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May 26th, 2009, 19:09
Originally Posted by Yeesh View Post
Diablo II was released nine (9) frigging years ago, and it's yet to have a sequel or heir, official or otherwise.
In my opinion the point is simply this:

It dominates huge parts of the whole genre since then.

Just take a look at how many RPGs are having the word "action" in their desctription nowadays. None, if I see this correctly. Nowadays, ALL RPGs MUST have this attribute, or … well, at least marketing from all around the world believes it won't never ever sell.

That's a very subtle kind of domination, imho.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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