Friday, October 23, 2009

"Stay a while, and listen"

Deckard Cain is one of a few characters who is found in both Diablo I and Diablo II. Also reoccuring are Wirt, and I think Raven? I actually haven't played Diablo I.

Boyfriend's been playing Diablo I for a little bit today. A couple years ago, a few of us from the school decided we needed more reasons to procrastinate, so we reintroduced ourselves to Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. We've both wasted good portions of our lives playing that wonderful wonderfully addicting game. Laying here, listening to him play, I'm struck by how familiar I am with the sounds emminating from his computer. I sit up to check out the screen and I'm struck by just how similar the scene is. It's nothing special, but the graphics look just like D2. Apparently there was little updating in the sound or the graphics between the first and second games. I can't complain too much, though. If Blizzard had gone on to improve the graphics and sound, I'm sure they'd have done a kick-ass job, but Diablo II would still be in development.

"Blizzard takes a long time to release their shit," Boyfriend tells me. "Just look how long it took StarCraft II to come out."
"Is it out?"
"Well, they've just announce the release date."

In other words: no. And who knows, if they haven't even announced the date for D3, if it'll be released any time this decade (probably not) or this century (dear Xenu, I hope so)

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