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Diablo II: Resurrected remaster - coming September 23rd

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Morgoth, May 9, 2020.

  1. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    https://wccftech.com/diablo-ii-remaster-late-2020/

    This rumor is just like a stubborn turd that won't flush.
     
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  2. Arbiter Learned

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    Does not seem likely after WarCraft Reforged disaster. Late 2020 is also unrealistic, I believe StarCraft Remastered took more than one year of work after being announced and Diablo 2 certainly has more assets.
     
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  3. Perkel Arcane

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    Different team is doing it.

    But it has meme power if this will be "resurrected" when port will be trash fire.
     
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  4. Arbiter Learned

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    When was the last time a Blizzard team produced something good?
     
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  5. agris Arcane Patron

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    I'm highly skeptical of another team remaking all the art. Interplay couldn't even get the Fallout 1 art style down when they made Fallout 2. The NPCs stick out like a sore thumb.

    On the other, this is diablo 2 so nothing of value is lost.
     
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  6. Ghulgothas Prophet

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    Vicarious Visions has a good track record behind them, and they did an overall better job with their remasters than Toys for Bob. Here's hoping they choose to follow in the footsteps of Keith Parkinson, and capture that low-key fantasy aesthetic.

    Though artistic integrity is going to be a moot point, the inevitable corporate fuckery is what's going to kill this game.
     
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    I don't think the specific team is the issue, I think it's the philosophy at nu-Blizzard.

    They don't understand what people want any more.
     
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    They understand what Mr. Kotick and their shareholders want, and that's all that matters.
     
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    To some degree, but I think they were genuinely shocked at the response to WC3 Reforged.

    Probably a mix of business decisions and being out of touch.
     
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    I remember the project director for Reforged apologizing for and then washing his hands of his involvement on his Twitter account. It can only be a matter of time before they go from genuine remorse to jaded, cynical acceptance, especially as long as they continue to endure under the current management.
     
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    From what i looked at D4 it does smell like they are doing mea culpa. At least mea culpa for Diablo franchize. Their rune system is straight up POE support stuff.
     
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    You think they'll slot in more social online elements to keep up with the likes of Path of Exile, or is that being saved for Diablo 4?
     
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  13. agris Arcane Patron

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    lol, morgoth's resurrection of this thread was split and the reason for post moving was "ffs".
     
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  14. ArchAngel Arcane Sad Loser

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    Good news, I gave up on D2 remaster after D4 announcement and everyone saying it will not be done.
    Hopefully these guys do a better job than wc3 reforged team did.
     
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    If you like Diablo 2, you should pray for this to not be true.
     
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  16. vortex Fabulous Optimist

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    I want Act VI in the remaster.
     
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    Basically it means that you need to back up a copy of Diablo 2 now, before this crap replaces it.
     
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  18. 502 Learned

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    So how will they fuck this up?
     
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    In-game auction house with 10% going to fund the next mobile game to the Chinese market.
     
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  20. vortex Fabulous Optimist

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    You guys have phones, right?
     
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    2004.
     
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    Too bad Diablo 2 is a schizophrenic game with little-to-no good content at end-game.
     
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    Doubtful since David Brevik said that upscaling D2 for modern PCs would break the enemy AI. Although maybe Blizzard sees this as the only viable way to compete with POE.
     
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    Maybe they will add some much needed color to D2, it was way too moody and dark.
     
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