Diablo 2: Ressurected is out! What do critics and players say about the game?

Yesterday evening was marked by a solemn celebration for all old school fans of Diablo 2. But not only for them, but also for younger gamers who want to try out the cult game with updated graphics. Blizzard Entertainment has released a remastered version of Diablo's second installment, subtitled Ressurected.

Rod Fergusson tweeted the highly anticipated Diablo 2: Ressurected. At the moment, not so many critics and players have managed to comment on the game, however, there are some points from the existing ones that I would like to highlight.

In perhaps the main international aggregator of reviews, Metacritic, five gaming publications left their reviews. Four of them have already been moderated and posted on the portal, while the fifth has not yet been reviewed by Metacritic staff.

Most of all, journalists from the Game Informer portal were delighted. Daniel Tuck rated the game at 88 points out of 100 and said the following about the title:

Diablo 2: Resurrected has shown why it remains the standard by which all other action RPGs are judged. Although it lacks the ever-evolving content that became the basis for the genre when it evolved into a game-as-a-service model. Not all games have to be played forever. Diablo 2: Resurrected proves that Blizzard classics are still popular today. Diablo 2: Resurrected is well worth the time, whether it's your first foray into hell and beyond, or the thousandth hour.

Representatives of Multiplayer.It, who rated the title at 80 points out of 100, reminded us of the ideology behind the concept of remasters. They also noted Blizzard's unusual approach to reworking their masterpiece, which has set a high standard for the gaming industry:
Usually, the role of those who do remasters is quite simple: to make a product that has several years of experience behind it, attractive, to attract new audiences and, possibly, attract old fans, using the effect of nostalgia.
In Diablo II: Resurrected, Activision Blizzard decided to sharply show players the face of the real Diablo 2 in order to make it clear, if necessary, that memory ends up being too benevolent, while at the same time highlighting the productivity of efforts to ensure that in 2021 you could comfortably play in the title, on whose shoulders more than twenty years.
The Millennium reporters were less lenient and gave the game 75 points. Nevertheless, they praised the title from Blizzard, but noted that the game is not suitable for every fan to spend a wonderful weekend at their computer, albeit not quite powerful:
Diablo 2 Resurrected has an awesome graphical overhaul as well as satisfactory controller support, but this remaster isn't really for the masses. It is primarily aimed at fans of the original game.
Nostalgia will not necessarily be enough to make you forget about the lack of modernization of many interface elements or gameplay. As such, Diablo 2 is struggling to compete with many new games of the same genre on many levels. Let's hope for more changes in the future.
Even if it doesn't claim to be a modern game, we still recommend it for players who want to discover this great classic in good conditions, knowing that it offers almost unlimited playtime for those who are tied to the old Diablo 2 formula.
Dexerto, in turn, noted the cinematic, which looks good in the remaster of the game, and said that even the old-school players should have a feeling of pioneering in Diablo 2: Ressurected. The editors of the gaming portal could not help but pay attention to the errors, which are likely to be eliminated soon. Dexerto's score was the lowest of all that were published on the Metacritic portal - 70 points out of 100 possible. Representatives of this portal described the game as follows:
Improved graphics and impressive cinematics have helped to rebuild the game in a whole new way, making it feel like this is truly your first playthrough, time and time again. However, breaking this immersion results in a host of annoying bugs that will likely be fixed soon. Since patches fall out over time, we hope that this will go away by itself, but at the moment they can destroy the game so much that they force you to do devilish things to your computer. Despite all this, I'm glad to be back in the game. In fact, I can't wait to do it. Why? Because evil is back, and this is the Diablo 2 that I know and love.
Gamers weren't as ecstatic as game journalists. Most of them cite technical issues that Blizzard Entertainment is already aware of and is struggling with. One of the main problems is that servers are constantly falling and users cannot get into the world of Diablo 2: Ressurected they bought. Those who manage to connect to the servers face another ailment, which is no less unpleasant than the first - after each game session, the players' characters disappear and thus new heroes must be created again.
There were similar problems with the third part of Diablo, which, by the way, was released almost 10 years ago, namely on May 15, 2012. Then the users got the bug 37 which became a meme. This time the release was softer, but, nevertheless, the players still have to wait while Blizzard will sort out the technical problems. The creators of the game were simply not ready for such a large influx of players, which cannot but speak about the financial success of the title.

Diablo 2 was released on June 29 June 29, 2000 and immediately gained cult status. The title from Blizzard Entertainment set the bar high for all subsequent RPG titles, and the title is still considered one of the most influential in the gaming industry to this day.