VideoGamer: "Diablo 3’s release on consoles is a significant step for Blizzard. It is, after all, the first time the series has made the switch since Diablo was ported to the original PlayStation in 1998."
Without forced online and the auction , its probably better on consoles . Still i wouldnt bother with it on ps/360and wait for a XB1/ps4 version
I'm getting the ps3 version, but I will probably get the ps4 version, too.
I haven't played the PC version, but I would cast my vote for console. I'm, clearly, ignorant to all sides of this question. Based on my own experiences with every other Diablo game: the fact that this game is not still insanely popular with a massive hardcore online community means that something went wrong. This is not the way Diablo has been before.
Plus, drop-in couch co-op is about the single coolest feature you can add to this game. I plan on having a few Friday or Saturday nights with some friends, drinks, and Diablo 3.
Half an hour until I get off work and can go pick up the game!
Previous Diablo's were in a time when Internet use and blogging was not so popular. Diablo 3 is in a time when the most VOCAL MINORITY spammed the forums with the most stupid reasons. Majority are enjoying the game. I bet Diablo 3 will stay on pc for yrs to come, by then even console palyers would have stopped playing. Log in at any time on pc and its full of players till today considering its more than a yr old.
I hate myself for investing so much time into this game. I had fun,spent many hours on it and beat INferno beafore any nerfs were applied. In fact, I think it's appropriate to say that I probably won't be buying any more Blizzard games after DIII. Salty as F! I had 3 35+ Paragon's decked out and their followers decked out too. The game is fun at the beginning, but the content is lacking, the drop system is like walking up a mountain, the story is shit, what they did to Cain also pisses me off, the dialogue is that of a World of Warcraft game or something far worse, like super hero/super villain speeches. How the NPC's spoke, for the most part, was kind of odd too, like it was actors just spouting lines rather than feeling like they are part of the story. The game has potential with the expac, but I HIGHLY doubt I will be returning. DIII ruined everything that D1 and D2 had set up for it. It could have been one of the greatest games with replayvalue,of all time, but instead it's something far too unfamiliar and lacklustre to be rememebred for anything else, other than mediocrity. @Pandehz Vocal minority? Lol... okay. When I left, most of the people I was playing with were bots. I left after a major patch, which introduced a glitch where you could dupe gold using the RMAH, the economy was screwed and Blizzard did not remove everyone's* gold who took advantage, leaving the gap frompoor to rich, still intact. They screwed this game up big time and hardcore fanboys don't want to admit it. Nevermind the devs and community managers who refused to acknowledge most of the problems. Jay WIlson stepped down for a reason and I'm willing to bet it had something to do with his Facebook crap, poor handling of the game, short sightedness and other crap I fail to mention. Also, level 60 cap... come the F on. That was something that REALLY pissed me off at first. It still kind of bothers me that they would go the WoW route on levels, it shows they're only out for money, lazy and, or both.
I vote for diablo 2
consoles, playing on pc felt so wrong,like it doesn't belong there
Enemy Variation is a joke, lack of randomly generated dungeons lowers replay value.Very linear compared to D2.
No idea coz I havent played on console. On pc its a blast.
Best on XB1/PS4. Motorola RAZR i
It's a bad game on both so who cares. Save your money. You're welcome.
One of the biggest disappointments ever, disagree all you want.
I agree it was a bit if a disappointment but that doesn't mean it is in fact a bad game (pertaining to some people elsewhere at least equating them to same thing). D3 is a good/great game still but D1/2 were great/phenomenal games so in comparison it loses something. What "hurt" it was always online (not a huge deal for most but limiting still for many--probably would had been better received by all without it), the real money AH (interesting idea but "meh" and again not true my necessary), as well as few more "minor" complaints (I like the more colorful fantasy look but still sort of wish had darker look of others). On consoles they removed several of the major "complaints" but still think its better in PC as they didn't effect me personally and like M/K controls for these types of games. Most of D3 though is very controller friendly (exception being few ranged "target" abilities which are a minority this time--sort of like DS3 which also changed significantly from its older games, only more so). Just saying disappointing and bad is not the same thing. I can see why many prefer older Diablo games though and just so happen I still like them all.
Easily one of the worst.The first PC game i bought at retail in..years, at least. God damn was i disappointed.
Controls, looks, and plays better on PC as always but the lack of auction house and lack of always online are also something to consider..
controls are actually better on console, because its more action heavy with dodging etc. I find it better to play on console than on PC.
Dodgeing kills the game, sort of like a quick fix for the console gamers to make it easier and more casual.Mouse keyboard is so much better.
No its not. Deal with it that a game has better controls on console than on PC. Pc is just more accurate, nothing else.
how can be it more accurate than using a mouse? unless its lock on in which case i would rest my case, its Diablo 3 caterd to casual gamers. Edit: misread, PC is more accurate and way more challenging since you don't have a broken dodge feature.
I'd say it's better on PC, the controls for ARPGs are better on PC from what I've played in the past, although it's a matter of preferences. The graphics are better on PC if you run the game at maximum settings, and despite the fact that Diablo 3 isn't the best looking game out there, it still looks quite well thanks to the art direction. But really, my reason for sticking with the PC version is the community; while much smaller than when the game launched, there are still plenty of players around and will likely still have an active community in a few years; from my experience, PC games can usually keep their community active for a longer period of time than their console counterparts (there are exception though). Add to that the fact that the expansion is looking very nice and will likely land on PC before the console version (if any), and I don't see much of a reason to re-buy the game. I will however admit that couch co-op is a very good addition.
it looks freaking AWFUL on console, just rented the 360 version on my blockbuster pass just to see, have played over 100 hours of d3 on pc and its looks MISERABLE on console the character models are covered in artifacts, there are jaggies everywhere, the framerate sucks, the controls are terrible, there are sub-hd textures everywhere it is AWFUL on console great game on pc though, blizz honestly should have waited until ps4 and xbox1 were out, at least they could maybe run it in medium settings at 1080p so it wouldn't look like total garbage the auction house is AWESOME btw, that's half the game right there, after you have cleared the hardest modes on console, there will be NOTHING left, for pc gamers, buying and selling and hunting and crafting and grinding for and through the auction house is a whole other game in itself
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