Yes, yours truly is and has been a Diablo fan since the word go. From being able to recite the runes of Diablo 2 as easily as the alphabet, to being able to name 90% of uniques before they’re identified – that’s the level of nerd I have achieved within the Diablo universe. I’ve gone through every game-breaking patch with my head held high, delved through the deepest game files, and frequented many Diablo fansites. I kept myself informed on even the tiniest changes that may have been seen in the game when Diablo 2 was in its prime.
That being said, I’ve been anticipating Diablo III for nearly a decade. Yup, count ‘em - almost 10 years. Now that a large quantity of Diablo 3 information has hit public ears, I feel that scrutiny and opinions are now founded on a much more of a concrete base than those that were shouted incessantly into the internet upon Diablo 3’s initial announcement. “It looks like World of Warcraft!”, “OMG no more tetris inventory?”, “Why are the colors so bright?”, “Wow, did you get all your direction from World of Warcraft?” Such banter you’re familiar with, I’m sure – and it is my intention to steer clear of such “observations” and provide a nice analysis of how I feel the game is forming.
Over the next month I will be blogging on the various aspects of the game, it’s evolution, and how it compares to Diablo 2. Stay tuned!