|DIABLO II 2 AND LORD OF DESTRUCTION EXPANSION FOR PC & MAC SEALED NEW|
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|Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (Expansion Pack) (PC, 2001) (2001)|
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|As Diablo II was wildly successful, Blizzard chose to make an expansion that will add a fifth Act, featuring six quests in the Barbarian Highlands. Two unique classes, the female Assassin and the male Druid, will be available featuring new skills. More monsters, items including powerful sets and class-specific items, new Horadric Cube recipes, and interactive environments will all expand the the scope of Diablo.|
|Game||Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (Expansion Pack)|
|UPC||020626715485, 3348542129641, 3348542174429|
|ESRB Descriptor||Blood and Gore, Violence|
|Control Elements||Gamepad, Joystick, Keyboard|
|Number of Players||1-8|
|Game Special Features||Tons of gameplay; 3D graphics; high AI; new environments; multiplayer action via Internet.|
|Support Elements||EAX, Memory Card, Net Support|
Average review score based on 71 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
The expansion does what its supposed to: make the game bigger and more playable. The orchestral music by Matt Uelmen and Glenn Stafford is lovely. There are also more people actively playing LoD online than the non-expansion version. However, Diablo is an old game, lets face it. Old games can be fun for the nostalgia, but are routinely frustrating in their shortcomings, so why buy old? For those of you shopping around for a new action-RPG, allow me to me suggest Torchlight.
Torchlight was made by some ex-Blizzard North developers in 2009, so it has all the best things that Diabo had (nearly identical gameplay), but is vastly more streamlined and detailed. It is a single player game, meaning you don't need to put up with jerks and spambots on battle.net anymore. And it features another lovely soundtrack by Matt Uelmen. Diablo was fun for a while...but Torchlight changed my mind about that.
I have never played Diablo II before, it is my first time playing Diablo II game and which is Lord of Destruction. I have no idea about Diablo II, but I do have experience about Lord of Desctruction.
It is the first PC game I have purchased. This game is great. Even though its graphic might not be as good as the ones that Blizzard Entertainment is currently developing (Such as World of Warcraft). But the game is great. Diablo has been out for a long time and it is still popular.
~> The NPCs: One of the thing I like most about Diablo II LOD (Abbrev. for Lord Of Destruction) is that you can choose to choose to let the NPC 'talk' or not. I love to have NPC talk. Their accent their emotions. It makes the game feels live.
~> Acts: Every time you get passed one Act, you can go to the next act, and you might also come back as well. Every act will have more monsters, more maps to explore, and of course, harder boss to find. Sometimes the bosses are annoying or do not drop good loots. But sometimes they drop great loots. The excitement while exploring new and unknown maps, and the nervous when fighting the boss is such a chilling and great feeling. It is really well-developed as for some boss, you have to think of a plan on how to fight it.
~> Guides: There are great guides that come with the package I bought. It is very detailed and excellently outlined. Although, I like the online guides written by other players better if you want to not making mistakes on plotting the points or want to develop a specific type of character. However, if exploring and experimenting new things are something you love to do, you will love this game. This game has a lot of monsters, quests and bosses that waiting for you to fight and explore.
~> Online of Offline: Another great thing about this game is you can choose to play alone on your computer or you can choose to go online and play with other players. Although, be aware of a lot of cheaters and hackers in online games.
Overall this game is great but it does have cons as well.
~> You have to insert the CD everytime you want to play the game. Which might be annoying if you are somehow that uses different CD a lot.
~> Configuring Online battle.net might be confusing or sometimes time consuming. Often if you have router or modem and you only configure the port setting in your computer but not the router or modem. Other players will not be able to access your channel at all. Besides of configuring the ports in your firewalls in your computer, you will also have to configure them in the Router or Modem in order for them to work properly.
Overall, it is a great game that you will enjoy if you love adventure and playing game as much as I do :]
Lord of Destruction adds quite a bit to Diablo II non expansion. Not only does it add additional items, but also a completely new Act. Also, Diablo is no longer the boss of the game. Instead his much more powerful brother Baal is the final boss.
Ball is nothing impressive in Normal and Nightmare. Hell however is a totally different story. He has all of the same attacks and moves as normal and nightmare, except they are much more lethal.
Before you can fight Baal himself, you must first defeat the 5 groups of minions before him. The last 2 waves (Venom Lords & Minions of Destruction) might give you a run for you money. The Venom Lords have a very powerful Inferno attack and also move very very quickly. If your fire resists are low, you might as well turn around. The Minions of Destruction are simply tanks with a explosive knock back attack. Don't get caught in the middle of these guys or you'll be wishing you had put up a town portal.
Once you finally defeat all of the minions, it is now time to face Baal himself. Aside from the standard left hand jab, Baal's attacks also include the oh-so annoying Festering Appendages which come up from the ground and hit you. They may not be very powerful, but if you are running from baal because you are poisoned, they are enough to kill you. Another one of his attacks is a deadly poison nova. One other thing about Baal is his ability to clone himself. Two baals attacking you at once can be quite a challenge. His final and most aggravating attack is his blue Ice Wave. This attack features knockback and cold damage. Imagine 2 Baal's on each side of you using the same attack at the same time. This can equal a quick death for sure.
As with regular Diablo II. Diablo II LOD also can get old very quickly. You will soon find that you can kill Baal yourself fairly quickly. After that, theres not much more to do.
It's simply amazing how character development can go in so many directions with this game. Seven character classes are now offered, and focusing on certain options within any of the 3 different "skill trees" of each class can itself forever change the way in which you relate to the game. Characters can become so specialized that names have been attributed to them, for example, if you choose to play a character from the new Druid class, he can be differentiated into a Shifter, Summoner, Elementist, Botanist, Windbreaker, Bowling Druid, etc. It could be said that choosing from these different paths renews the playability of the game, as you are forced to figure out new strategies to survive, especially in the Nightmare and Hell difficulty settings. Act 5 has a much different flavor, and disposing of Baal can be a highly frustrating task, if you don't have a plan. 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. A must have expansion for a great series of games.
This is the continuation of the saga from the other two Diablo titles, and follows the hero to a new land far north of where the original and sequel plots occurred. There are two new character classes to choose from, lots of new villains to slay, and many new magical items you can acquire to make your character more powerful. Only Blizzard can make games this good.