I just saw the new video for the wizard skill "Blizzard", and like all the comment's on that page and the comments around the web lately say, IT LOOKS TERRIBLE !!! like, seriously? this is blizzard !? it need's to look and feel awesome and it's really isn't, it look's like a cartoony water drops, it look's bad, lame, terrible.
I thought the same thing. You think it would be like the ray of frost animation with the first rune attribute, but over a cast area space with shards of ice coming down from the screen. Hopefully, additional runes will alter the animation?
a d2 skill should not look better than a d3 skill. looks more like rain than ice to me
As I noted elsewhere, IMO, all of the returning Wizard skills looked and sounded better in D2 (with the possible exception of Frost Nova). This coming from someone who generally likes the art direction quite a bit. Pretty disappointing for me as the Mage class is usually my favorite.