Diablo III: More Wizard

By Jim Rossignol on October 14th, 2008 at 9:05 am.


Blizzard have released another video showing off some of the wizard-class powers. Blink spells, chain lightning, and a nifty fiery disintegrate-beam thing. I think it’s safe to say that we’re looking forward to Diablo III. 2009 is going to be an interesting year.

I know GameVideos player doesn’t always work etc. Sorry!

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31 Comments »

  1. Pod says:

    Another video? Did I miss a wizzard video? :o

  2. Dr. Ham says:

    Quick, someone monetize that clip!

  3. Pod says:

    I can’t edit!
    But, it appears I did.
    ps: sometimes you use “diablo III” and sometimes “diablo 3″ as tags ;)

  4. Dr. Ham says:

    Also, isn’t that the same clip as the last one?

  5. Jesucristo says:

    I dn’t understand what’s interesting in DIablo 3, I suppose the same than Diablo II and I. It seems that create the same game once and once again is interesting…

  6. Wurzel says:

    The time slow thing looks pretty nifty too (albeit stolen from Starcraft 2). Anyone know what form these micropayments are going to take?

  7. Fede says:

    @Jesucristo
    Diablo I was basically an inferior roguelike with 2d graphics, they did improve a lot with Diablo II and we expect Diablo III to improve on that even more.

  8. Mark-P says:

    I actually got some unbroken, coherent streaming on GameVideo there! I was shocked.
    Thankfully, normal service was resumed after 22 seconds when it finally choked, died, and stayed dead. It’s good to know that in this crazy, mixed up world, there’s still some things you can rely on. Like GameVideos being rubbish.

  9. The Hammer says:

    I’m upset that RPS is currently having an affair with GamesVideos after saying all those sweet, lovely things to GameTrailers.

  10. Vollgassen says:

    did you say micropayments?

  11. Lorc says:

    The wizard seems so generic to me – a step backward compared to some of diablo 2′s more characterful classes.

    I’ve got my eye on witch doctor. He launches a torrent of bats (they come!) at his enemies.

    The bats are also on fire.

  12. Tei says:

    I kind of like that class. Is a magic user that make magic feel powerfull & usefull. Other magics users make magic feel like a waste of energy, dumb and either powerfull or usefull, never both. So the wizard is the SMART magic user. Thats like right.

  13. mister slim says:

    Well the GameVideos adplayer worked. The gamevideoplayer, not so much.

  14. Jesucristo says:

    Fede, which improvements?. It’s the same fucking game with bank, run and heraldric stuff, but it plays in the same way: clicclicclicclicclic to the infinitum.

    Starcraft the same thing.

    I hope some day Blizzard makes a “new game”.

  15. Alarik says:

    Erm, and your problem with that is specifically what? You feel you wasted your youth playing those games? Or you just don’t play them?

    I fear Blizzard will probably continue to create games for people who like to play their stuff.

  16. gaijin says:

    why do video game makers keep making video games? they’re all the same, moving mice, pressing keys so things move about on a screen! Nothing real ever happens, like when you kick a football or climb a tree. why do people enjoy playing these when they could be in the great outdoors?

    oh whoops, I’m on a videogames forum not an outward bound forum and thus my comment is out of context and *completely frikking pointless*.

  17. Clicking Furiously For a Response says:

    Jesucristo: Imagine that, an action RPG that requires clicking. I can’t help but wonder what will Blizzard rip us off with next, an RTS that requires resource gathering? This is ludicrous!

    (Srs: Simply clicking to ‘the infinitum’ reflects a gross misunderstanding of the game. Such a claim could be applied to just about any PC game with the proper perspective, or lack thereof. Soccer is just a sport that you kick ‘to the infinitum’, no?)

  18. Ian says:

    And video games developers keep on insisting on us having monitors so they can offer graphical output. What the hell is all that about?

  19. Gorgeras says:

    The game player fails about 80% of the time.

    But you can garauntee, the advert will NEVER fail to run smooth.

  20. Fumarole says:

    Those baddies pop in a very satisfying way.

  21. rocketman71 says:

    2009?. Who said D3 would be released in 2009?.

    Knowing Blizzard, my bets are on 2010.

  22. Zeno says:

    In before the slightly-altered Amazon and slightly-altered Paladin.

    Seriously, fuck you Blizzard.

  23. Saflo says:

    What else were they going to put in a slightly-altered Diablo II?

  24. Jesucristo says:

    You must be joking. There is many games where you have great gameplay without making all the time the same thing. I can understand what Diablo 1 did; carries Gauntlet style to another level. That was good, but Diablo II repeated the same thing and Diablo III will do the same. If you like to play the same game again and again, you must consider get a life.

