How Diablo saved Computer RPG genre

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    ”While this new Diablo project intrigued Blizzard executives — the basic idea of descending a dungeon to hit skeletons and demons had its appeal — they suggested one significant alteration. Bolstered by the reception to Warcraft, Blizzard advised changing Diablo’s combat system from a turn-based one to a real-time one. Funnily enough, Condor co-founder Max Schaefer admitted to Gamespot that the developer initially resisted the suggestion. ”We fought that transition for a long time [...] The amount of time we argued about it was totally ridiculous, considering it only took us about three hours to mock the game up in real time,” Schaefer stated. He elaborated how a realtime combat system would make Diablo feel too much like an action game, but he concluded, ”once we started to play in real-time, it became very apparent we were wrong.[...] We just played it in real time and said, ‘OK, right then, this is how it’s going to work.’”


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    And Blizzard swoops in to save the day again! I <3 you Blizzard <------fanboy right hur
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    Doubt it would change. Due to Blizzard's focused and time consuming development philosophy, they've innovated in the RTS, ARPG and MMORPG genres, and still display the highest sales in each of these categories. Hope they continue doing so.
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    D3 is an "instant hit", I know so!
    The biggest question is beyond Diablo 3.. Will Project "Titan" be a success? Will it change the world of gameplay as we know it?

    Diablo is the only game-series from Blizzard I actually like and feel urge to play.

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    Quote from Enkeria

    D3 is an "instant hit", I know so!
    The biggest question is beyond Diablo 3.. Will Project "Titan" be a success? Will it change the world of gameplay as we know it?

    Diablo is the only game-series from Blizzard I actually like and feel urge to play.


    Same for me! I liked WoW for a while, but the Diablo series has been my favorite from them. I think Titan's success really depends on what genre of MMO they go for (fantasy, sci-fi, etc.)
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