Diablo 2 resurrected on console with the controller on the item

The author of these lines remembers how he gambled the Hack & Slay Classic Diablo on the very first PlayStation. It worked, somehow. But the control went on the PC, with mouse and keyboard, much better from the hand. But that isometric action role-playing games can also feel well with the controller really well, which proved a few years later Diablo 3 with the portings for the younger Playstation and Xbox consoles, and finally with the Nintendo Switch version.

On September 23, 2021, Diablo 2, which was only playable on the PC, celebrate its console debut in the resur rated new edition. On the one hand, the developers could certainly benefit from their experiences with Diablo 3. On the other hand, the classic of 2000 brought new challenges that wanted to be mastered. Insider insights on the console port of Diablo 2: Resurrected recently gave the responsible design Director Robert Gallerani on the official website of the game. Below we have summarized you the most exciting findings:

From the beginning, the cross-platform progress was an important goal for Diablo 2 Resurrected. From this goal in turn, there are specifications and guidelines that all developers have to hold on all platforms. For example, in the one version you can not suddenly make crucial changes in the game, which do not exist on the other platforms.
The change of mouse and keyboard to controller affects stronger on some design levels than may be considered from the outside.
Controller with the controller is more direct. The automatic removal, which is necessary for a mouse control (so that the character reaches the location to which the player has clicked) can be deactivated. Without this movement and thanks to the more direct input, the player can reach places to which mouse users would never get (for example, they can move along objects or race against walls).
Without a mouse pointer, there is no way to directly target an opponent. Therefore, the environment is searched for a controller control and prioritizes destinations at different levels. The prioritization differs from class to class (prioritizing deadlocks near bodies higher than other classes).

For collection of booty with the controller, the developers have tried different things – for example, to collect everything automatically through the overflow. In the final version, your progestin gathering specifically collects, with your position determining which item is targeted. Also displayed are only items in your proximity, whereby there is also a key that you can view all bag pieces.
When selecting the skills, the developers have been inspired by Diablo 3. Since classes may have a considerable number of skills, you can switch the six action buttons with a key of your controllers so that you can directly trigger a total of twelve skills.

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Since Diablo 2 Resurrected also appears on the Nintendo Switch, the topic readability was important on small screens. The change between offline and online modes has also been optimized so that it runs as liquid as possible.
In the original there was the following options in the main menu at that time: Single Player / Battle.net / Gateway: Battle.net / Multiplayer 2. That was quite confusing for new players, which is why developers of the new edition have restructured this area. You now choose a simple between offline and online.
Unlike then, you no longer have to ask for group invitation after you have joined a game. The group invitation is completely automatic.
If you want to play with friends, you can simply invite them to your game in the new edition. The new group search feature brings together potential players who are not in your friends list. This has been expanded, based on the player feedback, in recent months to expand new options and filters so that you can also find specific content such as Uber-Diablo, Pandemonium or PvP / Duels quickly.

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