I used to love Blizzard games and products… But with Diablo 2 and WarCraft 3 I felt like they shipped me the same game I played last time around with better window dressing.
I don’t mean I felt ripped off with Diablo 2 or Warcraft 3. I mean I feel like all they did with both those games was add a little here/there and put a new Roman numeral at the end. Then at World of Warcaft I couldn’t stomach another MMO that had Everquest’s DNA.
And then that was it for me. Somewhere around 2003 I cashed in my PC gamer card for good and traded Counter-Strike, Blizzard, Epic and Valve games in for the likes of Square-Enix, Bioware and Konami. Why? Final Fantasy, Knights of the Old Republic & Metal Gear Solid were all on the Playstation 2. Then I realized more genres of games exist. Not everything is a shitty FPS, a button mashing RPG or the same fucking RTS you just played last year but with TWO NEW UNITS! ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH MY GAWD! Two new units?!? Wrap a game around them call it Whatever/Whatever 2: Shitty Subtitle (Now a days those 2 new units are 5.99 DLC apiece)
I’m just tired of Blizzard using it’s money to … what DO they do with their money? They have an amazing R&D department and have possibly hired a PS3 designer for (???). Nobody knows why? Blizzard isn’t talking. Which is lame. They can dangle the carrot for somebody else because I don’t care anymore.
I can’t even say Blizzard is doing anything wrong from a developer standpoint… but I don’t feel appreciated as a gamer by them. As days go by every sort of Blizzard related news story usually has something to do with removing a function I like from a game or them “innovating” on new ways to take my flippen cash. . . Like cross-server pay (I omitted an “’l” in “pay” on purpose). .
Actually I don’t care… I just realized it doesn’t make a difference because no matter what they do I’m just gonna throw a hissy fit and blog about it.