So what do you think?
Imo it won't beat the success of his predecessors. The game is so old school and without much depth, I believe it will just be over eclipsed by every other popular game that will be released when he'll be out. Indeed, what's new in this game compared to every other rpg? Nothing! In fact, I think the franchise lost more than it gained. Yay a new graphic engine! But what is it good for if they changed the overall art direction (no I won't start the debate again) and so completely lost the diablo feel. Even the new Diablo look is weaker than the original. Instead of looking like a demon, the new Diablo looks like a burning hydralisk. The cinematic trailer is so cheesy compared to this one
Which is way more dramatic and "disturbing". The music is also more dramatic in the D2 trailer. They tried too much to get all epic with the DIII trailer and by doing so lost sight of what is Diablo.
The "new" classes are really a disappointment to me as well. I mean I go on D2 fan sites and most people come up with so much more interesting and original ideas than a freaking wizard or a monk.
The only real reasons why it will sell is because of how much people loved the first and 2nd one (which were pretty good for their time) and because WoW players will be interested in it. The staff doesn't really look interested in the project either (except bashiok of course, this guy is awesome but then again he isn’t really working on the project either). Just read this interview http://www.planetdiablo.com/features...09/index.shtml. The guy sounds so bored of the game. It doesn’t seem like the development is going anywhere.