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Submitted by Lavalamp 933d ago | opinion piece

Diablo III on PS3 Is a Less Pretty Diablo III

IGN: "Blizzard's PS3 version of Diablo is fun and feels like the PC version, but it isn't beautiful." (Diablo III, PS3)

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ShugaCane  +   933d ago
Why comparing a PC with a 7 year old system in the first place ?
Death  +   933d ago
This is an easy one, it's being compared so anyone interested in the PS3 version can make an informed decision.
mt  +   933d ago
you are funny diablo is originated on PC though all diablo die fans should bought long time on pc now it all comes to those who doesn't have PC for gaming just like me. those people might buy it if it turns out good.
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Williamson  +   933d ago
Typical IGN article, they had one explaining why Soul Sacrifice was not vitas killer app not too long ago.
yeahokchief  +   933d ago
Because they're charging $60 for that steaming pile of crap.

Typical Activision game.

Koticks gotta make his $8,000,000+ salary somewhere.

Don't buy it. Don't buy anything from Activision Blizzard if you know what's good for gaming.

They release such crap games solely for profit. I mean they're not even trying anymore. Just look at how they're charging $40 for a $1 angry birds game on consoles.

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yeahokchief  +   933d ago
Look ive done all i can here. The rest is up to you guys.

When they release Destiny is when you have to put your foot down. I know its Bungie but its also a sizable investment for Activision and if we're going to hit them then this is where we have to do it.

And really think about it. What is Destiny? Another fps where you collect guns and shoot things. Think of how depressing it'll be once you're into it. You collect a gun shoot stuff and then collect another gun with a different graphic to shoot some more stuff. You can easily skip this game.

Play grand theft auto v, watchdogs, killzone shadowfall, infamous second sun, knack, ANY of the indie games instead.

Together we can destroy this rotten company or at least get some of them laid off so they have less potential to do more damage.

Actually no i can probably badmouth their lousy games some more before it comes out so im not done. My abuse will continue. I will not relent. This company must fail. For gaming!

sorry for the double post below.
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yeahokchief  +   933d ago
This is what i'm talking about guys. 6 agrees 0 disagrees that we have to disrupt Activision's business.

Then i tell you how by boycotting Destiny and only 2 disagrees.

i'm sorry but if you want activision to fail then this is how we have to do it. they're going to lure the casuals every time. we the core gamers need to stomp them out.

we have the momentum now with the PS4 dwarfing sales of the xbox1. there will be an unprecedented amount of choice when it comes to PS4 games and self publishing. vote with your wallets.

whatever. im going to win either way. if activision goes on to be an industry leader over a quality developer like rockstar with taketwo then im gonna find a new hobby. dont let these pricks win.

how can you have mitt romney get slammed and fail for his 47% comment, but at the same time you have someone like kotick say a bunch of rotten things and continue to do well? im telling you. if we want to bury this company then the movement is going to have to begin with core gamers saying no. casuals are always gonna flock to stupid shit.

we have to make a dent early on in the ps4/xb1 cycle because at a $400 starting price those consoles are going to be uber cheap in a year or two meaning even more casuals. don't buy destriny. don't buy diablo 3. dont buy anything activision blizzard.

they are at their weakest with the launch of a new console because new consoles are an expensive deterrent for casuals just like pcs are but to a lesser extent.
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yeahokchief  +   933d ago
Because they're charging $60 for that steaming pile of crap.

Typical Activision game.

Koticks gotta make his $8,000,000+ salary somewhere.

Don't buy it.
3-4-5  +   933d ago
It's a loot fest RPG coming to console.

How many of those exist like Diablo ? Torchlight ? so yea it kind of matters.
Snookies12  +   933d ago
The game doesn't even look pretty on PC... So that's not a big loss lol. I was pretty disappointed visually with D3.
papashango  +   933d ago
I agree its not the best visual game on the pc.

Testament to how crappy it must look on ps3.
_LarZen_  +   933d ago
Buying the PS4 version so don't care :P
nick309  +   933d ago
Rather wait for the ps4 ver. Why pay same price if you are getting ps4?
blackmanone  +   933d ago
Not to hate on Diablo III, but it was universally panned as one of the most disappointing games of the year. Is there really that much interest by the console crowd to experience that same disappointment for themselves?

I did play the game, got to Act 2 after giving it up and haven't felt compelled to go back. And this was from a player that played 1 and 2 for years after release.
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Death  +   933d ago
It get's more disappointing after Act 2. I finished the game and tryed playing on hardcore but couldn't find a reason to keep playing. The drop system kind of killed it for me. Graphics for a Diablo game weren't the deal breaker, the formula that made it fun was altered too much.
_LarZen_  +   933d ago
Diablo 3 is a game casual players can pick up and have great fun with. The combat and monsters are fun and varied.

