Torchlight, a fantasy hack-and-slash from the makers of Diablo and the runner-up in the Final Round of this year’s Battle of the Games, is available right now on GOG.com for only $8.99 (that’s 40 % off) until Friday, July 13 at 8:59 AM EDT.
Just look at the resumé of Runic Games founders: brothers Max and Eric Shaefer (Blizzard North co-founders; Project Lead, Design Lead and Art Director on Diablo and Diablo II), Travis Baldree (Fate and Hellgate: London), and Peter Hu (Army Men, Diablo II). With such a team behind an isometric hack-and-slash, no further recommendation is required. However, we’re obliged to tell you this: Torchlight is a fantastic game. It offers AAA production value, excellent gameplay, randomized levels, a lot of monsters and loot, and, most importantly, it’s incredibly fun.
Torchlight doesn’t promise anything more than it is: a gorgeous, challenging, and highly addictive dungeon crawler. There’s no multiplayer, no co-op, no surprising story, and no ‘ground-breaking’ ideas--just pick your class (The Destroyer--warrior, The Alchemist--spellcaster, or The Vanquisher--rogue), select an animal sidekick, and get in the dungeon filled with secret rooms, traps, swinging bridges, levers, shrines, some non-monster encounters, tons of loot, and hordes of monsters thirsty of your blood. If the dungeon isn’t random enough for you, then why not take Torchlight’s very own editor, TorchED, for a spin and make your own levels, add customized monster units, and much, much more!
If you miss the good ol’ RPGs of the ‘90s, check how the modern hack-and-slash should look like for the ridiculous price of $8.99 for the next 7 days.