Sometimes words fail me...
http://uk.pc.gamespy.com/pc/diablo-iii/1195932p1.html An article arguing that Diablo 3 should be an FPS.
FP not FPS as in Shooter. Melee combat could have been first person or 3rd person action. When this question came up Joe Blizzard thought 1st/3d person, but then it will look like WoW, nobody wants THAT.
Seriously the only exciting thing about the beta is the barbarian female.
I actually read the whole article, which is not too bad BTW. Yes the first few paragraphs are super mega inflammatory, but the kid eventually comes to the conclusion that it wouldn't be Diablo if it wasn't isometric 3rd person.
There is a nice summary in the comments of the article in between several " ZOMG GTFO U FUKKING NUBZORZ LOLO!L!LLOL!!111!!" type comments.
I understand he isn't saying that Diablo 3 should be a shooter (though his argument seems to come from 'I Like FPS, all games should be FPS') but the dungeon crawler genre doesn't need to be first person. Taking it from his perspective, I understand where he is coming from and I wouldn't be that upset if he were Random Dude that likes Call of Duty and just happened to like the FPS genre. He is supposed to be a game journalist though, and this just speaks for a total lack of understanding of the genre.
@drag: I'd argue for the 'nintendo could learn from catherine' argument before the 'diablo should be a first person RPG' argument.
Before I clicked the article link my only thought was that this is some kind of parody and social commentary on how everyone is mutilating old franchices into first person these days. Because no one can be that retarded can they?
Then I had a look at the article, and realised the dude was just trolling for hits.
Yeah, and maybe Warcraft should be a cel-shaded, card-based, tower-defense game.
I can keep doing this all day: Modern Warfare should be a kart racer.
Mario should be a....wait, he's already got everything covered.
I see what you did there ;)
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