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Author Topic: What are you going to play, Diablo III or DF?  (Read 15646 times)

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Re: What are you going to play, Diablo III or DF?
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2012, 02:16:10 pm »

I don't understand what people are whining about. You right click to cast a spell, your character does some cool shit, monsters explode into piles of gold and gore. It's a primal joy. Bitching about WoW and others in the MMO space makes sense- the combat mechanics intentionally dull to support scaling over millions of players, but I would argue that running a dungeon with your friends in diablo is an enjoyable experience. If you want to farm you can farm, (as I inevitably will- I need them LOOTZ) but that's not required to enjoy the game, its like a bonus level.

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Re: What are you going to play, Diablo III or DF?
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2012, 04:48:55 pm »

^ This.

I'll play both. I don't normally play multi player but all my friends are playing it so I will too, must be fun.

It's also a nice distraction while hauling bugs get fixed.
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Re: What are you going to play, Diablo III or DF?
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2012, 05:37:06 pm »

Always online DRM and I can't play single player because servers are full, I think I'll pass.
Besides DF if FREE! F. R. E. E.
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Re: What are you going to play, Diablo III or DF?
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2012, 07:30:17 pm »

I would go for the Co-op as I love co-op game, but table-top RPG is so much better (pleaaase, no D&D for me - hate it's mechanics...)

my coin goes for DF.
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Re: What are you going to play, Diablo III or DF?
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2012, 08:15:41 pm »

I played the very first Warcraft and Diablo and I am a Starcraft fan... so Diablo3 it would be. but I have only a netbook for at least the next half a year (and for the last 1,5years) so no gaming at all for poor meph ;) I am still waiting to personally experience MassEffect3, DeusEx3, DukeNukem, Skyrim and some other fine time-wasters.
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Re: What are you going to play, Diablo III or DF?
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2012, 02:59:21 am »

Yeah I got it, and I kind of regret it. I knew it was a click-fest, but I was expecting something like LoL or DotA, fast-pace, cool spells and cool enemies.

But pretty much it is the same thing over and over again. The strategy is too simple: Left-click away. The whole heal-pots dropped by monsters makes the game so much freaking easy. I never have to worry about going suicidal because the heal pots will pop up and I will be back to full. And on the rare chance that I WILL actually die, I still have my actual pots. AND I got the monk who has a heal -_-

I also hate the story. I liked it when I was a kid for some reason but now it seems...cliche. The whole idea of random demons coming out for the sake of evil to destroy the world; I just hate how black-and-white it is (after playing The Witcher, black-and-white morality in games annoys me).

So pretty much 60$ down the drain. One thing it did make me realize is how much I miss Bauldur's Gate. Man...that game was fun as fuck.

I haven't played online yet, and it does seem like it might be fun (Magicka was ridiculously fun online) so I might try that.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2012, 03:01:39 am by Die Nacht »
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Re: What are you going to play, Diablo III or DF?
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2012, 10:55:14 am »

They're remaking Baldur's Gate, actually.
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Re: What are you going to play, Diablo III or DF?
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2012, 10:57:45 am »

Last night I was installing Diablo and decided to play a little DF while i waited... Ended up playing DF till 1am. XP
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Re: What are you going to play, Diablo III or DF?
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2012, 11:05:10 am »

They're remaking Baldur's Gate, actually.

Somehow, that fills me more with dread than anticipation.  It's like being told that someone's exhuming your favorite grandparent and they're going to try to make her into a cyborg stripper. 
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Re: What are you going to play, Diablo III or DF?
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2012, 11:16:59 am »

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Did you play Diablo II? Because it's the same without the silly min-maxing of stats. I would understand your posts if you haven't played it.

Personally I love the cliche story and the classic hero archetypes, it's fun and it's a blast in multi player. I agree is a bit too easy though but hopefully new difficulty settings will unlock after a while of play.

I also played a bit of DF so I'm playing both.
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Re: What are you going to play, Diablo III or DF?
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2012, 11:44:20 am »

It's not even close to a serious decision for me.
  • Pretty poor right now, can't afford to waste money on games, plus I haven't even been able to afford a computer upgrade for a good long while, so I couldn't buy or play a newer game even if I wanted to.
  • Not really much of a computer gamer. If I pick up a game at all, it's usually a couple years after release, and I don't get excited by the same thing most gamers find exciting.
  • Also, not a big fan of either RTS or games with built-in storylines.
  • ...And not a fan of grinding games.
  • ...And I wasn't a fan of Diablo I or II when I finally tried them.
So, there is a spiral of increasing suck waiting for me in the computer gaming world, and Diablo III is waiting at the bottom of it. Or, I could just play DF. Which do I choose?
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Re: What are you going to play, Diablo III or DF?
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2012, 11:54:46 am »

They're remaking Baldur's Gate, actually.

Somehow, that fills me more with dread than anticipation.  It's like being told that someone's exhuming your favorite grandparent and they're going to try to make her into a cyborg stripper.

This, so much this.

I have a fear that they'll remake it just like they did with Fallout. Ignore everything that made the game great except for the most superficial surface parts and cram it into an engine that isn't really a RPG engine. I wish there were more real RPGs these days. Not everything needs to be a hybrid.

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Re: What are you going to play, Diablo III or DF?
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2012, 01:10:30 pm »

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Did you play Diablo II?

I did but it was so long ago. I guess my preferences just changed.
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Re: What are you going to play, Diablo III or DF?
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2012, 03:32:53 pm »

I have a fear that they'll remake it just like they did with Fallout. Ignore everything that made the game great except for the most superficial surface parts and cram it into an engine that isn't really a RPG engine.

Really?  I didn't care for Fallout 2 or Fallout Tactics, but I thought Fallout 3 was one of the best games I've ever played. 
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Re: What are you going to play, Diablo III or DF?
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2012, 03:45:57 pm »

I just dropped a $60 check to Tarn into the mail because fuck always online DRM.
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