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Old 30th June 2008
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Who said anything about Rogue?
Aren't we talking about Diablo 3 and it's realtime fights?
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Actually, I rather like the pause function as it's implemented in the infinity engine games, it's a good mix between real-time and turn-based combat.
There's also an option to auto-pause the game every round (6 seconds), which would be the same as playing turn-based.
Pause is okay. But it's nothing like a proper turn-based system. For instance, you can't (at least in the Icewind Dale games) select where players should move while paused. And the auto-pause just drove me nuts as it constantly stopped, then goes, then stops, then goes. And the graphics get really choppy (at least on my system at the time - dual-AthlonMP 1.6 GHz, 3 GB RAM, 128 MB nVidia 4400MX).

Give me a proper turn-based RPG anyday. Make it "real-time" while wandering around, while in the towns, while talking with NPCs. But once you encounter an enemy, then use the turn-based rules/setup/interface: You select what each character will do, where they will move, etc. Then the action starts. Once everyone has finished their actions, and/or the round ends (for actions that take multiple rounds), then you select what they are going to do. Repeat ad nauseum. I mean, the game is based on turn-based rules ... but doesn't implement them properly in the interface?

I really like the graphics, story-line, characters, effects, etc in the Icewind Dale games. But I just could not get over the battle setup, and eventually just gave up on the games. I have Neverwinter Nights and Baldur's Gate as well, but haven't bothered to try them, due to the above.

It just irks me how so many games are going 3D for no other reason than to be 3D, are going real-time for no other reason than to be real-time, are going to online multi-player for no other reason than to have another checkbox ticked. Maybe I'm just getting too old for computer games. Or else I need to develop a really bad meth habit, so I can become a twitchy-games player. [shakes head] Where's the in-depth story? Where's the immersivenesss? Where's the "oh my god, where'd the time go?" feeling? Why is the interface in my way?
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Aren't we talking about Diablo 3 and it's realtime fights?
Yeah, but what's that got to do with Rogue? There's nothing real-time or Diablo-like in Rogue.
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Well, like rogue diablo is a endless stream of random-generated dungeons ... It's similar in that way ... But totally different in every other...

However, it does seem that Diablo is insired by rogue(-likes), from http://www.escapistmagazine.com/arti...of-Blizzard.3:
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Having met Blizzard's Allen Adham at CES, Brevik took advantage of the opportunity to plug his own idea for a PC game: "I came up with the idea for Diablo ... when I was high-school," says Brevik. "It was modified over and over until it solidified when I was in college and got hooked on an ASCII game called Moria/Angband. When we pitched Diablo to Blizzard, we pitched a turn-based, single-player DOS game."
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HTTP://Home.arcor.de/cybergoth/games...interview.html

Read the interview with the rogue-creator.
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The Dark Eye was cool - all three games. the newest Drakensang is not turn based like the old ones before but I think I should gie it a try. I would stop playing WOW for it because I was a huge fan of the pen and paper "The Dark Eye" (actual the german origin "Das schwarze Auge").
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I was 11 days on holiday and Diablo 3 goes out, nice

Also as Diablo 3 is in development first petitions came out to make it more Diablo 2 like:
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/7807/itshouldrh5.jpg

I liked all Infinity engine games very much, BG, IWD, Fallouts, and also enjojed Diablo 2.
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I really liked Duke Nukem but lost interest because of its delay...
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I like Blizzard's commitment to multi-platform game. Their entire catalog is available for Mac, including upcoming games, and supposedly they test their games on WINE and Cedega.
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I must thank you fer posting this. Because I would've not known about Diablo III if you didn't. Maybe the Starcraft II news made me think that there will be no new Diablo, as least not anytime soon. Anyway, thanks again! Weird to be getting information on one of my fav pc game in a BSD forum but heck, nothing is possible nowaday.

p/s: hope they add necromancer in it!

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