Diablo 2 Remake

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  • JamboWayOh 23 Jan 2021 02:18:19 23,052 posts
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    Don't think this has been mentioned at all but looks like there's a Diablo 2 remake in the works, being made by Vicarious Visions who made the Tony Hawk 1 + 2 remake as well as a team at Blizzard. Hopefully it isn't the shit show that Warcraft 3 Reforged was.

    https://kotaku.com/report-vicarious-visions-is-working-on-a-diablo-ii-rem-1846115389

    Edited by JamboWayOh at 02:18:37 23-01-2021
  • Ddanno 23 Jan 2021 02:51:19 1,779 posts
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    Blimey.
    Also, ffs, I had things to do in my 40s that didn't include trying to get an SoJ/Windforce/IK Hammer/etc
  • Dirtbox 23 Jan 2021 05:39:39 92,092 posts
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    The original is clanky as shit, but still very playable. I don't really see the point in a remake aside from a resolution upgrade.
  • askew 23 Jan 2021 08:45:09 22,882 posts
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    Doesn't a Diablo 2 remake with fancy graphics = Diablo 3?
  • Rogueywon 23 Jan 2021 09:10:12 11,093 posts
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    @askew Nah, they're actually pretty different games. Diablo 3 is pretty and I have sunk way too many hours into it, but it smoothed a lot of its predecessor's rough edges. It's a more accessible game, but I can see how people would miss the harsher mechanics from Diablo 2.
  • Poorandugly 23 Jan 2021 09:14:31 647 posts
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    Nah they play quite differently. D3 is like a slot machine, always worried to bore or offend you. D2 game play was slower and more unforgiving, and more about the atmosphere, atleast for people like me who are a bit shit. Now, atmosphere is difficult to replicate but if they pull it off I'd definitely be interested.

    /ninjaed by roguewon

    Edited by Poorandugly at 09:15:25 23-01-2021
  • JamboWayOh 23 Jan 2021 11:35:07 23,052 posts
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    Yeah the atmosphere of D2 is a world away from D3. D2 feels quite brooding and oppressive whereas D3 always felt me like a Haunted house attraction kind of atmosphere. Don't get me wrong about D3 though, I've put far too many hours into it that I care too mention.
  • TechnoHippy 23 Jan 2021 12:23:05 18,602 posts
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    Does this mean a console version? If so, colour me interested for a replay.
  • Dirtbox 23 Jan 2021 15:07:37 92,092 posts
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    Hope they get Matt Uelmen back, the music was at least 50% of the atmosphere.
  • crashVoodoo 19 Feb 2021 23:57:01 7,075 posts
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    on pc and consoles with cross .... progression



    before > after footage from 40 second mark

    Edited by crashVoodoo at 23:59:07 19-02-2021
  • THFourteen 20 Feb 2021 06:38:41 54,003 posts
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    That looks fucking great
  • challenge_hanukkah 20 Feb 2021 06:53:34 13,820 posts
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    It can't be any worse than Warcraft 3 Reforged at least.
  • DakeyrasUK 20 Feb 2021 08:17:15 4,965 posts
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    Been 20 years since I played diablo 2 and only 3 or so since I played diablo 3 on switch.

    To me it seemed like I was playing diablo 2 with modern graphics... put many hrs into it so will probably do so again.
  • Trafford 20 Feb 2021 08:24:32 9,000 posts
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    Never played the original but sank hundreds of hours into 3.
    I'm bang up for this.
  • Mola_Ram 20 Feb 2021 08:28:06 25,403 posts
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    I know that there's a lot of love for 2, but personally I liked the first Diablo more. And I liked 3 more too (after they fixed it).

    Still, I'd be well up for revisiting it.
  • TechnoHippy 20 Feb 2021 08:36:50 18,602 posts
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    They can count me in.
  • Dirtbox 20 Feb 2021 08:39:46 92,092 posts
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    Diablo 1 made me feel kind of depressed, it was just a dungeon crawl going deeper and deeper. I remember piling money up beside my chest because there was nothing to buy and I had far too much. Hellfire made it better, and I was about to say something about the expansion being caught up in licensing limbo as it was made and published by Sierra, but it's all owned by Activision Blizzard now.
  • Mola_Ram 20 Feb 2021 08:42:09 25,403 posts
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    I liked the simplicity of the first game, and the sense of danger. MP did get utterly ruined by cheating, though.
  • Nemesis 20 Feb 2021 09:44:51 19,970 posts
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    Respawns in Tristram. Ahhhhh Diablo 2 hacks, my word was it bad.

    All over this. D1 was utterly brilliant and miserable. D2 was fatter, has lots of fields which had you desperate for a dungeon and boss section....but wow. Those cutscenes and story. Just great.
  • JamboWayOh 20 Feb 2021 10:12:18 23,052 posts
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    I can't believe this game came out in 2000. I feel so old. Regardless I'm bang up for this. Still concerned about the whole WC3 Reforged fuck up though.
  • dfunked09 20 Feb 2021 10:16:04 1,697 posts
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    Yeah, they're pretty much the last company that I'd consider preordering anything from. Definitely a wait and see for me even if it does look great and VV have a good track record.
  • crashVoodoo 20 Feb 2021 11:10:51 7,075 posts
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    I think I played a demo of 1 but not 2. I'm sure this is around the time I fell out of pc gaming.

    Quite interested in giving it whirl.
  • Humperfunk 20 Feb 2021 11:11:10 8,471 posts
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    Only played Diablo 3 (and loved it), so this is very welcome news :)
  • THFourteen 20 Feb 2021 11:57:04 54,003 posts
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    Question is, switch, pc or both :-(

    Wonder if it will have any form of multiplayer beyond the original
  • Poorandugly 20 Feb 2021 14:34:22 647 posts
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    Looks promising. Hopefully they will implement controller support on PC (heresy I know, but fuck it, I want to play from the coach).
  • Nemesis 20 Feb 2021 14:42:28 19,970 posts
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    Characters tied to accounts would be handy; hopping Switch to PS4 and not having to re-do everything .... that would be dead handy.
  • Nemesis 20 Feb 2021 14:42:56 19,970 posts
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    Poorandugly wrote:
    Looks promising. Hopefully they will implement controller support on PC (heresy I know, but fuck it, I want to play from the coach).
    Sure that was mentioned on the feed!
  • Poorandugly 20 Feb 2021 14:44:53 647 posts
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    @Nemesis Awesome, thanks for letting me know!
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