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Diablo II Resurrected (PC, Xbox Family, PS4/5,Switch) - 2021!


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III is the only one I've played, and I only really got into playing through the levels in single-player for the plot and environments, rather than the loot grind side that seems to suck in so many. But my impression from the trailer is that this is still II but with shinier graphics and an awful lot (an AWFUL LOT) of clever real-time lighting effects. So my gut says III has a lot of variation in the environments compared to these rectangular levels, but as I understand it, II has more on the loads and loads of enemies and clever weapons stuff. So what are you after from the game?

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3 hours ago, Angry the Clown said:

Still embarrassed to say I have next to no familiarity with the Diablo series, even though many years ago @iainl kindly had a copy of one of the earlier games on PC going spare that I just never got round to installing! :blush:. Would this be a better place to start vs III (which I note is already approaching nine years old)?

 

III is a more sprawling game with more build variety in its current iteration but II is the stronger game from a narrative perspective and frankly has stronger art direction overall. It's a modern classic that still has some of the most addictive gameplay in the ARPG genre and its loot drop system is sheer perfection in terms of giving the player a sense of progression and "building up power". I would wait for this to release and then move nicely into III. Of course I still adore the original and its piddly 16 "simple" levels for its atmosphere alone but we're not getting a resurrected edition of that (yet).

 

EDIT: Surprised no one has mentioned that the Barbarian class in that video thumbnails has an uncanny resemblance to David Bautista...:lawl 

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This is like the lowest key "major" release I've ever seen. Almost no big conversation around it, really. Given Blizzard's legal issues, I somewhat understand that. 

 

I did pick up the game on the Series X and played through an hour or so today. It's pretty great! The performance mode runs at a smooth 60fps and though the resolution downgrade is noticeable from the 30fps quality mode, it still looks like its running high enough to maintain a good level of sharpness/detail (seems to be in the 1440p range to my eye but I'm no great pixel counter).

 

I *love* that the legacy mode is built in and easy to swap to (LT + view button on the Xbox controller). Having the OG visuals are your fingertips is just fun. The music immediately took me back to my days of apartment living and spending hours on my PC playing through the game. Nostalgia overload.:)

 

It will be a bit before I really dive in as I'm still deep into Kena but I'm super excited to dive back in. It's still remains as one of the greatest ARPG's of all time, IMO.

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5 hours ago, Romier S said:

This is like the lowest key "major" release I've ever seen. Almost no big conversation around it, really. Given Blizzard's legal issues, I somewhat understand that. 

 

I did pick up the game on the Series X and played through an hour or so today. It's pretty great! The performance mode runs at a smooth 60fps and though the resolution downgrade is noticeable from the 30fps quality mode, it still looks like its running high enough to maintain a good level of sharpness/detail (seems to be in the 1440p range to my eye but I'm no great pixel counter).

 

I *love* that the legacy mode is built in and easy to swap to (LT + view button on the Xbox controller). Having the OG visuals are your fingertips is just fun. The music immediately took me back to my days of apartment living and spending hours on my PC playing through the game. Nostalgia overload.:)

 

It will be a bit before I really dive in as I'm still deep into Kena but I'm super excited to dive back in. It's still remains as one of the greatest ARPG's of all time, IMO.

Probably going to pick it up. Lack of local coop and cross play is disappointing though. Haven’t seen too many comments yet, any advantage to owning on X or PS5?

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56 minutes ago, Paul said:

Probably going to pick it up. Lack of local coop and cross play is disappointing though. Haven’t seen too many comments yet, any advantage to owning on X or PS5?


There’s almost nothing out there comparing the two. I read that the PS5’s performance mode was pretty soft and lower resolution during the beta and the promised DualSense features are MIA so I went Series X for the better IQ and possibly performance.

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