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Myrthos October 1st, 2012 04:12

Torchlight II - Review Roundup # 2
 
Here is an overview of Torchlight II reviews.More information.

TheMadGamer October 1st, 2012 04:13

I'm very happy with Torchlight 2. It is the most fun I've had with an action RPG since Diablo 2, the first Sacred, and Titan Quest.

Carnifex October 1st, 2012 06:08

Totally agree, my first playthrough was a hoot. Looking forward to doing it again at some point with a different class.


-Carn

rikus October 1st, 2012 11:24

+1
still haven't finished but itching to..

blackcanopus October 1st, 2012 14:08

Oddly, I think that monsters lack variety and as a result, T2's combat is too tedious and shallow. They have used various 3D models to hide the fact that monster types are so limited. Most monsters (kangaroo mouse and cockroach, for example) are exactly the same, their only difference is their 3D model. This is a cheap way to trick people into thinking that they are fighting different monsters, while there are not more than 10 types of monsters in the entire game. Torchlight II is a sea, with a maximum depth of 1 centimeter.

GothicGothicness October 1st, 2012 14:18

I think it is inferior to D3 in most ways, don't know what the hype is about.

Nameless one October 1st, 2012 14:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by GothicGothicness (Post 1061163600)
I think it is inferior to D3 in most ways, don't know what the hype is about.

D3 cost 50 euros TL2 costs 20 they are games with different budget and ambition.TL2 doesn't take itself too seriously and it's fun and relaxing experience for low price this isn't game that is aiming to dethrone D2/TQ duo.

rossrjensen October 1st, 2012 14:40

Really? I still haven't played a whole lot. I believe I am a level 14 engineer. But so far, I have enjoyed it more than Diablo 3, and I was a Diablo 3 supporter. I think Torchlight 2 blows it out of the water from a looting perspective, which is a pretty big deal in a game like this.

you October 1st, 2012 15:12

I finished my first game on vetran and I have to say at this point I think titan quest was the better and more enjoyable game (for me); esp the class system.

TheMadGamer October 1st, 2012 17:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by you (Post 1061163619)
I finished my first game on vetran and I have to say at this point I think titan quest was the better and more enjoyable game (for me); esp the class system.

I enjoyed Titan Quest a lot and finished that game. But the game got a little boring with what I felt were boring loot drops and a good number of uninteresting quests. But besides that, I still thought TQ offered an overall fun game experience for an action RPG.

Torchlight 2 is hooking me in for several reasons:

-First, it supports LAN. That in itself brings a tear to my eye (in a good way).

-Next, I think the loot drops are pretty good and varied.

-The pet feature to allow you to sell and buy while out in the world is great and strikes an excellent balance between adventuring and the eventual need to go to town by lessening the frequency of needing to go to town.

-The game world areas are not like corridors but feel like 'zones' much like an isometric version of Everquest to make a very imperfect comparison - this is one aspect of D3 that bothers me a lot - D3 just 'feels' like a bunch of corridors and not a game world.

-The quests are interesting for an action RPG and the sidequests are light years more fun than D3's.

-A small cherry on top that I appreciate is how there are little things to discover - for example, even after you kill a boss, if you look around the area you might just find additional treasures (and not just unopened treasure chests and not stuff you missed) - I noticed that and it pleases the explorer in me.

-In multiplayer, when another player in T2 gets a quest or progresses a quest, it doesn't automatically get that quest or progress that quest for other players which is how it works in D3. I don't know about other people but I really don't like that. The first time I played D3 multiplayer it was 'bling bling bling' and within a few minutes I had done 10 quests not even knowing what the hell just happened.

-Finally, 'out of the box' T2 has a great PC UI (with only a few minor things I would like to see added and changed) and I really REALLY appreciate that (although D3's UI ain't bad either) - YES I'M LOOKING AT YOU SKYRIM (AGAIN)!

I loved the first two Diablo games and D3 was a day 1 buy for me. But it lost me by the early portion of Act 2. It just wasn't fun. The loot drops were uninteresting and I wasn't interested in the Auction House aspect of the game. The constant online requirement is a relentless finger poking in my ribs. The way skills and abilities work in D3 is for me, very unexciting. My entire experience with D3 seemed to boil down to a tiresome bureaucracy of issues both in game and out where T2 gets right to it with fun loot, fun quests, and a fun world to explore. And did I mention T2 has LAN? - Yes, T2 has LAN amen.

I haven't by any measure 'written off' the Diablo franchise. I'm keeping an eye on the patches that the game is undergoing. I last played D3 when it was at the 1.3 version and now 1.5 is out (or will be out soon). But even if I never finish D3 I'm hoping the franchise continues and perhaps D4 will be a fun game. Time will tell.

Relayer October 1st, 2012 17:39

I still haven't played the first game much. Got a Steam copy last year but have only put about 3 hours into it. Fun game, just haven't had much time to play it, although I'm not sure about these Diablo-types, they're mindless fun for short spurts but they never manage to hold my attention for that long in single player.

Thrasher October 1st, 2012 21:45

After playing Fable (this game's progenitor), D1, D2, and TQ I may have had my fill of this genre. I too have Torchlight 1 (and Sacred) and have yet to touch either…

TheMadGamer October 1st, 2012 21:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thrasher (Post 1061163663)
After playing Fable (this game's progenitor), D1, D2, and TQ I may have had my fill of this genre. I too have Torchlight 1 (and Sacred) and have yet to touch eitherů

Action RPGs are not my favorite. But the last action RPG I played significantly was Titan Quest and that was a long time ago now. So when D3 was released and now T2's release, the timing is ripe with me to get my fill of this type of game. This time around look's like it will be T2.

crpgnut October 1st, 2012 22:05

I loved TQ, but I couldn't get into Torchlight 1 at all. It was basically a rogue game with a single dungeon. I'm not sure whether T2 addresses this. There's a fine line between rogue-like and action crpg. I felt the original was a rogue clone.

Nameless one October 1st, 2012 22:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by crpgnut (Post 1061163668)
. It was basically a rogue game with a single dungeon. I'm not sure whether T2 addresses this..

It does.TL2 have new hub for each chapter and each chapter have several zones each with dungeon with main quest and several with side quests in them (dungeons usually have 2-4 levels).

rikus October 2nd, 2012 09:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by GothicGothicness (Post 1061163600)
I think it is inferior to D3 in most ways, don't know what the hype is about.

i thought its a hype too, until i've tried the demo… it's just good and satisfying, they really covered the fun part well.

Ragnaris October 2nd, 2012 17:34

As stated in my last post a few days back, I'm still highly, highly enjoying this game, and a massive improvement over Torchlight 1.

rune_74 October 2nd, 2012 17:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thrasher (Post 1061163663)
After playing Fable (this game's progenitor), D1, D2, and TQ I may have had my fill of this genre. I too have Torchlight 1 (and Sacred) and have yet to touch eitherů

Not Fable, Fate.

Alexandru October 22nd, 2012 09:36

Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and I want to share with you my review of Torchlight II. I like this game very much. In my opinion is one of the best RPG games. Please share your thoughts about my review.


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