    There is people who believes in this media as another kind of art, like films, and I don’t like to see all the time the same film. I think videogames need creative developers, and not “clic fest”. Why shopuld I play Diablo 3 if I allready played Diablo 1. What is the point to play a repetitive game ad nauseam?.

    Evolution, guys, evolution, and not brainless games.

  25. Butler` says:

    People will listen to essentially the same song and watch essentially the same filim over and over, but should someone make a faithful sequel to a game, oh no no no…

  26. perilisk says:

    “There is people who believes in this media as another kind of art, like films, and I don’t like to see all the time the same film. I think videogames need creative developers, and not “clic fest”. Why shopuld I play Diablo 3 if I allready played Diablo 1.”

    I dunno, why play chess if you already played it? Why have a weekly poker night? Some games are like films, especially those of the disposable linear 10-hour action variety. Others games are like games, and it’s mechanics that keep people coming back years after most games of their generation are forgotten and technically obsolete.

    “In before the slightly-altered Amazon and slightly-altered Paladin.

    Seriously, fuck you Blizzard.”

    Lack of new classes doesn’t much bother me, so long as the gameplay gets some improvements, and so long as my $50 buys a complete game and all 5 classes. Alternatively, I’ll gladly pay $10 for a game with one class. Or $17 for Starcraft II.

  27. Zyrusticae says:

    Slightly-altered?

    The new Wizard is a completely different ball of wax from the Sorceress. For one, they actually practice forbidden magics (the sorceress focused entirely on elemental magics), and secondly, they have fewer spells with a greater variety of effects created by the lovely addition of skill runes (seriously, why didn’t they think of this for Diablo 2?). The ability to take a spell and make it chain, or fire multiples, or make enemies explode, or create a lasting effect… that quite literally multiplies the possibilities, and I just can’t wait to mess around with it.

    And the Witch Docter is indeed only somewhat analogous to the Necromancer. They’re considerably less dependent on pets, however. So, again, I don’t get where the ‘slight-altered-(insert previous class here)’ complaint comes from (other than sheer ignorance and hate).

  28. perilisk says:

    And aside from the same vague role of “melee-oriented tank”, the Barbarian is totally different from the… oh.

  29. Alarik says:

    “You must be joking. There is many games where you have great gameplay without making all the time the same thing.”
    I agree. And then there are many games where you have great gameplay even when you basically do the same thing.

    “I can understand what Diablo 1 did; carries Gauntlet style to another level. That was good, but Diablo II repeated the same thing.”
    Diablo II is quite different game than Diablo.

    “If you like to play the same game again and again, you must consider get a life.”
    I miss the point – if there is a awesome and entertaining game, what is the problem when people like to play it? Lol, take sex for example – all in all, it’s basically the same “game”, yet for some reason people like to play it all the time – they should really get a life finally :-)

    “There is people who believes in this media as another kind of art, like films, and I don’t like to see all the time the same film.”
    Nobody is forcing you to watch the same film over and over. Yet you should know, there are people that like to watch their favorite movies or read their favorite books many times.

    “I think videogames need creative developers, and not “clic fest”.
    Again, “click fest” – invented by people who haven’t really played Diablo/Diablo 2 games much I presume. After all – what action games involving mouse are not “click fests”? .-)

    “Why shopuld I play Diablo 3 if I allready played Diablo 1. What is the point to play a repetitive game ad nauseam?”
    Well, that’s your problem, nobody is forcing you to play Diablo 3 (especially since you haven’t played Diablo II, you probably don’t care about series much anyway).

    “Evolution, guys, evolution, and not brainless games.”
    Putting aside the fact, that Diablo II definitelly isn’t “brainless” game (in fact, it is rather complicated game under its hood – more so than some glorified high-RPG games), the world is not about constant friggin’ evolution – you need to stop and improve in a while, not just blindly rush forward to have original creation at all cost.

    And as has been said/written many times – Blizzard is not company based on evolution, so you are simply crying at the wrong grave. Expecting Blizzard to create revolutionary existentialist turn-based RPG is just like expecting Will Wright to create hypermodern, minimalistic, hardcore FPS.

  30. mister slim says:

    Lol, take sex for example – all in all, it’s basically the same “game”, yet for some reason people like to play it all the time – they should really get a life finally :-)

    That may not be the best example for a gaming website.

  31. PHeMoX says:

    “ps: sometimes you use “diablo III” and sometimes “diablo 3″ as tags ;)”

    That’s because on cool websites like RPS, people like this variation. ;)