Bzzzzz!! Wrong. Sword of Fargoal had it all; literally decades before Diablo.
Er, what you're demonstrating is exactly what I was saying, above. Maybe that part about the "lack of competition for a few years" wasn't clear enough. Sword of Fargoal was much, much earlier (I remember playing it with friends when it first appeared on their new machine). If we look to PC games made within say, 3 years before Diablo, there was nothing. And given the young gamer's retention span and knowledge of computer gaming, 3 years was asking a lot. Most think CRPGs began with BG1, and consider Diablo a "model RPG." <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" />