This game dragged out so much simply because of the tedium of some parts, especially as a sorceress. Nightmare Act 2 and Hell Act 2, 3 & 4 were the biggest offenders. They tended all to just be high damage mobs with certain immunities area after area. So, basically it was just a chain of using a single slow and boring strategy. On the other hand, the latter of Nightmare difficult felt the most balanced. Progress went at a decent pace and all the fights felt varied. While I completed the 'fun' parts in a day or two, the tougher ones often took me a couple weeks because I could only play a couple zones before the tedium crept in.
For anyone who is curious, here is the gear my henchman and I finished up with:
I think my henchman had better gear than I did >.<
On to Shinobi!
|Bonus Picture: Ready to rumble with the Ancients.|