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Moldran has created a video history of Diablo I and Diablo II, with game visuals and narration of events. It touches briefly on the developers and ARPGs in general, but focuses mostly on the games and gameplay, including memorable game encounters like The Butcher and the Secret Cow Level, but also the major problems like […]
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Devilian: Diablo 3 Inspired MORPG

Posted 6 Dec 2012 by

I was alerted to this on our Facebook page by Hyowon Choi who came across an RPG under development at  Korean games company Ginno Games.   Their site is in Korean as you’d expect and even employing a translator not too much can be gleaned from it.  However the artwork and videos leave you in little doubt the lines between inspiration and replication can at times blur.

The hack ‘n’ slash MMORPG has been in development since 2009 and is went into beta testing at the end of November but will only be available in Korea.  From the videos it looks nicely paced with some interesting environments  but I could see a few eyebrows being raised at Blizzard with the above bosses.  There are a couple of videos after the break showing gameplay with some familiar looking and sounding skills.


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