Seventeen and Counting

I can’t believe it’s almost been 17 years since the release of Diablo 2, and still to this day, I play it every chance I get.

I don’t know if there will ever be a game with such lasting power to come along in my lifetime, well the exception being Final Fantasy Tactics of course, but I sure am glad that it did.

I am not in the same boat as many when it comes to Diablo 3, but I do admit, that it is definitely no Diablo II: Lord of Destruction… that’s for damn sure.

My biggest gripe is the console version of Diablo III, Reaper of Souls, and I’ll tell you why, but first… a positive. The ability to roll is fucking awesome!

Now for the negatives. I only play “Hardcore” mode, so the problem I have, is that these pussy boys will play on hardcore, but when their characters die, they just re-boot their character back up from an old save file.

They can do this bullshit, because Sony (not sure about Xbox) won’t allow Blizzard control over their servers when it comes to hardcore characters. So all these wannabe fucks can just play, die, and re-boot all they want.

Fuck that shit! It isn’t a true hardcore experience like it is on the master race systems, or like in Diablo 2, which only ran on a master race device.

Some of the other gripes I have about Diablo 3, but learned to get over them are: the unlimited machine gun like arrows of the demon hunter class (so not realistic), and it takes away from the overall feel of depletion and conservatism in general.

The level 70 cap, with a 10,000 paragon level capacity is so ridiculous I can’t stand it! What was wrong with the classic level 99 model? They could’ve made it to where it would take just as long to get to level 99 as it does to max paragon.

Oh well, there are many more gripes I have about Diablo 3 as it compares to 2, but this argument has been filling the walls of the internet since its release… so I digress. The game for the most part is great, but they should let me perfect it.

You hear that Blizzard? You need an old man who remembers what the old days of Diablo were like working with you, so we can get that turd polished up good my friends. Just hit me up when you decide to get her done… I’ll be waiting.

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