The original Diablo is now on sale at GoG

I remember the first time I heard about Diablo. Actually, the game should have been around a year by now, but my college-age friends and I didn’t find out until early 1997. Most of our college campus closed in January for the winter term, but freshmen they had to stay on campus to complete a course of our choice. I don’t remember what I studied. I do remember Diablo.

And last time I checked, Diablo is made by Blizzard.

That’s why it’s more than strange to see Diablo return to the screen in all his pixelated glory in GoG. Not that there is anything wrong with GoG; in fact, until Epic launched its own games store earlier this year, GoG was the closest thing there was to a Steam competitor. But it’s a little weird to see Blizzard, which owns its own digital distribution service, struggling to put one of its own games in a competitor’s store.

GoG writes:

Travelers looking for the authentic Diablo experience can play the game as it was in 1996, with period-appropriate 20fps SVGA graphics and the ability to match via the classic version of Blizzard’s online gaming service .

For those wanting something a bit more modern, Blizzard and GOG.COM have collaborated on an updated version of the game tuned for today’s gaming PCs, including out-of-the-box Windows 10 compatibility, a number of bug fixes, and high technology. resolution support.

Diablo III was fun; Unlike some fans of the series, I didn’t necessarily care about the changes Blizzard made to the functioning of abilities or the power unlock system compared to the more classic roots of Diablo and Diablo II in traditional RPGs, but it was not like that. hold on to me as tightly as the first two games, possibly because I didn’t have weeks to crawl through the ancient catacombs and twisted ruins of the ancient unholy Cathedral. That hellish place spawned nightmares that haunt my dreams to this day, adventurer …

Blizzard has been revisiting its previous titles with remasters and remakes in recent years. Starcraft Remastered was well received and Warcraft III: Reforged is on the way too. Diablo hasn’t been the target of any such remasters that we know of – the only Diablo-related news to come out of Blizzcon last year was the poorly received mobile game, Diablo Immortal. Launching Diablo in GoG is an interesting start. Any news of a “new” Diablo II?

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