One of the things that makes Blizzard such a legendary developer is the wide range of titles that they have under their belts, pretty much all of which is beloved. World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, and, Diablo. However, despite to very beloved entries in the series, Diablo III wasn’t quite as beloved. The game had numerous issues in its development, including a complete overhaul of the gameplay and story. So, when it launched on PC and other systems, it wasn’t quite as refined as players hoped it would be.
What’s more, Blizzard made some drastic changes to the gameplay that was very different from what Diablo II had. Add to that, the creator of Diablo, David Brevik, had a very public leaving of the company during the game’s development. Yet, he has nothing but praise for the title:
“I think that Diablo III ended up being a great game, especially after the expansion,” Brevik said on the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered. “I thought that they added a lot of really great stuff to it that fleshed it out and made it a much better game than I thought that it was at launch.”
Brevik also noted that the game itself was “fine” at launch, and that he did feel that the game lived up to the legacy of Diablo, which is in contrast to most players of the game.
An interesting thing he did note though was that when he was working on Diablo III with Blizzard North (before his departure), their art style for the game was much different than where it ended up. He likened it to how Diablo II looked, just a bit better.
Whether you liked it or hated it, the game is here to stay, especially since there’s no word as of yet about a potential Diablo IV.