Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition Four Things You Should Know

If you're playing the latest Diablo release on PlayStation or Xbox, here are four important tips to remember.

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GregoryBastards
GregoryBastards

Switching on elective mode is like giving fps players rocket launchers on all slots.....it does as much good as it does bad.....keeping it off  makes the battles a bit more tactful imo.....but it's always good to have an option......


i only wish the reaper of souls had the reaper as a playable class.....

bobjones1980
bobjones1980

Interesting that the skill tree stuff would be off by default, also well done Erick you should keep playing the Console version instead of the PC

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

Meanwhile he doesnt mentions that you can eaisly make a game then go to the blacksmith,craft whatever items you desire (if you have the mats that is) and if it rolls something bad,hold the PS/Xbox menu button to dashboard quit to your console desktop,re-enter the game and you still have your mats with you un-used.

dbene
dbene

One thing I don't understand is why I am having such an easier time on the Ultimate Evil Edition. Example, the first time I played through on 360. I played on normal and when I finished the game I was level 25 (I do admit that some levels I played with higher level people online though). Normal was fairly though for me and I when I got to certain places it so difficult I had to go back and replay earlier levels to level up and compete. Now ..on this edition I started a fresh character and normal was very easy...pretty soon I bumped it all the way to Master and I am not having hardly any difficulty at all. I am on like level 22 and I havent' even finished the first act. The only thing I can see why this is so maybe that since I imported my 360 characters ......I had the blacksmith and gem guy unlocked already and had a lot of money to buy good equipment early on ,but still the difficulty level seems sooo much easier on this edition. 

greaseman1985
greaseman1985

So THAT is what elective mode is. The game doesn't do a good job of explaining it.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

AAAhhhh so that is why in these videos they seem to smash through hordes of monsters with seemingly little effort. Elective mode seems like it should be called "overkill" mode instead. I think I'd rather have it like the original game and harder but that is just me.

kargion
kargion

Some of the info was a bit wrong but good advice.

gino_pachino
gino_pachino

playing diablo on console is like eating soup whitout a spoon 

jwsoul
jwsoul

Good advice here worth a listen. 

black_icefa02
black_icefa02

Definitely need to try out elective mode.  For those who already have, how to you switch between powers that are mapped to the same button? 


black_icefa02
black_icefa02

Well I've been playing since last Thursday and I'm only half way into Act III. I think my problem is that I have to read or listen to every text block. Plus I'm pretty busy with my family and career.  Its fun so far, but I still don't see why there was so much hype surrounding the game before and after it's release. 

jynxten
jynxten

Wait! Wait! Wait! With Elective Mode you can do what?

Must try that out now!

weetbix23
weetbix23

I bought this for PS4 and it has been awesome so far, really enjoying this game, glad I never played it on PC. Thanks for the tips, really useful video!

hansbeej
hansbeej

I wish I had held out for the PS4 version. I picked up the PC version a month-or-so ago, and while it's good, I think I might enjoy it more chilling on my couch. Oh well, maybe I'll double dip later if I find it on sale. 

grove12345
grove12345

Feels like Diablo turned into a F2P browser achievement game 

S0LIDUS311
S0LIDUS311

Things we already know......seriously. Who doesn't know this crap already?

marksparr
marksparr

It's because in this version no matter what difficulty (except torment) all enemies scale to you and your parties' skill level.

cee59
cee59

@dbene this scares me. I need a challenge. I've never played diablo and started off on expert , didn't die too much so far. Watching all these gamespot videos the enemies are all dead in a few hits. Looks so boring to roll through the game like this. At least on expert it takes about 10 hits to kill guys instead of 2

Selindrile
Selindrile

@dbene My brother and I, who both started fresh on X1 have noticed this too. We've played entirely on Master and we frequently ask each other "Are you sure it's on Master? This feels so easy!" Luckily, we hit 60 as we killed diablo, so we're gonna bump it up to Torment and see how it goes.

skillywilly187
skillywilly187

@greaseman1985  I remember when I started on diablo 3 pc and its the same thing..took me weeks of gameplay till I found out through something like this or maybe it was a youtube vid about elective mode....

Its a gamebreaker!!

dbene
dbene

@greaseman1985

That is awesome about elective mode. I thought that it just simply allowed you to change the button assignment of each category (ex. make you RT skill your X skill) I didn't realize it would let you assign more than one skill from a tree 

chippiez
chippiez

@Dannystaples14 No shit.  I figured it was remap like everyone else.  That is ridiculously unbalancing if you can assign any skills you want from any tree.  I don't know if I want to try it.  It's like Cheese mode.  I don't even farm on anything less than Torment I.  Without challenge, why play?  Yeah, it takes me longer to gear up and crap, but I probably have more fun doing so as I don't just get to stand in the fire and button mash every elite to death. 

Freedomination
Freedomination

@Dannystaples14 Elective mode has always been available. It doesnt give you more skills at once as it might seem the way he explained it though. Just doesnt restrict your choices. It always seemed a bit weird that they hid it in the menus but i guess they wanted to make sure newcomers would strike a balance between offensive and defensive powers

doozie78
doozie78

@gino_pachino I really feel like the console version is far more enjoyable personally, and this is coming from a life-long PC gamer. This game just lends itself much better to a controller, makes it not such a boring click-fest. 

dbene
dbene

@gino_pachino

Everyone ....even reviewers agree that Diablo III on console is superior. I am surprised by this but it is the case.

thelongestyodel
thelongestyodel

@gino_pachino The Goose flies over the bridge at dawn.

kargion
kargion

@gino_pachino You mean it like eating soup the best way possible?  Put in over 200+ hours on the PC version and the console version is way better and more fun for me to play.  Same exact game and I don't have to sit on my pc to play it.  Victory.

jynxten
jynxten

@black_icefa02 I just tried it just there. When you have elective mode on when you pick a skill for a button you can pick any skill you'd like instead of just the five skills that are usually assigned to that button. So you can have all of the skills from the same tree assigned to different buttons. You can't pick more than one skill on the same button (I thought that's what he meant too, probably could've explained better).

washington
washington

I actually was going to say just about the exact same thing, I just started the game for the first time, first diablo game I've tried, it's fun but I don't get the hype, or how or why people spend 200+ hours on it. Is it the multiplayer that people get hooked on? The loot system? The vast amounts of customization? It's all fun, but nothing's grabbed me so far

gamersince78
gamersince78

@Selindrile @dbene  I think this is because they figure most people had the initial console game before RoS, and as such, they allowed you to level up quite quickly in order to unlock the new act 5. That would be my guess.

skillywilly187
skillywilly187

@Freedomination @Dannystaples14  yes very well said. That is exactly right! And i agree with that BUT i do think that at some point they should give a ingame tutorial explaining this. Cause while on normal difficultys and first playthroughs it don't matter what skills you have as you will have no trouble BUT later on in torment difficulties its a great Boon!

skillywilly187
skillywilly187

@kargion @gino_pachino  yeah same here, have a barbarian from early diablo 3 pc release paragon (Way up there) lol i just enjoy console better and i must say that i have a nvidea 760 GeForce i5 quad core and believe or not it looks still better on console.

black_icefa02
black_icefa02

@jynxten Ahhhhhhh that makes a lot more sense. Thanks for the clarification. That will work great for my desired load out!

S0LIDUS311
S0LIDUS311

The elective mode is hidden, yeah. But the bonuses pop up on screen....

Erick
Erick moderator

@S0LIDUS311 while I do admit the bonus's are known. I just wanted to make it more of a point of emphasis since it's something the console lends itself to more so than the PC. Tried to give tips that would help as many people as possible.