That's because Chris Metzen is head of the story writing at Blizzard and absolutely sucks now when it comes to writing a good story. In fact, I don't think he's ever been good, he probably just been the grammar boy for most of the stories written. Diablo and Diablo 2 were primarily written by Max and Erich Shaeffer along with Bill Roper. When they left Blizzard North, Buzzard (as they were affectionately called because they were original Condor before Vivendi and Blizzard bought them) was working on D3, but because of the loss of talent Vivendi ordered Blizzard to cancel the project. Now, you have Metzen having some part in "writing" those two stories, but when he had full liberty on D3 (since the Shaeffers and Roper was gone), look how that story turned out compared to the overall story that was D and D2. So, that's just one example of many of how Chris Metzen has completely ruined the various Blizzard IPs.alkarnur said:...honest-to-God good guy* in the whole of fiction...
You know what? I'll share a bit more.
Before SC1 was released, when Blizzard previewed the game, one of the major criticism at that time was that StarCraft was essentially "WarCraft/Orcs in Space". At that time, Blizzard listened to the criticism and changed course and as a result one of the most creative, refined, popular, revolutionary (in terms of eSports, and of RTS balance of asymmetric factions), iconic and cult titles of all time was made.
But then SC2 comes along, I changed it back to being "Orcs in Space":
Zeratul = Medivh in space. Prophet character that tries to warn others of the coming return of the Xel'Naga / Demon army.
Xel'Naga = Titans in space.
Amon = Sargeras in space = fallen Xel'Naga/Titan
Hybrid = Demons in space, except Demons are fiery and red, while Hybrid are lightningy and blue. Amazing!
Zerg Roaches = Crypt Fiends in space
The Overmind = the Lich King in space.
Kerrigan = Arthas in space.
The Overmind is created by the Xel'Naga Fallen One / Demon Lord to create and lead an army. The Overmind / Lich King with his massive psychic powers, hatches an elaborate plan, where he plans events many years in advance. The plan consists of finding and converting a champion, Arthas / Kerrigan, to the side of the Undead Scourge / Zerg Swarm so that champion can then free the Overmind/Lich King and the Swarm/Scourge from Amon/Sargeras (and Kil'Jaeden).
It's like Blizzard are plagiarizing themselves.