Now there are several games which took countless years to develop and obviously were expected to be major hits … And the expectations held, up until people started playing them. Soon after everyone realized that the adverts were overstated and obviously the games sucked … Big time …
First one up the list is our dear Diablo 3, with which everyone was crazed during its launch period. So crazed it actually enriched a whole load of the fellas from Blizz, but it was too bad that the game actually had nothing to prove, but a short and hasty 2 hour campaign and several tricks which once mastered posed no other challenge whatsoever. I daresay that the unofficial twin of Diablo, the game called Torchlight actually had all the “positives” of D3 and plenty of extras as well. If you ask me (and many other bloggers) you will see that the only thing Blizzard has on this guys is that they are former employees and off course they have the money for adverts while the former chaps have little to go with. Anyways I recon eventually they will get recognition for everything they achieved. Till then we can only say that at this moment, Diablo 3 comes free of charge to anyone getting a new battle.net account (not sure if the offer be still up for ever, but it sure worked for a time).
And our second disappointment is obviously Star Wars: The Old Republic. Now this game came as a breeze of fresh air when it was announced, because except some of the features from “The Force Unleashed” all the rest of the Star Wars games sucked … (well most of those I’ve played anyway). And when it finally came out … Guess what? This one was no better either. So after millions of dollars invested (better said wasted) in developing by EA, the game fell into the “free to play” category not long ago. Now when that happens, things begin to suck. Big time!
So these were things puzzling me for the last days. I assume that now you will understand why we’ll see references to these unfortunate games less and less in the future. Now let us turn attention towards more pressing matter and off course to more promising rising stars.