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What format?

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by Thyiad, May 12, 2008.

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What platform do you think D3 will be releasedon?

  1. PC

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  3. Both

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  1. Thyiad

    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    What format?

    Having a chat with another forumite the other day, and I asked whether he felt D3 would stay PC or go for a console-based option.

    The consoles have come on a lot from the plug in a cartridge and play days; they have net and hard drives. Some even are fairly stable. I don't think anyone can argue with the graphics capabilities.

    So what do you think?

    PC?
    Console?
    Cross platform?

    Remember to POST before you VOTE. The forum will take you to a random thread after you vote so there's no point crafting a great response to a four year dead thread!
     
  2. Orphan

    Orphan IncGamers Member

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    Re: What format?

    I played D1 on the PS1 before I played it on the computer, and while it wasn't bad I can't see myself playing D2 on a console. Not knowing what concept D3 is going to be I'm going to say that I would probably only play it on a PC. The exception to this is if the game takes a turn and becomes keyboard based movement, not unlike a FPS (though I wouldn't want the game itself to be a FPS).
     
  3. aishilee

    aishilee IncGamers Member

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    Well, i am voting for PC. Well again we have to see what kind of game it is.

    FPS/RTS/MMORPG - i would prefer PC

    HacknSlash,Driving games - i would prefer consoles


    Many FPS games now are on PS3 and Xbox360 which i dunnoe how people can aim using their joystick. haha. i suck pretttty bad at that.
     
  4. raveharu

    raveharu IncGamers Member

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    PC duh, its the only one easily available to the masses.
    Console out of the question.
     
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    aishilee IncGamers Member

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    Re: What format?

    D3 on Wii ..

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    Lord_Jaroh IncGamers Member

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    Re: What format?

    PC is the only one I find that Diablo works with. Diablo did not play well on the console, comparitively.
     
  7. mince pies

    mince pies IncGamers Member

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    Re: What format?

    Lol, not to mention Whirlwind.

    I voted for PC btw
     
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    Thorham IncGamers Member

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    Pc and console. Even the good old ps2 had two usb ports, enabling one to connect a mouse and a keyboard, so controls wise, I don't see a problem. For consoles without such an option, it's quite a different matter.
     
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    Re: What format?

    Just like Diablo on the PSX was out of the question, or D2 on the PS2 was out of the question, hmm? Both of those platforms sold over 100 million units each, so I'm not sure how much more the masses could've bought them. In fairness, I doubt the Diablo games sold that well - but well enough to make a profit, no doubt.

    The real question is, which console will be judged the most potentially profitable this time?


     
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    Llama8 IncGamers Member

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    Re: What format?

    I'd like to see what Sacred 2's like on the XBox first, but definitely the PC (possibly console if they can do the controls decently).
     
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    Joergermeister IncGamers Member

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    Re: What format?

    What about Dragon Talon :yikes:!?

    My guess would be PC.



     
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    aishilee IncGamers Member

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    There is no need to go to Gym any more if D2 is on Wii machine/ lol.
     
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    Re: What format?

    i never knew d1 was on ps1, On topic i think that it will be realeased on Mac/Pc, the rpg market is only there really anyway.

    Edit- i just saw someone sya d2 was on ps2..... u live in this worldd and u never see these things



     
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    Re: What format?

    D2 wasn't released on the PS2, at least not naturally.



     
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    Re: What format?

    I howled at this man........HA you'd need some sort of planar (is that even a word??) treadmills, or bet yet an arena sized tread mill and the Star Trek holodeck dome......Hmmmm? :scratch:I miss that show.



    My votes for PC!


     
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    Re: What format?

    i don't mind it being in console format actually, if the gameplay is almost similar to d2..
    imo, d2 is kinda like xmen legends series/marvel ultimate alliance, and those games are great on consoles..
     
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    sorry. lagged double post.
     
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    Re: What format?

    Oblivion made a successful port to Xbox. I'm not saying D3 could as well, but it's possible.

    Blizzard doesn't seem too interested in the console market though.

    D1 on PS1 was very clunky and awkward.
     
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    Re: What format?

    PC.

    A great amount of people have mentioned in other threads that they would prefer DIII to keep the "point n' click isometric point of view gameplay". If so, I really don't see any need to get the game on a console, in spite of being possible to connect a keyboard and a mouse on them.
     
  20. Thyiad

    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    Re: What format?

    I agree the biggest question would be the control method.

    However, I remember playing - and enjoying - The Summoner on the PS2. It had a method where you could chain attacks together to create combinations. An interesting idea that I thought was much better than the usual 'mash buttons'.

    I agree D2 is quite key intensive (or at least the way I play) and each character of mine tends to have about 12 hotkeys (inc pots) plus less used skills (EG warcries) on the F-keys.

    What would be interesting is how the game play changed.

    I've played GTA:VC and SA on the PS2 and again while it would be hard to move D2 over, who is to say D3 is going to be identical to D2. I wouldn't see the point of that.

    No, I don't believe a console only release is one the cards, but maybe as an additional format? That was what prompted this thread.
     

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