But for the hardcore gamers the fun starts when you start to play the other difficulties. And Diablo 3 is like all the other Diablo games about getting gear.

Even the best players wont stand a chance if they do not have the right gear.

It takes time, allot of time and dedication to be truly epic in Diablo 3.

If you are a quitter and give up when challenged like these two guys here...Diablo 3 is probably not a game for you.

Diablo 3 is in the long run for dedicated hardcore gamers.
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mattdillahunty  +   933d ago
stop blaming bad game design on people not being "hardcore enough." if a game is a disappointment, then people won't want to keep playing.
Death  +   933d ago
Quitter? Time management is an issue for some people. Grinding for gear isn't fun, it's boring. Like I said, the formula for Diable 1 and 2 was changed for Diable 3. It's not as fun as it used to be. I guess it's an ok game, but not nearly the replay value of the previous outings.
Larry L  +   933d ago
You must not be a console gamer that's a fan of this genre. Console fans of this genre know these games are better to play on consoles with real-time controls instead of just pointing and clicking. It's just a better, more stress relieving gameplay style that way.

For the console crowd that's into the genre, the fans of Baulder's:DA, Champions of Norrath and so on......their excitement is through the roof I would guess. I know mine is. Not just because Diablo far as I'm concerned......coming back where it belongs, but also because the genre has had such weak representation this hardware generation compared to last gen when it was so popular.

Dragon Age was the best, and on consoles it almost felt like a different genre because there was no isometric camera (DAO is still a 10/10 for me and one of my favorite RPGs of all time, so don't get me wrong). Sacred 2 was actually fantastic but completely overlooked unfortunately and Sacred 3 seems like a totally different animal than 2. And I think Torchlight was not only HIGHLY over-rated, but it didn't even release on the platform that probably wanted the game most.

So I think D3 is going to be VERY popular on consoles as well as just an overall better gaming experience. Because it's not only got a HUNGRY audience, but it's also got the big name that people pay attention to so every gamer that's into the genre knows they have to buy this game......unlike Sacred 2 which got almost no gaming media attention even though it's one of the best top-down ARPGs to ever be on consoles regardless that it wasn't all that great to play on PC.....yet it's the same exact game. More proof that simply playing these games with direct controls on consoles is just plain better than pointing and clicking with a mouse. But no one bought it know......what the hell is a Sacred 2?
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Death  +   933d ago
Xpadder is a great program if you are a PC gamer that likes console controls. I mapped the kb and mouse buttons to my 360 controller while playing on my 60" HDTV. I stuck with mouse and kb on my gaming PC though. Most Games for Windows have native 360 controls and don't need Xpadder, but for those that don't have it, it's a great program.

Sacred 2 on PC was much better than the console version in my opinion. I have it for both and found myself constantly going back to PC for it. Really looking forward to Sacred 3.
dcj0524  +   933d ago
NAH! Really? Oh wait so is battlefield 4 less pretty too? WELL JEEZ I WONDER WHY GUYS? This article is pointless.
cunnilumpkin  +   933d ago
why is this even said anymore, this is all we will hear next gen too

"the pc version looks better"

"ps4 version not as pretty as the pc version"

"xbox1 version lagging far behind the pc version"

"ps4 version has far more jaggies and slower performance than the pc version"

of course a $400 console is going to be weak compared to a pc with a $400 gpu in it that uses more power and produces more tflops than the entire console could ever dream of

get ready for a long next gen of

"both the xbox1 and ps4 versions lag far behind the pc version"
Minato-Namikaze  +   933d ago
Quick point: what you pay for a GPU isnt what Sony/MS/Nintendo pays for a GPU. But I agree with the reat of your points. Console will always be behinds PC in raw tech, as always its up to the developer to make a good and beautiful game.
thezeldadoth  +   933d ago
yeah but sadly people on this site wont believe it, or claim to have saved 1200 dollars.
PurpHerbison  +   933d ago
Don't buy this guys. Supporting Diablo III in general is a slap to a lot of gamers faces.
cunnilumpkin  +   933d ago
actually, I thought diablo 3 was n excellent game, my wife and I played it through all the way together in co-op, she loved the game, then, I played it through with the same character on nightmare or hardcore or whatever mode with my brother

I am not one of those play it 200 times for the best "uber" gear people, but it was an incredibly well made game with beautiful cut scenes and many, many hours of play with friends and family!

im glad ps3 and ps4 games will get to enjoy it, great game to play with close friends and family, and on the same screen it will be even cooler

who cares if the graphics aren't as good, the gameplay is what makes these games so awesome

my wife and I still play baldurs gate and champions of norrath once a year on our old ps2 and flat tube tv (that I keep just to play my ps2 and xbox on)
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pennywhyz  +   933d ago
Waste of $

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