Diablo II: Resurrected
When Diablo II was originally released back in 2000, I was heavily into racing games on the PlayStation console (this was before the dawn of the XBox). I did know about it, and was quite interested in plying it, but I had a console not a PC, so I was out of luck.
Diablo II is one of those legendary games that defined a generation, so when Diablo II: Resurrected was released, and on console, I knew I had to give it a go.
Whilst Diablo II: Resurrected makes use of new massively improved graphics, it’s still essentially the same game as before. Weapons, characters, balancing, and anything else has been pretty much left untouched. It’s like an acknowledgement that Diablo II was the best game, so only a fresh paint job would be needed.
Resurrected does feature some minor changes, such as a Shared Stash, which allows players to access items between different characters, and things like auto-pickup gold. The purists of course can turn these, and the updated graphics off if they’re really looking for an original experience.
Gameplay is pretty much combat between the player and the evil foes that stand in your way. How you combat enemies depends on your class, and you get given several different options. You can bash, slash, and fire blast your way through the game. You just need need to rid all the evil of the land, how you do it is up to you.
With any hack n slash exploration RPG, you’re going to get repetitive gameplay, and whilst this may be frustrating, it’s not a game breaker.
On the surface Diablo looks like one of those generic free to play RPG games that you see advertised on your phone, but rather than being restricted to a tiny screen experience you get to explore a massive world from the comfort of your couch with the ease of a controller. If you, like me, for whatever reason, never got the play Diablo II some twenty years ago, then do yourself a favour and grab a copy on your platform of choice. If you played it 20 years ago and loved it, I’m sure there is plenty to still love and you should definitely grab a copy, if noting else for nostalgia and seeing how much more pretty it is!
Rating: R13 Restricted to persons 13 years and over. Violence & horror scenes
GEEKERY rating: 3.5/5
This review is based on the Xbox Series X version of the game. A copy was provided to us by Blizzard Entertainment