Friday, July 11, 2008

Healthy Dose of Escape

Of course after I release the Why I still Play WoW episode, the Diablo III announcement was placed on the load screen of WoW. I was like wtf?

I guess it makes a lot of sense though right? If people are going to leave your game for awhile because they're bored or need a break, why not let it be to another game you create?? hehehe. Go Blizzard.

Anyhow, I finally got a chance to watch the trailer and the demo of gameplay. I'm very excited about the gameplay interaction with the environment. Being able to use the environment makes it that much more immersive. I hope it's a slight preview of WoTL game play changes.

Another great thing I always loved about Diablo and why I think it's going to make a nice break from wow is class relations vs game environment. You are able to travel with whatever class combination you want. You aren't dependent on a tank and healer (all hail the health pots and now the new health globes). Actually getting to play the class you want to play instead of what is needed, VERY desired break from the structure of WoW.

Just listening to the demo, that distinct Diablo white noise, the echo, the sound of loot coins brings me back to the co-op days of gaming.

I'm looking forward to the release and HELLO DIABLO III network party!


Blodwin said...

Yes I'm really looking forward to it. I think its going to be a while though. I think Starcraft II will come out next year and it won't be until the following year that we see Diablo III.

wowcast said...

I'm getting a little annoyed with game news releases 10 years in advance of the actual release. lol.

Jay said...

Diablo III will cannibalize WoW player base.

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