Torchlight - Review @ Bit-Tech
Bit-Tech brings us their review of the game. The reviewer was very impressed with the game giving it a 9/10. He felt that the simplicity and beauty of the game made up for this shortcoming such as the story and no co-op or multiplayer options. Here is a snippet from the review:
The beauty of Torchlight is that there isn't really much more to it than that simple addiction and that all the chaff which would usually get in the way of that need to grab every loot drop has been swept away with a simple flourish. Torchlight is mechanical gameplay as it's mostly distilled and pure.
There are faults obviously, the biggest of which is the lack of any co-op or multiplayer option, but there are extra tweaks that give it an edge too - the random waves of spiders and enemies that crawl out of the walls and the simplicity of the interface.
The most important boon that Torchlight has over Diablo though is simply the graphics; they aren't brown, dull and gritty in the most immature interpretation of the word. They are fresh, colourful and fitting with the simple joy the game provides, with a carefully chosen palette and array of settings which means the game can even run on most netbooks.