if you take the keyboard and mouse away and hand the player a joystick instead, is it still diablo? actually, what i mean to really ask is, how far from the path can you stray? doing quests, finding items, building a pc to a certain play-style, real-time combat. these are things required to make a diablo game. but i could say there are alot of non-diablo games that fit that profile. the newer castlevania games do.
in order to get a better feel for what's out there, i'm thinking about doing a Real Good search for diablo games. i might drop a post on the forums too. does anyone know of any good or bad diablo-like games, or games with diablo-style influences? since i own them, do not include:
- diablo (durr)
- titan quest
- prince of qin
looks like i'm not the only one who likes diablo :)
Someone else started a list too.
here's a list of the games they came up with, with clickies to the homepages or something as close to the game as i could..
Darkstone (oops, forgot i already own this)
Fate (played this one too)
Blade & Sword
Mount & Blade
Champions of Norrath