Quote from maka
We all know that all those sales you talk about rode on the coat-tails of D2. So, really, D2 is the big success story, here. It is my conviction that, were a Diablo 4 to be released today, the sales figures would paint a very different picture.
Funny how they tried all they could to make a game as different from D2 as possible, yet were more than willing to ride its coat-tails....
Sorry but I disagree. If anything Diablo 3 was a success because of the success of Blizzard games not Diablo 2. Do you really think everyone who bought the game played D2. Ive got 5 other people to buy the game and they absolutely have a great time with it. They are not clouded by D2 bias. The coat tail argument is just old. Heard it year after year in COD. You could mimic the Diablo 3 sales argument on the COD forums. "Game sucks it only sold cause of COD 4!!" but continues to sell millions upon millions copies every year because for many people the game is just fun.
Blizz's reputation is releasing a game, tweaking it for years, until they reach what they feel is a great game and then developing a sequal. Blizz sells games becuase they are one of the only developers that takes there time to ensure that the ultimate final product they produce is exactly what people want. Are some going to be unhappy..yup but a vast majority are extremely pleased.
In 10 more years when D4 is released it will sell a crap load of copies and people will complain because it isnt like D3. Times change and so does the core customer base. I think Blizz knows that by how there games have evolved.