Diablo 2 Lord Of Destruction Expansion Pack
- In this chapter, we find that Baal, one of Diablo's brothers, escaped your wrath originally, and is now terrorizing the world of Sanctuary
- Travel through the sinister and foreboding wilderness of Sanctuary, rendered beautifully
- Meet with other characters and get them to join you on your quest -- no bribes are needed now, as you have a common cause - the end of Baal's tyranny
- WIth your new allies you'll battle against 15 powerful new enemeies -- Imps, Blood lords, Frozen horrors, and more
- You can now play as 2 new character classes, the Assassin and the Druid.
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- Platform: Windows XP, Mac OS X
- ESRB Rating: Mature
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
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I've been playing this expansion since its release, and can hardly believe how much I yet have to learn. The Druid class is a clever addition to original 5, and quite different from the others; the new Assassin class I cannot in good faith critique, as I have only developed one character from that class. Act 5 has a much different flavor, and disposing of Baal can be a highly frustrating task, if you don't have a plan [Hint: get his back against the wall on the runway, slow him down, and hit him without a pause]. The addition of charms and class-specific items vastly improves your chances for survival, and the new set items are geared towards the more advanced players. However, other improvements put forth in the expansion balance it out in favor of the enemy (e.g., you can no longer dominate simply by having a Level 25 Fire Wall).Read more ›
Diablo II takes the best of the original, beefs it up, and then multiplies its greatness by 100. This game totally kicks the big one. Characters with skill classes, certain abilities that are useful in both single and multiplayer, and not to mention just how great it looks. The game offers so much with TONS of new items, skills and enemies. Not to mention the replay value. The game is so great that even if you lvl a character up to the highest it can go, you can pick another type of character and still want to do it all over again. The expansion brings even more to the game, with new resolution, and two new character classes and even MORE items. Both characters are extremely good and can be put to great uses. If you are for summoning then the durid is your kinda guy, if your for up front attack and enjoy using skills that kick the [pooh] out of anything and everything then the assasin is your cup of tea. Its all up to the player.
The Multiplayer option is the games overall high point I beleive, although it is great to do a one player quest, having others join your party proves beneficial in both experience and items. You also have the ability to duel other players in game as a test of skill.
So overall I believe this game to be the best of its class, and its popularity will never die out. If you get this game and the expansion you will not be disapointed in the slightest.
I actually avoided Diablo I altogether and put off playing Diablo II as long as possible. I knew that all my friends and many family members were playing it constantly, but I had better things to do. I have played Role Playing games for decades (in fact, I have one of the original Greyhawk/Blackpool sets somewhere in my attic from my D&D days), so it was not any personal distaste for the genre. I just knew there was some reason I had to avoid it. I played dozens of other Computer RPGs and RTS games in the meantime and enjoyed myself thoroughly. Finally, when the Lord of Destruction Expansion patch came out, I could avoid it no further. All the reviews insisted that it was the most wonderful thing ever, and I decided to give it a shot (literally, as I prefer archer characters that can stand away from the big ugly monsters and not get immediately smashed to the ground). Needless to say, I soon realized why I had been avoiding it. I was completely addicted. So much so, that I am STILL playing it to the exclusion of Elder Scrolls, Neverwinter Nights, Heroes of Might and Magic, Wizardry IX etc. I should note that I actually own and hugely enjoy each of those titles- they just can't compete right now.
It's not that the game itself is all that complicated. It's more the wide variety of ways characters can be developed. The huge assortment of set items, unique weapons and apparel is amazing (and frustratingly difficult to collect). I have a personal goal of collecting every item possible- legitimately, not through some script hack as many other players seem to do- before actually stopping. Now that the latest patch is nearly complete, I now have even more things to collect. Somehow, Blizzard struck a near-perfect balance with a simple game that can be rendered as complex as your personality requires.
Most recent customer reviews
If you have diablo or diablo 2 this is the greatest expansion ever with more equipent characters and a whole new act i would recomend it very strongly.Published on Dec 31 2005
I never heard of this game before I went to my friends house just this weekend. He let me play it. So i played it and it was so interesting the second I got home I asked my mom to... Read morePublished on June 2 2004
I thought this game was excelent. 5 areas, 27 quests, normal, magic, rare, and super rare items, hundreds of differnet monsters, 5 final monster and much more. Read morePublished on March 21 2004
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