Here i am, once again, bringing you a new game to review! This time, I will be reviewing Torchlight II!
A bit about the game and developers.
Torchlight II is developed and published by Runic games. I am not 100% sure, but I think that Runic games and Perfect World Entertainment share the publishing of the game. And as guessed, Torchlight II is a sequel to a well known game called Torchlight.
Torchlight II is an action rpg game like Diablo. You have a top down view which you can zoom in very much. You move using only your mouse, while you use your keyboard to use some skills, potions, switch between skills and for some other hotkeys.
Torchlight was all about the dungeons. It was a single player game with just couple of dungeons to go through. You were in a town called Torchlight and you had to protect it. In Torchlight II, you are out in the open, fighting your ways through tones of creatures on maps, and then finding couple of dungeons that you need to go through to kill the bosses. Of course, there are few dungeons that do not contain a mission, so you can do them only for fun. And for decent drops!
In Torchlight II there are four different selectable classes: Embermage, Berserker, Outlander and an Engineer. Each class has its own strengths and weaknesses. Tho, in Torchlight II it's all about the damage. No healing. The closest class to being a healer is an engineer.
Embermage is an offensive class with massive destruction powers but very low health.
Berserker is a class which also does massive damage but looks badass while doing so.
Outlander is doing massive critical hits. (That's why I play as an outlander!)
Engineer is more of a tank than a damage dealer.
The game is very focused onto the storyline, and that storyline is very long! I've been playing the game for over 12 hours, and I still ain't even close to finishing it. I completed one act out of four of them. Maybe that's because I play solo, but ah well. Luckily, even thought the story is very long and takes very long to complete, the game remains extremely fun to play!
Graphic and Audio
Graphic of Torchlight II is very cartoonish, just how Torchlight was. But I like it! It fits the story and gameplay somehow. Tho, cinematic videos did disappoint me since they are more like comic books than a real video. Other than that, great graphic!
Audio of the game is very good too, but all the songs do sound like a real background music, so after a while you stop even listening to it.
Pros, cons and final grade.
- Very fun game, and yet very cheap.
- Weapons are not character class locked, so a mage can have shotguns and so on and on.
- Many different pets to chose from
- Small, but possible character customization.
- The game is not too repeatable.
- Sometimes the MultiPlayer does not work so well.
- There is no way to reset your stat points.
Overall grade: 7/10
Great work Runic Games!