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Penny Arcade - Comic - Six Of One

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Penny Arcade - Comic - Six Of One

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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    LttlefootLttlefoot Registered User regular
    Is diablo 4 good? Metacritic has no user reviews yet

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    furlionfurlion Riskbreaker Lea MondeRegistered User regular
    Lttlefoot wrote: »
    Is diablo 4 good? Metacritic has no user reviews yet

    I guess it depends on how much you like Diablo 3, but this time stuffed with cosmetic micro transactions. Also the story is mediocre. If that sounds appealing, then yes it is good.

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    palidine40palidine40 Registered User regular
    Lttlefoot wrote: »
    Is diablo 4 good? Metacritic has no user reviews yet

    Feels like diablo 2 with better graphics. Yeah there's a money store, but i haven't touched it and pretty much beaten it, so its all up to you if you want to pay anything

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    palidine40palidine40 Registered User regular
    "but now we've got twenty million DRUIDS running around, raging and biting people, doing only what comes naturally" XD, every class is going to be a pollutant after the end, its just depends on how Visible or Internalized that pain is. Or we go with the games narrative that you are part of a small group thats fixing the world

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    HandkorHandkor Registered User regular
    Cosmetic microtransactions at launch is better than real money auction house a launch. Diablo 3 had its share of issues for the first year. So far 4 is better.

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    RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    palidine40 wrote: »
    "but now we've got twenty million DRUIDS running around, raging and biting people, doing only what comes naturally" XD, every class is going to be a pollutant after the end, its just depends on how Visible or Internalized that pain is. Or we go with the games narrative that you are part of a small group thats fixing the world

    I mean there's heroes whose basic abilities damn the souls of innocent victims all across the land, and ones whose abilities.... don't.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    furlion wrote: »
    Lttlefoot wrote: »
    Is diablo 4 good? Metacritic has no user reviews yet

    I guess it depends on how much you like Diablo 3, but this time stuffed with cosmetic micro transactions. Also the story is mediocre. If that sounds appealing, then yes it is good.

    Eh its not really diablo 3, more of a sequel to d2, and the micros are in one tab and not at all in your face. I actually thought the story was the best the series has done, and leagues better than most blizzard ones.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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    PLAPLA The process.Registered User regular
    I've been seeing the opinion it has too much story, or too much focus on characters other than like a big thing that you punch.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    PLA wrote: »
    I've been seeing the opinion it has too much story, or too much focus on characters other than like a big thing that you punch.

    That is the silliest thing to complain about "There is too much story" is a gamer complaint that hurts my god damn brain. Especially in a game you can legit just skip every dialogue and cut scene. So you'd have to sit there and watch the thing you say you don't like. Its like that person that watched 6 episodes of the boys and wondered if it gets better, bro why did you do that to yourself!

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    Handkor wrote: »
    Cosmetic microtransactions at launch is better than real money auction house a launch. Diablo 3 had its share of issues for the first year. So far 4 is better.

    Also saying it's "stuffed" with microtransactions is weird. Like yeah, they exist, but they're all in the store tab which you can just never interact with. And having played the game since like Friday and beaten the story I don't think there was so much as pop up suggesting I poke around in it.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Handkor wrote: »
    Cosmetic microtransactions at launch is better than real money auction house a launch. Diablo 3 had its share of issues for the first year. So far 4 is better.

    Also saying it's "stuffed" with microtransactions is weird. Like yeah, they exist, but they're all in the store tab which you can just never interact with. And having played the game since like Friday and beaten the story I don't think there was so much as pop up suggesting I poke around in it.

    The most intrusive part of it was when your moving menus if you haven't opened the shop it has an exclamation point on it.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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    palidine40palidine40 Registered User regular
    I mean there's heroes whose basic abilities damn the souls of innocent victims all across the land, and ones whose abilities.... don't.

