Review – We played Diablo II: Risen

by Nathan Dutil

Marcelo Jabulas | @mjabulas – The last time I played “Diablo II” was over 15 years ago. The campaign being well advanced, we were almost at the end of the game. But fate wanted my hard drive to fail and I lost all progress. Now I’m back to take on Sete Pele in the “Resurrected” re-release, which just hit the market for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, and even Nintendo Switch.

The edition of the game follows the molds of the original title. But there were scenes and elements reimagined in high definition. If 20 years ago it could fit on three CD-ROMs with a capacity of 700 MB each, today there are 30 GB in the Windows edition.

But fattening has its justification, the game has been completely redesigned, added new content, as well as the option of an online cooperative campaign. These are improvements that justify Blizzard’s efforts to re-release the game, as well as encourage consumers to pay anywhere from R $ 200 to R $ 280.


Remember when I mentioned that I had lost my progress? Well, if it was today, I could finish my game from another machine. This is because the player can save their progress to their Battle.Net account and log in from another device including another platform. But to play for example on a PS5 and a PC you need a copy for each device.

The story of Diablo II

The game follows the 1997 title. After being defeated, Diablo returns to Earth to wreak havoc. It’s up to the player to follow the trail of the cramullion, blowing up the hellish creatures that terrorize the world.

The game won a spectacular opening that tells the story of a cloistered old man who witnessed the reappearance of the Lord of Chaos. With photorealistic graphics, the animations impress with their level of perfection.

On the gameplay side, the game is well finished, with detailed scenarios. But since this is an action RPG with an isometric view, everything is tiny on the screen, especially if it’s a laptop, as it was in our experience. But on a television, what changes is only the proportion of the projected image.

The game

In “Diablo II: Resurrected”, the player can choose between seven character classes: Amazon, Assassin, Barbarian, Druid, Witch, Necromancer, and Paladin. According to Blizzard, each has around 30 abilities. The player has access to special moves like howl, barbarian for example. The tall man’s cry, which has a Kratos ponytail style, stuns the creatures around him.

Along the way, the player must explore the huge campaign maps. The gameplay is basically attacking enemies, collecting items like others, weapons, potions, armor, scrolls, stones and jewelry. Items make the player stronger and also allow him to sell them to acquire new items.


A good tip is to always equip characters with magical items, which provide additional defense and attack attributes. Favor weapons and clothing that allow you to attach precious stones. Just like “Final Fantasy VII: Remake” it is possible to improve your equipment through the use of spheres.

Another essential resource is to always have a roll back to camp. This item allows the player to return to their chest to unload loot without depending on a portal. In addition, it pays to always have inventory space so that you don’t have to leave valuables behind.


The weapons in the game basically boil down to knives, swords, long swords, axes (which can be short, one-handed or two-handed), as well as bows, clubs, spears, crossbows and spears. sticks. Characters with magical abilities can focus on improving their ranged attacks, which avoids the risk of getting stuck and losing lives and items.


The game offers the player the option of wearing two combinations of weapons. At the same time, he can use a two-handed weapon, and in the second configuration, a one-handed or two-handed weapon, as well as a combined weapon and shield.


One cool feature, which follows the same logic as 2012’s “Diablo III”, is cooperative multiplayer. The player can team up with a gang to explore the scenarios and complete the objectives.

In fact, playing with a small team makes it easier as the game progresses, especially when hordes arise that surround the player. In addition, it is possible to exchange items, which allows players to improve their skills and powers faster.

last word

Playing “Diablo II: Resurrected” is a pleasant experience. The game holds the player to the point of forgetting the time. Exploration is uninterrupted, which moves the player forward without stopping. However, the curiosity to play on the console was left, using the joystick instead of the old dual mouse and keyboard. One last tip, make sure you don’t have a date for the day, as this game will imprison you.

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