Zones seemed like they were on rails, not wide open like D2
Crafting
no stat points to assign/very limited character builds
the Layout of the towns
 
2012-05-06 08:02:46 PM  
When you've got a girlfriend who likes her WoW, getting Diablo III free is a bonus, since I doubt I'd buy it off the shelf immediately otherwise.
 
2012-05-06 08:09:35 PM  

PsyLord: Meh... didn't preorder nor will I buy it after what Blizzard did with Starcraft II. I will, however, preorder this:

[dcjbo57tl8rde.cloudfront.net image 290x200]


I don't understand the hate for Starcraft 2, I played the single player campaign through twice, countless hours against other people and then I discovered the mods area. I have probably put 300-400 hours in for 39.95. I can't remember the last time I played a game that has given me that much value for such a measly amount of money.
 
2012-05-06 08:11:03 PM  
I wish D2 worked on W7
 
2012-05-06 08:14:12 PM  

BalugaJoe: I wish D2 worked on W7

images.mmosite.com
It does. Just launch it in windowed mode.
 
2012-05-06 08:14:12 PM  

BalugaJoe: I wish D2 worked on W7


It does; at least it works fine for me anyway. This thread might help you though: Link
 
2012-05-06 08:20:31 PM  
They're dumping a few tired old ARPG mechanics (to-hit calculations, manual stats that you needed to put in the same places every time, skill trees and point hoarding, only mana resources, etc) which is good, but they pulled back a bit at the end. They kept gems and a jeweler, which is basically manual stats from a different angle. They got rid of the Mystic, even though they had some neat ideas for some weird enchants that would have broadened build types a little. They cut the Mystic, saying she was boring and ineffectual, and kept the jeweler? Seriously? Also, the Wizard and Demon Hunter had some interesting ways to create interesting and viable melee/close combat builds. Those abilities got stripped away. Inferno was supposed to be an open, flat-level, exploratory difficulty, where you could pick any part of any act, and know that you'd get a shot at the best loot. Now it's linear, and the best loot is at the end, again, so you'll be seeing some of the same few zones day in and day out.

Basically, they wussed out. They could have obliterated the tired, worn out systems that are there "b/c we've always had them" and they only went half-way. There's a difference between keeping things that work (randomized gear, monsters, and maps) and keeping things simply for the sake of tradition (character levels, ID mechanic, magic find.) Of course, dumping traditions is hard to do, but still.
 
2012-05-06 08:32:45 PM  
I used to run Diablo II using a glide wrapper, seems to work well since it was originally written for that api. I haven't tried it in Windows 7 yet; not sure I could stand playing it at 800x600 on a widescreen monitor now. It would probably look terrible.

i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-05-06 08:44:38 PM  

Hand Banana: madgonad: Besides, the game looks like crap - kind of reminds me of Gauntlet Legends back in the 90's arcades.

The only thing that really bothered me about the graphics was how the character didn't seem to fit in with the environment. It felt disconnected somehow, kind of floating off the ground and standing out from the background too much. Hard to explain, it just didn't look right.


Still using sprites, are they?
 
2012-05-06 08:46:16 PM  
Not interested. Blizz development team either has burned out or simply doesn't care. SC2 was crap. So was cataclysm.
 
2012-05-06 08:46:52 PM  
i.qkme.me

Click click click click click click click click for rewards

/you're a lab mouse n a skinner box!
 
2012-05-06 08:47:08 PM  

Hand Banana: I used to run Diablo II using a glide wrapper, seems to work well since it was originally written for that api. I haven't tried it in Windows 7 yet; not sure I could stand playing it at 800x600 on a widescreen monitor now. It would probably look terrible.


Amazingly enough it is okay on a big screen.. Ive got it on a 1920 23" and you get used to the look remarkably quickly.
 
2012-05-06 08:52:50 PM  

slayer199: Dude needs to move out of mom's basement.


How original.
 
2012-05-06 08:53:46 PM  
The Duke Nukem rule applies here: "The longer a product has been in production, the more disappointing it will be".

See Chinese Democracy, Avatar and StarCraft II for further examples.
 
2012-05-06 08:57:09 PM  

Tax Boy: [i.qkme.me image 616x392]

Click click click click click click click click for rewards

/you're a lab mouse n a skinner box!


Don't forget your carpal tunnel splint.
 
2012-05-06 09:10:03 PM  
Hell, I'll be playing it. I've not played a dungeon crawl since quitting D2 seven years back or so. Any other Farkers?

Name's the same.
 
2012-05-06 09:23:24 PM  
I'd like to also suggest Path of Exile if D3 is not turning out to be your cup of tea. Open Beta starts in June sometime, but you can play the Closed Beta for just $10... and you get $10 of "pay to get stuff" with it, so it's win/win.
 
2012-05-06 09:28:08 PM  
I'm actually a bit intrigued.

I might buy this and try it.

I have a fairly good laptop... a year old, and HP. Do I need like a supercomputer to play this, or will it be like a game that doesn't run right?

/loves adventure
//really might try it
 
2012-05-06 09:33:13 PM  
I sure hope his mom has a smoke alarm installed in that basement.

/If you don't get Diablo, then you just don't get it.
//If you do get Diablo, you find it as addictive as crack. Delicious undead crack.
 
2012-05-06 09:33:30 PM  
Torchlight 2.
 
2012-05-06 09:34:12 PM  

Grables'Daughter: I'm actually a bit intrigued.

I might buy this and try it.

I have a fairly good laptop... a year old, and HP. Do I need like a supercomputer to play this, or will it be like a game that doesn't run right?

/loves adventure
//really might try it


I had the same thought -

D3 Requirements

Been checking my specs on the laptop and desktop, haven't upgraded in a few years.
 
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