posted by Tiny_Tom_79 (LAS CRUCES, NM) Apr 8, 2014
Member since Mar 2014
I am still playing this Console version of Diablo III. It could've been a whole lot better than it is. I played Diablo III on PC when it was first released and I must say that in comparison I am so glad that I did not go out and fork out the money for this Console Version of Diablo III. All I can say in conclusion is that the Controller Layout could've been made simpler to allow better functioning of your character and give you the player more control of them without having to stop attacking to simply dodge when you're in a battle against a horde of Moon Tribe Warriors. Unless I am not looking in the appropriate place though as well there is no way to configure a personal controller layout in this version as their is in the PC Version. I think I will stick to PC Versions of the games by Blizzard from now on but all in all it is sticking to everything else character and story board wise. Thanks.
The main game is fun. It has some material to it and it's a game that requires you to pay attention. The dynamic difficulty is nice for all gamers (if you want a challenge, if you want to speed run, etc.). However the maximum level requires you to do 4 playthroughs currently. THIS MIGHT CHANGE FOR CONSOLE AS IT ALREADY HAS ON PC. If you are looking to buy the game, it'd consider investigating weather the PC update 2.0 will be coming to console. If it is, then you might want to go for whatever you're comfortable with. If your computer can run it, try the demo from Blizzard, and then decide. Either way, the story is fun and exciting as you run through it. And with collectable Lore Books and an extensive list of in game achievements, you'll likely to never run out of things to do.
I liked the first two Diablos but apparently my taste has changed since Diablo 2.
So, personally, I got bored, but I will attempt to review this without bias.
First off, Blizzard did an excellent job mapping the controls to console. All of the abilities work very well with the 360 controller. Each character has an auto attack (A) and a main ability (RT) along with (B) (X) (Y) and (RB) for crowed control, maneuvering, AOE etc abilities. The left trigger locks onto targets and once a target is dead it auto switches to the next target. RB is for potion healing which causes for accidental use if you panic and button mash which is a costly mistake if you're playing on a high difficulty.
Each character has multiple ability build options. Each button has 5 choices along with 5 additional runes to choose from to power up those abilities. You can also choose 2 passives (like League of Legends) to aid you.
There is massive amounts of loot and the rare items aren't very rare. Accumulating gold and items to sell doesn't take much time at all.
The difficulty settings are dramatic. Easy is a breeze, normal.. normal and hard is challenging and requires caution, and the other 10 (or so) extra difficulties are just insane. There is also a hardcore mode which is like old school Nintendo games where, if you die, its game over and that's it.
The frame rate is great, the graphics are pretty good, but I noticed times sound would cut off for 1-2 seconds every 10 minutes which was odd. They reused sound effects from the older Diablos, which I thought was awesome. The sound of potions dropping, getting healed and Deckards voice brought back memories.
There are cutscenes but the story is mostly in game, like Borderlands, which I loved.
All and all my biggest suggestion is, if you love Diablo, don't rent this, buy it, as it will take months to do everything the game has to offer.