descender wrote on Jan 10, 2014, 00:04: Whenever I get an ARPG itch I go back and play Dungeon Siege 2.
I don't know why that game doesn't get more credit. It was everything Diablo 2 was and more, just without battle.net.
Sacred 2 and the TQ expansion were good, but they just don't draw me back like DS2 does.
Putting dungeon siege and diablo in the same sentence is laughable. DS took the auto-combat route, Dungeon siege 2 copied all that MMO AI controlled combat shit that didn't exist in diablo. The dungeon siege games were games you watched more than you played. What the original DS had going for it was the atmosphere and the unique way skills leveled up. Dungeon siege 2 was a giant snorefest and broke everything that was good about the first one. DS1 was alright because it sat on the knife's edge of player participation and novelty, DS2 was just broken on such a fundamental level.