"Yo!" - I said - "Can you go to the Matrix and find out what this stuff is?"
"N.P. bro", he said, and I've seen in the eyes that he is already inside the Matrix. It took only moments for him to return with the info.
"It's Atma's Scarab. Really hot stuff! Where did you find this?"
"Uhm.. it fell off of a scorpion. The small, brown one."
Believe it or not, I liked Diablo II, except for the snowy area at the end of each chapter. That was where I gave up in Nightmare difficulty with my trusted Assassin. Of course, all of this was like ten years ago.
Now, thanks to my Cousin in Law (My Brother in Law's Brother In Law.. that's like a cousin, isn't it?) I've got a chance to try Diablo III. And I must admit, I didn't enjoy it as much as I did the second.
I know, this is the exact moment when I instantly lost half of my regular readers. The other half will leave an angry and/or disappointed comment before they leave. So now I am talking to the hand. Ok.
Obviously, the first few levels are not challenging. At all. Also, the world is a dark place. With zombies. My monk is an annoying bastard, who is trying to be wise, but behaves as a total A*****e. (Yes, Ariadne)
But these are not the real issues. The real issue was that it didn't make me excited. I didn't care what is behind the next corner, or what I might be missing if I do not explore the whole level. It is hard to put a finger on the reason why, but I simply missed something from the game. Having said that, I'd also like to state that Diablo III is indeed a good game, and I can honestly advise everyone to give it a go, because they might find in it what they look for. It is simply not the right game for me.
So, back to square one. The number of games are down to two now.. Vanguard and Guild Wars 2. We will see which one will prevail.