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So... does Diablo: Immortal has any type of hype behind it? Anyone expecting it around here?

Oct 25, 2017
324
#1
I want to know if anything changed from the time it was announced. I've seen some people citing being hyped for it here and there, but it doesn't seem like it'll be some kind of big deal...
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,104
#19
While not wrong, this is exactly the type of sentiment free 2 play devs hope people will have so that they will try it out since there is "nothing to lose" and get addicted.
You are completely right, but at least in my case I think I should be fine, not really into the ARPG genre and don't have enought time anymore for a lot of games, but not afraid to give it a spin.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,359
Portland, OR
#25
Nope. I'm sure it will be filled with all the standard shallow mobile gameplay with an extra helping of F2P garbage on top.

Diablo is dead, as far as I'm concerned. There's plenty of other games out there (even ARPGs), so there's no need to waste time playing yet another shameless mobile cash grab.
 
May 14, 2018
308
#29
I'll check it out for sure. My husband pretty much plays mobile games and the only console game he's ever been into was Diablo III (great couch co-op) so maybe this'll get him to play some games with me again.
 
Oct 27, 2017
25
#36
Blizz completely and utterly botched that reveal..then instead of fessing up and going all "well yeah I guess...uh our fans want something other than a mobile game" they go full snark and "butthurt" mode ...So...I really really REALLY dont care for it ...nor do I care much for whatever they might announce regarding Diablo.
 
Oct 26, 2017
2,910
#37
Companies make phone games out of existing IPs to hunt for an expanded audience. That usually equals an audience that doesn't even know forums like Era are a thing. we're not a great way judge hype for a phone game.
 
Oct 29, 2017
126
#41
Sadly no, it'll be the first Diablo game I don't play day 1 - that said, I'm not the target demographic. The game will make bank for sure, financially its a great decision.

It's just the way it was handled that leaves a bad taste, and honestly despite the amount of money it will make how it was marketed has done harm to the Blizzard brand.
 
Nov 5, 2017
97
#44
My biggest question is whether or not it will have any hooks back into Diablo 4 when that is inevitably released. I have minor interest in playing a game like that exclusively on my phone other than when I'm stuck somewhere with nothing else to do, but if I were able to run a few rifts in Diablo Immortal to earn crafting materials for my main Battle.net character on PC then I would be much more likely to use it as my go-to time waster when in an waiting room or car ride. I'm really surprised that no other GaaS has done this yet, other than things like Fortnight that have the full game available. If there were a companion game for stuff like Destiny 2 or Warframe that fed back into my main characters I'd be all over those, even as somebody who does almost no mobile gaming now.
 
Jun 1, 2018
448
#47
I don't expect much and don't usually stick to phone games much other than going and playing Pokemon Go while walking/drinking with my wife but I'll try it. I see no reason not to give it a chance and I can just quit if it sucks.