Diablo III fans will recognize this sword prop right away. It’s El’Druin – The Sword of Justice – and it was designed directly from the digital art files for the game. That means it looks like the one Tyrael uses to flay baddies in the game.
Aside from the game’s launch day problems, one of the issues that Blizzard faced with Diablo III was the outrage of some fans regarding the game’s art direction, i.e. that it wasn’t as dark or grim as the previous games.
Thanks to the Internet, the gravity of trivial issues are quickly amplified and made overbearingly clear. Sometimes though, the hatred is warranted, as is the case with the launch day problems of Diablo III, a game that might as well be renamed Error XXXVII and the first quest switched to “Log In”.
We have been waiting for a long time for Diablo III. The game was launched just hours ago, but it was first announced on June 28, 2008. That’s a long time for fans to wait. Yet in another disappointing turn of events, some players are reporting that they beat the entire game in just seven hours.
After years worth of delays, Blizzard finally made good on a promise and launched Diablo III today. Technically, the launch was last night at midnight. I can only imagine the hordes of gamers that took today off after waiting four years since the third installment in the franchise was announced to get their hands on it.
I hope you have your hands well rested and ready for a ton of clicking because Diablo III is only one week away, launching on May 15. Rest those hands and clean your mouse like a soldier breaking down his gun as you wait.
Our bodies have been ready for Diablo III the second we got tired of Diablo II, but it looks like we’ll have to wait a little more – (probably) February 2012 more – before we can return to our kill-loot-kill cycle once again.
We recently told you about some disappointing news regarding Diablo III‘s game play. And that didn’t even take into account the fact that we have been waiting for this game for what seems like forever! The game was originally supposed to be released by the end of 2011, but has been delayed a few times.