Though Diablo 3 no longer has that new game smell, it may still be a bit premature to start looking toward next expansion in the battle for Sanctuary. A shame for fans of the series because when it comes to the rich lore and history of the franchise, the narrative never really delivers on that hopelessness of impending annihilation by evil incarnate.
The plot of Diablo 3, like a long stretch of highway, got us where we needed to go despite the lack of exciting twists or turns. Unfortunately, once we got there it became apparent that we had to turn around and start all over again. Same strip of road, even less excitement.
Those that tried to scour the game for narrative density know there are a number of plot pieces missing from the overall puzzle of Diablo 3. Characters that literally vanish, agendas that have yet to be resolved and hidden canonical references in the dialogue all point to the obvious conclusion that there is bound to be more road stretching out into the horizon. Let’s hope it’s a bumpier, memorable ride.
While Blizzard has acknowledged the idea of supporting Diablo 3 with expansions, the number of offerings, their possible content and the projected release dates all remain officially unconfirmed. With at least one expansion almost certainly guaranteed, what can we expect to see?
Well, it could be something like…