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10-11-2011 @ 12:18AM
I'm glad he was honest, stating that Blizzard isn't known for having the best story team in the industry. It's true. While I think they've improved greatly over the past two expansions (they stopped pulling some of their punches in Wrath, and have really turned the story on its head in Cataclysm), they nevertheless continue to, at times, suffer from Saturday Morning Syndrome.Warcraft isn't Bioshock. It isn't A Game of Thrones. The story *can* get deep... only to veer off course into the territories of "a wizard did it" or "magic will fix it." Metzen's right, there's heart and soul -- the people behind WoW, SC and Diablo are putting their backs into it -- but unless a real paradigm shift occurs, and they decide to appeal to a more mature audience overall, I won't be looking to Blizzard for my "great fiction" fix. Or as Metzen refers to them, "hot sentences." There's just too much cartoony garbage going on.
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