well, if Blizzard would stop charging so much for the damn thing I'd try it.
True. Blizzard is like the opposite of Valve in that regard.
One might argue that their games don't lose very much value. I actually got lucky and bought Diablo at the store the week it came out. Never heard of it - bought it anyway. I had a 10base2 network in my dorm room. Got pretty good at networking (the cables kind), and was able to get a real job from my experience with it.
Never bought Diablo II. Borrowed it from a friend. Got to about the third level (welcom to the jungle) Thought it was too much of a clone of Diablo I, and of itself and went straight back to it. Plus I was hooked on the Diablo Hellfire expansion and playing as a Monk. I think I eventually finished Diablo II, but it was quite the slog at the end. Can't remember another game that bored me *while* I was playing it. Check that - Dungeon Siege, towards the end was about the same as Diablo II. Except that I couldn't even bring myself to finish Dungeon Siege. Ah well.
Who owns the rights to Hellfire? It was published by Sierra - but since it hooks onto Diablo, I'm betting the rights reverted to Activision/Blizzard. Doubt that'll ever see the light of day again.
Those were the days. Oh, and if you haven't finished Diablo I first, do it - otherwise Diablo II might not make much sense. There's only 16 levels, so it should only take about 4 hours, right? Assuming you get your hands on some Godly Plate of the Whale...