i agree - D1 was such a fun outing. also the graphics for D2 was a bit let-down as the max resolution was only 640*480 if i remember correctly.Iirc it was 800x600 if you ran it in the 3D-accelerated version? Doesn't seem to be mentioned on wikipedia. Oh, and the Necromancer class was crippled, the skeletons just didn't scale up with level at all
It was patched to handle 800x600 when the Expansion came out, I think.
I liked Diablo 2 a lot more than Diablo 1, but I agree that it was generally either way too easy or way too hard. I also agree that the Necromancer couldn't do anything at higher levels because his minions were way too weak. :-( He would have been my favorite class if not for that.
Thankfully the Druid came to take his place. Powerful familiars and powerful spells.
I can't wait for Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3! Hooray for Blizzard!