As surprising as it may be, Games N Moorer's Joseph Moorer has never touched a Diablo game before. With the arrival of Diablo II: Resurrected on PC and consoles last week, we thought it was a perfect time for Joseph to get his feet wet. So on Saturday afternoon, I jumped in with Joseph to get him started on Blizzard and Vicarious Visions' newest old adventure.
I had been playing Diablo II for a few hours prior to our session, so I had a bit of a head start on Joseph heading into our adventures. I was able to give him something of a tour, and answer a few basic questions about how the game flows - even though I never played it back in the day. Together, we were able to knock out a few quests over the two hours we played, which was also long enough for me to start regretting my choice of Sorceress as my main character and to develop a healthy jealousy of Joseph's Necromancer (and his steadily growing army of skellys).
It is interesting playing this remake of Diablo II. Even though there are many "quality of life" improvements, there is no getting past the fact that you are playing a very nice looking version of a game released in 2000. Everything from the quest mechanics to the inventory system feels a little convoluted, though if you can learn to wrangle that stuff, there's a fun Diablo adventure to be had here. Just go in knowing that you aren't in for the smoothest of rides - for that, you're gonna want to boot up Diablo III.
Diablo II: Resurrected is now available on PlayStation, Xbox, PC, and Switch.
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Howdy. My name is Eric Hauter, and I am a dad with a ton of kids. During my non-existent spare time, I like to play a wide variety of games, including JRPGs, strategy and action games (with the occasional trip into the black hole of MMOs). I am intrigued by the prospect of cloud gaming, and am often found poking around the cloud various platforms looking for fun and interesting stories. I was an early adopter of PSVR (I had one delivered on release day), and I’ve enjoyed trying out the variety of games that have released since day one. I've since added an Oculus Quest 2 to my headset collection. I’m intrigued by the possibilities presented by VR multi-player, and I try almost every multi-player game that gets released.
My first system was a Commodore 64, and I’ve owned countless systems since then. I was a manager at a toy store for the release of PS1, PS2, N64 and Dreamcast, so my nostalgia that era of gaming runs pretty deep. Currently, I play on Stadia, PS5, PS4, PSVR, Quest 2, Switch, Luna, GeForce Now, and a super sweet gaming PC built by Joh Yan. While I lean towards Sony products, I don’t have any brand loyalty, and am perfectly willing to play game on other systems.
When I’m not playing games or wrangling my gaggle of children, I enjoy watching horror movies and doing all the other geeky activities one might expect.
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