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Originally posted by Mtibbs1989 Yep, I just spent the last 3 hours watching the full play-through on Youtube. I have to say, they did a great job~ the story is one for the books! Yep, that's right... it definitely sucks. The story is incredibly predictable, the ending is extremely anti-climatic and there's just not enough for me to justify putting $39.99 towards an already failed (in my perspective) release. I honestly don't know what'll become of this franchise. I really did hope for the best but I just don't see it with RoS. What are you opinions? Have you played through it or seen all of it?
I laughed so hard reading this... so... you WATCHED the gameplay, and then post criticism... um... yea... doesn't sound like something a gamer would do.
The xpac is well worth the $, the story (while predictable) was/is NOT the focus. The story is simply a placeholder for the gameplay to exist in. The music, the class skill choices, the environments, and the mobs are polished and well done. I've said before, the music alone will pull you in (and I do understand that is a matter of taste).
WATCHING gameplay and pounding your chest, proclaiming victory for NOT engaging in said game is pathetic.
Still playing through Act V - been powerleveling up a Crusader.
Expansion is worth $40 for Crusader, Transmogrification, Enchanting, and Adventure Mode all by itself.
Not to mention all of the 2.0 features and tweaks and the AH being shut down are part of the expansion as well (just given to the whole game freely as well.)
Act V is like an added bonus, IMO.
While ARPGs aren't about the story, you'd think the story would be at least not completely awful in a AAA game like this. They clearly spent a lot of money on cutscenes, yet couldn't find a decent writer? How's that even possible?
I'm sure no one expects Planescape: Torment -quality writing from a Diablo game, but what Blizzard is producing right now is probably worse than what I'd write and there's a good reason why I haven't tried earning my living as a writer. At least it's not as bad as bad writing in a story-focused game. Hello, BioWare!
I dunno. I bought the CE (I'm an avid Blizz CE collector for some reason). I don't tend to keep playing the games but I dig having art books and music because some of the scores are excellent. That being said, I like what they did with RoS. I played and beat DIII in no time. I didn't think the AH was a good idea and the logon issue was terrible. I think O/L games that aren't directly MMOs are shooting themselves in the foot.
They added a fun new class (Crusader), they added Adventure mode for people like me who HATE having to replay the same story over and over, and frankly they fixed loot drops. Just through Act 1 I had 2 legendaries. One of which genuinely hurt to stop using but it was too low.
If you think the Crusader is easy play on Hard/Expert. Everyone keeps criticizing "normal". I think the first time I died on Hard/Expert was on Maghda and that was because I was an idiot and got swarmed with my health on CD.
Playing MUDs and MMOs since 1994.
I am glad i bought it .. adventure mode and rifts are great. And story .. what story? When i want a story in a game, i go play TombRaider.
D3 is about dungeon crawling, build experimenting, and becoming more powerful. In in that, the game excels. Combat is phenomenal, and random dungeon means the game has almost infinite content.
The story was decent for an ARPG, I didnt go into it expecting Mass Effect levels here. Diablo has always been about grinding for loot, Remember Baal runs? Meph runs? That was the game for many people.
(Curse you Etheral Wormskull! CURSE YOU!!!)
What? Diablo series had a story too?
Sorry i didn't notice it while i was busy being a loot whore.
Originally posted by Derros The story was decent for an ARPG, I didnt go into it expecting Mass Effect levels here. Diablo has always been about grinding for loot, Remember Baal runs? Meph runs? That was the game for many people. (Curse you Etheral Wormskull! CURSE YOU!!!)
I thought the story was decent as well. Especially if you talk to the NPCs and listen to the log books that drop.
But people will complain about just about anything here...so go figure.
you don't understand its not just the 10 new levels ,after you finish it opens up adventure zones that you play with clan members it spawns every day new challenges randomly over the whole 70 levels.
its fun every day you can play for a view hours or play the whole day,you don't have to play the game over and over again like it was.
also rifts open with new challenges after you completed you 5 quests,ill keep it and when I feel like kicking ass play now waiting for eso.
ill play tomorrow again D3 ros.
a good buy now out is dark souls 2 where people can spawn to you,on pc 25 april I don't know if it classifies as an mmo but a multiplayer of sorts.
Originally posted by Bigdaddyx
.. and enjoying the combat action.
