Diablo III Doesn’t Need to be First Person
If you’ve been wandering the Internet much today paying attention to gaming, you’ve probably heard about a post over at GameSpy by an admitted Diablo newb that poses the question of whether Diablo III, which just went into closed beta, would be better as a first-person game. Other major RPG franchises, such as Fallout, have opted for a first-person take in the modern era — what if, this article imagines, Diablo did the same?
Well, you can imagine the massive troll parade that has resulted, but there are also some brainy rebuttals to the sentiments of that article that don’t rely on using insults to get their points across. One such is an interesting piece from Ian Miles Cheong over at Gameranx, systematically answering the GameSpy article while smartly arguing against any such first-person corruption in Diablo III, or even the need to consider it. Worth a read for PC gaming fans.
One more time, here’s the link. Meanwhile, check out the first of our own Diablo III beta previews from Ben Richardson, “The Top 5 Biggest Changes in Diablo III,” and watch our Diablo III beta walkthrough.