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Diablo II: Resurrected remaster - coming September 23rd

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

  1. Lyric Suite Converting to Islam

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    They are not just a different company, they are a shit company now.

    Nobody expects nuBlizzard to make good games anymore but for a company with such a ludicrous amount of capital we expect it to be at least professional and be able to shower their products with production values and bling, but they couldn't even do that with their Wacraft 3 remaster. They are literally some piss ass ghetto company now.
     
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  2. Daedalos Arcane The Real Fanboy

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    Blizzards mostly been mismanaged is all. Gone are the true nerds calling the shots, and in comes the moneymen that has no fucking clue what the fans want, as long as it brings in he moolah.

    old news at this point..

    Old Blizzard died long ago. In Memoriam.
     
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  3. ArchAngel Arcane Sad Loser

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    Apparently owners and CEOs of Blizzard have been paying themselves very very generous bonuses and living like kings instead of spending that extra money on new games. That is why they all come out shitty.
     
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  4. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Outside of firing everyone and starting over no amount of money thrown at it would produce good games.
    So I'll go with money well spent.
     
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  5. Gregz Arcane

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    Diablo I, Diablo II, and Median XL (pre marco era), are plenty of this kind of content. And they look just fine.
     
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  6. Sykar Arcane

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    Will it be as good as the Warcraft 3 remaster?
    :troll:
     
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  7. Atlantico unida e indivisible Patron

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    Make the Codex Great Again!
     
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  8. Nifft Batuff Arbiter

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    Why this news is in the general RPG subforum?
     
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  9. Bigg Boss Arcane

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    Diablo 1 was definitely darker but that is due to Diablo 2 letting you run around cities, through jungles, deserts, etc. Diablo 2 felt like the world still had hope to me. Mainly because there were so many people around. Diablo 1 felt like these people in this town cannot leave this town or they will be raped to death by monsters. The seclusion and dungeon crawling into Hell meant that it really wore away at your mind over time. You wanted to dive deeper and see what the next level looked like. Your trips to the single town cemented Tristram as the most iconic RPG town in history. So much so they had to halfass throw it into the sequel.
     
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  10. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Absolutely disgusting
     
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  11. Bigg Boss Arcane

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    I agree.
     
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  12. luj1 You're all shills

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    I assume this post prompted your comment, however as someone who is playing Diablo II right now this simply isn't true. There is nothing 'classic' about Diablo II subtype of fantasy fiction. Wherever you go there are disemboweled bodies on tables, crucified men and women, boiled limbs sticking out of cauldrons and literal piles of corpses and pools of blood with naked bodies inside.

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    This is not cherry-picked, it's literally everywhere.

    Diablo II is textbook gothic fiction (the themes of horror and death) that happily ventures into bodily horror (mutilations and decay). According to literally critics, 'Fantasy is distinguished from the genres of science fiction and horror by the absence of scientific or macabre themes, respectively'. Diablo II is very, very macabre. Way more macabre than Diablo. Diablo was more... demonic, if anything. Fire and brimstone. I mean see for yourself.
     
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  13. luj1 You're all shills

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    No, you are just retarded. The various settings which follow Act I are merely death and horror applied to different biomes - desert, jungle and snow worlds, respectively.

    Behold ye, the goofy worlds of Super Diablio Bros.

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  14. Bigg Boss Arcane

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    Sure but you have to admit one is more depressing due to not having you run through jungles with demon niggers trying to kill you.
     
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  15. luj1 You're all shills

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    More depressing, sure. Diablo II isn't as depressing as it is macabre and gory.

    If you talk with NPCs you'll realize that feeling is well-preserved in the various towns of Diablo II. Lut Gholein (demons pouring out from the Harem), Kurast (magic barrier protecting the city) and Harrogath (city under siege by demons).
     
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  16. Bigg Boss Arcane

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    Yeah I get that it is presented that way. I love both games for different reasons. I do wish Diablo 2 was a little more focused and skipped the jungle shit because I always burn out right there.
     
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  17. Lyric Suite Converting to Islam

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    Maybe you should learn to read:

    Who gives a fuck about corpses, it's still a fact Diablo 2 has a lighter tone relative to the first one.
     
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  18. Sykar Arcane

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    The biggest difference comes from the music, I still love that eerie cathedral music more than ANY other theme, and to this day it sends a slight shiver down my spine, but even the other themes beat out all the others. D2 sounds "tame" by comparison in terms of eeriness. Nothing comes close imho.


    Oh and another small detail adding to the atmosphere, you WALK. It makes it feel like your character is extra cautious. Meanwhile the running in D2 certainly speeds things up, but at the expense of suspense.
     
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  19. Pero_Gamechuck Gamechuck Developer

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    Well, I wouldn't mind a remaster actually, but considering their latest endeavor with Warcraft 3, they'd just destroy the memory of once a really good game.
     
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  20. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/...edly-working-on-a-diablo-2-remake-at-blizzard

     
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  21. Lyric Suite Converting to Islam

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    Who?
     
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  22. Dishonoredbr Arbiter

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    They made the remake for Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 , Crash Bandicoot Remaster and It's About Time.
     
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  23. Monkey Baron Learned

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    This is potentially good news. Not that I had any faith in Blizzard after they managed to crush half a decade of my hype for Diablo 3 in less than an hour of playtime. I've played a bit of THPS 1 + 2 and it looked great. I can't really talk much about gameplay/faithfulness from a personal standpoint, but from what I've been told additions were more to modernize it. I was also told that the Crash remake was really faithful except the physics were a touch worse. Hopefully they continue this level of respect towards older games.

    That being said, I was hoping that these rumors would go away. Warcraft reforged was a disaster and I think Diablo 2 is in a perfectly acceptable place right now with QoL mods + overhauls. Starcraft Remastered was done well but it didn't result in a true revival. We don't need a D2 remaster.
     
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