I am a huge Diablo fan and I've never played this game. I've always rejected it as a cheap diablo clone.
I picked it up because it was on sale for like nothing. I had it over a year and never played it. But once Diablo 3 turned out to be a huge disappointment, I gave this game a try. And oh boy is it awesome.
It surpassed my expectation by far! I couldn't stop playing it.
It does almost everything better than Diablo 3.
The game just plays and feels great.
I really love the free skilltree and character development, you can do whatever you want.
You can choose every difficulty right from the start.
The Elite difficulty offers a great challenge, right from level 1 and it wont get easy until very very late into the game.
The game world itself is huge and feels alive.
The towns are full of merchants, gambler, enchanters and other NPCS.
The over world and dungeons are filled with hordes of monsters and many bosses that offer a great challenge.
The Mapworks offer a unlimited amount of random generated dungeons. Which is just awesome.
And the best thing. The loot system. Every player gets his OWN loot. There are hundreds of items with 5 quality tiers
And set items.
Enough with the good stuff, the game lacks story. If you don't watch out you miss the story. And the story is also pretty short you can get through the game in 20h or even less. But it has a New Game+ feature so its no that bad.
The multiplayer loading time can get really really REALLY long. I don't know why but sometimes it takes like 5~10 minutes! to move from map A to B.
The game saves on your local hard drive so you run into a lot of cheater when playing multiplayer.
Only 4 character classes. That's always a letdown for me but...
Thanks to the Steam Workshop and the great community we have access to so many mods that we are able to change every part of the game to our own liking. Every point I've listed can be changed. I've ended up with over 30 character classes and thousands of new items, new dungeons, bosses...everything Is possible. Most mods do work in multiplayer. New mods are coming out almost everyday and you even get the developer kit to create your own mods.
At this point, i want to point out one specific mod, Synergies.
Synergies is the best Mod for TL2. Its an overhaul mod that changes almsot everything.
Salan, the mods creator put alot of work into this awesome mod.
Make sure to visit us at: http://forums.synergiesmod.com/index.php
I recommend this game to everyone that like RPG, mod and co-op/multiplayer games.