RoS story is no more or less than all the "here is the big bad guy ... go fight 1000 mobs, with occasionally sub-boos, get to him, then kill him" stories out there. It is good enough to give us an excuse to kill & loot in fun ways.
glad i didn't buy it too. only because i will be playing ESO in less than 3 days.
believe me, i was still very tempted.
hopefully by the time i am ready for a break from ESO the D3 expansion has come down a little in price.
Originally posted by nariusseldon I am glad i bought it .. adventure mode and rifts are great. And story .. what story? When i want a story in a game, i go play TombRaider. D3 is about dungeon crawling, build experimenting, and becoming more powerful. In in that, the game excels. Combat is phenomenal, and random dungeon means the game has almost infinite content.
My apologies to one of the biggest fans of D3 in the universe.
Yes RoS is excellent and the game is better than before. I was wrong. Dead wrong.
After playing it, I changed my mind as the long term play is absolutely there with the promised seasons in PVE gear competitions.
D3 RoS is probably the best game of 2014. It certainly has the best combat. I just hope it sells well so we have more expansions.
A pity lots of people will ignore it though. They have no clue, but I can't blame them as I was convinced RoS would mean the end of D3.
Good for you?
Games fun again, don't give a crap what others think.
I play TESO for story and immersion and I play Diablo for it's fun dungeon crawling fast paced combat full of loot.
May be just me but I would say you got it all wrong.
Originally posted by Bigdaddyx Originally posted by Mtibbs1989 Yep, I just spent the last 3 hours watching the full play-through on Youtube. I have to say, they did a great job~ the story is one for the books! Yep, that's right... it definitely sucks. The story is incredibly predictable, the ending is extremely anti-climatic and there's just not enough for me to justify putting $39.99 towards an already failed (in my perspective) release. I honestly don't know what'll become of this franchise. I really did hope for the best but I just don't see it with RoS. What are you opinions? Have you played through it or seen all of it?
This guy answered better than I did.
Originally posted by sportsfan A pity lots of people will ignore it though. They have no clue, but I can't blame them as I was convinced RoS would mean the end of D3. Greetings.
Don't worry. It shot up to number 2 on xfire beating even LoL ... so I don't think RoS is selling badly.
You just watched a full play through of an expansion on youtube . . . for 3 hours.
I don't think Blizzard or D3 is the problem. You are certifiable.
While simple, the story was fine. The dialogue (for the most part) was written much better than the vanilla game, Malthael's strategy was sound and he didn't constantly taunt the player or reveal his plans (like a certain Lord of Sin who was supposed to be a brilliant strategist). His motivations were a little 'meh', but at least they were understandable. The ending was all right, pretty standard cliffhanger stuff which could be interesting if taken in the right direction (allowing the Nephalem to choose between good and evil in the next expack would be awesome).
I really like the stories of the companions. Kormac's was too predictable, but Lyndon's and Eirena's were both well done. Neither were particularly complicated, but the end of Lyndon's (part of it anyway) left me wanting to know more, and I honestly didn't see what happened with Eirena's story coming at all. The best was Covetous Shen's though. Always liked that character quite a bit (James Hong does a brilliant job), and the end of his quest was genuinely touching and well written.
I didn't care for the little political jibes though. I play games to get away from that kind of thing, and I don't appreciate it being shoved into my entertainment, regardless of the views expressed matching my own or opposing them.
Very happy with the expansion, both from a narrative standpoint and a gameplay one. $60 well spent IMO. Can't wait for the next one.
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So let me get this straight: It's greedy to want to keep the money you've earned, but it's NOT greedy to want to take money that somebody else earned away from them? Only the left wing could come up with that kind of insane troll logic. It's got the stamp of their common core all over it.
Unlike the Nobel prize worthy story of the other games...? Story have never been the strong point of these games to be honest. It has always been on the vanilla side of generic fantasy.
I can agree with the length.. It is on the short side of things.
This have been a good conversation
I'm kinda confused. What's the point of watching an entire play through before buying the game? I suppose it's a good thing that you won't spend the money on it since you didn't like it. But, what if you really had liked the story? What the hell is the point to playing through it now? It be one thing if it had 5 different endings based on choices like Silent Hill 2 did, but it sounds like it only has one ending. Now you have no surprises left, you know what's coming. For good or bad, I'd rather be surprised.
This is like having someone read you an entire book before buying it. I just don't get it.