Have Blizzard shamed other developers in quility?

#1 Edited by uninspiredcup (7547 posts) -

Does the quality of Blizzards expansion packs put other developers to shame since the quality is usually indistinguishable from the full retail game? After finishing Reaper Of Souls I'm having trouble finding recycled content. It seems not even the music score was recycled and seems vastly superior to any OST in a full game released this year. In fact, they actually added and integrated the new class (crusader) directly into the original game from start to finish, both male and female.

By contrast I found tons of recycled shit in Last Of Us expansion. Couldn't finish it.

Borderlands 2 expansions, eh, take it or leave it.

Can we all agree Blizzard are the kings when it comes to quality? Or do you disagree? If so suggest expansions that much or exceed Blizzards quality control.

#2 Posted by Litchie (16206 posts) -

Maybe. But Reaper of Souls felt more like a Diablo 3 fix than an expansion.. The game was crap. Now it's ok.

#3 Posted by XboxDone74 (2047 posts) -

Nah. Naughty Dog definitely king there.

#4 Posted by MonsieurX (29177 posts) -

Nah. Naughty Dog definitely king there.

Jak X: Combat Racing was the pinnacle of their games

#5 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (3347 posts) -

Amazing how you can't spell quality in the title, but can spell it in the op.

Infinity Ward is the king.

#6 Posted by hippiesanta (9757 posts) -

Quility on blizzard is a joke .......

they are not Naughty Dog or Rockstar

#7 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (6038 posts) -

Does the quality of Blizzards expansion packs put other developers to shame since the quality is usually indistinguishable from the full retail game? After finishing Reaper Of Souls I'm having trouble finding recycled content. It seems not even the music score was recycled and seems vastly superior to any OST in a full game released this year. In fact, they actually added and integrated the new class (crusader) directly into the original game from start to finish, both male and female.

By contrast I found tons of recycled shit in Last Of Us expansion. Couldn't finish it.

Borderlands 2 expansions, eh, take it or leave it.

Can we all agree Blizzard are the kings when it comes to quality? Or do you disagree? If so suggest expansions that much or exceed Blizzards quality control.

WHAT? Some talks blasphemy about NaughtyDog?

Bu, But all the awards! 10/10

Thank you for speaking your heart.

Back on topic, I don't know if I ever dabbled too much in Blizzard games and expansions to know any better.

#8 Edited by uninspiredcup (7547 posts) -

@hippiesanta said:

Quility on blizzard is a joke .......

they are not Naughty Dog

Well yea, Blizzard make influential games that shape the landscape and become a national sport for entire countries.

Naughty Dog? Something. Yea.

#9 Posted by Priapus10101 (67 posts) -

Blizzard's record for quality expansion packs has indeed been phenomenal. The only expansion pack that did not live up to their usual standard was World of Warcraft: Cataclysm but that was largely due to Blizzard taking suggestions from the vocal minority.

#10 Posted by melonfarmerz (1076 posts) -

Naughty Dog makes games that are used by console fanboy in every argument against PC of all time. Blizzard makes games that are still played 15 years later (SC1), shape pop culture (WoW), and games that are the founding fathers and pinacles of eSports (WC, SC2)

If you believe Naughty Dog is better, you simply have never touched a PC ot blizzard game.

#11 Posted by locopatho (20112 posts) -

"quility" - Seems about right :P

I enjoy Rockstar, Bethesda and Bioware expansions very much. I would indeed rank Blizzard up there too.

#12 Posted by princeofshapeir (13628 posts) -

Blizzard expansions have a high standard when it comes to content for the price you're paying.

Reaper of Souls, and eventually Warlords of Draenor, do not reach that standard.

#13 Posted by bobbetybob (19114 posts) -

Why are you comparing an expansion that took 2 years to create to a piece of DLC that took 6 months? Oh that's right, because you're an idiot.

#14 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (6562 posts) -

Rockstar begs to differ with you.

#15 Posted by Cloud_imperium (2222 posts) -

Guys at Blizzard are best when it comes to expansion packs , no doubt about that . Look at Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3 expansions , amazing stuff .

#16 Edited by argetlam00 (6573 posts) -

Blizzard makes the best games in this industry. Period. They are the only developer from whom I buy a full-priced title and their games are rarely ever on sale, which says a lot about their confidence in their products. Blizzard games aren't devalued over time, SC2 is still a masterpiece and so is WoW. Developers like Rockstar and Naughty Dog make typical crap that I can easily get in the bargin bin a little bit later. None of their games have replay value even slightly comparable to a Blizzard title nor do they have the community. Most games from developers that are commonly celebrated around here like Rockstar or Naughty Dog become dead to me in a week or 2.

#17 Posted by handssss (1775 posts) -

Naughty Dog makes games that are used by console fanboy in every argument against PC of all time. Blizzard makes games that are still played 15 years later (SC1), shape pop culture (WoW), and games that are the founding fathers and pinacles of eSports (WC, SC2)

If you believe Naughty Dog is better, you simply have never touched a PC ot blizzard game.

they're played 15 years later because you people don't get anything from them except for expansions for that long. It'd be pathetic if it took a console dev over a decade to make a sequel. Takes more talent to release every 2-3 years while maintaining quality.

#18 Posted by charizard1605 (55345 posts) -

Blizzard's been a bit hit and miss lately, but Reaper of Souls and Hearthstone have all brought me back on the Blizzard train.