The Eliminator points us to an interview with Aki Järvilehto, executive VP with Remedy Entertainment, who have just released Alan Wake’s American Nightmare for the Xbox. It’s relevant to us since virtually the entire thing is about Diablo III. D3 is the game the developer is most looking forward to, since he was a huge fan of Diablo I and Diablo II. A quote:
Giant Bomb: If you’re forced to choose only one, what’s your favorite video game?
Aki Järvilehto: Aww…but there are so many! Well, one of the games that I have on pre-order is Diablo III and right now it’s perhaps the game I’m looking toward the most. I really loved the previous versions when they came out and playing through the Beta was just awesome! Everything was just like I remembered, only so much better and more polished.
GB: What makes it stand above everything else?
Järvilehto: Maybe it’s in part because I’m a huge fan of the fantasy genre. I totally fell in love with the Diablo series back in the day and it looks like Diablo III has just managed to blend all the components of fantasy into a superb gameplay experience. Amazingly smooth and polished low learning curve, infinite combinations kind of mechanics. Really it’s just such an easy game to jump in if you like the genre. I just can’t wait.
This guy might be more positive about D3 than even Bliz PR people dare to be. Take that, Haters?