Yeah, I was expecting those, but this is just too uncanny. Reaaaally looks like fallout.
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The thing about hack 'n slash dungeon crawlers is that the combat needs to be astoundingly excellent. Since the combat is 99% of your activity, it needs to feel right. Games like Dragon Age or even Baldur's Gate have you infatuated with the world, your party setup, character building & role-playing & you role in the world.
Your goal for games like Diablo & other action rpg's is: Kill everything!
But even then the formula is hit or miss. The thing I think is important is this: Overkill! Since the only thing you are doing is slaying monsters, you need some sensory overload accompanying this. I remember that in Diablo 2 we had Druids running around whilst being the center of a Maelstrom, Sorceress' would 25 lightning bolts as fast as you could click. Same goes for the Amazon firing 15 arrows at the same time, or the Barbarian whirl-winding across the screen tearing up everything in sight.
Thats the kind of overkill that I generally miss from other Diablo-like games. They lack that excitement.
Having said that, it looks as if Diablo 3 is shaping up to be exactly what I just described. (See the runes explanation here: http://eu.blizzard.com/diablo3/world/systems/runestones.xml)
I am stoked!
A lot of things I WANT to play, but I just don't have the time right now. Been playing the Gears 3 beta to get the retail unlockables and I just got into a guild in WOW that fits me, so i got to get back into that. At the same time I am actually getting better at Starcraft 2, so I need to keep that practicing up as well. But i'll have more free time when July hits an then I really look forward to finally finishing Final Fantasy 13, finishing Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 on hard, getting further in Dragon Age and do some raiding in WoW.
I don't think you should blame iTunes, but rather blame the artists for putting out mediocre records. When I hear a song i like, I go check it out on iTunes an immediately check out the album. If I like 4 songs, I buy it. In other words, the other works of the artists are really great too. That's the way it should be if you ask me.
Just unlocked my gold skin for the Retro Lancer in Gears 3 and I am calculating that I now need 20 kills a night to unlock that skin in the retail version.
Kind of rolled into mine, but I am sure this is for me. And when you look back to your childhood an stuff you've always been doing it will all make sense.