#1 - 2013/02/23 09:39:00 PMI know that I'm probably going to get a lot of hate on here about this but after reading all the whining and crying about the game coming out on a console...I had to bust out my soap box for a moment and speak my mind.
I for one am glad that Blizzard is bringing Diablo 3 to both the Playstation 3 and 4. I enjoy playing the game now with my friends on PC, and will now be able to with others who do not play PC games. What's to hate about that?
Another thing that I kept seeing was that Diablo 3 was supposedly dumbed down from the start in order to put it on a console too. I think it's Blizz's way of making a Diablo game that was a bit simpler to play, but still had the player making hard decisions in regards to builds, and which path they were going to take on their way to 60.
There's reference to the point system and why they decided to change it, and I for one am glad that they got rid of the point system all together. So, that way, when I want to switch up the way I want to run my Monk or WD, I don't have to shell out gold to respec.
The biggest piece of evidence are the screen shots for the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game. The layout is TOTALLY different. The changes made on the PC version have nothing to do with them developing a totally different way to control your hero and use your abilities for the console. Jay even said it himself. He said that port is a nasty word and that they didn't want to "port" the game because when developers do such a thing, it never feels right on the console/pc when "ported". He stated that they would only bring it to console if they could make it so that it felt that the game was originally made for consoles, which the pictures show they have done. I love the way it looks just from the couple of screen shots that are available.
In summary...everybody is entitled to their own opinion, and this is mine. I thank Blizzard for working so hard on making a version that's going to allow me to play with my PS friends as well as continuing to work on the PC version at the same time. I'll be out there farming and leveling, because unlike some of these people...I enjoy it.