After what felt like years of shadowy rumors, winks, nods, and just general player anticipation rooted in nothing concrete, Diablo 2: Resurrected, a remastered version of the action-RPG classic, is finally confirmed.
Older millennials like myself that enjoyed loot-driven games back when Diablo 2 was in its heyday spent unholy amounts of hours doing the same things over and over again. Was it repetitive? Yes. Was it fun? Definitely yes.
Let’s look back at some fond memories of the Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction-era that we can’t wait to relive when Diablo 2: Resurrected releases.
Baal and Mephisto Runs
Perhaps the most iconic grind in the early 2000s was found in Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction. Players like myself would load up magic find, movement speed, teleportation, etc. in order to plow their way through either Mephisto, Lord of Terror or Baal, Lord of Destruction, as quickly as humanly possible.
There was an art to this of course. You had to balance gear that was going to help you speed run it, with gear that would increase your chances of getting good drops with, of course, equipment that will let you survive and quickly defeat these bosses on the hardest difficulty that you could handle.
This, for many people, was the end game of Diablo 2. Diablo 2, especially earlier on in the Lord of Destruction-era, lacked fancy end games that modern games, including even Diablo 3, had.
Although it might seem mundane for the uninitiated, it was a satisfying gameplay loop for hardcore players that wanted to push themselves and see how fast and far they could go with their favorite characters and builds.
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