I was inspired by the Grim Dawn thread to create this one. I thought it might be fun to rank our favorite ARP's in order and compare lists. I'd rank mine about like this:
1) Sacred 2
2) Titan Quest
3) Torchlight 2
4) Sacred 1
5) Torchlight 1
6) Grim Dawn
7) Diablo 2
8) Diablo 3
10) Path of Exile
11) Divine Divinity 1
With all the games on my list put together, I've spent well over 2,000 hours playing ARP's, maybe more. Steam says I currently have 467 hours on Sacred 2 and 181 hours on Titan Quest Anniversary Edition, but that's not even counting all the past computers I played on before Steam was even a thing. (I played Sacred 1, Sacred 2, and Titan Quest from discs before online downloads were a thing.)
I usually like bright colors and upbeat musical tracks, because gaming for me is a treatment for depression. But sometimes I'll still play the grittier, darker ARP's. Path of Exile is near the bottom of my list for several reasons. I don't like free-to-play games, because they tempt me to spend money I can't afford, and I wasn't a fan of the gem-based slot crafting gear system. The huge constellation skill tree was fun, but I didn't like the constantly changing seasonal game mechanics. I also thought the way acts 6-10 recycled areas and spiked the boss difficulty so high as to make solo play extremely difficult if not impossible was a turn-off.
Just because a game is near the bottom of the list doesn't mean I don't like it, though. If it's on the list at all, I've liked it enough to spend 100 hours or a lot more playing it.
I've played so many ARP's, I've probably left some off the list.