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Diablo III Interview

The Diablo III interview on AtomicGamer chats with Kevin Martens, Lead Content Designer on Diablo III, Blizzard's upcoming action/RPG sequel. Topics include the dwindling number of AAA action/RPGs, the appeal of the genre, whether the Diablo formula needs tweaking after a decade, new features, introducing the series to new players, visual effects, camera angles, Diablo clones, and more.

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25. Re: Diablo III Interview Apr 18, 2011, 14:00 Slashman
 
Verno wrote on Apr 18, 2011, 11:56:
Yeah fair enough Slashman, I can understand that. I'm just saying people have to remember Diablo and Diablo 2 invented the formula really and the franchise hasn't had an update in forever so it's no surprise other games have further refined it.

I agree. And I think that's part of my whole indifference to D3.

I've followed the interviews and write-ups on it and a lot of the time I am honestly scratching my head at the things that Blizzard finds so critical that they need to dedicate large chunks of time to.

Its like: 'Yeah, we spent 4 months coming up with just the right inventory size for your character.' Or: 'We redesigned this character 5 times after we took it to completion and fleshed out all the skills.'

I mean...OK...so you're a perfectionist bunch. But...come on!

Its just irritating to think that something like making sure the Wizard's firespray spell arcs at just the right angle that it doesn't hit too many enemies at once is causing this game another 3 month delay.

There is a point at which it just becomes silly. Maybe not being a Blizzard developer, I don't get it. I'm willing to admit my ignorance though...so if someone else has insight into this stuff, feel free to correct me.

I can't go back to Diablo 2 either, it's way too dated in many aspects but it's incredibly old so that's no surprise. Most of the old games that I still enjoy playing no longer have modern equivalents.

I finished the game with every character. And that was enough for me. Oh wait...I may have missed the Amazon. Meh!
 
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