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Diablo 3: Ultimate Edition Review in Progress

"Having put off playing Diablo III in any form until now, I came into this complete version with a profound sense of readiness. It helps that “Ultimate” is part of the title, as it pokes at me and asks, “What have you been waiting for?" Playing "

If you’ve played the original game on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, then you already know the console versions benefit from the immediacy and tactile satisfaction of traditional action game controller inputs, as opposed to the RTS-inspired mouse-clicking interface of the PC version. A keyboard can afford you all kinds of commands, but as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on the PlayStation 4 showed, we’re just fine using our controllers, and Diablo III’s interface is nowhere near as deep as Square Enix’s critically acclaimed reboot.

A remastered release like this might bring out the boasts of your friends who were glad they waited until now to play a given game’s definitive version. This time, the joke’s on them, because Diablo III is not only the first game to support cross-generational save transfers but also cross-manufacturer transfers. Thanks to as the intermediary, PS3 progress can be continued on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 progress to the PS4. It’s as if the PS3 and Xbox 360 adopters got an early access perk of an 11-month head start.

Posted on Aug 12, 2014


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