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Submitted by Pozzle 1050d ago | opinion piece

The Console Version Of Diablo III Could Very Well Be The Best One

There are two reasons the console port of Diablo III, announced by Blizzard last month and shown off at PAX East this weekend, could be the definitive version of the game. (Diablo III, PC, PS3, PS4)

ArchangelMike  +   1050d ago
I'm actually looking forward to playing D3 on my ps3. Especially as it has local co-op.
Oschino1907  +   1050d ago
Same here. So far the only way for me to get my "Diablo" fix is Dungeon Hunter Alliance, not a bad game, has a strong ever growing community but just lacks the depth and polish of a Diablo game.

My friend got D3 for his PC but he couldn't play it on his old computer so he gave it to my cousin who has a nice gaming PC and plays it there. I would hope for online co-op as many of my online friends have been dying to play this on PS3 since before it launched and they first said it was possible.

Either way I will already have friends fighting over controllers but hopefully its a Digital Download and I can put it on both my PS3s. 1 game, 1 room, 2 PS3s, 2 tvs and 8 people playing! Can't wait!

Also have my eye on Warriors Lair which is cross play with PS3 and Vita. If it ever decides to be released that is, seems to be taking longer then D3 did...
Prob will end up getting D3 on PS4 as well as a nice co-op launch title. Maybe they will have a cross buy of some sorts or discount for those who want it on both systems.
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Reverent  +   1050d ago
If you want a good Diablo fix, you can't go wrong with Torchlight 2.
Tiqila  +   1050d ago
I cant express my disappointment with torchlight 2.

Me and two friends of mine bought it on steam for a decent price. We had played enought D3 and wanted something new and fun and had read many good reviews.

After two hours we got so bored that we stopped playing and never played it again since. Diablo 3 is so much more fun, much more polished and has characters and a story you actually care for. Torchlight has nothing to compete with d3.
Godmars290  +   1050d ago
More like the version that should have been offered in the first place.

That is slways online not required and item drops not meant to create micro transactions/the auction house.
Mariusmssj  +   1050d ago
Blizzard screwed PC gamers. I remember the Error37 :( and all the other stuff they promised but failed to deliver.

But I am happy about PS3 gamers, Glad they'll get to enjoy the Diablio series :)
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1050d ago
While I'm happy that the console versions will not have DRM and that awful auction house, it's still a kick in the nuts for PC gamers.
I feel bad for the guys that bought the game the legit way and had to deal with all of that crap, only for it to be released on a different system without the headaches.
It's just a big middle finger to PC gamers and the guys that supported the game day one.
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landog  +   1050d ago
best meaning jaggies, bad performance and sub-hd

i don't follow

playing diablo in 2560x1600 at 60 frames is a thing of beauty....ps3 won't even do native 720p, and ps4....1080p maybe???

the pc version owns
Jdoki  +   1050d ago
Diablo 3 is not exactly a taxing game when it comes to graphics - the PS3 will cope just fine.

I ditched the PC version due to the game being a POS compared to D2, but I'd give the PS3 version a rental as they are dropping the auction house / real money transactions, and to see how they port the control system away from the excellent mouse/keyboard.
xPhearR3dx  +   1050d ago
Neither was Skyrim and look how it ran on the PS3. There's a lot more to account for than just pretty textures when it comes to performance. There's many games on PS3/360 that don't look that great yet still run at 30FPS and 720p if they're lucky. It's all about optimization. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Blizzard hasn't developed a single thing for the PS3, so for all we know it could be plagued with performances issues.
Tultras  +   1050d ago
Because there is more to games than the graphics themselves.

I love my PC and regularly play on it, but console gaming has given me a more enjoyable time, and not just for the graphics.

And that is keeping in mind that i play on HD on my monitor and SD on my T.V.

