I was unaware of the fact that Diablo II had already hit the shelves just before I’d purchased the original Diablo game. I was a little behind the times, which was most likely the reason I was able to pick up the “classic” Diablo game for only $9.99. Needless to say, once I realized there was a sequel, I was all over it.
It just so happened that upon a return visit to Costco, I spotted D2 in the software section. I threw that sucker in the cart as quick as you please, and couldn’t install it fast enough once I got home. I was absolutely floored by the improved graphics, animation and faster game play.
The first class I rolled was a Barbarian. Of the original five classes: Amazon, Necromancer, Barbarian, Paladin and Sorcerer, Barbarian was the clear choice for me. I’ve always had a penchant for dual-wielding. 😀
I hacked and slashed my way through normal, nightmare and hell difficulties on my home PC before even setting foot on Battle.net. I thoroughly enjoyed playing solo, and had no idea that there was another, even more exciting element of game play which I’d yet to experience.
to be continued…