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I used to love Diablo 2. But nowadays I think that these kind of games are fun, but nothing special anymore. This made me kind of immune for the D3 hype I guess. But after checking several game websites, I began to wonder about something.
I discovered that there are 3 upcoming hack'n'slash games that people are looking out for. Diablo 3, Path of Exile and Torchlight 2. What I don't understand is the media coverage. It is all about Diablo 3, a little about Torchlight 2 and barely about Path of Exile. I understand that the Diablo franchise is a big one and a lot of people have good memories about D2. But what I can't discover is how they are compared to each other.
If I would use mediacoverage or price as measurement, then I would expect that Diablo 3 is supposed to be a lot better then Torchlight 2 or Path of Exile. But when checking some vids I don't get this impression at all. Actually, Diablo 3 seems to be even watered down compared to Torchlight 2 for example. Path of Exile on the other hand has clearly more bugs but it free to play and has this really gritty look which I expect will attract followers.
I could have fun with all 3. But could anyone explain to me why most players only seem to be interested in D3 and don't give the other 2 even a second thought?