Hmm, well I've never had any problems with D3 technically. My computer maxes the game out easily. Yet it still just feels like it's in slow motion. I'm not explaining it good, I know. Maybe it's the way the 3D environment feels in comparison to D2's.
PoE looks absolutely terrible. And I am not saying that because I am a D3 fanboy or anything. I personally plan on spending more time in TL2 than D3 when it comes out. But just watching the trailer and some other videos I have found the games graphics just look like total trash and the game play I have seen looks ridiculously slow.
As a person who would argue that even D2's graphics look good by today's standards, I think PoE graphics look great. And when people say things like gameplay being slow, I still find that too vague a comment. I think what a lot of D3 fans don't like about PoE is the lack of immediate satisfaction you get from sooner access to bright colorful skills that light things up, explodes them, etc.
That's how PoE is more like D2. You start off with very little and it actually feels like you do. Unlike D3 where you have a lot more to work with in the beginning and your resources are seemingly bountiful.
PoE just feels a bit more raw. Some of that is intentional I think and some of it isn't. I like that aspect of it, but I think where it's unintentional is with some of the choppy gameplay and animations which I think are all issues that can be worked out.
Well, still though. We are comparing a small time company's (compared to Blizzard anyway) beta to a finished Blizzard title. The fact that PoE has generated this much interest up to this point I think entitles it to much more gameplay to see how it might improve. Well from me anyway, I'll keep giving it a try.
I can't seriously play PoE unless they somehow make combat less.... slow. It's like playing D3 in slow-mo. I'll probably goof around with it, but the way combat currently is, it's just a game-breaker for me. If they could fix that up, I'd give it a decent whirl.
That's weird you say that cause I complained to a friend once about D3 how it felt like my character was running around in slow motion and the whole game felt like it had some slow time effect on it.
As I've stated before, I don't think one is really better than the other. I think they both have their strengths and weaknesses. Strangely, PoE feels a lot more like D2 than D3 feels like D2. But PoE definitely needs some refinement and overall polish. The two games complement each other quite well. I look forward to getting into PoE more actually once it's finished with its beta and they improve the social aspects of it. Basic attack FTW!