A remaster such as Diablo II Resurrected does a beautiful job of bringing back old school players and bringing in new players to the game.
Pros vs Cons – Casual vs Old School
For all the classic trappings that Diablo II Resurrected comes with, it also brings some new elements to the table.
Interestingly, we now have an age-old debate for a remastered, age-old title: Diablo II Resurrected controller vs. keyboard.
In Diablo II Resurrected, it boils down to debates on new mechanics to the game that the original didn’t have, such as the use of the controller to play when the original was strictly keyboard and mouse.
The debate has less to do with the inclusion to the game and more to do with potential advantages via using one controller scheme over the other. On its face, however, this comes across as complaining for the sake of complaining rather than simply enjoying the thought that Blizzard had to include both popular control schemes. It’s also worth noting that this debate is strictly relegated to the PC community as consoles are controller only by default.
I have always considered myself to be a PC player first and foremost. My first gaming memory is of PC gaming, playing Panzer Dragoon on a computer that could hardly run it.
That being said, my preference here isn’t what I thought it would be going into the game, nor what a younger me would have ever thought, I’m sure.
I can say with complete honesty that not only do I find myself playing 90% of the time with a controller, but I also prefer it.
Which way do you prefer to play Diablo II Resurrected? Are you a keyboard and mouse traditionalist, or do you like to sit back and play with a controller?
What’s your verdict on the way to play? Let us know over @DayOneGames or in the comments!
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