I’ve been watching a lot of footage of D2R and I think the game looks gorgeous. There are a few things here and there that aren’t aesthetically my preference, I still think the Amazon needs a lot of work, but those are minor cosmetic things. What I’m concerned about is the automap.
I haven’t actually looked it up to see if it’s possible to change it, but it seems to me like it’s stuck in a small corner of the screen. That’s something I really don’t like in D3. With the D2 automap, I can center the little cross exactly where my character is and it makes navigating on the map very intuitive, it’s something I got used to. I still prefer the D1 automap which had cleaner/thinner lines and was less intrusive, but I think D2’s one is the second best.
However, if the automap is in the corner of the screen, while it’s still not a huge deal, it does make you take your eyes away from the screen to be looking at the corner.
As far as I know, PoE allows you to choose between a fullscreen automap similar to D2’s, or a small one in the corner of the screen. If that option is made available in D2R, so that I can use my BEEG automap again, I would be a slightly happier individual.