Torchlight. A booming mining town that grew up around unbelievably rich veins of Ember, that rare ore with the power to enchant--or corrupt--everything it touches. It’s a powerful thing, and everyone knows power, well. Power can corrupt, too. You’ll set out into the nearby mountains and depths below to discover the full extent of Ember’s influence on the civilizations that have come before.
Choose from among three character classes, and venture from the safety of the town of Torchlight into randomly generated dungeon levels, with a huge variety of creepy monsters, endless variations of loot to find, and quests to complete. The endless randomization ensures that you’ll never be playing the same game twice. A fun, crunchy action-RPG, this one game that oozes style, care, and polish out of every single pixel and is a definite must to pick up if you like RPGs or just having some mindless fun.
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Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Violence, Blood.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c, 400MB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 1GB DDR3 RAM Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256MB dedicated RAM (ATI Radeon X1600 or nVidia equivalent). Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
Posted on 2012-07-06 09:22:56 byPacco802:
Combine the spirit of Diablo 1 and the best things (runes, change of weapons, etc) of Diablo 2, add 3D graphics, the musician of Diablo 1, experiment team of Mythos, and two Key people of Blizzard North, the result Torchlight, incredible, addictive and cool game.
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Posted on 2012-07-06 09:48:47 byrampancy:
Torchlight isn't so much a successor to Diablo as it is a successor to Fate, and many of Torchlight's core elements can be seen as being a natural evolutionary progression of those seen in Fate, like the pet.
That being said, Torchlight made feel the same way about the Diablo/lone player ARPG genre that Dungeon Siege did with CRPGs- that a game had come along taking many of theread more little jagged and niggling rough points of its genre, ironing and smoothing them out. You now had a useful and credible companion with you in the dungeon who was more than just cannon fodder. Magical item modification and gem management were no longer awkward and clunky. Character classes had truly interesting abilities and skill progression even allowed for intriguing combinations of classes and abilities.
Torchlight is a very streamlined and very thoroughly-perfected ARPG. Yet, for all of its strong points, and for its excellent aesthetic, good sound design and nice soundtrack, it still is an ARPG. For fans of the genre, it's arguably one of the most important games to come out since Diablo II, and it's a total must-have. For people turned off by the genre's repetitiveness and complete lack of any narrative beyond "KILL KILL KILL", it won't be making any converts. Still, for what it is, there's no disputing that Torchlight is an excellent game.
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Posted on 2012-07-06 09:50:19 byFattness132:
I first got torchlight on a Steam sale a few summers back, thinking that it would be something i played for 2 hours and would be done with. Boy was i wrong. This game was the first game in the ARPG top-down style that i played and i instantly fell in love with it. It has a good length campaign and afterwards an 'infinite dungeon' that you can traverse in order to level up and keepread more on the search for loot. Also the game is massively moddable and they improve upon the already excellent experience. Absolutely fantastic game.
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