Maybe my initial comment about Torchlight was a bit over the top. Some people really like it; which is fine, to each his own. But in comparison to Diablo 2, Torchlight doesn't compare in any way.
I highly recommend going through at least diablo 2 once for the story. It's also a very fun game. People who hate the graphics must not have been around in the commodore days
Anyway if you play D2 remember it is hard and you can bind spell (with F1 F2 etc, town portal is bindable as well) and your potion are bound on 1 to 4. W is to switch weapon sets, you can put the map on transparent and shift+clic make you buy faster. Enjoy, this is a very good game but pretty hard. I advise you lan mode and a software to reset your talent points not to cheat but in case you make a mistake.)
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Last edited by braxx; 2012-02-26 at 07:32 PM.
D2 is amazing. I poured years of my life into that game, and while I don't play it like I did.. I occasionally will hop on it and play it for a couple of weeks before stopping. That's not nostalgia, I still play the game and it's that old.
It's the same when people cite that people like FF6 or Chrono Trigger over the newer generation RPGs or "3D" ones if you will because of nostalgia. When most of us who like these games still play them from time to time, whether it be emulators.
Not all of us value graphics over game play. I'll take a game with superior game play over improved graphics any day. Of course I like to have both but it's not going to stop me from enjoying a well made game, even by today's standards.
D2 is great. The graphics and resolution are for sure shit, but it still isn't that bad when you consider that it's 2D. I find it hard to play NES games because the 2D is shit, but SNES has good 2D graphics. Playing N64 is tough because the 3D is full of blocks, but playing things that are the generation above it is a lot easier. Sure D2 is shit in the graphical department OVERALL, but it's not bad 2D and has a style about it that makes it okay to jump back into.
Still game play > graphics any day.
D2 is an awesome game maybe not for graphics but its really nice not to many quests either per map only thing i find bad with D2 is the third map since its so boring otherwise the other 4 maps i think it is are pretty fun and definitly worth 10 euros to just play trough.
Should not tunnel graphics to much i rather play a game that feels nice and fun to play rather then a game with insane good looks into it.
the only thing bad about diablo 1 and 2 in my eyes is the fact that the graphics are going to be way out dated. other then that they are both still very good games.
Both are still awesome games to play. And to be honest, I really like the graphics (but then again I like the graphics of Dwarf Fortress too) =)
Whether it will disappoint people or not. I don't know. The graphics are very outdated, and it might be hard to get into for new players.
After reading this thread I actually tried Torchlight.
Diablo II is leaps and bounds better.
It's all opinions. Honestly, this community feels a little toxic sometimes. I might as well throw my opinion in there too though. D1 is slow as hell and is more of a museum piece than a game. D2 is the current standard of the genre. I don't know about TQ and TL and don't care.
I have played a lot of dungeon crawlers and the only game that comes close to Diablo 2 for me was the original Dungeon Siege.
Also really liked Nox and Champions of Norrath.
Throne of Darkness
While these games were decent, they all seemed to lack the draw that D2 and Dungeon Siege had, and i found that i was often forcing myself to play just so i could reach the finish and be done with them.
Personally none of these games (especially Torchlight and Titan's Quest) are even half as addictive or fun as Diablo 2.
Last edited by Demoncrash; 2012-02-28 at 07:24 PM.
D2 is great. I still go back from time to time.
Not sure what everyone's complaint about the graphics is - it looks fine on my 24" screen.
Aesthetics > graphics.