As I look at the Monk's page on the official website, I see that he's influenced a lot by the old Assassin with his charge-up type of martial arts skills.
I'm just wondering though, why are people saying that he also has some Paladin in him? I think someone said he has a Zeal attack but what other Paladin influences are present because I can barely see any.
Woo, that cinematic was crazily cliched and surprisingly poor quality for Blizzard. Well whatever, promo cinematics don't really matter in the long run.
The monk looks like a fun enough class to play with his fast attacks but I really was hoping Blizzard would turn more to Diablo's roots and introduce characters with a more Medieval Western European history about them. I'm kind of getting tired of all these exotic characters.
I'm not sure what my full opinion on this class is yet since it's too early really to tell. My initial impression was that I found it a bit of a tired character type and that it didn't really interest me. I was also hoping when I read the title Monk that Blizzard would make a twist on the character type and make a European inspired monk as opposed to the typical Asian one that's been propping up around games a lot. Would have been nice to see the typically placid monks of the West going all Knights Templar on those demons. One can dream I guess.
We'll see how this class turns out as time goes by. Maybe there's more to him than the cliched.