Originally Posted by Chakravant
D2 is one of my top ten games of all time. When it came out its graphics were pretty decent. D3's graphics remind me of WC3's graphics. I thought WC3's graphics sucked when it was released. So apparently, I play these types of games with graphics in mind.
The only reason this was even a surprise to me was the fact that I thought SC2's graphics were decent. It made me think "Gee, maybe Blizzard's in house 3D isometric engine has improved after all these years.". D3 was released 22 months after SC2. Why does it look worse?
i get you. its not about the graphics so much as the atmosphere, blizzard nurfed the crudeness to meet the parents eye to eye, diablo wasn't supposed to be clean fun, it was supposed to be a game that made you rage while slashing your way through nightmare. it was also the game that set a standard for items that games like borderlands and many other titles use today.
in 2007/8 diablo 3 looked like the original artwork from D2, in 2009 the site went down and they remodeled everything to make it apeal to the wow community, i remember pretty vividly because drm was through the roof at the time(being in iraq) 90% of the games i ordered couldn't even be installed, it was the one game i was looking forward to when i got back to the states(did at least one play through from norm to hell on 2 or more classes in D2 every year since it had released up until the release of D3), shortly upon returning was when they made the drastic changes to meat the wow fanatics on even ground. and i still refuse to pay for star-craft 2 because of this. blizzard is a prime example of a company focusing on cashflow over giving the fans what they want. IMO if you bought into D3 you were either a wow fan or no true fan of D2
the devs of D2 were lost during the development of wow and therefor making Diablo 3, the world of diablo. and im still in pain knowing they got away with it. they went on to create a few very good games but because of budget issues went bankrupt. Hellgate london was cut short after the first installment of aproximately 30, and Loki is closer to what D3 should have been even though its beyond dated now.
edit: not gonna say what i almost said but torn banners is gunning for the original d2 fans, bear with emEdited by microfister - 8/14/13 at 10:43pm