    Eh, who needs a hundred raging barbarians running around who can kill a god? In a ruined land. It's like its own beginning to Korgoth Of Barbaria... I'd have complained about other aspects of the game though. Like how a Sorc has to use their ultimate just to cross the street without dying, or how i'd pay actual money to install a mod that lets me see the spiderwebs on the floor for the boss fights so that i have a chance against them.

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    LttlefootLttlefoot Registered User regular
    I’m used to ignoring mtx. Bigger concern is apparent lack of build diversity, permanent level scaling, and whether the combat feels good. Metacritic users currently have it at 6, I think I’ll wait for a sale

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    A blizzard game going on sale? Oh honey.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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    Phoenix-DPhoenix-D Registered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    A blizzard game going on sale? Oh honey.

    I got D3 at 50% off

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    MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    Phoenix-D wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »
    A blizzard game going on sale? Oh honey.

    I got D3 at 50% off

    D 6's would be more useful, but D3's certainly have their uses.

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    YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    Phoenix-D wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »
    A blizzard game going on sale? Oh honey.

    I got D3 at 50% off

    When? Diablo III originally came out in 2012.

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited June 2023
    PLA wrote: »
    I've been seeing the opinion it has too much story, or too much focus on characters other than like a big thing that you punch.

    It definitely has too much story (as in, pointless walking back and forth and clicking on people), but thankfully, once you beat the story with one character, you can choose to skip it with all alts, including those already created, which is a godsend. Now I can actually play the game.

    Djiem on
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    Monkey Ball WarriorMonkey Ball Warrior A collection of mediocre hats Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    It's fine. Now that it's open world you basically can do the campaign and fill in the map at the same time. I've finished maybe half of it? It also seems remarkably optional. You could just run around and do side quests indefinitely.

    I almost completed the entire starting zone before I remembered there was a campaign I should be doing, but right now the main motivation is maybe eventually unlocking a mount (given the open world design it would be very useful), which appears to be gated behind campaign progress.

    "I resent the entire notion of a body as an ante and then raise you a generalized dissatisfaction with physicality itself" -- Tycho
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    Emperor MegamanEmperor Megaman Registered User regular
    Djiem wrote: »
    PLA wrote: »
    I've been seeing the opinion it has too much story, or too much focus on characters other than like a big thing that you punch.

    It definitely has too much story (as in, pointless walking back and forth and clicking on people), but thankfully, once you beat the story with one character, you can choose to skip it with all alts, including those already created, which is a godsend. Now I can actually play the game.

    In that case, isn't that a case of "too much backtracking" (where the problem is that it artificially extend the story's length) as opposed to too much story?

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    Phoenix-DPhoenix-D Registered User regular
    YoungFrey wrote: »
    Phoenix-D wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »
    A blizzard game going on sale? Oh honey.

    I got D3 at 50% off

    When? Diablo III originally came out in 2012.

    A bit after the expansion came out. Before Overwatch sometime

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    v2miccav2micca Registered User regular
    I know I'm a little late to this discussion as I just started recently playing a lot of Diablo IV. But, I have to say, Tycho's take on the classes in this game really strike me as the opinion of someone that played the base campaign, maybe hit level 50, then call it quits. Because once you start trying to run Nightmare level Dungeons, Companions quickly become useless. They fall about like tinfoil against even low level elites, barely output any damage, and seem to have creative free thinking AI when it comes to managing their target priority. Yeah, classes like the Barbarian and Rogue are kind of vanilla retreads of ability sets we have seen dozens of times before, but they actually work when clearing Nightmare Dungeons. Necros quickly become goth themed spell casters. Honestly, I would rather just play a Sorcerer instead.

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    YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    Phoenix-D wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »
    A blizzard game going on sale? Oh honey.

    I got D3 at 50% off

    And now Diablo IV is 20+% off. I mean, it's not 50%, but for a Blizzard game that hasn't been out 3 months yet, that is impressive/sad.

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