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Torchlight - Hands-on @ Eurogamer

by Dhruin, 2009-09-14 22:46:55

Eurogamer is next with Torchlight impressions from PAX, with additional input from Max Shaefer and Travis Baldree:

There's the depth here that you might expect - the inventory and character pages are bafflingly, temptingly vast - but it's a game that's been designed to fit in around your life, too. "One of the focuses for the game has been to be really respectful of people's time," says Travis Baldree, Torchlight's lead designer. "I've got a four-year-old, and I don't have time for all the usual nonsense. So when you save, Torchlight saves exactly where you stand, and on top of that, we give players a pet, which will level with you and has its own inventory. That means you can get it to go back to town and sell items for you while you stay in the dungeons. We've tried to remove all the obstructions that could make a game annoying. I want to make a game I can just sit down and play."

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SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released