Okay, we all agree that the villains in this game are quite campy. And many people liked the silent lurking villains of the previous games.
Now, it's too late for this idea, but what if the "campiness" was an achievement? What if you had to beat hell difficulty to turn on "B movie mode" or "Diablo Science Theater 3000" or whatever you want to call it...?
Think about it. We'd get to play through once, and the villains would seem a little bit scarier at least. Also they'd be quiet and not interrupt everything. Then you could CHOOSE to turn this on (and get a little bit more lore, albeit quite ridiculous) and have what we have now. If this were the case from the beginning I'd bet players would be cheering about the "hilarious 'Sunday morning cartoon' mode."
Why? Because it would be a choice. And if it was meant to be funny, well it would be! I mean come on guys, "Tear-or" is funny. "You'll never break my catapults... oh wait... well you'll never kill my army, it will crush you.. oh wait... well you can't kill me at least..." Yeah, that stuff is funny. It's just not billed as such and it's dissapointing. It's all a matter of perspective really! But the perspective we are given is that it's serious, so we are all left looking at it like "WTF, mate?"
To truly make this work, Magdha would need two different models and attack sets. The good news is that would be easy since she's not actually in any of the nicely done cinematics. She could kill Cain with fire or lightning or ANYTHING but butterflies. Then we'd all go LOL when the "campy" version used butterflies.
Would it really have been so hard to make this an option from the beginning? And is there anyone out there who wouldn't find it funny if it was SUPPOSED to be funny?