And the Heavens shall tremble....Diablo III

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  1. NGW

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    Announced today at Blizzard Worldwide International. The highly anticipated sequel to one of the greatest PC RPGs of all time.....

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    I believe this image alone (taken from Blizzard's homepage) says all that need be.

    However, I would like to take a moment to just describe how much this really means to me.

    Now, growing up, I was quite into gaming..due in no small part to my uncle, who's an avid PC gamer/tech guy. Now, he introduced me to Diablo shortly after it came out. And I just fell in love with it. It was a very dark, mature title (keeping in mind I was quite young at this time, so it made even more of an impression on me). The music, to this day even, just was amazing, beautiful yet haunting, and I hold the Tristram theme near and dear to my heart as one of my favorite instrumental pieces ever. Diablo featured very solid, classic point and click, hack and slash, dungeon crawler gameplay, with well implemented RPG elements. The single ever descending dungeon style of the first Diablo, I found, and still find, to be one of the best approaches to the genre ever. All this in mind, the original Diablo holds a place near and dear to me (yes I know it has not ever really been mentioned on my top 5, but I hold it to a different kind of level than those games...sans SotC of course), and I feel it to be superior even to its successor, Diablo II (as well as the expansion, Lord of Destruction).

    Now let us fast forward a bit to the announcement and subsequent launch of Diablo II. Again, seeing the first preview images of the sequel to Diablo...I was amazed. The game looked incredible, a much larger world to explore, new classes to try, new items and weapons, new game mechanics, spells, abilities, everything was new and improved. I picked up the second Diablo none too long after its release, and played it damn near nonstop, both offline and on Battle.net. Lord of Destruction is released, and of course I pick it up and get even more things to mess around with.

    So that brings us to now, sort of. Rumors abound on a possible sequel to Diablo II. Seeing as Star Craft II seemed an unlikely scenario (much like the third Diablo), it having been announced at last year's Worldwide International gave all the more hope...which has payed off with the announcement of the one game I truly cannot wait for. I have said time and time again that if any game can take the crown of the greatest game ever, it would be Spore...sorry to say but, I may still be hyped for Spore, but when it comes down to it, Diablo III is now and always my current potential game of the all time.
     
  2. McBradders

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    Well, it's about time.

    Informative post!
     
  3. RHansen

    RHansen Sir. Ranbotnic Veteran

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    i was up all night waiting for the announcement


    I can't wait for the videos to make it online :D 
     
  4. NGW

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    Indeed, just going from the descriptions...my God it's going to be absolutely incredible.
     
  5. McBradders

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    It's going to be Diablo! But like the third one.

    Need a new PC confirmed :( 
     
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  7. Liege Prime

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    No platforms were announced so far, from what I've read, but something tells me this one will be console bound.
     
  8. QuantumShock

    QuantumShock Stay for brunch ?

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    About time !! Time to loot for unique items over and over and over again.

    Hope they fix the save option, I never like D2's save and exit option.
     
  9. Rodentus prime

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    My pants are extremely happy!!!!

    I lost a huge amount of my teenage years to Diablo 1+2, this news came completely out of the blue - lets hope they get it finished before too much of next year has passed.

    *Deckard Cain* - Stay a while and........sigh, why does nobody listen.

    In the gameplay video they talk about how it will be easy to play even with just the mouse - so definately on the PC.
     
  10. QuantumShock

    QuantumShock Stay for brunch ?

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    Looks like he will be back to identify all the loots, again, kinda pity him.
     
  11. The_Bardock

    The_Bardock ****** of the Minicons

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    Downloading the videos now, pictures look good
     
  12. Spoiler

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    I hope this is for PC, it would be stupid to be console only! Kinda like The Force Unleashed!

    Now, what ever happened to Starcraft 2?
     
  13. benzo

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    this game will be so awesome!!! gonna need to build a new computer soon..
     
  14. QuinJester

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    Oh boy. More clickclickclickclickclickclickWHYWONTYOUDIEclickclickclickclickclick.
     
  15. Steevy Maximus

    Steevy Maximus Movie Megs eats your soul

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    What do you mean, it is due to come out next year.
     
  16. NGW

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    Nah, it's gonna be PC. Blizzard has yet to abandon us, unlike a certain company now catering to..them *coughEPICcough*.

    I wouldn't doubt it being PC exclusive, personally.

    Star wha?

    :p 
     
  17. NGW

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    Nah, it's gonna be PC. Blizzard has yet to abandon us, unlike a certain company now catering to..them *coughEPICcough*.

    I wouldn't doubt it being PC exclusive, personally.

    Star wha?

    :p 

    Also, watching the vids, looking at the screens...it's so...*bows*
     
  18. Metal Soldier

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    The gameplay trailer? The opening with the ghouls coming up the walls. SOLD!
     
  19. Edge

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    game looks impressive, makes me want to reinstall diablo 2 and smite some baddies
     
  20. Gnaw

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    I know eh. Diablo 2 would be SO good right now. Trailer looks great and so do the gameplay video's. I can't wait to see how the controls will work and the new character classes they'll add. Hopefully it's more than just 2. I also wonder how they'll manage the storage chests, trinkets and your own inventory system and whether item sets will make a comeback and be better implemented (being able to actually get a whole set without trading online).
     

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