Great article, Austin!
While there have been many games I got way too hyped for pre-release that I turned myself off of them none sticks out more than Diablo 3. I've bought that game three time-- PC, Xbox One & PS4--and yet each time that I think this is a new start and promise myself I'll endure through the beginning to max level a character I just cannot get further than about six hours in. I played a lot of the Diablo series as a kid. Diablo 2 dropped when I was 13 as I was just seriously getting into games and this shaped my entire future with games. I adore loot driven games with the opportunity of multiple playthroughs and a whole heap of content to experience I was well and truly hooked (And, in a similar way, why I got hooked on JRPGs)
Diablo 3 feels like a refinement of those original games. It's sharper, more coherent and looks fantastic and yet I felt boredom from the get go. Perhaps it was timing? My daughter is now 18 months old so time to truly dive deep into games is limited to late nights and the odd weekend she stays with family. The same old argument of time vs. money switching as you go from a youngster to an adult has always been in the back of my mind but I make time for Destiny with my three 300 light characters; I play SW:TOR as and when I can and still, Diablo haunts me enough that I actually continually convince myself I'll go back at some point!
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