Diablo 2: Resurrected’s gameplay still holds up 20 years later, if players are willing to put in a little effort to learn the game and its mechanics.
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Diablo 2: Resurrected’s classic gameplay still holds up 20 years after the original release, but players may need to do some homework to get an optimal experience. Blizzard’s remake of Diablo 2 updates one of the most influential RPGs of all-time for a new era, keeping the core gameplay intact while updating the original’s year-2000 visuals for modern audiences and making slight quality-of-life changes that make for a better overall experience.
While server instability issues have been an issue since launch, the gameplay experience will be familiar to those who played the game in its original incarnation. Whether it’s doing Baal runs or farming the no-longer-secret cow level, this is Diablo 2, and longtime fans will be at home. While there are a few new additions, such as previously ladder-only items and runewords appearing in all game modes, this is still the Diablo 2 everyone remembers, for (mostly) better or for (occasionally) worse.