Excerpt: Re-raising hell. By now, you've already made up your mind about Diablo III , and this Ultimate Evil edition—a next-gen repackaging of the console port of the original game plus the Reaper of Souls expansion—probably won't change that. Still, Blizzard Entertainment has had ample time since 2012 to rebalance and re-enchant, so to speak, the core gameplay into an even more entertaining and challenging ARPG.
Summary: After the classic that was Diablo II , expectations for a follow-up were at an all-time high. Although it could never really meet those expectations, Diablo III was a fine hack and slash, and I ended up replaying it time and time again with every possible class. But it wasn't perfect of course, since loot was designed around the ill-fated and ill-designed Auction House, putting a damper on long-term gear goals.
Summary: The console version of Diablo III was worth the wait. Aside from a shift to a blander, less gothic atmosphere, a cluttered co-op experience, and a few menu quibbles, there is little to complain about and a lot to enjoy: highly customizable play sessions, offline play, local co-op, jump-in and jump-out online multiplayer, a new evade feature, a great character roster, responsive controls, and wonderfully destructive skills.
Conclusion: Diablo III on the PS3 has its issues, but it certainly excels in some of the areas the PC version simply failed on. Gamers will be happy with Blizzard Entertainment's well thought out efforts to bring home a solid console version of their PC hit.
Excerpt: Despite being one of the most anticipated PC games of all time, Diablo III divided much of its fan-base when it released last year. Be it the controversial additions of always-online DRM and the auction house, or the simplification of many gameplay elements that players loved in previous games, many had mixed opinions over Blizzard's latest in their dungeon-crawling saga.
Conclusion: You can easily see; whether playing on PC or home console, Diablo III was designed with consoles in mind. The action is fast paced and addicting. The loss of battle.net account support and action house may be a downer for some, but the inclusion of local co-op, reworked inventory system and a seamless online experience more than makes up for the minuses. Diablo III is an action-RPG that will test your resolve and dedication to eradicate all evil.
Summary: Following up on the success of the first two titles in the Diablo series, Blizzard Entertainment released Diablo III on the PC first approximately 14 months ago. While many PC players expressed unhappiness with the always-online DRM policies and in-game auction house, it still received positive praise from the press as well as the gaming community.
Excerpt: Diablo III has finally made its leap to consoles in the new release available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game fixes old problems players had with the last year's Blizzard release including the always online requirement and auction house and adds some new features including couch co-op and full control of characters.