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After the vile demon Diablo was apparently destroyed in Diablo, be prepared for the fight of your life as the hellspawn is back in Diablo II. The warrior who defeated Diablo, thinking he could contain the demon, thrust the crystal into his own skull. Yet the overwhelming fury of the arch-demon, combined with the warrior's fatigue, was more than enough to overpower the helpless hero. Diablo immediately twisted the once proud warrior's body into a walking nightmare—you must now stop this new threat.
By some, the first game in the Diablo series was considered limited, containing only three character classes, one town, and a single set of dungeons, catacombs, and twisted crypts to explore. Well, even the most jaded gamers won't find the same problem in Diablo II. Featuring five unique classes, several towns, and dungeons enough to fill four compact discs, this game is huge. Containing the massive assortment of weapons and armor used to wage war upon the undead in the first game—and adding loads more—you won't run up against a shortage of ways to mutilate, massacre, and utterly destroy your competition.
Once again, this Blizzard release includes free internet play on the company's Battle.net internet gaming service. But, as cheating was most likely the worst problem with playing Diablo on Battle.net, the team working on the sequel has taken great pains in redesigning the entire game engine from the ground up to eliminate the frustration in fighting unbeatable opponents. ~ Chris Couper, All Game Guide