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Why do people expect Blizzard to ever make a good game again?

UnintendedUnintended Member UncommonPosts: 49
Almost all the veterans that made the company have gone, large portions of the talent that were responsible for the games you love are gone. They're not the company you fell in love with any more, they're just a big corporate soulless game factory with only one goal in mind, to make more and more profit. The company that exists today called Blizzard is not Blizzard, whatever they make in the future is in name only. This is the thing, people become loyal to companies and forget the people matter more than the name.

Considering Microsoft seems to ruin everything they touch, surely that is another nail in that coffin lol.
Scot

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  • cheyanecheyane Member LegendaryPosts: 9,138
    We should not considering how Diablo IV turned out.
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 23,187
    This is what was said about Bioware etc and its true. The new company keeps the studio name but after a few years "Blizzard" won't even be the studio MS acquired. Though I don't agree MS always does badly, they often do well in my eyes.

    I do think gamers are too tied to studios, take each game as it comes on its own merits. The one exception here is if you are thinking of playing something with a live service/cash shop, you can get a good idea of how that's going to go from what happened with the studios previous titles. But its live service, so that's going to be bad and it will get worse as time goes on, no matter what the studio so you know that anyway.
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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 32,090
    Scot said:


    I do think gamers are too tied to studios, take each game as it comes on its own merits. 
    Agreed. 
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  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 7,875
    cheyane said:
    We should not considering how Diablo IV turned out.
    Having just beat Diablo IV, it is good. It's just not great. As in, it's a fun enough campaign clear and that's it.
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  • UnintendedUnintended Member UncommonPosts: 49
    Aeander said:
    cheyane said:
    We should not considering how Diablo IV turned out.
    Having just beat Diablo IV, it is good. It's just not great. As in, it's a fun enough campaign clear and that's it.

    For me Blizzard have never been good at storytelling, they're going at world building. However Diablo IV isn't good in the world building aspect and maybe it's just me but the online part of Diablo isn't what I remembered it to be with 2.
  • AngrakhanAngrakhan Member EpicPosts: 1,270
    Microsoft doesn't ruin everything they touch. That's completely unfounded bullshit, frankly. MS Azure is a force to recon with in the cloud platform space pulling in nearly $100 billion with a B annually. Of the fortune 500 companies 95% leverage Azure services in some way. Xbox is a very successful console platform. PlayStation outsells it, but it's still very much a contender in the console space. MS Office runs on pretty much any OS that you can reasonably expect to use on a regular basis, and having used Google Open Office, I can tell you MS has a definite lead in usability there. The sentiment that MS ruins anything is just hipster bandwagoning of people trying to sound cool and "down with the man, man!" and frankly isn't grounded in fact or reality. Apple with it's software updates to slow down your old phone to force you to upgrade is pretty high up there on the slime scale, but I don't see many people bringing that up, and that's something that Apple has been fined for doing in court, not some rumor.

    Now will Blizzard release anything good now that they've been acquired by Microsoft? That seems largely up to Blizzard. I do think with Bobby Kotick finally out of the picture they have a chance. My understanding is that they have a lot of directional autonomy with what games they want to build and how they want to build them. As you pointed out the original founders of Blizzard are gone. Is there anyone left who has the same talent and vision? Time will tell, but if not I'm not sure throwing MS under the bus is fair or accurate.
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  • cheyanecheyane Member LegendaryPosts: 9,138
    Aeander said:
    cheyane said:
    We should not considering how Diablo IV turned out.
    Having just beat Diablo IV, it is good. It's just not great. As in, it's a fun enough campaign clear and that's it.
    I finished it too the main story but it was mediocre at best.
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