On Revisiting Diablo 3

So for the last few weeks I have been playing through Diablo 3 again. This time on the console version for PS4 otherwise known as “Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition” which contains the core game plus the Reaper of Souls expansion. I hadn’t really gotten in to the expansion on PC, though I did buy it. I had started up a crusader and was playing fresh from Act 1 but didn’t really get that far. Mainly because I’m easily distracted by other games and I’m sure some new shiny thing had just come out. I really only picked up the PS4 version because I was going on vacation to visit a friend and needed a co-op game to play while there. The thing is, I think I enjoy the console version more than the PC version. The game lends itself well to a controller scheme, at least on the PS4. … Read more…

On Always Online Games (The Good)

Going to try something a bit different today. Namely, splitting this topic in to two posts. But hey, if Peter Jackson can find a way to split The Hobbit in to 3 movies I can make this topic two posts. There have been quite a number of games that have come out over the last few years that essentially require you to always be connected to the internet. Games such as the latest Sim City, Diablo 3, Dark Souls 1 & 2 and Watch_Dogs, just to name a few. Each of these games handles things a bit differently, some obviously better than others. The question really is, why do I really need to be connected to a game that is essentially single player. Today I am going to write a bit about the positive side of always online and tomorrow I’ll discuss the aspects of it I don’t like. The … Read more…