In the end, it comes down to gameplay. All the pretty graphics and fancy effects in the world don't help you. People didn't play Civilization because it looked cool, and they won't be playing Diablo II to see how pretty the Amazon's fire arrows are. Diablo II isn't a perfect game - the save system and battle.net are the two major issues we had, though we are still baffled by the lackluster graphics. However, when it comes down to it, Diablo II is undeniably fun. The charm of leveling and improving your character is undeniable. So what are a few minor issues to stand in your way?
5 all-new character classes with special attributes and abilities
4 different, fully populated towns, complete with wilderness areas
Multiple dungeons, caverns, and crypts in every town for players to explore
Expanded world filled with all-new quests, weapons, spells, armor, monsters, and nonplayer characters
Customized advancement system allows players to choose skills and powers each time they advance
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