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Tsurii

misanthrope wrote:

@Tasuki you're pathetic... I give an honest account of my experience with Diablo starting from over 20 years ago, because I've played ALL of them and was an original fan (you know, the people who made the series successful to begin with) and you make a dismissive post calling me a troll for no reason and then now ignore me for backing up my opinions?

@misanthrope no, you come into a thread for a game you had no interest in for the past 6 years already, see someone excited for it and start to piss all over the place because you can't accept different people liking different things on top of immediately getting into condescending replies to the first person who calls you out for what you are.

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jhewitt3476

OHH-KEE-DOKEY !!!
Well it's getting pretty rough in here, so thanx everyone, I think I am convinced I will get the game, sorry Misanthrope that you don't like the game compared to the others

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Mountain_Man

misanthrope wrote:

jhewitt3476 wrote:

I had heard the name of the "Diablo" series for years, I didn't know anything and honestly, the cover art just made me think of another dungeon crawl, I asked friends and all I got was vague "oh yah, fun as crazy", "you can get caught up real easy", but no one actually told me anything, so i ignored it....then I hear a D3 port is coming and I was like "Oh good God, BFD", then was at a friend's and saw him playing what looked like a clone of one of my favorite arcade games...Gauntlet, I was "hey, this is nice, what are you on ???"

Well, D3 is now in my Switch collection, well I set aside an open slot in my carry case specifically for it

can't wait !!!

lesson, don't judge a book by its cover !!! (look at the cover art of the ORIGINAL NES Mega Man 2)

Diablo came out when I was 13 in 1996.... My parents didnt own a PC. My best friend had 2 older brothers and they were always largely into games. They talked their parents into buying a new computer around this time and after they got Diablo, it was all I wanted to play every time i went over to their house.

Diablo is the primary influence that got me into PC gaming. It was DARK.. it was evil and as mature as you could possibly make a game at the time. It was something you didn't want your parents to know much about. It was the greatest game ever.

By the time Diablo2 came out, I had talked my parents into buying me a PC. In fact all of my friends had a PC by now and we all lost our poo when Diablo 2 came out... For the people who were there, this was the greatest moment in gaming and not much since that time has been as good as Diablo 2 was in 2000. It was everything Diablo 1 was but more.. and better.

So just trust me when I tell you that Diablo3 is a steaming pile of saturday morning cartoon poo. This game is Christian friendly... you could use it to pacify your toddler while they suck their thumb. Cain dies to a butterfly attack for christs sake.

Diablo3 is the largest disappointment the gaming industry has ever seen and screw this generation of gamers for entertaining poo like this and buying loot boxes and glorifying "achievements" and everything else that has made this generation of games so bad. Pretty soon all our games will have autotune as well.

Hahahaha!

Having been a part of the Diablo community from the very beginning, I can remember how bitterly disappointed "hardcore" Diablo fans were with Diablo 2. They hated the "hand holding" introduced by the skill trees (no longer did you have the freedom to create a warrior who shot fireballs); they hated the "action game" feel introduced by the run feature ("Diablo is supposed to be a slow-paced dungeon crawler!" they lamented); they hated the wide-open, brightly lit outdoor areas ("And it's supposed to be dark, cramped, and claustrophobic!" was the cry heard on the Battle.net forums). And yet despite their constant criticisms, Diablo 2 was hugely successful and is today regarded as one of the best games ever made.

Then came Diablo 3, and history repeated itself with all the "hardcore" Diablo 2 fans bitterly weeping and gnashing their teeth despite the fact that Diablo 3 has far more in common with Diablo 2 than Diablo 2 had in common with Diablo 1. And just like Diablo 2, their complaints have not stopped Diablo 3 from being hugely successful and one of Blizzard's best-selling and most played games — the fact that this is the game they're using to reintroduce themselves to the Nintendo customer base speaks volumes.

I played Diablo 2 for hundreds of hours — it's one of my all-time favorites — but compared to Diablo 3, it's such a clunky, cumbersome experience. Diablo 3, in my opinion, is a vastly superior game, and I am so excited that it's coming to the Switch. It's one of those "May as well glue the cartridge into the system" type of games because once I get it, I'm probably not going to play much else.

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Joeynator3000

....Might as well ask, what kind of game is this exactly anyways? I always avoided M rated games way back then and thought this series was something else.

Also, let's drop it and ignore that one user please...I already got onto him and I think I scared him off. lol

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Mountain_Man

Joeynator3000 wrote:

....Might as well ask, what kind of game is this exactly anyways? I always avoided M rated games way back then and thought this series was something else.

