Diablo II: Resurrected – Crafting the controller experience (Beta Now Live on PS5 & PS4)

1 : Anonymous2021/08/13 17:29 ID: p3px15
Diablo II: Resurrected – Crafting the controller experience (Beta Now Live on PS5 & PS4)
2 : Anonymous2021/08/13 21:57 ID: h8u6av9

Played into Act 2 on my PS5….

It’s terrible. The console experience is just straight up bad.

Inventory management is garbage.

Cursor implementation is clunky.

Social features non-existent.

Gameplay feels….delayed? I’m not sure how to explain it but the controls feel mushy, almost like I have constant input lag.

No 4K/60fps?!? Why the fuck am I choosing between resolution or FPS on a 20 year old game?!

A handful of disconnects here and there, but that’s the least of my worries during a beta.

This just ain’t it, Blizzard.

ID: h8v73yn

So much correct in this. I only got about 10 minutes in before I couldn't handle it anymore.

The input lag comment is legit. I was even playing "solo" so I thought it'd be a local instance but it seems not. That alone makes this very disappointing. Guess I'll try it again during open beta and see if there are any improvements.

ID: h8ud07t

You cannot be serious that this isn't a 60 FPS/4K experience...

I believe you but I'm stunned.

ID: h8udn87

Unless both modes are 4K, there is no 4K/60 mode. I can’t imagine that they’d have two different presets, at the same resolution, with different frame rates.

Here’s a shot of the in-game graphic options:

ID: h8u82l0

Damn it’s not even 60 fps? Was about to preorder but nevermind.

ID: h8u8m5a

Nope. 60 FPS performance mode or 30 FPS quality mode. Quality mode is choppy dog water. I’d be surprised if it’s even 30fps locked.

ID: h8vclq4

I knew. I just knew they would botch another classic yet again. The price tag on this thing is a joke too.

ID: h8vv8c3

Will the classic version on pc still function normally?

ID: h8wqcah

Most of this just sounds like the original lol

ID: h8ufsft

Blizzard outsourced it, right?

ID: h8uha27


It's Vicarious Visions, which is now part of Blizzard.

ID: h8v4g5a

Couch co-op?

ID: h8vaj7v

This is a game built for pc, literally. It doesn’t have the movement of d3 that converts perfectly to a controller. Day 1 pc purchase for me but console I dunno

3 : Anonymous2021/08/14 03:44 ID: h8vdasl

Its Blizzard... Did anyone actually expect greatness? Those days are long gone.

ID: h8yth1d

Eh the D3 port on the Switch was nearly perfect in my eyes. I had high hopes for the console D2s.

4 : Anonymous2021/08/14 12:02 ID: h8wgwaq

No 4k/60 and no lobbies and no way to chat? Holy shit this can’t be real. People need to hammer these points considering it’s a beta

ID: h8x0fe2

The game comes out in a month. There is no way they are adding features now.

5 : Anonymous2021/08/13 18:37 ID: h8tc1ph

Open beta is August 20th.

ID: h8tcxai

Today if you pre-ordered.

ID: h8te4xa

What happens if you buy it rn, do you get access?

ID: h8tiqil

What's in the betA?

ID: h8vmzq4

act 1-2 and all classes but two.

6 : Anonymous2021/08/13 19:07 ID: h8tgk5c

Lol and no lobby’s like pc and no chat in game this sucks

ID: h8th6xs

Wait is this real? There are no lobbies on the console? Lmfao unbelievable

ID: h8tthbi

Wtf no lobbies?? That's an immidate refund for me if true and I'll just buy on pc. That's the entire point of d2. Find a lobby that suits you... trades/pvp/farming and ect. That's a literal core component of the experience

ID: h8tisqf

So it’s impossible to play the game properly on console? Totally bizarre. How do you trade or set up Baal runs?

ID: h8tlxz8

You can't... It's really Really disappointing. So mad I pre ordered on ps5. No where near pc experience without game browser and text chat.

My first hour experience: everyone is somewhere else due to no communication possibilities

7 : Anonymous2021/08/14 11:55 ID: h8wgbbr

I’ve never played a Diablo game. Should I play this or diablo 3? Would be on PS5

ID: h8wqjx6

Diablo 3 is great on console imo and you can play with up to 4 ppl on the same screen.

Diablo 2 was fantastic when it came out, better than 3, but it was never a console game and it looks like they havent put much work in the console controls 🙁

If you play on console, especially with someone else, then 3 is a no brainer, 2's remaster wont even have local coop.

8 : Anonymous2021/08/14 14:24 ID: h8ww5ss

I suggest people start refunding their pre-orders / not buying it at all.

I am a extreme die-hard Diablo 2 fan but Blizzard has been going downhill for 10 years now.

This company only care about milking every customer for their money. I'm not talking about the Devs and the employees themselves but those who are above them in the corporate setting. Its all about shareholders now. We as consumers are a second thought to their balance sheets. Because they have learned from buying habits of loyalists, that they and other companies can get away with putting out a bad product and even cutting features last minute.

Launches are progressively getting worse and worse because we as consumers don't hold these companies accountable for polished products at launch anymore. This has a large part to do with the digital trend and being able to patch after the fact. So deadlines are really just a moving target, and they rely on the consumer to be "understanding" of issues at launch at this point.

