Diablo III PS4 review

The game looks very pretty on PS4 (1080p). The DualShock 4 compliments well with the game play. For instance, you can get to inventory by pressing on the touch pad. The hot keys are displayed in the lower left corner, so you won’t have to memorize which button to press to get to the execution/item you want. I chose to play as the witch doctor and the key difference to note here is in the PS4 version, you can actually flip and roll the character, unlike in the PC version (I believe only the demon hunters can do this in PC). When firing your weapon, you don’t have to repeatedly tap the button. All you have to do is press and hold upon firing your choice of weapon. Obviously this review is based on the first couple of hours I have played thus far, as I just got this game today. So far, I am pretty impressed with it and I look forward to play the game going forward.
1) Local couch co-op is… a… blast! You and up to three other friends can bash away at demons until the wee hours of the morning and never want to stop. The drive for better gear and abilities drives everything, and it’s contagious. The menus are well-optimized for console, but you may still have to be a little patient when playing local multiplayer. Everyone wants to get their character right, you know.

2) I bet I’m not the only one who can’t stomach getting a gaming PC for one reason or another. The PS4 version looks a million times better than ROS on my MacBook Pro, and I can’t imagine it looking better! No one would argue that the PC can give the best-looking experience, but at a cost. The PS4 never drops a frame.

3) Controllers work wonderfully in combat! The menus take some getting used to (and believe me, you’ll spend a lot of time there), but you will get used to it. You’ll get the most out of managing loot (particularly in local multiplayer when everyone has to do it) if you force yourself to tag the loot you plan to sell as “junk”. You can bulk-sell your “junk” at merchants in one press. But back to combat, it’s wonderful, yes, even for ranged characters!

I’m loving my PS4 and Diablo III is an icing on the cake.

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