The Diablo III Website shows off a trailer from BlizzCon 2011, where the developers at Blizzard discuss the nightmare difficulty in Diablo III, their upcoming action/RPG sequel. In the clip artists Kevin K. Griffith, Nate Bowden, Nick Eberle, and Richie Marella reassure players of the challenge this will represent, which is reflected in the video's title: "Diablo III -- You Will Die. We Promise."
JoeNapalm wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 13:36: Aside from the fact that Diablo, in the past, has had a Hardcore mode...I never understand these folks who insist that games MUST include an "Iron Hand" mode where the character is nuked when you die.
EVERY game has this feature, even MMOs. It's called the @#$%ing DELETE button. If you wanna play that way, just delete your character when you die! Why do you need a special "mode"? Do you lack the resolve to eradicate your save game?
If I were still a programmer, I'd be unlikely to add a feature like that when the capability is already there for the 1% of players who want to do this.
-Jn- Ifriti Sophist
It's the same argument as the Quicksave Trolls. "WAAAAAH, there should be no quicksave! It ruins the game for me! Nobody should be allowed to quicksave because I don't like it and I don't have the willpower not to use it! WAAAAAH"
Which leads to games like Fear 3 which has 3 checkpoints in an hour long level. Hoo-fucking-rah.