IGN Retro: Diablo Revolution

The original Diablo, released in January of 1997, was a landmark action-RPG that almost wholly reinvented the genre as a point-and-click game with a low entry barrier. Diablo certainly cracked the door for a small army of borrowers and outright imitators, such as Dungeon Siege and Fallout Tactics.

If you missed out on the original Diablo for any reason and are not quite sure why such hype and hoopla exists around the series, perhaps a little primer is in order. There are a number of reasons the game garnered enormous critical praise and commercial success (well over 2 million copies were sold in its debut year), such as the clever monster design and rollout as well as Diablo's ability to enable slavering dedication to collecting items in the dungeons.

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