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Kennytaur  +   1050d ago
Graphics isn't everything, and PS4 will match the maxed PC version visually, not in resolution though. It seems like you're desperately defending the soon to be inferior version that can't do local co-op and is filled with DRM and real-money BS.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1050d ago
Let's not forget it will also be released on the PS4, I think it would be more fair to compare the PC version to that than hardware that's 8 years old.
Either way the PS3 version will probably be better just because there is no DRM and auction house, it might not be as shiny but who cares?
Thirty3Three  +   1050d ago
Of course it is! It's going to be on the PS4! Which means you can play it on the Vita too!
teo72  +   1050d ago
He was claiming that the gameplay feels better on ps3 due to ps3-controller. He didn't say ps3 had better graphics than pc, that would be silly. Ps3 is now 7 years old... Give it a break console-haters! Let us have this one...
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LocutusEstBorg  +   1050d ago
Wrong. Try again. The PC version is always superior. It's a made for PC game.
pissed999  +   1050d ago
So it will be still be overpriced and shit, then?
teo72  +   1050d ago
2 questions:

1 Why do PC-gamers throw so much hate on console-owners?
2 Why do Console-owners gloat and tease when somethings are/might be better on consoles?

Likely answer: People like to argue.

Get a life people!
Perjoss  +   1050d ago
"People like to argue."

People like to argue when they can hide like cowards behind an online avatar.

Jdoki  +   1050d ago
It's a good question (well, two questions). I found it funny that after a break from N4G for a while I come back and suddenly there's PC fanboys here giving Sony fanboys a hard time!

I dunno why anyone argues over this stuff. We're all here to play games and the platform shouldn't matter.

Consoles are only inferior to a PC that is superior! There's plenty of people gaming on low end PC's (look at the Steam stats for confirmation). I find it amusing that a lot of PC fanboys are using comparisons with hardware they don't even own.

I game on both systems - depending on the games I want to play. I can honestly say that no matter how good a PC a person has, the art direction, quality and game play of stuff like God of War and Uncharted is unsurpassed and beats anything equivalent on PC. However stuff like Skyrim, Witcher 2, any RTS and a bunch of other genres will play better on PC.

Right now there's not a game available that beats Faster than Light on PC - and look at the specs you need to run that!! :)

Both systems have their place
landog  +   1049d ago
i just like to say the truth, the ps3 version is incapable of being better...unless it comes with a free expansion, and only cost $30... even then it would still look like crap, and run like crap
Quadraxis  +   1050d ago
I does look like the superior version, but I still can't recommend it over other games on the genre. I'm sorry future PS4 owners, but Diablo 3 is nowhere near as good as the sales might indicate.
Jdoki  +   1050d ago
Yeah, if it was Torchlight 2 then I'd be excited.

It's a damn shame that Diablo 3 becomes a record breaking PC launch, and yet better games sell a few thousand and struggle to break even.
kevnb  +   1050d ago
oh really
ps3_pwns  +   1050d ago
console master race with offline mode and no drm and no real money pay to win bs either. whats up pc gamers what you got left? you sure aint getting red dead redemption 2 or even gta 5 any time soon.
Somebody  +   1050d ago
So the console gamers are gloating with glee to be able to play a better version of Diablo 3 from the PC gamers. It's nothing more than a response to age old PC gamers' "The PC version has better graphics and higher resolution" gloat over the year.

We get it. You get to play a popular hack and slash that doesn't require any permanent online presence, no stinky RMAH, coop from the start, not looking for good ping to play the singleplayer.

What about Torchlight 2? For every Diablo 3, there's a Torchlight 2. For every Simcity (2013), there are tons other sim builders out there. T2 has all those features that console gamers are gloating about plus LAN. Personally, I prefer LAN, an extremely rare feature these days, over coop where 4 people share a single screen since it offered much more freedom. I can still go smash other stuff if my friend decided to do some little grinding in another part of the map. In coop you are stuck with the whole party especially if you are the only extremely vulnerable archer that really should stay away from melee combat.
Raoh  +   1049d ago
Sony Console Master Race

ps3_pwns  +   1049d ago
ill stick with the same screen coop. all for one and one for all. surrounded and outnumbered engulfed in hordes and waves of enemies (lord of the rings) co-op done like it has been in the age old gaming years of the nes and snes and beyond.
_LarZen_  +   1050d ago
PS3 owners has a great hack & slash game to look forward to.
josephayal  +   1050d ago
Looks like developers make the majority of their profit from consoles, congrats to SONY
arbitor365  +   1050d ago
at least there wont be a huge DRM scandal this time around
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Raoh  +   1049d ago
the addition of the roll/doge feature is what really impresses me, great add on for console gamers.

Said to work like God of War.

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