Diablo clones have always worked well on consoles so that's not surprising at all, unfortunately Blizzard was so obsessed with its not free to play free to play model and the RMAH so they didn't release it at the same time on consoles and there seems to be absolutely no hype surrounding this. It'll probably do okay, but they could've sold as many copies as they sold on PC if they released it in tandem with the original PC release. Good reviews for D3 are meaningless, the press will review anything Blizzard makes well no matter what.
I would buy this game for consoles if I could access my battle.net Characters from the PC version. Much rather sit on my couch with a controller than play at my desk. Especially when all your doing is level 60 farming.
I read the Eurogamer review earlier today and it actually seems pretty interesting. Couch co-op and an active dodge feature sounds really cool.
Edit: Also, doing away with the insane clicking in favor of more direct control sounds like a good idea.
I do like what they have done with it. The active dodging seems like it would make the game super easy. Especially considering how many escapes a Demon Hunter has but without having actively tried it I'll reserve judgment.
Yes. On PS4. At least if its bundled with Reaper of Souls. Which it will be. Come on!
Love how there is no auction house, and that less loot drops, but it's better suited for my character and more powerful. I had like one useful drop for my character in the hundert'ish hours I've played Diablo III on PC, at least past the first couple of hours. It was all about gold gold gold, and earning it in the auction house. For somebody who enjoys the core gameplay, but trading not so much, it wasn't really viable longterm.
I think it looks like more fun with the gamepad, albeit I had hoped Blizzard would go for dualstick shooter-like controls (think Super Stardust HD), but I guess I can't have everything. Obviously such a control-scheme would have changed the gameplay too much, since it'd allow the player to move and attack simultaniously - it wouldn't have been Diablo anymore that way. Still - I think I might like an action RPG lootfest with dualstick shooter-like controls a whole lot.
I bought the PC version and just couldn't get into it at all. I don't blame the quality I just haven't been able to get into loot-based games (historically a mechanic I've loved) for a while now.
I bet it's an awesome port and couch co-op is intriguing, but no.
I've played the shit out of the PC version and will probably still be picking the console version up. Don't know why. Would be kind of nice to have a loot driven, local co-op game to have around. And I just like the game. Curious to see the changes they made for console.
Maybe at some point. I've never played it and even with the "good" reviews most people didn't care for it all that much after the first 10 hours or so. Still... I would like to try it out. I love me some Diablo and Diablo 2... so.. yes. Thats my long winded answer.
@hellknightleon: If you do insist on buying it at least wait, 60 bucks for an over a year old game is ridiculous. Much like buying mass effect 2 on PS3 initially, there's absolutely no reason to at present. the game is fine, vastly inferior to press reviews but still better than most other D2 clones, but it's not worth 60 bucks.
Three copies pre-ordered for the 360. Action RPGs are made for direct control not point and click. Plus the console version already has loot 2.0, no RMAH and couch/LAN play.
I would expect a late announcement that it is coming to Xbox One, just as they did with the 360. Sony has obviously partnered with Blizzard to get first billing and PS3 exclusive items but I don't think it is anymore than marketing.
I have already pre-ordered this game. I also went to a GAME lock in last night, were we were given the chance to play the game early for a couple of hours. Had a four player game with 2 other dudes and the Activision rep and it was a blast. I have played a lot of Diablo clones on console, starting with Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, going through X-Men Legends, MUA, MUA 2 and Dungeon Siege 3 to name just a few but for some reason, Diablo 3 has something, that X factor that Blizzard games have. I had my doubts but the couple of hours I had with it really sold the game for me.
Downloading it now on PS3. Was going to wait for the PS4 version but its Blizzard. They only got dev kits a few weeks ago and they take their sweet time so who knows when that will ever be released. Its getting great scores and the only issue I had with D3 on PC is that I've had a growing disdain for playing mouse and keyboard in the decade plus since D2 took over my life.
I'm definitely tempted. My PC is resolutely not a gaming rig, and I gave serious consideration to buying the original Diablo just the other day, just to get that sweet loot fix. I'll have to have a look at all the reviews and see what people think of the control scheme etc.
I want this game. But there's so many other games coming out right now and the sales as well.
Too many games.
Is this the sort of game I can pick up in 6 months time and know that there will still be an active community and people willing to join my game for some online coop?