Quote from Kiwimustang67Hi all, just wanted to mention that I have been playing PS3 D3 with my wife and step daughter. I have to admit it is a lot of fun and feels different to the PC version. Loot is the biggest change of cause, it is not over done I think, you get up grade at a pretty good pace just when you think you need one. Legs drop a lot more then PC (that would not be hard considering the state of the game) and it seems about 60/40 whether it is usable or not for your character. I think you get more drops in co-play then single. Skills seem more buffed but that could be more the better gear then anything.
Over all I really like the consol version, there is a sense of reward from playing. We are in nightmare and have found 2 puzzle rings (never on PC with Barb Plvl59) and boy!!! is it fun having couple of treasure gobs running around while fighting a elete pack. Trouble is I have now got no interest in playing the PC version, it is boring and unrewarding and probably will not play until the loot 2.0 comes out. But the consol has made me look forward to loot 2.0 just so much more then before, wish it did not take so long and the the dev team now was there from beginning (They are doing a great job)
Happy gaming every one.
See, my problem with these kind of posts is that it's very short sighted. The main thing the console version does is bump up the numbers. It's still the same basic itemization (with less stuff dropping of course). You'll run into the same boring loot grinds that you find on pc on the console too when you have everything you want. And by the sounds of the insane drop %'s on console, it will happen even faster then it does on pc.
While the loot may be a nice change of pace (for the very short term) the other things about the console version for me make the improved loot not worth it.
The interface is hideous compared to the pc version. I understand that compromises were needed to be made, but that doesn't make it any less horrid to use.
The game looks awful with washed out blurry textures and bad screen tearing. I've also noticed frame rate dips on the PS3 version as well.
The dash or roll everyone has been talking about is next to useless because it's not any faster then your base movement speed. I found this to be very frustrating and pointless as it's no faster to walk out of an arcane beam then it is to dodge out of it. I understand there's a window of invulnerability, but this window is so small, it's next to useless. I basically never used the dodge while playing the console version.
Targeted spells like Grasp of the Dead suck with a controller because you can't decide exactly where to use it like you can with the mouse.
Overall, anyone coming from the PC version will find an inferior product in the console version if they are willing to look passed the "OMG BIGGER NUMBERS" insta gratification loot system.