and Vicarious Visions
have not only delivered a faithful version of the game that is basically the blueprint for all of the loot-filled experiences we play today, but one that serves as a friendly reminder. That if you want to do something, do it well. Oh, and it the new visuals are something t behold.
Diablo II: Resurrected is something of a magic trick, the new visuals not only draw on the latest bits of 2021 3D rendering technology, they amplify and improve the original in ways that are hard to quantify. Remaining faithful is one thing, and Diablo II: Resurrected is very much a modern-day take on the original 2D sprite-based presentation. But when this level of care is put into the little details, the result becomes truly impressive.
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Every location, every character, every demonic foe you come across adds to the atmosphere, adds to the gothic tone. One dark and gloomy dungeon at a time. The iconic look and feel that drew in players back in the day feels almost filled in here. With all of the detail seemingly ripped from the collective 2000-era consciousness of those that dialled into Battle.net for the first time.
It adds to the simple yet powerful story, the built-from-the-ground-up cinematics enhance the narrative without ever straying from the source. Taken as a faithful recreation of a classic, this might just be the most impressive remaster to date.
Posted 08:52pm 07/10/21