Jump to content
  • Advertisement
  • entries
    444
  • comments
    1228
  • views
    773200

Diablo:Immortal

JTippetts

1541 views

I have a hard time getting worked up about the Diablo:Immortal announcement, because I never really got over the bitter disappointment that was Diablo 3. Of course they're turning the Diablo franchise into reskinned generic mobile pay to win trash. It was obvious what path they were on with it after Diablo 3. I'm just a little surprised at how quickly they got there; I figured they would have squeezed out and pinched off at least one more awful installment before deciding to throw up the middle fingers to their legacy fans like that. Kudos to them for at least having the balls to announce it in possibly the worst venue they could have: in front of hundreds of fans devoted enough to shell out for a Blizzcon pass. Watching that guy's face fall off as the boos started stirred within me feelings that can only be described by unpronouncable German words.



37 Comments


Recommended Comments



7 hours ago, swiftcoder said:

There's nothing to be unhappy about here. Given a choice between (a) Diablo Immortal being announced, or (b) no game being announced at Blizzcon, how is (b) preferable to (a)?

It's like getting a crap sandwich instead of the tasty hot pastrami on rye you wanted, then being told you're wrong (and an entitled jerk) to be unhappy about it. It's stuff in between two slices of bread, isn't it? What's there to be unhappy about?

 

Share this comment


Link to comment
12 hours ago, DividedByZero said:

I'd prefer no game. Or at least badge it as something else and not Diablo

Wait. Hang on. Who died and made you the arbiter of what constitutes a Diablo game?

Plenty of people do want Diablo on mobile. Personally, I can't figure out why Diablo wasn't their first mobile title - the Diablo gameplay and loot reward cycle is perfect for a mobile game.

5 hours ago, JTippetts said:

It's like getting a crap sandwich instead of the tasty hot pastrami on rye you wanted

The hot pastrami on rye (I'm presuming you mean a PC-based D4 in this analogy) was never even on the menu in the first place.

Share this comment


Link to comment

Any chance you'd be willing to attempt to pronounce those words?? ;) 

 

The only thing I don't really like about them doing this is their "What? Don't you have phones?" kinda line... I feel bad for the announcer because he must have p'ed somebody off and they were like "K. You can announce immortal! HA!" kinda deal. Its a shame because I'd play a Diablo 4 or something but I'm just not a Mobile Gamer... I mean I don't go out much so if I'm playing a Game I'm either at my Computer or my TV. I ain't guna sit in the corner of a room with my phone in my hand unless.... nope not even then. 

I hope Diablo Immortal goes well for them though but I also hope they pay attention to this 'fiasco' and reverse decisions so either way really... 

Edited by CyberFlash

Share this comment


Link to comment
14 hours ago, DividedByZero said:

Because it kills the memory of what was.

How? Last I looked, Blizzard was still selling Diablo 2 and 3.

Share this comment


Link to comment
Just now, Oberon_Command said:

How? Last I looked, Blizzard was still selling Diablo 2 and 3.

Not to mention actively remastering a pretty good chunk of their back-catalogue.

17 minutes ago, CyberFlash said:

but I also hope they pay attention to this 'fiasco' and reverse decisions

I'm really not sure I understand what decision folks want to see reversed. The decision to build a mobile diablo at all? The decision to announce a mobile game at their own conference? Or the decision to not have a finished Diablo 4 ready RIGHT NOW?

Share this comment


Link to comment
2 minutes ago, swiftcoder said:

I'm really not sure I understand what decision folks want to see reversed

I personally would want the decision to go mobile reversed but that's just like my preference and opinion. I think some folks would desire a mix of each of the things you said. I mean I dunno at the conference one though really.. Where else would you announce it? So I suppose there's no reason be mad on that one so it'd just be the Mobile Diablo and no D4 ones. 

Share this comment


Link to comment
2 hours ago, Oberon_Command said:

How? Last I looked, Blizzard was still selling Diablo 2 and 3.

That's great. I don't see your point.

 

4 hours ago, swiftcoder said:

Wait. Hang on. Who died and made you the arbiter of what constitutes a Diablo game?

The hot pastrami on rye (I'm presuming you mean a PC-based D4 in this analogy) was never even on the menu in the first place.

No one died and made me anything. Did you not read my post? It started with "I'd prefer", which makes it an opinion which I thought was allowed in these parts.

But a few facts;

  • Diablo (1, 2, & 3) was designed for PC, Mac, and Console.
  • Diablo (1, 2, & 3) was never released on Android and iOS.

Now look at Diablo Immortal;

  • Diablo Immortal is designed for Android and iOS.
  • Diablo Immortal will never be released for PC, Mac, or Console.

It is a different product designed for a different user base.

 

4 hours ago, swiftcoder said:

Plenty of people do want Diablo on mobile.

Which person was that?

Share this comment


Link to comment
17 hours ago, DividedByZero said:

That's great. I don't see your point.

I asked a simple question. How does Blizzard releasing a mobile game kill the memory of what Diablo "was"? The games that created those memories are still around, are still being sold, and it's not like Blizzard can somehow reach into your mind and remove your memories of PC Diablo. I flat-out don't see that what you're saying logically follows.

Frankly, all I see is whining that you (plural) aren't the complete center of Blizzard's attention with regards to one of their major franchises - JTippetts even admitted such - and consequently you are all coming across like a child whining that their younger sibling got a new toy for Christmas. Is that really how you want to be seen? I had faith that folks here more mature than the gaming "hoi polloi", though that faith is being tested right now.

Edited by Oberon_Command

Share this comment


Link to comment

To be fair, as a kid. If my younger sibling got a toy for Christmas and I got nothing that'd be kinda saddening 😂 What kind of child wouldn't be sad about getting nothing for Christmas O.o 

Share this comment


Link to comment
38 minutes ago, CyberFlash said:

To be fair, as a kid. If my younger sibling got a toy for Christmas and I got nothing that'd be kinda saddening 😂 What kind of child wouldn't be sad about getting nothing for Christmas O.o

Alright, incomplete analogy. Regardless, it's still looking a lot like pointless whining to me and it's still coming across as childish to me. Perhaps you could engage with the actual point rather than nitpicking my bad analogies. HOW does adding a new game to the franchise destroy the memory of it?

Edited by Oberon_Command

Share this comment


Link to comment

Haha but you've got a valid point so I can't take that on ;). I mean there's nothing we can do about this. I'm simply not guna play mobile games and will continue to play d3 whenever and hopefully they'll keep up the seasons init. 

 

I feel like perhaps someone feels like creating a mobile variant is ruining the memory because it never felt like it'd go to mobile for that person or something. I dunno though, I'm sure if immortal does well they'll probably update it or make another but surely they'll also do a pc/console thing later since that's high demand so it'd be like younger siblings birthday is December 20th so you've just gotta wait a little bit more for your present at Christmas or something.

Share this comment


Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Advertisement
×

Important Information

By using GameDev.net, you agree to our community Guidelines, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

We are the game development community.

Whether you are an indie, hobbyist, AAA developer, or just trying to learn, GameDev.net is the place for you to learn, share, and connect with the games industry. Learn more About Us or sign up!

Sign me up!