You tell 'em Zhar!
And I've tried RTS's on the XBox. They're a pain in the ass and I never got to do what I wanted to do. RTS's on computers are far more efficient and easy to use.
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Jul 23, 2009First I want to start by congradulating Kanastag, you are officially the first person under the age of 16 that I have respected in the last year. On that not, it's time for my two dirty pennies, this has gone to far.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
In all honestly, I have no reason to find Blizzard incapable of a feat such as D3 on a console. They are Blizzard, they can do anything. Its like Disney World magical every day in their offices. Look at WoW, they successfully made the most addictive drug America has ever seen, and on top of that they can't test for it, it can't be sniffed out by dogs, it has not/will never catch judicial attention, it can be given to children, AND it is relatively cheep and easy to make...
I'm sorry, that was a terrible joke, let me put on my serious face.
Without at least a mouse and keyboard (as opposed to a controller), Diablo 3 would not make any type of decent console game. It in no way or form has to do with limited commands: using a classic Phantasy Star Online style controller setup (where the command of your primary buttons change when holding down a trigger), you could easily get 16 different commands that were simple to figure out and remember (by utilizing all 4 buttons now found on the top of both X-box and Playstation controllers with the same style system).
The most epic downfall of Diablo 3 as a console game is its point and click nature, one of the biggest things that make it Diablo. Even if you were to control all movement with an analog stick, you would still need a pointing device in the UI for certain spells and abilities. I mean, you sure don't expect a console to read your mind and cast Leap Attack, Hydra, or Skull of Flames exactly where you want it, do you? Any other targeting system other than a point and click would break the game or just be lame as hell.
So you think a pointing device should be implemented into this theoretical console version? That is a mistake. You are either back to point and click or your second stick controls targeting while primary stick controls movement. Either way its going to be stupid on a console, every game I have seen with point and click on an analog stick is crap. Sorry, but Halo Wars sucked fat sack, mainly because it was a console game. That game would have made way more sense on a computer. Even Blizzard themselves tried and failed a similar system, anyone remember Starcraft 64? It was crap compared to the original PC version. Asian kids must have got a kick out of that one. Using an analog stick as a mouse is like using a rubber glove as a condom, why would you try to mimic something that is already being made? Unless your just that desperate for a condom...
That being said, its mouse and keyboard or go home, making it viable for only ONE console in production, the PS3, as it is the only console that will accept a mouse and keyboard. The cheapest PS3 isn't exactly cheap starting at $399 new. Not to mention if you want those nice graphics your going to need a decent tv. Lets not forget the mouse and keyboard that doesn't come with your PS3. Or you could just drive to your local Best Buy and pick up a half decent Asus laptop that would run Diablo 3, play and burn CD/DVD, let you surf the web, or turn it into a workhorse for any sick computer fetish you may have (from photoshoping to hacking). Tell me exactly where you got your money's worth taking the PS3 route. It seems people these days tend to lack a sense of value.
Jul 21, 2009But the thing is, there was the capability to make extra hotkeys available, if need be.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Just because you didn't need extra hotkeys, doesn't mean nobody else did.
I always ended up filling up the optional spots, with f9 through to the pagedown key, since they were all in a line and provided an easy way to switch skills.
I didn't do this so much with LoD since the game itself forced you to rely on one main skill, but with the mod ES, I always ended up filling all my hotkeys, and requiring more.
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