It's a hack-and-slash RPG, basically a real-time rogue-like without the perma-death — although you can play hardcore mode, if that appeals to you. The gameplay is pretty simple: you kill monsters to collect experience points and loot to make your character stronger so you can become better at killing monsters so you can collect more loot, and so on. If you've ever played any of the Borderlands games, it's basically that. There is a story mode, which is probably worth it to first-time players as a good introduction to the game and series lore, but after that you can focus on adventure mode which dispenses with the narrative and is nothing but pure gameplay. This is where the vast majority of "hardcore" Diablo players spend their time.

I never bought the Necromancer expansion for the PC version, so it'll be the first character I try on the Switch, and I plan to go through the campaign as my first play through just because I haven't played it in a long time, and the cinematics are actually really cool, some of the best Blizzard has ever done.

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Joeynator3000

Was there ever a demo for it? Might have to try it out first. When I was young I just assumed it was a blood and gore-fest. xD

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...Figures. :/

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rallydefault

It's honestly very surprising for me that they don't put out a demo for this. It would be awesome to give you just the first area (up through cathedral/skelly king fight, pretty much) so that new people could get the mechanics and general gist of things.

If you've never played it, it's really fun. Arguably better on console, actually - I've been clicking through Diablo games for decades now, and boy will it be nice to use a controller lol

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I agree. A demo would sell the heck out of this game. The gameplay is what hooks you.

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jhewitt3476

@StephanDLW from the video, looks like the Demon Hunter or Wizard will be mine, in table top D&D games, most all versions, I always played dual class Psionic/Theif, I know you can't dual and neither are theif or psionic, but strategy wise, they are played the same way, so when choice in video games, I usually chose one or the other, the monk and barbarian are just too limiting for me personally and when soloing...healers are useless being so weak, you spend so much time healing, you can't fight and end up dying anyway

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Mountain_Man

Joeynator3000 wrote:

Was there ever a demo for it? Might have to try it out first. When I was young I just assumed it was a blood and gore-fest. xD

There is for the PC. It's called the Diablo III Starter Edition. Just go to the official Diablo III website and click the "TRY FREE NOW" button in the upper-right.

https://us.diablo3.com/en/

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misanthrope

@Mountain_Man Dude... you're a total liar... nobody cried about Diablo2... Diablo 2 was just more of what everyone loved.... and no, Diablo 3 is not comparable to Diablo 2 at all... it is comparable to WoW.
Again, why does Path of Exile look more like Diablo 3 than Diablo 3 does?

Diablo 3 was only fun because of the real money auction house. I played the sh** out of the game and made like $400 on the auction house... but after they removed it, the game was shallow and embarrassing and Cain dies to butterflies.

@Joeynator3000 this is a G rated game... the ESRB rating was forced because of the title's name.

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Mountain_Man

misanthrope wrote:

@Mountain_Man Dude... you're a total liar... nobody cried about Diablo2... Diablo 2 was just more of what everyone loved....

Nope, I remember reading — and participating in — a lot of "knock down drag out" threads on Battle.net about how Diablo 2 wasn't "real" Diablo and that it paled in comparison to the original.

And to claim that Diablo 3 is an "E" game and was only given an "M" because of the name is absurd. When you start the campaign, you wander down a road strewn with corpses. When you enter the first village, there's a guy just inside the gate casually tossing bodies onto a bonfire. In the castle towards the end of the first act are torture machines, some with skeletons still attached, and one room has piles of severed limbs and a pool of blood in the center. Then, of course, there is the frequent satantic imagery. Grim stuff. And that's just in the first act! Family-friendly this is not.

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toiletduck

StephanDLW wrote:

@Joeynator3000
Maybe this video can help.

Thanks for the effort but to be honest this video doesn't really explain to me what the game is about; it mainly explains basics on items and classes right?

I'm also looking to get a bit of a feel of what the actual game is like. I'm mildly tempted as of yet, but I'm not convinced.

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misanthrope

@Mountain_Man lol... that was literally nobody... Diablo3 disappointed upwards of 80% of Diablo's original fan base with a high percentage of those downloading DarkD3.

The success of the game was achieved through marketing it towards the WoW user base by making it as tame as possible. This was very asinine because it wasn't necessary to alienate the original fan base. The game would have had massive sales alone by being a Blizzard game and by being Diablo3. D3 was really the final nail in Blizzards coffin. The Blizzard that was built through developing the highest AAA games in the PC industry is now just another shareholder puppet studio.

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Mountain_Man

I love the 'Sure, Diablo 3 was a huge success, but only because Blizzard marketed it to the "wrong" gamers!' canard. "The final nail in Blizzard's coffin." Whatever, dude. Hahaha!

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