Is Diablo 3 just more of the same? Some industry professionals certainly it's looking that way.
Blizzard's recent announcement of Diablo 3
has had a lot of fans excited, but it seems that there's still some people in the world who have managed to maintain their cynicism and disappointment at the series, among them Ashley Cheng, the production director at Bethesda.
Cheng, who currently works as a producer for Fallout 3
, has said that he is a little dismayed at the first footage of the game, which follows what he calls a conservative design structure.
"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.
Cheng goes on to assert himself as a fan of the series nonetheless though, saying that he loves the destructible environments and is an admirer of Blizzard's past work.
He then comments that he knows Blizzard is currently working on a new MMO game, which he secretly hopes to be World of Starcraft
. The comments tie in closely with comments from Rob Pardo that Blizzard is currently working on a new and unannounced game
So, now the question goes out to you - what do you think of Diablo 3
judging by the first footage? Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Let us know what you think in the forums