Another convention is behind me, and now for another Early Swirly (I have to stop making a habit of this). First, however, I want to take a moment to thank everyone who stopped by my table at the Bronx Heroes Comic Con on Saturday. Your support is always appreciated.
As for the Swirly, there are a lot of great games coming out this week (and some not so great). We’ve got Max Payne 3, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City making its way to the PC, another episode of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 (I really grow tired of these episodic games), the return of the legendary Dragon’s Lair and even a Game of Thrones game (to hear my opinion on that, just read last month’s comic). But, truly, there is only one game that deserves our attention this week. It is a game that has been long anticipated, with excited fervour. A game whose coming has been heralded by unparalleled epicness. A game which all the other games coming out this week should be grateful to for the privilege of sharing a small portion of it’s glory. That’s right folks. You guessed it…
Diablo III – PC, MAC
Words cannot begin to describe what an auspicious day May 15th will be for all Diablo fans, and for those ignorant fools who have not played the greatness that is the Diablo series up to this point. Dogs will howl at the tremendous sound of its arrival, fearing they cannot withstand its greatness. Men will need shield their eyes against the gleaming unholiness of its cover, lest they be blinded for all time. Women will weep for all the lost hours of their lives this vampire-of-a-game will bleed them of. And babies born on this day should take the name of Diablo, or forever be shunned for their parent’s sins against He who is the lord of all games-that-took-ages-to-come-out! All hail Diablo III!
What else can really be said about why you should get Diablo III and forget about all the other inferior titles struggling for supremacy this week that years of anticipation and trailers such as the one above cannot do themselves? Need more convincing, here’s a gameplay trailer:
Can you deny it’s greatness? Truly you cannot, or you are stricken with an ailment of the mind and should be flogged to death in the village square! What need is there for me to continue on? What purpose would it serve to write about any other game this week? Diablo III is the only game you should be turning your attention to and offering your money up to as a meager sacrifice for the privilege of being able to wander its many dungeons and towns. Cancel all your appointments. Tell your friends and family you need to take some time away for yourself. Put in for an immediate vacation from work. Skip school! Diablo III has finally arrived!
Oh, and here’s one more trailer. This one’s for the Demon Hunter (the class you’ll probably see me playing a lot of–you can see more class-specific trailers at diablo3.com):
The game takes place on Sanctuary, a world of dark fantasy. Unbeknownst to most of its inhabitants, Sanctuary was saved some twenty years ago from the demonic forces of the underworld by a few brave and powerful heroes. Most of those warriors who directly faced the armies of the Burning Hells — and were fortunate enough to survive — went mad from their experiences. And most of the others have buried their haunted memories and pushed the horrors from their thoughts. In Diablo III, players will return to Sanctuary to confront evil in its many forms once again.
Also out this week: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (PC), Max Payne 3, Akai Kitana Shin, Game of Thrones, Battleship, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II, PixelJunk 4am, Dragon’s Lair (Xbox 360), Asura’s Wrath: The Lost Episode 2 – The Strongest and the Angriest, JAM Live Music Arcade.
But who cares…
WE GOT DIABLO III, FINALLY!