Please, before anyone makes rude comments calling me a troll, you need to realize that no matter how uncommon an opinion is, that doesnt mean that its wrong. Just because millions of people like something doesnt mean that someone who doesnt like it is wrong or just being a hipster and disliking it because they want to be different. Im playing Diablo 2 for the first time right now and im trying to like it but I dont... I LOOOOOOOVE the original Diablo and ive played the Diablo 3 demo and I like it but Im forcing myself through Diablo 2 and Im not enjoying it the way I have the original every time ive played it... My biggest problem with it is the setting and the graphics. Not the graphical quality, I love old 2D isometric games, I dont like the art style. The orignal was creepy as hell and really dark and dreary. I liked that the entire game was in Tristram. I love that little creepy town and I loved the gothic dungeons. The cathedral, the catacombs, the cave which is my least favorite, and then hell itself! The graphics in diablo 2 are too clorful and its not creepy at all. I dont like the environments either. When I play fantasy RPGs I want a fantasy world that is a somewhat realistic depiction of medieval europe in terms of environment, but in diablo 2 youre in the desert and a rainforest and what not... I dont like these settings at all. Desert levels in every game bore me to tears and Im now in the rainforest which is much better than the desert, but still not great. Wheres the gothic setting of the original? The first act was ok, but most of the dungeons were in caves which I didnt like. I also dont like a lot of the monsters. Zombies and skeletons and the goat men are all fine and cool, but most of the monsters are not to my liking. I hate all those dumb lightening bugs in the desert and now all im fighting in the rainforest is little pygmies that are literally making me laugh out loud with the way they look and their voices. I miss the unseens, and the overlords, and the winged demons in the first game. Also, no penalty for dying other than losing money is really dumb in my opinion. It makes me not want to try when I reach challenging sections because theres no penalty for dying. I know theres a pema death mode but I cant select it yet and after seeing how ****ing insanely cheap Durial or whatever his name is the last boss in Act 2, I dont even see how its possible to beat the game in perma death mode. I died 10 or more times on that stupid ****ing thing! Id walk in hit him once get hit once and die... rinse and repeat... I really REALLY want to like this game! I like the characters, the equipment, and the skills, and I like the randomness of it and the hack and slash gameplay, but I hate the environments, the lack of the strong horror atmosphere the first one had, and the mostly boring enemies... What am I missing? Is the game better the second time around? Or am I just letting the setting and lack of horror atmospher ruin the game for me? I really want to like it! But im at the beginning of act 3 and I really cant say that I do... If I manage to play through to the end I doubt I'll ever play it again if it doesnt get better the second time around or something. Also, why is it that people who love Diablo 2 seem to hate Diablo 3? Ive played the demo and while its not as dark and horriffic as the original, I find it much more fun and the setting much more to my liking than diablo 2. I like all the undeads the risens, the wretched mothers, the grotesques much better than the enemies in diablo 2. And I love that I can play it on console as Im not much of a pc fan. I only play on PC when there is no other option or when I cant find a console version for sale, as was the case with diablo 1. So whats so bad about it? Also what are the later acts like in diablo 3? Does it remain in the creepy forests and gothic crypts like diablo 1, or do you go to the desert and the rainforest or other similar areas like in diablo 2? Is diablo 3 more like diablo 1 or 2? Or is it more of an original experience?