Blizzard has announced that while a day and night cycle won't be implmented in the traditional sense day and night will be present in Diablo 3. Their reasoning behind this has received mixed reactions.
Disappointing, but expected.
From an artistic point of view, it makes sense though. They can control how the setting will look, and it might feel more like you are in the actual world.
I can see their point of view - it makes sense to see the desert in day from an ambience pov - graveyards at night are better (if Tristram is at night or dusk that is).
Um. It makes sense, but it's not actually a day/night cycle if each area has a different time of day. That's just each area having a different time of day.
Yeah, agreed. The light contributes to an area's atmosphere, think Blizzard is right to do it this way.
Still, D2 had proper daytime cycle, and games like Baldur's Gate, which I am playing now for some reason :P
I do agree that it's better from an artistic standpoint, but I do think that - if done well - a proper day/night cycle can help, particularly if it ties into game mechanics. I find it adds to, say, a graveyard, if you know it's a safe area during the day time, or is dangerous but mildly creepy. It emphasises the difference and the atmosphere at other times.
I'm not sure if this is a good thing. I like all games to be at night time!
You just like porn game don't you :P
I agree with their points and if D3 was to be more sandbox then I would argue against it. However if it is indeed story driven then they made the right choice!
I think they need to keep the mood for each zone in the game so a fluctuating day/night cycle may not be the best idea as it could change the feel of an area significantly.
this game can't get here any sooner.
Well actually I don't like that, I think day/night cycle somehow adds replayability. Replaying some area, under a different light/weather make it looks like a new place
I can see blizzard's point in wanting to control the lightning and style of various areas of the game, but it does seem a little lazy. That said, much/most of the game takes place inside dungeons or other structures where the lighting doesn't vary anyway.
Doesn't really bother me all that much.
I don't get why this would bother anyone. I hate those crybabies who think Blizzard "owe" them the exact game that THEY would want, simply because they wasted years of their life playing Diablo 2. Surprise, they don't owe you sh*t. They are making the game they want to make, and you'll buy it regardless, so stop whining. Don't like it? Make a better game by yourself.
A nice (and welcomed) little feature. Thanks Blizzard :D
omg cant wait for this game... cmon Blizzard work on it and get it released... make it epic
It will be another 700 day/night cycles before this game is on the shelves.
Nothing wrong with that, it makes perfect sense, it's not an open world shooter so who cares
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