Conclusion: Despite the few drawbacks and the availability of newer alternatives, Diablo II is still just as popular as ever. In fact, Blizzard is planning a new patch sometime in mid-2008. Other patches had big impact on how the game was played. Will version 1.12 make the game better? Who knows, but what I do know is that Diablo II is so painfully addictive that it's nearly impossible not to put in an hour or six a day.
Excerpt: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (D2: LoD) is an expansion to Blizzard Entertainment's popular role-playing game. In the D2: LoD, you will return to follow the path of Baal, the last of the Prime Evils, into the Barbarian Highlands of the north. Traveling with hordes of demonic minions, Baal intends to corrupt the powerful Worldstone, which protects the whole of the mortal plane from the forces of Hell.
Conclusion: On the other hand the different character classes players can choose from has always been very important and now there are two more on the roster. The assassin has an interesting mix of melee abilities and magic. See gains martial arts abilities that can be charged up and let go to pummel the hordes, not to mention she has psyionic abilities too.
Excerpt: What do you do when you have killed Diablo, slain him when he rose from the dead and put away one of his two brothers in the bargain? Well, you wait for Blizzard to come out with a sequel that allows you to have a go at the remaining brother. And sure enough, hot on the heels of Diablo II comes the expansion pack Lord of Destruction in which you are entrusted with the task of putting away Baal, the brother who got away when you were slaughtering Diablo and Mephisto in...
Conclusion: The Wrap-up: Diablo II has been dead in my house for about 6 months. The expansion pack has brought it back to life in full force. THIS IS WHAT DIABLO II SHOULD HAVE BEEN FROM THE BEGINNING. Marvel once again at new items. New monsters, new abilities. This should have been called "Diablo II:Lord of Destruction Completion pack" . Its like playing a brand new game. If you thought Diablo II was a let down when it came out, BUY the expansion pack.
Excerpt: Hey all you Diablo II fans out there! Your wait is over. The Diablo II expansion set is finally out. Well, it's been out for a few months but I have been too busy playing it to write this review. In order to install the Diablo II expansion set, you must already have the original Diablo II installed on your system. So for all of you who have been chomping-at-the-bit for the expansion set, here are some of the new features and enhancements that you'll find.
Excerpt: As a reviewer, sometimes I’m perfectly happy to receive a game well after it’s been released. Then the developer has a chance to release a patch, and the version I finally get to play is better and more stable than the original. But other times, like with Blizzard’s Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction, waiting is no fun at all.
Excerpt: Blizzard has always taken great pains to add to the player’s experience when they offer sequels or additions to existing titles, and Lord of Destruction is no exception. Diablo 2 pales in comparison when you consider the variety of settings (though all the new settings are in one act), monsters, and interesting new items offered in Lord of Destruction.