And "how to polish something" is an innovation.most new things are nothing more then polishing existing concepts
Blizzard are not really a dev known for innovation.
What made Blizzard special was design savvy. Blizzard games are designed with a keenness equaled by only a handful developers in the world. And only a handful of games in the history of the medium.
Diablo 3 isn't spectacular because it is different from Torchlight. The genius, D3 is a masterwork of design, of Diablo 3 is expressed in something as small as... the sound of clay pots breaking.
Innovation? The notion is absurd, false even. Iteration is the Blizzard secret.
blizzard could have remade d1 and d2 and it would still be a success imo, cuz alot of ppl never played it and a bunch of us wouldnt mind playin it again lol
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Blizzard never was about innovative games, it was about doing classic genres the right way. Starcraft and Warcraft were not very original RTS games but they were great RTS games. WoW also wasnt that innovative but it was done much better then any other MMO before it. Not sure about diablo since i dont know if there were such hack and slash games before it? D1 was one of the first games i played.
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I think people are overlooking something fairly important.
Blizzard conquered the MMO market by being innovative.
Blizzard conquered the Dungeon Crawler by being innovative.
Blizzard destroyed the only other major RTS titles (CnC) by being innovative.
The did this stuff many years ago. They do not need to be innovative with crazy and insane new gameplay styles because no other developer has managed to give them any sort of competition in the genres they focus on.
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Last edited by Glorious Leader; 2012-05-22 at 08:38 PM.
Blizzard are being innovative by using existing things and putting them in the perfect places.
It's pretty clever of them.