Sunday 13 May 2012

Can Diablo 3 Live Up to the Hype?

With Diablo 3 just days away, we take some time to ponder and to wonder what the game will really be like after launch. Will it live up to all the hype or will fans feel let down by the game after all the chatter before its release? These are good questions. 

Here we take a look at one blogger/writer and long time fan of Diablo who explains whether or not Diablo 3 can live up to the hype. This from Just Push Start:

Spoiler alert! If you have not played the first two games and you plan on doing so, the story section contains a handful of spoilers.

“One of the things that I love about the Diablo franchise and I’m glad to see make a return to Diablo 3 is the fast paced hack and slash fun. Don’t get me wrong, there is some thinking that takes place before you rush in and attack a pack of mobs. However, if you are not one to strategize, then you can most definitely just pick up and play while still having fun with the fast paced action that takes place.”

I agree from what I saw in the demo and I look forward to exploring it more. 

He went on to say:

“I am a huge fan of the story aspect in any game. If it has a good story, then you’ll probably see me playing it. Blizzard is known for crafting great lore and that’s just one of their many talents. The Diablo franchise is no exception to that statement. In an attempt to not go on for hours about the story in Diablo, I’ll give you quick rundown of the history.

Long before the Diablo series began, there was a war between Heaven and Hell. This led to demons, known as great evils, entering the world of heroes, which as you can assume was not good. In total, there were 7 great evils, 3 of them were prime and the other 4 were lesser evils. To control this issue, the angels led by Archangel Tyrael got a group of Magi to imprison the 3 prime evils – Diablo, Mephisto, and Baal — in soulstones and bury each of them in secret prisons throughout sanctuary.”

All great points and again, there is more. If you check out the full story/preview, you can learn more about why D3 just might live up to all the hype. And in a couple more days, you can check it out for yourself and let us know what you think!