Excerpt: Torchlight is a RPG hack and slash adventure in the mould of Diablo II and Baldour’s Gate. You would be hard pushed to find something that was more addictive in the slash, kill, collect RPG than Diablo II and Baldour’s Gate over the past few years.
Conclusion: All in all, Torchlight is a solid game. While a simplified action RPG, with nice console controls, it should find a home with the genre-savvy and newcomers alike. 8.0 / 10: Interesting story, fun gameplay, immerse environments… enough said.
Fun fantasy role-playing game with moderate violence.
Common Sense Media
18 May 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Torchlight is a downloadable role playing game (RPG) that has players fighting trolls and spiders and other fantasy creatures with swords and magic. There is some blood, but it’s seen from a distance, isn’t particularly realistic, and disappears quickly.
Summary: " Torchlight " is a brilliant little single player loot-grinding RPG. The frame-rate issues and lack of multiplayer do hurt the game, but you can see the quality oozing through, especially when compared to so much of the dross that gets released for XBLA.
Conclusion: Don't let the dungeon crawling aspect completely turn you away if dungeon crawling is not your thing. I've never really cared for Dungeon crawlers but felt Torchlight's accessibility, style and relatively short completion time kept the grinding and crawling from becoming too monotonous.
Excerpt: Torchlight, originally released for PC in 2009, was a successful addition to a genre of Diablolikes. For anyone who spent the noughties waiting for Diablo 3 to turn up on shelves - for anyone who's still waiting for a bloody release date - Runic Games' title was a stopgap, one of a few in the last...
Conclusion: While Torchlight 's original faults still stand, the game lends itself wonderfully to the Xbox 360 controller, and we found ourselves preferring the console edition. If you're looking for a hack 'n' slasher to lose a week's worth of nights to, then sit down - you've found it.
Excerpt: Who does not enjoy a simple hack and slash dungeon crawl now and again? Better yet, with the likes of Travis Baldree, the person who designed “Fate” and then Erich and Max Schaefer, co- founders of Blizzard North join forces that is of course promise of gaming awesomeness.