Hello Diablo 3 fans from the PC realm, if you’re here to see if you should bother to buy the console version now, or wait for the expansion, or wait for PS4, or whatever it is, you’ll find out by the end of this post, if not, feel free to ask whatever you wanna know in the comments, or get in touch with me directly in the Contact Me page.
I started playing the console version on Thursday (Sept. 5th), 2 days after release, and on the same day at night I uploaded a video on my YouTube channel, showing my first fight with Belial on Normal. The reason I chose to post this fight first, is because the camera position is different than the PC version, check out the video and see for yourself what it’s like, I personally loved it, they really made it perfect for consoles. Console gaming is a bit different than PC, a lot more casual of course. And the layout of the games are usually quite different than PC, because the gamers think around games differently and end up shaping different games.
College just started for me, so I’m still not playing inferno yet, but so far the game gets easier as you go on, Nightmare sure as hell is easier than Normal.
Best thing so far, is that the loot is much MUCH more satisfying, they call it “loot 1.5” since it’s not the expansion, and loot 2.0 isn’t implemented in the console version yet. Loot 1.5 is pretty damn awesome! I’ve already found several legendaries! and I’m only level 43. You can actually find pretty good loot that is genuinely good with good affixes.
And another BIG difference that most of you will LOVE in the console version, there is NO Auction House!! Know what this means? You loot your gear! And if you want better gear, you play the game, not the AH. And another valuable information you should know before it’s too late, since there is no AH, you can’t buy your gems! nor can you buy your crafting materials!! So if you need a good gem, you gotta pick up those gems and start combining! And if you wanna craft damn good gear, you need to pick up crappy items and salvage them one by one.
One MAJOR CON that is genuinely straight up STUPID on their part: You all know that recently they made one of the patches and made it possible for you to combine as many gems as you want in a single click, right? Well, I’m very very disappointed to tell you that you have to combine them one by one in the console. Same with salvaging, it’s a REAL PAIN to salvage all those items, it’s also pretty noisy. So that just sucks, and EXTREMELY STUPID on Blizzard’s part, I mean seriously?! we’ve been BEGGING for that feature ever since the game came out in 2012, and finally after a year they implemented it, now they want the console community to beg for it again? WTF?!
After taking everything, and I mean everything, into consideration, I’ve chosen that the console version is way better than the PC version, mostly because of the loot and the fact that I can play offline, which means no lag 😀
Thanks for reading! And I hope you find out whether you should get it or not.