The Diablo Recipe Book for ARPG Game Development

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Diablo III would have been the great game we all wanted/expected it to be, if it was built on these foundations from about 13 years ago (maybe even more financially successful, if that's possible!). There are things I like about D3, but I really hoped to see a lot of these same mechanics from D2 intact or expanded upon instead of tossed out. Enjoy the read, it precisely identifies the things that kept me coming back for years:

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/131533/postmortem_blizzards_diablo_ii.php

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