Graev let me play his copy of Torchlight the past few days since he’s been enthralled by Dragon Age: Origins almost every waking moment of the day.Â I decided to go with the Warrior looking guy (Is that even what he is… a Warrior?Â I don’t even know).Â I’m actually really sucked into the game now!Â I’m level 19 and blazing through the content.Â Like Graev said, and like most of you probably know, the game really is like a Diablo clone.Â It’s Diable Lite, really.
I have a few points of criticism:
1.Â Only one town with a single NPC providing the story.Â The rest of the NPC’s seem more interested in just giving you a reason to get a reward than to provide you with much in the way of meaningful story.
2.Â One dungeon feels weird even though it’s only an illusion.Â I’m just going deeper and deeper in the same mine!Â Although I’m experiencing several different ecosystems and entirely different looking tile-sets, I can’t shake the feeling that I’m just descending down one big hole.Â Can’t deny that the game is gorgeous though.
3.Â The drop rate is a little high.Â Every mob that I kill explodes with loot.Â I like loot.Â In fact, I love loot.Â However, it’s just a tad too high.Â I spend more time opening my inventory, which fills up every 30 seconds, to identify and fill up my dog’s inventory to send him back to sell than I do killing.Â I already avoid all white loot and focus on magic items and I’m about to start focusing only on the rare stuff.
Great game that’s lots of fun, despite my criticism.Â I love the music, graphics, mobs, atmospheres, diversity of itemization appearance, maps you can buy to different locations (Which give the illusion of different dungeons), pet and pet mechanics, and just how much fun I have logging in and clearing several levels of a dungeon when I have an hour to spend gaming.
Today’s patch was really encouraging since it allows players to change the difficulty after they’ve already started.Â There were also several improvements to the performance of the game as well as additional graphics customization.Â Significant update.
Multiplayer would be a real blast and I hope that they take the opportunity to expand the scope of the game to include multiple towns and a deeper story.Â I can see this being a game that releases episodic content and charges $5 for it.
Definitely worth $20!