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News Hellgate: London closure dated

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 27 Oct 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    rubbish game released too early was always going to fail

    i was sad though because i was really hoping this one would be good
     
  3. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    There was ever any doubt this would happen?

    In the face of WoW, there was no chance. It was just too mediocre.
     
  4. Mentai

    Mentai What's a Dremel?

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    Blizzard should re employ the Flagship Studio artists for Diablo 3! I wonder what Bill Roper will do now that he's liquidated all his assets to pay his staff.
     
  5. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    I wouldn't want to be one of the people who paid hundereds of quid for a lifetime subscription
     
  6. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    ya this game was really bad, I mean great concept but poorly executed
     
  7. Cobalt

    Cobalt What's a Dremel?

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    I found it quite enjoyable as a bit of mindless fun but there was really no point to the online content. Focusing on the single player is what they should have done.
     
  8. metarinka

    metarinka What's a Dremel?

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    yah good concept and some decent game mechanics, but very poorly executed online play and the environments were buggy and well... samey.

    tis a shame I think a Hell gate london:2 if properly executed could be quite impressive and I really liked playing a dungeon crawler with guns
     
  9. Dreaming

    Dreaming What's a Dremel?

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    It wasn't a WoW competitor anyway, it was developed by ex-devs of Diablo 2, who wanted a make a Diablo 3.

    I bought it but you don't have to pay for online play, just some extra features, so that seems a bit misleading. Like, you get extra storage space and stuff. It was never worth the money to pay.

    It's a good game but wasn't properly finished, it rolled straight out of beta onto the shelves.

    The major flaw was it never took off as a multiplayer. It was like a single player with a multiplayer lobby, no real reason to go round in groups or anything.
     
  10. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    Unfortunately, not everybody here has bought and played the game as both of us have, and so their perceived play experience is illegitimate. It is regrettable that the game is being dissolved. My brother had even dished a note for the Collector's Edition. This game is still the most fun I had with 3 other party members over Ventrilo, so far.
     
  11. AngelOfRage

    AngelOfRage Minimodder

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    I played the demo for this non stop and was really looking forward to the full game. I bought it, installed it and must have managed about 5hrs play time on it. It really wasn't that bad, but more of a letdown and certainly not gripping enough to pull me away from WoW at the time.
     
  12. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    I played it for about three hours. Picked up a copy of it not to long ago at around $20 (U.S.) As expected from the reviews I had read it does seem a bit redundant. That being said, one of these days I do plan on firing it up again and giving it another shot.

    Can't wait for D3 though! I'm sure I spent literally 1000's of hours playing Diablo, Hellfire, D2, and LOD between '96 up through 2007. While I bought many other games in that time span, I kept going back to the diablo games.
     
  13. Mister_X

    Mister_X Chaotic Neutral

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    LOVED the universe of hellgate London LOVED the books by Mel Odom ( despite huge numbers of spelling mistakes in the first 2)
    The game was indeed average but getting better as time and patches went by.
    A shame it went tits up.

    A+ for effort A+for vision B- For implementation
     
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