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Torchlight II

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Realm of Gaming
24 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Click click click. It's all about the rhythm. Click click click. Shoot, bash, backflip. Click click click. Loot loot loot. For all its detailed stats, loot, and skill trees, the Action RPG genre has never been about sophistication. While it is of course appreciated, in the end all that matters is the rhythm of the mayhem, death, and piles of loot. Everything else is just gravy. So does Torchlight II get the beat? Or is it a sloppy slush of ideas?
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Overall 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Storyline 4
4.0
Originality 4
4.0

A Brighter Bulb?

RPGamer
19 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Runic Games' Torchlight was released in late 2009 to largely positive reviews, perhaps held back from true greatness by a lack of multiplayer. Three years later, the second game has addressed this issue without losing any of the charm of the previous release, and in many places adding to it.
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Overall 9
8.5

Torchlight II

Strategy Informer
18 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Torchlight II is addictive, imagination-fuelled goodness. It never gets boring and its “just five more minutes” value is second to none. It may not have an engaging story but I don’t think anyone twatting a zombie pirate called ‘One-Eyed Willy’ with a giant wrench will miss it. At its price point there’s almost an absurd amount of value for money here, even before you take the co-op and huge randomised levels that change every time you play it into account.
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 7
7.0

Torchlight 2 Review

Game Boyz
9 October 2012
  • Excerpt: I'm giggling like a schoolchild. I really shouldn't, but so far, my Beserker has completely failed to die. I've gotten him in all sorts of situations, and I've gotten damn close, but my little digital avatar, bloodthirsty mite that he is... refuses to quit. I'm having so much fun, I can't help but feel a little guilty that I might be playing the game wrong.
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 7
7.0

Torchlight 2 Review

Game Boyz
9 October 2012
  • Excerpt: I'm giggling like a schoolchild. I really shouldn't, but so far, my Beserker has completely failed to die. I've gotten him in all sorts of situations, and I've gotten damn close, but my little digital avatar, bloodthirsty mite that he is... refuses to quit. I'm having so much fun, I can't help but feel a little guilty that I might be playing the game wrong.
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Overall 9
8.5

Torchlight II is a poor man’s Diablo that’s rich in content but not originality (review)

VentureBeat
9 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Torchlight II is undoubtedly worth the $20 price, and it’s high on replay value with new classes to discover. The problems it does have are mostly minor, but it’s not for gamers looking for an involved story. And in some places, it could use a little more depth. Two big draws are definitely the affordable price and flexible multiplayer options, and the game also earns its place among the other top action-RPGs of the year. It’s well made and fun…just not revolutionary.
  • Pros: A consistent and polished experience In terms of gameplay, Torchlight II (out today on Steam for PC) is exactly what you’d expect from the genre. You fight near-endless hordes of enemies and bosses as you explore different territories and collect loot, upgrading your gear and distributing your stats however you please. It’s not an original concept, but it takes more effort on the developer’s part to deliver consistent and fair gameplay. Torchlight II pulls it off. For...
  • Cons: A raw story Your goal in the game is simple: Stop the Alchemist from permanently upsetting the balance of the world. But the rest of the story is an afterthought. It’s hard to feel immersed in the world’s troubles or care about the different races. The cutscenes exacerbate this issue. Klei Entertainment (makers of Shank and Mark of the Ninja) provided stylish animations, but Runic skimped on the substance. They’re too short, few, and insignificant to make any real imp...
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Overall 9
9.0

Torchlight II (PC)

ccgr.org
27 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Years after Torchlight was saved by the previous hero, an evil arch mage destroys the town and is on a rampage laying waste to other nearby villages. Of course, he must be stopped, but not many people are strong enough to take him on without dying. This is where your engineer, berserker, embermage, or outlander comes in to save the day.
  • Pros: A top notch dungeon crawler that now lets you play alongside your friends.
  • Cons: You have to join your friend’s games using Runic’s system and not Steam.
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Overall 8
8.0

The going gets tough in Torchlight II

Quarter to Three
26 September 2012
  • Excerpt: My first playthrough in Torchlight II was with an outlander, a ranged class that relies on guns. I set the difficulty level to veteran, which is one notch above normal. This was partly because the first Torchlight was forgiving to a fault, and partly because I wasn’t eager to repeat the experience of Diablo III, in which the first playthrough is basically a tutorial on the way to the actual game.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Original-Gamer
19 September 2012
  • Conclusion: Riding on the success of its predecessor, Torchlight II kicks open the door of fall releases with cartoonish swagger.  A title that promises a solid dungeon crawl while at the same time not taking itself too seriously, the visually pleasing Torchlight II promises a great many things prior to its release. A total of 4 unique character classes unlike what had been found in the previous installment. A bigger, better game with a larger world to explore, and more to do.
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Overall 9
8.5

L’opera in tre atti di Torchlight II

IGN
4 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Mentirei se scrivessi che so benissimo di cosa parla la storia di Torchlight II. Complice un filmato che scattava nella versione con la quale ho cominciato a giocare qualche giorno prima dell’uscita ufficiale del gioco su Steam (problema velocemente risolto con le numerose patch successive), non ho prestato molta attenzione alla sequenza introduttiva. Vi basti sapere che c’è un cattivo che vuole distruggere tutto e che tocca a noi salvare l’umanità.
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