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In some ways the beautifully made remaster of Diablo 2 is unlucky to be the Blizzard's first release after that the State of California had filed suit against the studio. Much of the work on the game was carried out by Vicarious Visions, a blameless business that only joined Blizzard earlier in the year.

(Indeed its former studio director Jen Oneal was recently named co-leader of Blizzard as well as a new broom is likely to oversee the process of reform.) The original 2000 game was developed through Blizzard North. It's an independent studio, distinct from its SoCal mothership.

Diablo 2 can be described as an adopted child of the Blizzard culture, at highest. However, Diablo has helped define the Blizzard aesthetic, thanks to its non-traditional aesthetic Kitchen sink lore, modern online multiplayer and ending game of deep abyssal complication and depth.

It feels important to lay all this out. However, it's not my place as a critic to inform you on how to experience Blizzard games in 2021. This is only an individual choice. Personally, as someone who loves the studio's games, I am conflicted and still undecided.

But I've let it be nothing to do with the rest of the review.That's however not to suggest that I don't have deep feelings about Diablo 2: Resurrected for various reasons.

Diablo 2 is a beast of a game which, 21 years on, still creates a long shadow over the agonizing development of its successor (a one from which Diablo 4 doesn't seem to have escaped also) and also over the genre of action-RPG that it defined.

As influential as it's been, it's still a unique bloody-minded, almost awkward piece of art as well as a completely outdated one.The crucial thing to be aware of concerning Diablo 2: Resurrected is that it's done virtually nothing to make a difference, for better or worse (spoilers for you: it's both).

You get a few small but important quality-of-life improvements that include a shared storage area for your characters to trade loot for, an the ability to automatically pick up gold, and - given that the game is now available in console versions, fully-implemented gamepad support. But that's the extent of what the creators have permitted themselves for fear of altering its character excessively. You're still playing item Tetris on a tiny grid.

You're still running towards your corpse, empty-handed , full of heart to get your weapons, armour and cash after you've died. You're browsing through a catalog of public games , with unclear titles such as Buy D2R items PC within the lobby, if you're looking to play online.