Diablo III: Better on console?

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Blizzard’s devilish top-selling clickfest Diablo III is making its way to consoles soon – and by all accounts, it could well be the very best version of the game. Of course, that would come as no surprise to many Diablo III players, who’re convinced the latest game in the series is a dumbed-down game intended for consoles in the first place.

The reasons for the console version of Diablo III’s potential superiority are numerous. The first, and most notable is that the combat has been retooled to be a little more real-time, and not just a tiresome progression of clicks; the left stick controls your character, the right analogue stick is used for evading and dodging while the face and shoulder buttons are assigned for use in attacking and using potions. It makes the combat more fluid, more interactive and well, more entertaining.

The second thing that could make it better on consoles is that it features 4 player couch co-op. Very little needs to be said about this; playing games with people who are in the same room as you is a heck of a lot of fun. the console version also does away with that blasted Real Money Auction House – but still allows you to trade items with other players online; keeping the core trading system, but getting rid of that pay-to-win-ethos.

Lastly, the game allows you to actually play the damned thing offline – so PlayStation gamers will never, ever see the infamous Error 37. Here it is in action. Tell s if you’re keen on a console version of Diablo III.

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Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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