@KillyDarko said:@PsychoPenguin said:This. I still wanna play Diablo 3, but I'm much more interested in Torchlight 2.
I too am more excited about torchlight 2. 1/3rd the price, no constant connection to a server required, mod tools, etc.
Yeah, I'm sure I'll grab a copy of Diablo 3 once it's in the $20-30 range, or less, but from the online DRM to the actual gameplay, there's very little that's appealing about this game compared to the previous releases. If they release a console version, as they were rumored to be working on, I might buy it sooner, as direct control is the preferable way to play this kind of games, and that they probably wouldn't get away with forced online authentication for the console releases.
Torchlight 2, while I haven't seen much of it, looks pretty promising.
Also, in the 3 hour part they cut from this video they mentioned that Divine Divinity was a great Diablo style game, I do own a copy of that which I haven't even played yet, seems like something I probably should play.
yes very little appealing indeed. lets judge a game before we play it huh? I'm in the TL2 beta and its pretty ridiculous to put it on the same ground as D3. Don't full of confirmation bias.
You're absolutely right about not judging the game before playing it and the past day's issues being a good source for confirmation bias regarding everything else about the game. I fully intend to give the game a try once it gets cheaper, and should probably have withheld making too opinionated comments on the game until I get to do that. That said, it doesn't look like they've focused on expanding on the things I liked about the previous games, while making a permanent connection to their servers a requirement despite my preferred way of playing the Diablo games so far have been alone.
servers are theoretically annoying but nowadays i'm always online on my PC anw. So practically for 99% of players it should make no difference. I think the mechanics actually make a lot of sense, sure its different and if we liked the older mechanics we should be wary of change but I think if you give it a fair chance it might come back and please you like never before.