02/24/2013 02:37 PMI play D2 all the time. You aren't a fan of Diablo. You are a fan of Blizz, pretty colors, and explosions.
Posted by TaKtiCz
I would have to agree. It depends on what kind of mood I'm in but when I play Diablo 2 I just feel like the game was overall designed way better, it has a ton of replay value, the levels being random..there being so many different items you can pickup and such..sometimes that game just feels like there is almost too much you can do and learning it becomes overwhelming. D3 is a very different game and while I know D2 doesn't have the best graphics at all anymore compared to how it used to be when it first came out (god when it first came out I played it for awhile and got bored in Act 3 and then quit and I was a young person then), to now the graphics have not aged well, but since it first came out and all the patches and changes they've made it has truly became one of the best overall ARPG's out there. It's just there's no new content being developed for it so there's only so much you can do before you just can't do anymore.
Also in regards to what Mak said comparing Fallout 2 and Fallout 3...I would always consider Fallout 2 the better game, it is just a perfect RPG (ROLE PLAYING GAME) while Fallout 3 just feels like a version of Oblivion that has guns. It still has role playing elements but it doesn't feel like you can do anything to complete any quest like Fallout 2 did.
I found this link someone posted and this is the main reason why D2 I felt always trumped D3 in terms of just it's items alone. The guy saying that D3 has near perfect combat and D2's time has come and gone, I feel like those kinds of people just base D3 on graphics alone or haven't been playing that much like the OP. D3 is really fun at first but once you beat the game through several times and remember where to go and realize theres no randomization to the outside environments, and everything thats randomized inside dungeons looks bland and the same. As in it might as well not have been randomized because I can never tell a difference. I'm not saying I don't like D3 because I still play it and get enjoyment out of it, but in comparison to D2.. I don't know I had my moments thinking D2 was just nostalgia and that's why I stilled like it but my nostalgia has come and gone over the years. Now I can look at D2 objectively and say without question it is the overall better designed game. If they updated D2 with D3's graphics and if the team that developed D3 had done what they should have done as opposed to what they THINK They should have done (why they still think they have created a masterpiece just baffles me, but I used to hear a lot that parts of their team were all using !@#$ towards the end in order to stay awake during crunch time just to get the game done >_> so if they're that crazy..).. but yeah that's my stance. Most people who say D2's time has come and gone are usually just in love with D3 and didn't really play through D2 as much as they should have or could have.