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Diablo Creator on Diablo III

An interview on IncGamers talks with David Brevik of Gazillion Entertainment about Diablo III, getting the co-founder of Blizzard North's impressions of the latest version of the series he helped originate. He offers a perspective on how the game was impacted by the loss of the company's action/RPG knowledgebase with the closure of Blizzard North and how the third game in the series more reflects the tastes and experiences of Blizzard South, and verges on schadenfreude in describing part of his mixed feelings about how it ultimately turned out: "I am also a little happy, which I hate to say, it shows that the people that were involved in Diablo really did matter, and so I am happy that it has come to light that how talented that group was and how unique and special that group was. I am hoping that, as this happens very often in the industry, you see it with Call of Duty and things like that, when the people leave the game changes and it shows how critical people are in this industry."

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33. Re: Diablo Creator on Diablo III Aug 20, 2012, 05:54 FloorPie
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 04:30:
Beelzebud wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 21:42:
It really does get tiring having to repeat the story line again and again. The team that built D3 really didn't seem to "get" Diablo. No one ever cared about the story all that much, and it wasn't constantly in your way. It was just window dressing for the action.

I disagree. The story of D1, D2 and D2:LOD mattered very much. It was just much more subtly told, together with the brilliant cutscenes it allowed the player to sort of "connect the dots". Who is Tyrael? Is he even a force of good? What is the origin of the Sin War? Pentagrams!

Diablo3's story line can be summarised in one quote, courtesy of Butcher pre 1.03:
Vegetables Bad, Meat Good...

D3 in 3 minutes. Curse your butterfly magic!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcJ_XT3oWtY
 
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