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August 23rd, 2013, 12:03
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
There's a difference between action fantasy and action RPGs.
I think the line is pretty blurred

Diablo definitely had a profound effect on the genre, though we got games like Baldur's Gate and Planescape right after.
I'd say Diablo's success had an effect on the genre - just like StarCraft and WarCraft did. Nothing especially new, just very very polished and fun. The rest of the market can't help but respond to the top dog - if only to ask 'what are they doing right?'
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