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Diablo 2 Gold Edition
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on June 21, 2012
I'm going to say things that I like about this game compared to D3...

Best:
Lan play- play with any of your friends, anywhere! Good, bad, or no internet.

Offline Singleplayer, no longer are you tethered to your home internet connection, or at the mercy of weekly server restarts, now you may play when YOU! want to!

Pick from one of SEVEN! classes. The paladin for you holy crusader types, the Mage for you magic destruction at range types, the Barbarian for you uncouth masses
who'd like to beat the crap out of things, sometimes with multiple weapons, the Amazon for you who (are, and who) like powerful women working with spears and bows
to dispatch demons, the Necromancer, for fans of dark, unholy magic, and who enjoy summoning minions of their own from the bodies of their fallen enemies, and
send some of the darkish hell like magic against Diablo himself, as well as a Druid, for those who fancy the ability to shape shift into either a bear or feral
werewolf, all the while being able to summon your own allies of nature, which can either buff you, attack and mercilessly destroy your enemies, or both, or even
become a master of nature's mystery, summoning tornadoes, hurricanes, or even your own volcano.

And if that's not enough, you can also choose to roll an assassin, who is billed as the anti magic caster, but has a number of traps of her own, and prefers either
fist weapons or ranged if you're crazy (but can obviously use almost any weapon), to get her dark work done. (and you can open all locked chests for free, isn't that just the bitter end?)

Bonuses:
You get a mercenary, which unlike in D3, you can equip with a weapon, chestpiece, and helm, as well as give them potions when necessary.

Almost completely random dungeons.

An optional server only mode, which doesn't have nearly as many dupes as the regular open B.Net servers (although you can always just not use those and play with your friends...
just a suggestion).

In my opinion: a gripping storyline, that kept me engaged from the first time I played it to the last. All the characters are interesting, compared with D3 where I didn't find most of
them as engaging as DII.

I feel like I got way more "useful" items on my first way through normal than in D3. Maybe it's just my perception, but for some reason I enjoyed the first normal playthrough on DII
a lot more than this new iteration in DIII.

Attributable stats. That's right, every time you level, YOU! pick whether your barb will get more stamina and HP, chance to hit, chance to block and melee dps, or mana. 5 points for
attributes per level. You ALSO get to pick EVERY SINGLE spell you get, from each level till the end (and some bonus ones along the way ;P).

This leads to many different builds, depending on how crazy you feel at that certain moment. I know I had multiples of my favorite characters because each build was different, and
no two played exactly the same (unless I was lazy and took the same tree, but that generally did not happen, for the most part ;P).

Truly random loot, including charms (items that give you +stats while in your inventory) and runes for socketed items (adding certain ones together gave you uber bonuses).

Really good voice acting. I feel like D3 didn't hold a candle to DII's voice acting, maybe they paid all the actors less... maybe they're getting older, I don't know, the point is,
D2's VA was really on par, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Every time I played it.

Much less linear than D3, it feels as if there's infinitely more space to explore, but maybe that's just me.

I don't remember as many annoying affixed mobs in D2 as DIII, so that's also a plus.

But, decide for yourself... I feel that at least a few of those things are worth trying DII for $20. And the secret cow level is kind of awesome :P. It definitely beats the my little pony
level in DIII.

Good luck, and enjoy!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on January 10, 2014
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I love these computer games. Am 78 years old and oughnt to be ashamed of the time I spend daily on them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 3, 2013
The game works well, there are updates and patches available from the manufacturer. The support for the game is great. You can play solo or multiplayer on lan or bnet. There is a good variety of characters to play. Many items you can get and even more from some updates from manufacturer. The combat is hack and slash style but not difficult to master. The game gets more challanging as you progress through it. There are difficulty settings for the game, once you beat easy. You can take your character to the next level with harder fights, bigger monsters and better treasure. There is super replayablity with this game. There can be gore if you want in settings, there is no profanity, sexual scenes or illegal drugs or smoking in this game. So its a great game for kids. The skill system and spell system is well thought out and works well. I had no glitches, missing files or crashes in this game. There is a patch to make it run on vista, The patch is great and the game runs smoothly on vista after that. There are alot of quests and maps to explore. Alot of diverse types of monsters and bosses and mini bosses to conquer, this game is a great value and the prototype of many rpgs even today.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 7, 2014
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game is just as i recall.

kolbot, downloaded from github can help you get the gear you want without spending $.

cd keys registered fine w blizzard.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 18, 2012
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THE DIFFERENT LEVELS KEEP YOUR ATTENTION AND PROVIDES A LITTLE DISTRACTION THAT IS RELAXING.I AM GLAD I ORDERED THIS GAME.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 18, 2012
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Fantastic! I receive within 3 days!! I love the game! Would recommend for everyone who like diablo 1! And it came with diablo 2 lord of destruction too ;D
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 28, 2013
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5* game. Graphics are great! (I prefer Diablo 2 style graphics over World of Warcraft style graphics) You can play with friends online, amazing character creation, amazing items that can really serve good purposes defensively/offensively and make you look really cool. Some people are nice and will give you free stuff. The game gets repetitive because pretty much you beat the game in normal, then again on nightmare, and then once more on hell mode, and everything is exactly the same except things like monsters being immune to stuff. Grinding for gear gets repetitive because all you do is Chaos Sanctuary and Baal runs over and over. The Secret Cow Level is fun and a good place to find decent stuff.

WARNING: THE SPAM BOTS ARE SO AGGRAVATING! SERIOUSLY RUINS THE GAME IF YOU DON'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT THEM! GOOGLE "Diablo 2 Spam Filter" if you do buy the game and play online, which you should.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 1, 2013
This is the classic Diablo II. The story lines, the voice acting, the music; all of it. Better than Diablo III. The only drawback is that the graphics for the desert area and the jungle look shoddy after seeing Tristram. Still, hours of entertainment and replayability. The Classic of the Franchise.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 12, 2014
Could not find my original Diablo II so ordered a new one. It is a bit dated but I love the Diablo type games and it brought back old memories. Something light to play when I am on my laptop. I have beaten Diablo III so will play II for awhile then go back to III. Great games.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 1, 2014
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It was as I remembered it. Lots of action. Lots of killing. Good for a relaxing weekend after a rough week at work. After playing 3 to 4 hours absolutely no desire to take a long sword to work next Monday.
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