wolfmane wrote: kaosweilder wrote:
$90 USD ?
Is it just me or did everyone get the same price for digital download. Hell in no way I can afford that price for the coming 1 or 2 years for a single game
Onto TL2...and Krater...and BL2...and PoE.....and GD....and well I can get so much stuff for $90
Where the hell in the world are you? Pre-purchase was only $60 for me.
I'm still a little disbelieving that there's a strong relational correlation that could made if both companies releasing close together. It's not like a movie release where they have a limited run or window of opportunity. Once the games are released they have a long distribution lifetime compared to the good ol' days. I'm sure the sales numbers might look odd and there would certainly be some short term effects of releasing close together. However in the long term I think anything strange will eventually smooth out and show the real story. Whatever the case I'd be surprised if D3 didn't blow TL2 out of the water in every way possible regarding sales. It's just the difference in nature between the two companies. As much as we all love Runic they're not on the same level as running their own dedicated convention. I'm sure we're all hoping for a good David vs. Goliath story but I think that will be more in the eye of the beholder.
I agree somewhat.. a lot of people who like Torchlight will like D3, and a lot of people who like D3 will like Torchlight. But there is a also persons who will be happy enough for a looong time with Diablo 3. I never cared about other games while I played D2. The reason why I bought Torchlight was because it was cheap as hell and a Diablo clone.. I would not have bothered if D3 had just been released, no matter how many trailers they would have shown me.
I think TL2 will do more than well! But I think they could have cashed in a little extra by releasing a bit before D3 to catch those that will not care about anything but D3 in the Hack'n Slash department for the next couple of years.
With that said.. I want them to feel completely done with TL2 before they release (GO RUNIC!) and I wish all developers did the same!...
but I am just speculating over the effect from releasing after/during/right before D3 might cause.