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|This package bundles three releases in Blizzard's hugely popular action role-playing series, including 1997's original Diablo, its 2000 sequel Diablo II, and the sequel's expansion Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. The Brady strategy guide for Diablo II and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction is aslo included. From an isometric perspective and through an accessible point-and-click interface, the player guides a chosen hero across randomly generated crypts, dungeons, jungles, deserts, and Hell itself, collecting gold and magical treasure while gaining character-strengthening experience.|
|Game||Diablo Battle Chest|
|ESRB Descriptor||Animated Blood and Gore, Animated Violence|
|Number of Players||1-8|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||Diablo Series|
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Since the Beginning of Time the forces of Order and Chaos have been engaged in an eternal struggle to decide the fate of all Creation. That struggle has now come to the Mortal Realm... And neither Man, Demon, nor Angel will be left unscathed... In the Diablo II Expansion Set, you will return to follow the path of Baal, the last of the Prime Evils, into the Barbarian Highlands of the north. Traveling with hordes of demonic minions, Baal intends to corrupt the powerful Worldstone that protects the whole of the mortal plane from the forces of Hell. You will face a new series of quests and challenges to prevent the vile minions of the underworld from destroying the world of Sanctuary.
* Two new character classes (the Assassin and the Druid) each with 30 unique skills/spells
* One new Act set in the Barbarian Highlands
* Many new monster types, including bosses and uniques
* Interactive environments such as siege towers and fortified battlements
* Thousands of new weapons, armor and magical items, including class-specific quest items
* New recipes for the Horadric Cube
* Increased Stash Size
*Assassin -- The Order of Mage Slayers was formed after the Vizjerei survived the tragedy brought on by Bartuc and Horazon. Their purpose was to watch for rogue magi that may become corrupted by the forces of Evil. To be effective at this task they were trained in abilities that were not conducive to Demonic corruption. Living as rumor and myth to the general population, even other magi knew very little about this mysterious order. Their reputation was shrouded in mystery and the simple fear of their retribution almost ensured steadfast vigilance against corruption amongst those who knew they were real.
Assassins do not employ the magical arts directly; rather, they use enchanted items that mimic elemental powers and can be used autonomously. To further avoid potential corruption, they focus on the natural abilities of the mortal body - powers of the mind and unarmed combat.
*Druid -- The Druids who inhabit the northern forests of Scosglen developed their magicindependently from the eastern mage clans. They served as the warrior-kings of their tribes, usually living apart from their people in massive stone towers that were covered with vines and ivy. As masters of the natural world, they were able to control living creatures and the very forces of nature.
Perhaps the most notable power of these Druids is their ability to change their form into that of an animal. Because of this ability, the tribes under their rule knew that they could be watched at any time. The sight of what was thought to be a common beast transforming into a vengeful Druid kept many a potential uprising in check.
The Druid controls both Elemental and Prime magic. His Elemental powers give him control over fire, earth and the winds. His Primal bond with nature allows him to command many beasts and plants, summoning hawks, wolves, vines, and even natural spirits to do his bidding. He can also change his own shape into creatures such as a huge cave bear, or a dire wolf, and then use these forms to call upon further powers.
For any fan of the Diablo Series, this is a must have. This set includes Diablo i, Diablo II and the expansion pack Diablo II:Lord of Destruction. Each disk comes complete with its own playable serial number. In addition there is a strategy book which reveals many of the difficult parts of the game and shares helpful tactical information. Since network play is a key to this series either over a home network or the internet, having a second set of serial numbers helps out. This game is very re-playable, since there are a several character classes to choose from and how you grow your character changes their eventual outcome. The terrain is also randomly generated, so nothing is in the same place twice. Highly recommended! ESRB rated "M", for mature players, some mild graphic concepts.
I really like this game because it gives the player the opportunity to create a fantasy character with special characteristics and abilities. Your character will gain experience, increase in talent and ability while traveling to exciting and dangerous places on different quests to discover treasures and/or defeat monsters. One of the best facets of the game is how the player can use strategy, like, searching an area of the game for a longer time hoping to find greater treasure. More time in an area can build more experience for a better outcome of some battles with more challenging monsters. I also like that the creators of this game have crafted story lines that weave and interconnect the background characters, places, monsters and quests to each other. This lays a foundation for you, through your character, to interconnect with game's story and world for an enjoyable fantasy experience. I enjoy getting 'lost' in the game and feeling like I am the character completing the quests and gaining great treasures. This game also has the capability for players to join in on-line games that can enhance the fantasy experience in a shared environment.
DIABLO BATTLE CHEST contains Diablo I, Diablo II, and Diablo II Expansion with full color manuals, and allows for both offline play and online play with other players - at no extra cost (unlike astronomical rips offs like Everquest, Halo, Heroes/Villains, and Warcraft). The Diablo series is one of the most ingenious, adventursome, enjoyable, and best selling fantasy video games ever made. Characters are controlled by the player and come in a range of fighters and magic users. Game controls are extremely easy to use, and the ingame soundtrack is stunning. I'm not a computer game geek so I can't give all the technical terms for all of the interactive gems this game offers.
A month ago I came home with my brand new computer, 3GB ram, Nvidia 512mb video card, and 500 Gigs of memory. I also purchased Supreme Commander and Neverwinter nights 2. Out of all the new sophisticated games on the planet I decided to play Diablo 2 LOD, again. After logging back in with my new account(my old one was deleted since I stopped playing for a year), to my surprise there are still 50-100k people playing it online. I quickly get rushed through softcore(Die unlimited times) and hop right back into hardcore(you only live ONCE). After 7 years this game is still fun. Finding items, building your character, crafting equipment is still far superior than most modern action RPGs. The $20 I spent on this battlechest was worth every penny.
The Good- Solid gameplay, good music, UNLIMITED replay value, great multiplayer, good cinematics.
The Bad- Graphics outdated but still decent, Battle.net still locks you off if you log in and out too fast.
The Ugly- Player Killers in Hardcore use hacks and bots, you dont even stand a chance against them; even with the best gear. Alot of hackers in this game in general.
Should you buy it? Yes, and get one for a friend too. D2 LOD is much more enjoyable when you have company, helps with item transfers, questing, and most importantly just surviving. If you played D2 before you know how addicting it is, and its cheaper than ever now so hop on eBay and get it!