Few points:

This is digital release only, because thats the biggest profit margin for them. They have ignored all requests for a physical product. Which has been brought up multiple times since the announce at Blizzcon Online during the pandemic.

They aren't making a ps5 version, so anyone with a ps5 will be playing the ps4 version and we will be limited to whatever the ps4 system can handle.

It was just leaked earlier this week they are removing TCP/IP completely from the PC version which they pointed to "security" reasons but that is a smoke screen, and not the real reason. Doing so hurts they thriving modding community that has helped keep the game alive the last 20 years, and helped encourage them to remaster this title... they even said so at Blizzcon, "We love the modding community, and are working closely with them on the remaster, to make sure they are supported when this launches."

What they don't tell you is they contacted the modders during pre production, and started off nicely with them. But for the modders who didn't want to be bothered helping or didnt have the time to give them feedback / all their source code for their changes. They were met with legal threats.

Just the other day they directly asked, and now are claiming Ladder seasons wont be at launch, and there is no ETA for when they will arrive.

Warcraft 3 Reforged they did the same thing, a year and half later Ladder systems are still missing from that game! There is zero motivation for them to "fix" it either. They have abandoned that title due to sales, And they destroyed the original version so players cant even go back and play the old one now in this wake.

Add the sexual harassment accusations of recent, which is very public if you google it.

Add the Blitzchung Incident, google it if you are unaware.

Add Diablo Immortal Blizzcon announcement, which their stock price nearly got cut in half within a week from.

How about the fact they started to time-gate WoW content, only so they could milk subscription time from users longer for content they had already paid a box price for, and now had to wait for a drawn out period for it to finally release?

This company is completely out of touch with the fans because they have little to no interest in putting out good products anymore. At a corporate level. They have been riding on their name for quite some time, and will continue to do so until you as a consumer start to speak up. The only way to do that is with your dollars.

They will continue to do the least amount possible for the most profit unless we as consumers draw a line.

The focus of these companies needs to start to shift back to building a great product, and customer satisfaction.

If we as gamers continue to let companies like this slide and do this, It only makes it easier for others to follow suite.

Again refund preorders and don't buy until they have a polished product they promised, and start to speak up. Make others aware. Make companies like Activison-Blizzard realize they cant get away with this treatment of their products, customers, and even employees.

ID: h8x6yz7

Is there really not a PS5 version?

ID: h8x7j98

scroll down and read the text on the right side.

"To play this game on PS5, your system may need to be updated to the latest system software. Although this game is playable on PS5, some features available on PS4 may be absent. See PlayStation.com/bc for more details."

Its only a PS4 version. and as we know PS5's backwards compatibility isnt what Xbox has so we are locked to whatever the ps4 can handle.

Even though they put the ps5 tag on there... again this is a huge company playing smoke and mirrors just to get access to your wallet. its fucked up!

ID: h8xjmt6

This is so disappointing, I've been wanting a remaste

forever and have been ultra hyped since it was officially announced.

I was honestly leaning towards PC for this anyway, but some of the comments and issues I'm reading about are going to be universal almost certainly.

Man, are they going to butcher my boy?!

9 : Anonymous2021/08/13 18:21 ID: h8t9pls

You only get a PC key for watching a Twitch stream

10 : Anonymous2021/08/13 17:33 ID: h8t2j0a

Anyone know of a good PS5 stream for this.

Curious how it looks with the controller interface/controls

ID: h8theyb

I’m playing it now and it’s actually surprisingly good for a remaster of 20 year old pc game. One thing I’m missing is lock on but I might just be dumb and over looked it.

The times I played D2 on pc I never got very far because I could never figure out how to use multiple skills at a time and now it’s super easy with just matching them to the face buttons and bumpers/trigger.

11 : Anonymous2021/08/13 20:39 ID: h8tup73

Dont play it. Dont show blizzard ANY good will.

ID: h8u8llb

Here's the thing - the whole debacle is a few shits at Blizzard. The majority of staff across the company are regular, decent people just trying to pay their bills.

Boycotting their products won't do shit to the higher-ups that allowed the shitshow.

ID: h8udhcb

Lower sales affect everyone.

ID: h8u6tqz

Y diablo is fun

ID: h8u7ot4

Blizzard doesn’t deserve any money after these past actions

12 : Anonymous2021/08/14 00:54 ID: h8ut5kv


ID: h8vxhr5

Por que no los dos?

13 : Anonymous2021/08/13 17:51 ID: h8t5dn4

This is still just a closed beta yet right? So no access?

ID: h8t6zxj

Watch a twitch stream for 2.5 hours and you will receive an early access code.

ID: h8t6fc7

You get access if you preorder

14 : Anonymous2021/08/13 21:49 ID: h8u54y9

Can I still refund game if I preordered and played Beta from Sony Store?

15 : Anonymous2021/08/14 06:27 ID: h8vsd4l

Game definitely picks up even slight stick drift in your controller. Character stops attacking all the time because it thinks I'm moving.

16 : Anonymous2021/08/14 13:39 ID: h8wqtmi

Pre order to play tye beta? GTF outta here.

17 : Anonymous2021/08/14 16:05 ID: h8x9qxa

Fuck. Blizzard.


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