After spending a weekend playing Diablo II: Resurrected
it's safe to say that this remaster more than lives up to the iconic action-RPG that is D2. The iconic genre defining experience now with a visual make-over that has to be seen to believed.
It was with Diablo II that many of us learned about different builds, playstyles, optimisation, and the importance that one attribute point in the wrong place could mean when it comes down to those final moments. It was here we learned the joys of a Barbarian spinning his blades like a Whirlwind, the power of a Javelin wielding Amazon warrior, how smite-y a Paladin’s Blessed Hammer could be, and just what an Emperor Palpatine-like Sorceress could do with a little chain lightning.
Our Full Diablo II: Resurrected Hands-On Preview
Challenging, brutal, dark, and gothic – Diablo II: Resurrected brings it all back in style and in the process is a remaster to savour.
Going hands-on with the recent Technical Alpha build that featured the game’s first two Acts alongside the ability to take either the Amazon, Barbarian, or Sorceress for a spin, the sheer magic of Diablo II shines through the moment you begin your adventure in the troubled and almost overrun Rogue Encampment. Here we get to see the newly remastered visuals which are presented in a remake-like fashion. That is a modern, impressive 3D layer that sits on top of the original 2D pixel core.