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    My bet on Diablo III...

    Diablo III will never be published. At least, not in it's current conception.

    One of the most amazing thing's about Blizzard is that they have the resources to pull the plug on projects that are not going well (Warcraft Adventures, Startcraft Ghost, Warcraft IIII's initial conception, which became WoW). So far Diablo III, while met with some significant initial excitement, now seems to be drawing a lot of criticism throughout the gaming community.

    The biggest complaints are that the styling is much to similiar to WoW and that the game overall fails to introduce the exciting new elements that Blizzard is known for.

    It's my thinking that over the last few years as WoW has built on its success and Diablo has been on the back burner, that other games that share Diablo's particular RPG style have come out and taken over. The biggest of which is probably the God of War series. This game has a fantastic story line and shares significant game play similiarities to the Diablo series. Enough that without the introduction of more originality then what we have been privy to thus far in Diablo III then I suspect that Diablo III will either never make it to shelves or be Blizzard's first real published failure.
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    Thats like Microsoft not putting out Windows Vista

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    Quote Originally Posted by x[phelpz] View Post
    Thats like Microsoft not putting out Windows Vista
    Worst comparison ever.
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    did someone say god of war?









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    You can take a shit in a box, market it as diablo 3 and it will sell out the roof.

    Just like WoW

    The blizzard fanbois will buy just about anything they put out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x[phelpz] View Post
    You can take a shit in a box, market it as diablo 3 and it will sell out the roof.

    Just like WoW

    The blizzard fanbois will buy just about anything they put out.
    qft.


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    Quote Originally Posted by x[phelpz] View Post
    You can take a shit in a box, market it as diablo 3 and it will sell out the roof.

    Just like WoW

    The blizzard fanbois will buy just about anything they put out.
    Quote Originally Posted by x[ninjax] View Post
    qft.
    Your both retarded.

    I am talking about the quality of the game. As mentioned above, Blizzard is not afraid to pull a lack luster game from development and start over. It's my feeling that they will do so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x[phelpz] View Post
    You can take a shit in a box, market it as diablo 3 and it will sell out the roof.

    Just like WoW

    The blizzard fanbois will buy just about anything they put out.
    of course this opinion isn't biased in some way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x[cazter] View Post
    Your both retarded.
    but sexy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by x[profetik] View Post
    of course this opinion isn't biased in some way.

    where do you work again?
    I'll tell you from a recovered Wowaholic! He's speaks the truth, you should hear how these people talk in the game and on vent... It's hilarious. All they care about is sucking off blizzard and going to blizzcon....

    I have a friend like this right now, he won't even look at another game cause he's still hooked on WoW like it's the best shit since anal sex.
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    God of War = console game
    DIII = PC

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    did someone say God of War?



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    Quote Originally Posted by x[kbot] View Post
    God of War = console game
    DIII = PC
    Maybe Blizzard will make Diablo 3 a console game to get a foothold in the ever increasing market.
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    I bet you are wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x[sliver] View Post
    I bet you are wrong.
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    It'll be a bit before Blizzard attempts another console game after the snafu involved with Ghost.

    There's no way that Diablo will not get published. Sure it's getting a bashing from the die hards, but oh well. Everyone else who knows and loves the series will play the game regardless (I bet 99% of the haters will still play it anyways). Blizzard has already put out a rebuttal to all of the people making their own screenshots about how the game should look, and it's pretty comedic.

    To say that God of War is similar to Diablo is a bit far fetched. Diablo is an iso view, dungeon crawler with very heavy rpg elements. God of War is a straight up 3rd person action game (with mediocre combat BUT pretty venues and awesome boss fights). The storyline for God of War also cannot compete with the Diablo series. True the cinematic quality in GOW is top knotch and the story moments are great, but Kratos himself is a deep a character as Homer Simpson (Kratos Smash!!!).

    Also, the Diablo 3 itself has been in production for a while now. It's not something that they just decided to bring back to ride on the WoW coattails. I'm a little surprised that they decided to announce both SC2 and D3 in the same year, but I guess it's them wanting to just get into everyone's head completely.

    As far as innovation and new features in D3 goes...the fact that they've had Diablo elements in WoW is a very good thing, because it let them see what worked, what didn't work, what others did to mod their UI, and then nab it and incorporate it into their own designs. Having that in their repertoire will allow them to make smarter design decisions, and then add additional tweaks and features to the final product.

    All that aside tho, thinking that they wouldn't truly put every single bit of time and effort into making it's biggest flagship titles as good as it can and needs to be is a bit... silly. Besides the staggering amount of money lost due to them shutting the project down, would be insane. Ghost could be written off as a loss due to the fact that it was a failed venture into console gaming, which could almost be substantiated. However Blizzard announcing SC2, then Diablo 3, and suddenly dropping Diablo 3 would be an enormous hit considering their record with PC games.

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    did you just say kratos wasnt a deep character? suck my cock, ill murder your family.


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    They also basically announced Warcraft IV.

    I have to disagree with the OP about D3 though.
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    warcraft 4 will only be popular if dota gets ported over.


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    Apparently the only class thats being taken from D2 is the Barbarian.

    Also I highly doubt Warcraft IV, because having 2 products that compete with each other from the same company in the same genre is bad business.

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