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« on: June 02, 2013, 12:05:37 am »
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Come on, I can't be the only one in this neckbeard fest playing the damn thing.

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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013, 12:05:44 am »
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I don't have it, yet.  I've never been much of a PC gamer, but the more I see of Diablo 3, the more I want it.

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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2013, 12:05:56 am »
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I was all set for this, given the promises they made about AI, but apparently the monsters do the same shit they've always done in these games.

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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2013, 12:06:02 am »
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Loved the first 2, but didn't like the direction it and the gaming industry have gone.

I may have lost my love for hack-n-slash too.

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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2013, 12:06:09 am »
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I was all set for this, given the promises they made about AI, but apparently the monsters do the same shit they've always done in these games.


Never believe any promises made by designers about AI. It's either really bad and predictable, or it's insanely hard because it cheats. Most of the best 'AI' happens in FPS encounters that are tightly scripted (see: any Half-Life 1 and 2, many sequences in the Halo games).

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2013, 12:06:16 am »
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Yeah, AI is a goal in the distance. It's funny though, how many times you see people mentioning it at the beginning of a game's development and then sort of ignore it later.

The tripod things in Half-Life 2 supposedly had a "pack mentality" but I never felt like it was anything overly deep.

AI in turn based games seems a little more legitimate, though apparently Elemental's AI (like the rest of the game) was a major bomb.

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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2013, 12:06:23 am »
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I want to play Neckbeardfest.  Sounds sweet.

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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2013, 12:06:29 am »
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AI in turn based games seems a little more legitimate

 

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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2013, 12:06:39 am »
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i uninstalled Diablo 3 today

it's pretty pointless

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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2013, 12:06:53 am »
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i uninstalled Diablo 3 today

it's pretty pointless

Indeed. Indeed.

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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2013, 12:06:59 am »
Quote from: Callan S.
Aww, I missed the prime bellcurve moment to whinge about it! Never mind my comp prolly couldn't run it, I really dislike the 'online only' stuff. Yet more ways of making you buy without you really owning anything.

Frankly when the first and second came out, it felt good to actually stretch those roleplay wings - ie, the ones that remain furled in table top pen and paper campaigns that don't last more than a few levels. It was actually nice to go somewhere.

Also I'm really jaded on murder for thrills games (I do like grevous bodily harm unto unconciousness games though!)

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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2013, 12:07:05 am »
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i uninstalled Diablo 3 today

it's pretty pointless

Friend of mine was giving me the lowdown on the game, sounds like they shit the bed on the storyline. What's your take? Or were you more in it for the gameplay, in which case: did it live up to the dark, weapons-blunted, knee-deep-in-blood dungeon crawl that D2 was?

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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2013, 12:07:11 am »
Quote from: Francis Buck
The story was honestly awful. Very disappointing. Every "twist" could be seen from a mile away, and the plot was incredibly formulaic and typical. The dialogue was a joke.

I will say, however, that the dialogue (and even stories) for the "followers" was noticeably superior. Some of their interactions are actually pretty funny (especially the Scoundrel and female Demon Hunter).