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Very late thoughts, but starting to appreciate the ingenuity of Diablo 2
I was never a fan of action games, but I remember that without any good RPG choices after the BG/Fallout/Torment crop I played single-player Diablo 2 with relish. I don't know if Blizzard had many new ideas later for Diablo 3, but the second game, I understand now, was not just addictive but brilliant. The fighting itself never did much for me, but the game had so many things: shrines of all kinds - gem shrines, summon monster shrines... It introduced golems made from different items, with their abilities... All those minibosses, too. Resurrecting Fallen shamans. Mercenaries to take along. Very very creative. Almost shamefully trapped in the action genre, asking for a real world to expand in.
There haven't been many games with such concentration of ideas since.