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Diablo reference in Dead Island

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by Solomon Wreath, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Solomon Wreath

    Solomon Wreath Banned

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    Diablo reference in Dead Island

    Just goes to show you that it takes a special type of formula for a game to become epic, and be referenced 10-15 years after it's initial release. There is an achievement in Dead Island that gives a nudge to the Butcher

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/710/achievementa.png/

    I hope the evil bastard indeed makes his return in D3, as a couple artworks suggest so. Some people dispute his terror quality, saying he ain't scary at all, but the Butcher obviously did something right back in the day to be referenced in a completely different game in 2011.
     
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    Re: Diablo reference in Dead Island

    Cool. Nice find.
     
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    Re: Diablo reference in Dead Island

    Meh, the butcher was epic mostly because of everything leading up to him. He comes at a moment when you're still feeling pretty fragile in D1. The encounter is also the point where you first truly realize the full horror of what's going on under that monastery. In other words, I don't think you can recreate that in D3. The AHHHH, FRESH MEAT line still accounts for a good chunk of that epicness though :)
     
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    Re: Diablo reference in Dead Island

    If they make him truly evil and difficult it could serve the same purpose :)

    The #1 thing that made him so epic was that he was simply quite hard to kill at the level you would usually get to him, yet wouldn't be completely impossible if you just got a bit of gear and spam some potions. The first time you'd get to him, though, it would be mostly "ahh, fresh mean" then 5 seconds later you die.

    The chainsaw majini in Resident Evil 5 gave a similar feeling if you chose to play the game on high difficulty for the first time and/or haven't gone back to previous levels to pick up ammo (which makes him rather challenging, again if you're playing on veteran/professional).
     

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