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Diablo dev admits Diablo III direction wasn't the route he would have taken
Posted: 30.07.2013 02:45 by Comments: 3
Diablo and Diablo II creative director Stieg Hedlund has admitted that the direction Blizzard took with Diablo III wasn't what he would have done.

When asked, "What did you think of Diablo III?", Hedlund stated, "Itís hard to separate personal feelings about something like that from how the game was perceived. I think the audience really didnít react to it very well. A lot of the changes were things that they perceived as negative."

He added, "Personally, I was just so deeply involved in the creation of the world and how everything worked in itÖ The direction a lot of things went was not something that I felt was where I would have gone. But I donít want to Monday-morning quarterback them. Itís a tough thing to follow up on, the success of Diablo and Diablo II, and not encroach on the territory of World of Warcraft."

Back in August 2012, Diablo II developer David Brevik gave his own criticism of Diablo III, and was promptly attacked by then-game director Jay Wilson, who dismissed on Facebook, "F--k that loser." Wilson was relieved of his duties for Diablo III this past January, and two months later he himself admitted the auction houses were a mistake.
Source: PC Gamer
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By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Jul 30, 2013
SiyaenSokol
Yeah, played Diablo III again with my final softcore character, and things just keep on getting easier and easier. Each character got to level 60 faster than the first one. Fun game to play still, but honestly, after playing Diablo II again, I understand why people enjoy it much more than III.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jul 30, 2013
JonahFalcon
Didn't you play on Nightmare difficulty or something?
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Aug 16, 2013
SiyaenSokol
Diablo III I played till Inferno, Diablo II I played before Hell until I hardcore character got killed.