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Diablo 3 'disappointing' according to Bethesda Director
Editorial - posted by DarkUnderlord on Thu 3 July 2008, 03:39:04Tags: Bethesda Softworks; Diablo III
What does Ashley Cheng, the Lead Producer of Oblivion and Production Director at Bethesda, think about Diablo 3? According to his latest blog update:
I must say I am disappointed that Blizzard has stayed on the conservative side in terms of design with their updates to Diablo and Starcraft. Diablo will be interesting since World of Warcraft has a lot of Diablo-like qualities. I have no doubt, however, that they will be incredibly fun, addictive and polished games. Blizzard is the top of the class when it comes to game development - nobody does it better.
I'm not sure what "conservative side in terms of design" actually means but some seem to think it has something to do with the lack of first-person perspective. According to Rex Exitium's latest cookie cutter adventure Ashley also wanted Starcraft 2 to be first person stating "starcraft 2 looks great, wish blizzard deviated more, try ground control/battlezone first person gameplay". Yes because everything has to be first-person these days or it's just not "next-gen" or "innovative" enough.
Tom Chick says it was "a respectful and constructive comment" and Ashley says he has nothing else to say about it.
Thanks Dandelion and Hamster.