Diablo Trilogy (Screenshots)
When Diablo came out it revolutionized action RPGs. When Diablo 2 game out it revolutionized Diablo. Now the series is set to become and trilogy, and Diablo 3 is on the horizon.
Will the third instalment of the popular franchise be a success, judging from the screenshots alone it will be a huge hit with fans. If the original play mechanics have been preserved, and not stripped out (more on that in a moment) it is almost money in he Blizzard bank.
But early rumors hinted that the health belt has been removed, taking an exciting element out of the game that made gameplay so enjoyable.
Before we jump directly into the screenshoots from Diablo 3, no matter how drool worthy they are let’s look at some classics.
Diablo and its expansion (Hellfire) were very revolutionary for the time. The graphics were pre-rendered and looked great. The storyline was exciting and it kept the game moving. While the Hellfire Diablo expansion wasn’t actually handled by Blizzard it took the game’s graphics to another level. And when you see screenshots of it you can tell it help shape the sequel.
Diablo 2 came out and blew players away. The graphics were light-years ahead of the first game and the gameplay had been refined. Hacking your way through dungeons, swamps, deserts and hellish realms took on a new life that would influence many action RPGs to come. Now, ten years after its release (with plenty of active players) Blizzard is about to do it again.
Will Diablo 3 be just as revolutionary? Or will it leave fans disappointed? With WoW Blizzard has a cash cow they can milk (and have for many years, already) do they still need the Diablo series? The answer is yes, and with as much work as they’ve put into the game it should be an enjoyable romp through whatever twisted world they throw at us.
The ninja is looking forward to it, and even with the various rumors that have been flowing around about the game he is going to wait until it is released to cast his judgement. Now, if Blizzard would ever release that other game they have been sitting on forever (he doubts that it will come out in 4Q 2010) the ninja would be truly happy.
Diablo 3 Trailer
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