I agree with this somewhat, though i would argue that in Diablo 2 they retained some of the dark tone especially in regards to their storytelling techniques and the way they presented even the brighter environments such as Act 2 & 3. Gothic horror themes were very much present and strong in Diablo 2, and the soundtrack in particular retained a horror feel.06/03/2014 03:58 AMPosted by CrusicI think its because of the environments. D1 was the only one of the games that got this right. It was really dark, you never knew what would be down the hall. You never knew what was going to be around the corner. not to mention the background noises were well done. The act bosses were well done aswell. You NEVER see them until the point where you actually need to bring them down. Also the act bosses weren't mentioned much in the story, so it left a lot of it up to the imagination.
In D2 they brightened things up, in way of the story though D2 was in much the same way although there was less of an evil feeling as most of the dialog came from Cain and other NPC's not from dark tomes you find during your adventures.
D3 threw all of this out the window, the environment is bright and colorful. The story is in your face at all times as well as your follower spouting nonsense. Also all the act bosses are shown to you almost immediately as they are constantly telling you their plans and saying that you cant stop them. Seriously these "Lords of Hell" would be more at home in an episode of scooby doo.
11/10/2013 07:20 PMPosted by bearrThere are three reasons why the game isn't scary.
1. In D2, the character was in the dark with only a spot light on him (in a lot of places).
2. In D2, the poor animations made the monsters walk in a creepy way (which was great for the feeling).
3. The story telling is bad in D3. What is the scariest? Going in a dark place knowing Baal is there, and when he sees you he just comes at you and kills you. Or having Asmodan explaining to you for hours how he is gonna destroy you, and when you finally meet him, he's just there in a bright room.
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