Diablo 2 Resurrected fun but dusty – Closed Beta played

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Blizzard’s Action-RPG Diablo 2 is undoubtedly one of the most important titles that the company published so far and, until today, inspired numerous other representatives of his genres. Now the company dares to a Remaster of his former hits, which we were already allowed to play on the PlayStation 5 as part of the recent Closed Beta and that left us with mixed feelings.

Classic story meets modern intermediate sequences

At the story of the title, the team of Vicarious Visions, which was most recently changed at the new edition of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, has not changed anything. The analysis version begins with the well-known intro of the classic, in which Marius, the occupant of a madman area, receives visit from a mysterious shape in which he seems to recognize the Archangel Tyrael. He reports this from disturbing events in a tavern, which he lived.

Subsequently, the actual game begins with his first act in which we hatch in the role of a nameless hero and break in the warehouse of hunters to our first adventure. In the finished game we will ultimately oppose Oberböseweich Diablo, which could survive the final of the first part. The opening sequence was created with current technology from the ground up and offers a modern entry into the time-honored Blizzard classic, which was published in the market for the first time in 2000.

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In the Closed Beta, five of the total of seven character classes were available: more precisely we could decide between the Amazon, the barbar, the Druid, the Paladin and the sorceress. The Assassine and the dead complains were not yet selectable. We chose a sorceress and moved out into the world with her to clean a nearby spoiled cave of all sorts of monsters.

At first, however, we inspected the camp of the hunters in which we started. We talked to various characters and gave us a small overview of what we can do where. Then we made us up to examine the aforementioned cave.

graphic chic with pleasant improvements

After we had given a way through some monsters and zombies by means of our rod and our fire magic, we finally reached our destination. As we explore the ominous place, the improved technology quickly falls into the eye. The textures and character models were revised at appealingly, but above all, it is the improved lighting that contributes noticeably to the gloomy atmosphere of the games.

In particular, there should be particularly intended fans that the basic mood of the original is also preserved in Diablo 2: Resurrected. The colors are a bit stronger, but there is no look like that, which was criticized by many long-standing fans of the series a few years ago in Diablo 3. The atmosphere is supported by an atmospheric soundtrack with some really great pieces of music.

In addition, lovers of the original are likely to quickly notice some Quality of Life improvements that benefit the feeling and enable a slightly more pleasant game flow. For example, items lying on the ground are automatically recorded and an overview shows beautifully in the menu beautifully, as certain skills affect your character and how much better / worse equipment is. These possibilities include beautifully organically, without destroying the feel of the original.

However, the developers could have been a bit more bold here in order to further improve the playability of the title with Diablo 2: Resurrected and so closer to contemporary action RPGs. The inventory must still be manually optimized to waste no space. So we have now arrived at a point where the ghosts could ultimately divorce, because the developers have to walk on a narrow ridge between original loyalty and modernity.

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funny but pretty dusty action

So well Vicarious Visions the Blizzard classic can also improve in individual aspects and brought them into the present, so old baking the game still feels in many moments. Of course, this is a bit far in nature of the thing, after all, we have to do here with a Remaster and no remake to do, but at one or the other screw, the makers could probably have to screw in good conscience without shaking fans.

For example, the struggles and action make it much fun today as 21 years ago and generally the responsible persons have caught the basic feeling, both playful and atmospheric, wonderfully. In addition, it is still really great to experiment with the different capabilities of your own character. Nevertheless, the numerous skirmishers feel about all sorts of monstrous shapes not necessarily. The animations are quite static as in the original.

But that does not necessarily have to be nothing negative or even a K.O. criterion for the new edition. Many old-established Diablo 2 fans may even welcome it that Blizzard deals with the classic so carefully and primarily relies on technical modernization with small gameplay improvements. On the other hand, it should be questionable whether Diablo 2: Resurrected with its partly dusted facets on September 23, 2021 will be able to convince new players who have no binding to original.

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