Obviously LOTS of discussion about the merits of D3 vs D2 and the general consensus seems to be that D3 doesn't compare to it's predecessor...
So, as a person like myself who is new to the Diablo franchise and has ONLY played Diablo 3, would I enjoy the graphics, gameplay, etc, in D2?
It's only $10 so not exactly a big gamble. I'm just not sure I want to end my apparent blissful ignorance. :)
tough call tbh. the last thing most D2 fans would want is to send u after that and have u come back here saying "D2 sux" cuz it doesn't.
graphics? hey man if u can deal w/ old school raster/2d graphics, then sure. think starcraft.
gameplay? how could u not like it? I'll tell u . . . if u are corrupted by D3's evil. :(
You could look at it a couple ways. . .
#1 u have a quick run thru just to catch up on the story. As others have said, probably worth $10.
#2 u study known builds out there and build a powerful character just to know what true power is
in any case, for someone just jumping into it right now for the first time, it's not going to be a hand-holdey paradise. to get some trading going, etc., -- to get any kind of EXCELLENCE going -- you are going to have to put some effort in -- reading websites, meeting ppl on bnet, etc.
GL tho. It's gg.
and BTW we're talking LoD of course, right?