I never played this game, but with me finally coming around to having a love affair with the Persona series, this is something that interests me greatly. It’s nice to see Atlus getting its games out there for PSN, as it gives them new life, even without new bells and whistles. Would be even better if these PS2 games could be squished down to the Vita, but that’s wishful thinking. In any case, you can now grab this very well liked game from the PSN PS2 Classics section for $9.99. I know I will be getting it when I get home today.
Source: Sony Entertainment Network
I did not like Diablo III. It was polished to all hell, in the way Blizzard always does with its products, and on the surface played like a Diablo game. But in the core design something was flawed. The whole game was built around this online Auction House, which just ruined the game inside and out. Blizzard took what had been a basically flawless loot treadmill in Diablo II and just threw it all into the trash. Forcing you to rely on the Auction House for level-appropriate gear due to enemies dropping under-powered crap, an extra layer was added to the gameplay loop that had no business being there.
However, in this age of digital delivery and patches, there have been companies out there willing to take their games that were misguided, miscalculated, or just bad in some of their features and tweak, or in some cases change aspects outright in order to bring the product more in line with consumer expectations. Blizzard has done this a lot over the years with their World of Warcraft product, remaking the game with every expansion in response to evolving design challenges and player expectations. This attitude has since been brought over to the Diablo product, with the Reaper of Souls expansion. Definitely a good choice. Continue Reading