I know I’m seeing things.
Note how the guard tower is more squat? Everything in the world is like this.
The long armed caricature has also been toned right down.
The entire world is less vertical. I think the D2 world might even be more squat than real life, makes it look a bit funny.
You also sprint through the world super fast in D2. It makes everything feel minaturised. In D1 you ran with a stubby legged gait.
Very soft lighting in D2 also. The first has this sort of stark, brilliant watercolour thing, very good commercial art.
Have you ever have an itch you just can’t quite reach?