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bobf28
2 reviews
151 helpful votes
3/11/14

Awesome company. Addicting quality games. Hard to argue they aren't one of the best gaming companies. No complaints.

dans69
4 reviews
8 helpful votes
6/27/13

Pretty good game site, no doubt. Not my fav but not bad for free!

mirab7
1 review
2 helpful votes
3/24/11

amazing collection of games, it is gift of game lovers, try once for playing and enjoy

alexl5
131 reviews
377 helpful votes
7/26/10

Finally a Blizzard Diablo knock off that is actually fun to play and cheap. I have seen over the years dozens of companies trying to rip off diablo and make a clone game that is fun but this company pulled it off. Amazing game...really..simply amazing. I highly highly recommend it and you will be playing for hours. The only thing missing is multiplayer. If you have ever played diablo, stop reading this and download the free version of the game and you will then be buying it within minutes.

robertn
19 reviews
46 helpful votes
5/17/10

I am not sure how I could have missed this game. They do a piss poor job advertising it as I would have downloaded it had I seen it on one of the million gaming sites that I visit. Sure enough they did have a review on it on IGN and perhaps it was just buried and never surfaced to the homepage
http://pc.ign.com/articles/104/1047115p1.html
They probably do not have the big marketing budget of the major gaming companies. I am sure glad the people here showed me this as I needed a break from WOW. I am glad Chris pointed out that they might eventually have multiplayer. I am writing this review after playing the game for 30 minutes. I have 1.5 hours left to decide to buy it before it expires. Giving it a big HEART for the gameplay, smooth download, install and the free demo version.

PS: this type of game was made for the ipad

chriso1
656 reviews
3,133 helpful votes
5/16/10

Best independent PC game this year, and a perfect introduction to hack-n-slash RPGs as long as you can handle the colorful cartoony style. It's designed to run with minimal resources and even has a "netbook mode" which strips down the graphical experience without spoiling the gameplay, so you'll be able to get it up and running in some manner on most PCs.

Torchlight has some cool advanced features, including randomly redrawn maps every time around, a shared stash for all your characters, and the ability to "retire" your hero and pass on his best weapon to your next incarnation. Replay value is better than many other games of its type.

There is a choice of three characters, though (as yet) you can only play one of them per game. One is a strong melee character, one is weaker and specializes in ranged weapons, and the third is a balance with the ability to summon helpers in battle. The game utilizes the same pet system as Fate, perhaps because it shares one of the creators of that game, so you have a choice of dog or cat which will accompany and fight with your hero, carry some of your inventory, and even perform one or two spells on your behalf. You may also send your pet back to town when it can no longer carry any more inventory, and it will "sell" those goods and bring back the money for you.

The only mini-game here is simply stopping off at a fishing hole from time to time to catch some fish for your pet, which you may feed it later to have it morph into a more powerful character.

Weapons can be purchased, though it's easier to simply collect ones that you find along the way and you can sell the ones you don't need. Some weapons and armor have sockets into which you can insert gems that you find, using the power of the gems to enhance defensive or fighting values, and you may even collect pieces of several entire outfits, each of which is enhanced overall by each extra piece you wear.

Enemies are reasonably varied, and level up more or less as your character does. There's little strategy here, other than repeating levels and taking side missions so as to build your character stats early, but the difficulty is set just right, making even the predictable battles enjoyable for a long time. The end-game boss is appropriately huge and although not particularly hard to beat, you'll need to have collected some useful spells and plenty of health and mana or be prepared to dash back through a teleportation portal to get more.

Although the game is currently single-player only, an online multiplayer version is strongly rumored to be in the pipeline and is likely to arrive before a sequel to the single-player game. Meanwhile, the makers have recently released a free construction tool for modders, so that new environments and characters can be designed by fans. It's early days yet, and the tool is complex and not particularly intuitive, but eventually we should be seeing some interesting additions to the Torchlight world.

The graphical style of the game has to be seen, and you'll probably either love or hate it when you do. The world and characters are largely constructed from less polygrams than you'd expect, so as to keep performance up, but the designers have used a cartoon style that really works very well most of the time and has a distinctive charm.

Given that there's a free demo, and the full game is so cheap, if you think you might be interested in this one there's no excuse for not trying it out. I must confess to having stayed up into the small hours of the morning with it, something that the jaded gamer in me doesn't do, that often.

rodg
172 reviews
772 helpful votes
5/15/10

Torchlight comes from the makers of the diablo series of games and has the same addictive feel to it. If you like diablo, you will like this....pure twitch fest. The download free trial only lasts for 2 hours, so you can demo it for free before you buy it. For 20 bucks it a killer deal. No online play and only single player but well worth it. This will keep those waiting for D3 happy until that release day.

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