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. There is something strangely compelling about the thought of finding loot after a dungeon run, applying certain items to your character or even selling them at the local merchant for some extra gold to carry you through.
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.
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. Whilst by no means perfect, I’d say Torchlight instantly shoots to the top of the RPG league on the marketplace.
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.
Conclusion: Even without it though, Torchlight should hold a vast amount of appeal for many people. If you’ve been weaned on the likes of WoW and want something to take on the road: this is for you; and if you fell in love with Diablo or Titan Quest and want to sample the likely direction in which Diablo III will head: don’t hesitate, just buy. In fact, that holds true for all of you. Stop reading this, and go support one of the best PC games you’ll play this year.
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. Add in Peter Hu and the team that was part of Flagship Studios who brought us Mythos….all join forces as part of the team to put together a game, it is going to be something pretty darn cool.