That’s the no-nonsense question asked by the San Francisco Examiner’s video game columnist, Daniel Nations, and the rest of his editorial is equally direct, and reminiscent of manyin our own forums. It’s a good read.
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I wasn’t all that excited about the prospect of Diablo III until recently. Oh, don’t get me wrong—I think Diablo and Diablo II are two of the best games of all time. I just wasn’t looking forward to Diablo III as much as I was looking forward to other games.
Because the people that made the Diablo games such addicting fun had left Blizzard to form their own companies. So, instead of anticipating Diablo III, I looked forward to Guild Wars—and was disappointed. Not that Guild Wars is a bad game, it’s just no Diablo.
And then there was Hellgate: London. I thought this was for sure the spiritual successor to the Diablo series. After all, it shared many of the same developers and it has the same basic story: a hellgate opens up that spews forth a bunch of demons.
I canceled my pre-order to Hellgate: London after a couple of weeks in the open beta.