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    Favourite game developers

    I have noticed that, even if i enjoy other games, most of the big hits in my pc gamer's life have mostly been published by the same companies:

    1. Blizzard: Diablo1 - Diablo2 - (soon Diablo3) - World of Warcraft

    2. Bethesda: The Elder Scrolls (Morrowind & Oblivion) - Fallout

    3. ID: Quake 1 & 2 - Doom 1-2-3 - Wolfenstein

    And you, have you already noticed something similar?
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    Did you meant developers, rather than publishers? Morrowind for example was published by Ubisoft, but developed by Bethesda. Anyway, yes, I think most of us tend to follow certain developer's work, or a game series that specific developers started. Much the same as on the Amiga with such greats as the Bitmap Bros or Cinemaware.

    Bioware is one of my favourites. Creating Neverwinter Nights, Knights of th old Republic etc.

    Black Isle was another, with Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale.

    Valve with the Half Life series, and it's expansions.

    But I think it is more true on consoles than on the PC. For the PC there are so many great games by so many different developers. On consoles, especially for RPGs, I tend to follow specific developers/publishers.

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    Yeah "developers" is what i meant

    I don't know how i couldn't mention Valve and it's awesome Half-life serie

    For console, i really can't say, i've always been more of a micro kind of person. I've been through the GTAs, Marios and Zeldas though (mostly on emulators) but i don't have a clue of the name of their developers.

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    In my opinion the Diablo games are overrated, I didn't like that hack & slash gameplay, perhaps for 30 minutes.

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    Overrated?! Diablo?! I failed my first year at univ because of Diablo 1 (just came out during an important serie of exams) and almost another year when the second opus came out. I've finished Diablo 2 almost 7 times (solo + online) and not once, i ever got tired of the game. I can't describe the hysteria that followed the announcement of a third one being developped. (I was at WWI of Blizzard in Paris last year)

    That you didn't like it is one thing but you can't say it's overrated when it's being considered as masterpiece by so many people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by my_lo View Post
    That you didn't like it is one thing but you can't say it's overrated when it's being considered as masterpiece by so many people.
    Just like the movie Blade Runner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demon Cleaner View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by my_lo View Post
    That you didn't like it is one thing but you can't say it's overrated when it's being considered as masterpiece by so many people.
    Just like the movie Blade Runner
    Blade runner is in no way overrated.
    Highlander however sucked more than a Dyson.
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    Highlander was great at the time of its release, but has badly dated since. The music is still brilliant though!

    As for Diablo. It is a great game I agree, but I also agree with DC that it gets boring very quickly. I can only every play it for an hour or so at a time before I get bored of it, as it is too much all the same, hack and slash, with little variety.

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    Yea... Highlander hasn't aged well at all. I remember thinking the transitions they did was nothing short of brilliant, but I tried watching it again a year ago or so and I couldn't make it through the movie. The transitions were.... awkward to put it nicely.

    Good memories though and an excellent bad guy to boot with some excellent one liners..

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    Is it the hack and slash type you don't like, guys or the Diablo serie? In that case, could you tell me which Hack and slash you prefer over Diablo? I've long been searching for better but i could never find it (titan quest was ok but i'm not really into greek mythology...). If such a thing exists, please tell me...

    WoOt? Blade Runner, overrated?! DC, you play with my fragile little heart... Highlander was great, too bad they had to make sequels...

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