Official Blizzard Quote:
Diablo: Diablo II hits #7 in top 50 games of the decade from Destructoid. http://bit.ly/4on0lk
So Diablo 2 made it to #7 best game of all time.
Back in 2000, Diablo II was unbelievably popular -- it was one of the most played and talked-about games of the year. That?s a pretty amazing accomplishment. But what?s really amazing is that you can hop onto Battle.net today (Blizzard?s free online gaming service) and still see around 50,000 people playing the classic hack-and-slash role-playing game. 50,000 people. TEN YEARS AFTER THE GAME?S RELEASE! This die-hard devotion is what makes Diablo II so timeless, and an obsession among certain gamers.
The story in Diablo II is classic Blizzard, involving a dark lord and some mystical powers, but that is not what makes the game so fantastic. The addictive gameplay is what brings people back to this game over and over again. By choosing between a handful of varied classes (Barbarian, Necromancer, and Paladin, to name a few), players enter the isometric realm of Diablo II and explore elaborate, multi-level worlds while fighting an ungodly amount of constantly spawning enemies. Unlike the original game, Diablo II was designed with online play in mind, so jumping into an eight-person party, exploring a randomly-generated dungeon, and collecting loot and gaining levels is hopelessly addictive. It really is one of the most enjoyable gaming experiences you will ever have.
I have to admit, while I have played this game for the last 10 years, I never took the time to learn the small minute intricacies of the game. Maybe this might just be my lack of knowledge but what is with this dragon in the screen shot of hell forge.