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The remaster of the 2000 title follows more in the vein of WoW Classic than the Warcraft 3 Reforged approach by attempting to deliver an almost identical experience to the original with only visual upgrades and a few minor quality of life improvements that stop short of making the game any easier or harder Diablo 4 Items. Most quality of life upgrades in Diablo 2: Resurrected stick to improving the convenience of online and co-op play, although there is also an auto gold pickup option that is turned on by default. That being said, all of the gameplay quality of life improvements can easily be toggled off for players who prefer an experience that more closely matches the original.

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The ability to quickly toggle between the updated and legacy version of Diablo 2 is the game’s strongest feature. The one-button toggle between legacy and remastered graphics is far more entertaining than it ought to be and quickly swapping back and forth to see how a tree or the wall of a dungeon originally looked makes every session a fascinating look at how graphics have changed in the last two decades. It's purely optional but still impressive.

The level of entertainment that Diablo 2: Resurrected will provide largely depends on how gamers are approaching the title. Are they a player who remembers the game from childhood and wants to revisit it, a die-hard fan who never stopped playing, or a fan who fell in love with the franchise with Diablo 3 and are looking to experience the prior installment for the first time? That final group may have the most interesting (and possibly frustrating) experience with the core Diablo gameplay loop, but with far less direction and a much steeper initial difficulty curve than in Diablo 3.

In terms of remaster quality, Diablo 2: Resurrected does an incredible job of retaining the nostalgia and feel of the original release while providing some stunning visual updates to the game’s graphics and bringing the 20+ minutes of cinematic cutscenes up to the quality of modern Blizzard titles. The game’s sound didn’t need much work at all and holds up very well, but the minor improvements and remastered tracks and audio sound great. Just like the graphics, the classic audio can also be toggled on with the one (or two on console) button switch to legacy mode Diablo IV Items for sale.