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Discussion in 'Diablo 3 Community Forum' started by Zaqwert, Jun 1, 2012. | Replies: 1652 | Views: 125491

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Which game is better for you?

  1. Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction

    251 vote(s)
    70.9%
  2. Diablo 3

    103 vote(s)
    29.1%
  1. Zaqwert

    Zaqwert IncGamers Member

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    I remember the spring of 99, waiting in a line of over a hundred for like 2 hours so I could see the very first showing of the Phantom Menace, the first new Star Wars movie in about 15 years. I was too little to remember the other ones in the theater but the Star Wars franchise was one of my all time favorites, like just about everyone else on the planet.

    I had no doubts it was going to be awesome, I mean, it was the freaking Star Wars franchise, there's no way they'd ever make a bad Star Wars movie, amirite?

    I remember walking out of the theater not knowing what to think. I mean, deep down I knew it was a crappy movie, but maybe I was just processing it correctly. I actually saw it again the next weekend, there were parts that were cool, but it just felt cold and boring and at all interesting or compelling.

    And what is the movie's legacy? Well the hardcore fans hated it, the critics hated it, its legacy was that of a bad joke, a punchline, the long awaited but disappointing and downright embarassing follow up to the legendary Star Wars franchise. The beginning of the end of the legend of Lucas.

    How could this have happened? How could they have made it so bad? I mean parts of it were good, but the bad parts are so bad and unnecessary, they could have easily been fixed. It's like the took all the charm, originality, and character and squeezed it out of the franchise.

    Interestingly enough the movie went on to be a major finacial success, in fact, not factoring in inflation, it's the #10 highest grossing movie of all time.

    Sound familiar?

    Behold, Diablo 3, the Phantom Menance. It's taken me a few weeks to recognize my feelings towards the game but now I remember when I felt like this before. It was after my couple viewings of Episode 1.Last edit: 2012-06-01 15:04:36
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  2. IgorAl

    IgorAl IncGamers Member

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    Re: Diablo 3 - The Phantom Menace

    I'm touched...
  3. FluffyTheFluffer

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    Re: Diablo 3 - The Phantom Menace


    More than that, pepsico gave lucas billions for a promotional tie-in.

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    Re: Diablo 3 - The Phantom Menace

    I remember early June in 2012, it was a dark and not-stormy night. I lay awake in the wee hours of morning, sleep having been conquered by a long bout of diet coke-fueled magic find hunting. Awash in yellows, I finally shut my game off, and decided to browse the forums. Perhaps someone has discovered something new, I thought. Or mayhap Flux has recorded a new podcast for me to listen to as I fall asleep! Surely something interesting or informative would have cropped up there, I thought. I was too young and naive to comprehend what pointless, bland stupidity lay in wait for me.

    I saw a forum title of "Diablo 3 - The Phantom Menace". In the heartbeats between clicking on the link and the page loading, my mind raced with possibilities as to what it could mean. "Perhaps the poster provides advice on how to fight those menacing phantoms!", I thought. "Or mayhap someone's incessant playing has disturbed some local ghost!". But when the screen's pixels leaped into being and my eyes tumbled over the words contained therein, I found something wholly unexpected. The author had written at length about a bad movie, and then said that after a fortnight of struggling with his innermost feelings, he has come to the conclusion that this bad movie and Diablo 3 are one and the same.

    I thought I must have been misreading; my first impression failing me. Surely no one would expend so much effort and act so over-dramatic in order to say so little. And even if this person felt so negatively about a video game, would they truly choose to display this disgust by means of an overwrought analogy that was utterly empty of any content or analysis? It seemed impossible. How could this have happened? How could the Diablo 3 fourms fail me so badly?

    I don't remember much else of that long ago, forlorn night....except that I stayed wide awake, bleary-eyed, trying to contemplate what sort of world could have led to this sorry state of affairs.
  5. Hideo

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    Re: Diablo 3 - The Phantom Menace

    Diablo 2 - The Matrix, Diablo 3 - Tha Matrix: Reloaded. :)
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    Re: Diablo 3 - The Phantom Menace

    You, sir, just made my day! :thumbsup:



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    Re: Diablo 3 - The Phantom Menace

    HAHHAHAHAH

    I'm going to remember that post when I'm 80.


  8. Seife

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    Re: Diablo 3 - The Phantom Menace

    I really liked Matrix Reloaded :(


  9. Hideo

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    Re: Diablo 3 - The Phantom Menace

    Then you don't deserve to watch The Matrix. You didn't understand it. It didn't require sequels, which were made purely for money.



  10. Tussan

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    Re: Diablo 3 - The Phantom Menace

    One name comes to mind, Jar-Jar Binks. :smug: :rolf:
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    Re: Diablo 3 - The Phantom Menace

    People seem to think that high sales on release night means it must be good.. NOPE. High sales on release night = nobody knows the quality of it :(
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    Zaqwert IncGamers Member

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    Re: Diablo 3 - The Phantom Menace

    I can see that argument, the difference there is that there wasn't a many year gap between them.

    But you're completely correct, the Matrix was brilliant and the 2 god awful sequels were just thrown together garbage cashing in on the original, which as you noted was never, ever intended to have a sequel.


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    Re: Diablo 3 - The Phantom Menace

    Hands down OP.

    Last year the thought crossed my mind, but I was so blinded with hope...

    Now it has officially joined my major nerd-disappointments in life. Not exactly in this order, just the order that they happened:

    1. Matrix sequels
    2. Lost
    3. Diablo 3
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    Re: Diablo 3 - The Phantom Menace

    i just leave this here



    @ beingmused ; you win this thread
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    Re: Diablo 3 - The Phantom Menace

    pot meet kettle.


  16. The Lord of Darkness

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    Re: Diablo 3 - The Phantom Menace

    Jar Jar was a moron but he played an important role in causing SHTF.
    How does this translate to Diablo 3? Hell if I know. :crazyeyes:


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    Re: Diablo 3 - The Phantom Menace

    I do believe that was the actual point of the post, you know, like a parody.

    What was wrong with the newer star wars movies anyway, I can't stand watching the older ones *grins*



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    Re: Diablo 3 - The Phantom Menace

    pot meet kettle +2
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    Re: Diablo 3 - The Phantom Menace

    The analogy holds to a certain degree, but there is an important difference: Phantom Menace was screwed up by Lucas himself, who also made the original movies, while D3 was created by a completely different team.
  20. marshmallow

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    Re: Diablo 3 - The Phantom Menace

    If that's true we'll need the equivalent of the RedLetterMedia reviews.

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