Monday, October 8, 2012
Sometimes, there are amazing games that hit a home run as they step to the plate. Torchlight and Torchlight II are those games.
The second entry in the TL saga is a predictable sequel, where new heroes (you, or someone new to the franchise) takes a character, goes into dungeons, loots shit, levels up, defeat bosses, get better loot, train professions, upgrade gear... rinse and repeat.
The type of button mashing dungeon crawling may not be appealing, infact, the quests are not quite that appealing or as appealing (to me at least) as say.... exploring the world or dungeons until the very last corner is clear; the whole gameplay is very smooth, well implemented and quite satisfactory when you overcome a horde of baddies and try on your new looted spoils. There was one feature missing from the first TL game, multiplayer, it works this time out of the box, across WAN, LAN or if you like to go solo, there's the single player campaign.
Be mindful however, we have tried running in LAN mode with zero success, while running Hamachi.
Torchlight II is light enough that it will run on an Atom CPU based computer, so if you do have a non gaming system, trust me, TLII is so worth it.
I can not recommend this game enough, in a day where EA and other publishers are fucking you in the butt while you hand them your money, Torchlight II is an awesome game for less than $20 on Steam.
Do yourself a favor and don't wait for the sales, it's money well spent.
I like the game enough to give it 5 out of 5 stars, but since i don't have stars, i will use Shaq heads.