After a long wait, Blizzard finally announces another chapter in maybe their most successful franchise: Diablo III.
They say it is too soon to announce a release date, and all we know is that the game is in full 3D (using a custom engine and Havok physics) and we'll have 5 classes (the two already known are the Barbarian and the Witch Doctor). Players will be able to choose the gender of their character regardless of the class (as seen in Titan Quest) and gameplay-wise things do not seem to be that different.
Watching the trailer and remembering what we saw from Starcraft 2, I don't know about you, but I pray everyday so Blizzard doesn't pull an EA on us...
maybe their most successful franchise
Eh... you know about that little MMO game, right?
Anyway, this is what I call a great announcement. A handful of screenshots, a tasty teaset cinematic and a 20 minute gameplay video! Anyway, looks good and doesn't stray far away from the roots. I hope Blizzard has taken a look at Titan Quest, there were some nice ideas there.
Somehow, I immediately reminded about what Bethesda has been saying: "You can't do an isometric game in 2008 and hope that it will be successful.". Well, apparently, you can!
If I remember correctly, Bethesda has never done a 2D game, or a isometric game. I would certainly buy a isometric game wether in 3D or 2D.
DANIEL HAWKS ! Wrote:
No, they didn't do a 2D game. The sentiment surfaced when Bethesda took over the Fallout franchise and immediately got rid of the game well-known perspective. Can't say I blame them, though.
(Edited by DANIEL HAWKS ! (1843), Jun 29, 2008)Re: Dumb Bethesda statement
DANIEL HAWKS ! (1843), Jun 29, 2008
Still, it's kinda unerving that classic 2D franchises are going 3D. Like I said once, some games just don't work in 3D. I'm sure Fallout 3 will, but it makes a fan of 2D like myself somewhat apprehensive.
St. Martyne Wrote:
Wrong. They developed several 2D games.
If I remember correctly, Bethesda has never done a 2D game
Fortunately for us, since we're sitting on a database, we don't have to rely on your sketchy memory.
St. Martyne Wrote:
*trying to remember which parts of Titan Quest were better than Diablo*
I get a weird feeling when a modern, state of the art game's mechanics remind me of a NES title. The Diablos for example all play basically like Faxanadu: just bring enough red potions and make sure your attack-button finger doesn't suddenly become paralyzed--nothing can go too badly. :-D