06/16/2012 07:04 AM
Posted by Vraan
That doesn't make a story bad.
Tragedy makes good stories.
You omitted the important part.
A story of complete failure is bad when "the princess is in another castle" moments are thrown in at each failure.
I omitted the part where is fundamentally based on your opinion.
The story is about a chase, if he got the Wanderer after he got out of the rogue enc. that would suck a lot. The same would apply to any other story about chases. In Hawaii 5-0, if the protagonist got the guy responsible for his family murder right on the first episode, why get another?
You are basing your arguments in fallacies.
[qoute]In Act 1, you slay Andariel...but oops, you just missed
the Dark Wanderer. Try again!
In Act 2, you slay Duriel...but dang it all, you just missed
the Dark Wanderer again. Oh, and Baal's free, too. He's not here, either.
In Act 3, you slay Mephisto...and surprise, surprise, you missed the Dark Wanderer for a third time. By the way, he's Diablo now and he's rallying Hell's army.
In Act 4, you finally
catch up to Diablo...but you forgot about Baal! He's way over there, now. Go get him![/quote]
You didn't 'forgot' about Baal. Again, you're trying to make the story look bad, so obviously you will if you try enough.
In Act 5, you catch up to Baal...after he accomplished everything he set out to do. Sure, you kill him...but he apparently corrupted the World Stone anyway. You were just a little too late. You know all of that running around and fighting you did? Yeah, it was pretty much for nothing, because now the World Stone needs to be destroyed. Not quite sure what that'll do, but let's find out!
Romeo and Juliet?
Tragedy can, in fact, make for fantastic stories.
Diablo 2, however, is not a tragedy. It's a story filled with lame, "oh, you just missed him!" moments...right up through the end of the game. When you throw in elements such as the Horadric Staff, which was ultimately one gigantic fetch-quest that comprised the majority of an act, the "you just missed him" moments become even more ridiculous.
The Graal made a very c00l story, by the way.
You're pouring your 'logic' onto your pure opinion and trying to make that sound like it matters; c'mon, if you don't like it is one thing, saying that is bad because you prefer the game story to be 10 minutes long is another thing.
Say what you will about Diablo 3's story...but don't look back to it's predecessors as if they're any better.
That's the funniest part of your post...
I never said anything about Diablo 3's story. See how bad your logic is?
I didn't even said anything before this post about how the predecessors are better! You're putting the horses before the chariot. Think of whom are you addressing to before you talk, or else you'll just look like a fool.