Diablo 2 Resurrected has huge improvements beyond its graphics

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Diablo 2 Resurrected has huge improvements beyond its graphics

I don’t know what I expect to happen when I try to combine Wirt’s Leg and a Tome of Town Portal in the Horadric Cube, but I could vaguely remember this spawning a portal to Diablo 2’s not-so-secret cow level in the original. I was hoping for bipedal bovines swinging halberds in glorious high-def, but it turns out I need to defeat the final boss to make it to Moo Moo Farm. To say that not being able to see the cows was my only real disappointment with the alpha is a testament to how well this remaster is shaping up.

Only three classes are available in the technical alpha: Barbarian, Amazon, and Sorceress. Young Dave exclusively played Necromancer, so it takes a little while to get used to each class. Sorceress is probably the closest of the three to Necromancer as she can fling spells at enemies, so I stick with her throughout the first couple of chapters on offer.

I grew up playing the base version of Diablo 2 and never touched the Lord of Destruction expansion, so seeing my inventory fill up with charms and jewels is a little confusing at first. Quality of life changes compound the initial confusion, but make getting back into the groove of things much easier. The modern, widescreen display means there’s a ton of space to integrate menus and make the game feel more friendly.

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