Being an avid Diablo II player, I'd like to offer my comparisons of this new game to the game I’ve been playing since the early 2000’s.
First off, the items in Demigod are considerably less varied than the ones in Diablo II; and since I base all opinions of similar games on my experience of Diablo II, Demigod’s lack of variation makes it awful. In fact, because of Diablo II’s gem & ruin mechanic, it makes their items even more complex than it would appear on the surface. A lot of the most powerful items require recipes in the Horadric cube, further enhancing the consequences of your purchase decisions.
Also, Diablo II is the most awesome game ever created.* In fact, I don’t know why I even bother with similar games as any variation on the original masterpiece that is Diablo II would automatically make the game inferior.
*Not really, but close
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