Steam Sale: Titan Quest / How Is It?

#1 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

This week's Midweek Madness sale on Steam is Titan Quest Gold for $5.  
 
I'm a big Diablo fan and I still play Diablo II every now and then, but I have never tried Titan Quest. I am aware that there is a demo, but it gives me an error every time I try to play it (which seems to be a common problem after doing some searching online).  
 
So basically, is this game worth playing? I've heard some mixed things about it and this sale seems like a pretty good bargain. 

#2 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

It is worth playing if you are into colour coded loot and varied classes to try out.

#3 Posted by Fallen189 (5050 posts) -

It's diablo in greece. It's great

#4 Posted by CornontheCobbe (2645 posts) -

It looks like Diablo in a way. Was thinking of getting it myself. Well if it's anything like Diablo, then it should kick copious amounts of ass. Now you have just reminded me how great Diablo 2 is. Think i will install it now and start again. Man i love that game.

#5 Posted by nukesniper (1312 posts) -

I bought this over the Holidays sale around New Years. Still haven't played it, but I bought a bunch of other junk that has distracted me more as well...

#6 Posted by ToxicFruit (1718 posts) -

I love Titan quest and you get the expansion to which fixes the mayor bugs of the original so yeah it is a good buy.

#7 Posted by roofy (1005 posts) -

GAF says buy,
i bought

#8 Posted by Binman88 (3689 posts) -

It is an exceptional game for Diablo fans. The graphics still hold up pretty well, and the gameplay is as thoroughly addictive as any loot gathering game out there.

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#9 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

Just got it. Thanks for the feedback duders. I should love this game then.

#10 Posted by Binman88 (3689 posts) -
@Br3adfan said:
" Just got it. Thanks for the feedback duders. I should love this game then. "
Enjoy it! It's a pretty long game, so if you need help figuring out what class you're gonna get the most enjoyment out of, you might want to take a look at this. Shows all the possible outcomes of all the various class builds. (Can't remember if the game shows you all that up front when creating a class)
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#11 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -
@Binman88: I'll be sure to check that out once I give the game a go, thanks.
#12 Posted by MrGetBonus (784 posts) -

Anyone know if people still play this online? I was really interested in Torchlight but the lack of multiplayer really put me off. Going through Diablo 2 with other people was a blast. Either way, I'll probably end up buying it if it's similar to D2.

#13 Posted by Jimbo (9937 posts) -

I enjoyed Torchlight.  Titan Quest is much better than Torchlight.

#14 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6347 posts) -
@MrGetBonus said:
"Anyone know if people still play this online? I was really interested in Torchlight but the lack of multiplayer really put me off. Going through Diablo 2 with other people was a blast. Either way, I'll probably end up buying it if it's similar to D2. "

I believe you can only play via private servers, as the company that developed the game shut down and there is no further support for it.  Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, though. 
 
Titan Quest is a hell of a game, especially for $5.  I think it's the finest Diablo clone to date, and I especially love the ability to choose a second class.
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#15 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

Think of it as a Diablo clone which uses Clash of the Titans for narrative.  It's pretty good and there are many mods available for it.

#16 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

I still have a bunch of games from the Holiday sale that I've still not finished. As well as many games I got during the D2D turns five, $5 sale, which this was a part of. I passed then and still think I should pass now. 
 
But it'll be a whole year before Diablo 3 comes out.... so grrr. I did recently get the D2 expansion and haven't even touched it yet; let alone finished the main D2 campaign. Shit I dunno.
 
A friend of mine got it a few months back. Is the multiplayer as fun as Diablo?

#17 Posted by MrGetBonus (784 posts) -

Well after a little googling, it seems the game never had closed servers similar to Diablo 2 on Bnet. It's all peer to peer so there was a good chance of joining a game where people were hacking so the online play never took off. Bah. Oh well, it's $5. I'll buy anything similar to D2. I'll DL some sweet mod and stick to SP I guess.

#18 Edited by JJOR64 (19051 posts) -

Downloading the game.  I guess this is my first ever Diablo-like game to own.

#19 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -

Titan Quest > Torchlight, and IMO Torchlight is better than Diablo II. It has amazing visuals, and it's epic long for that sort of game (the game plus expansion can take 40+ hours to beat on normal difficulty). The only downside that I've found with it is the maps aren't randomly generated, but that's literally it. 

#20 Posted by JJOR64 (19051 posts) -

Bumping this again so people are aware of this sweet deal.

#21 Posted by gla55jAw (2693 posts) -

How could you go wrong for $4.99? My list of unplayed Steam deals is getting longer and longer. I will play them one day haha.
#22 Posted by ajamafalous (12129 posts) -

My only complaint with the game is that the multiplayer is garbage.

#23 Posted by JJOR64 (19051 posts) -
@ajamafalous said:
" My only complaint with the game is that the multiplayer is garbage. "
That's a bummer.   :(
#24 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

I've only played Titan Quest for about an hour, but I'm really enjoying it. I have yet to try online play, mainly because every time I try to connect to a game it says there is an error. 
 
@gla55jAw said:

How could you go wrong for $4.99? My list of unplayed Steam deals is getting longer and longer. I will play them one day haha.
I know exactly how you feel. I've gotten a ton of Steam games due to amazing deals, but I only play a handful of them.
#25 Posted by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -

God dammit you just made me lose 5 dollars.  On the plus side I have just learned the correct spelling of dammit after it was labeled as being spelled incorrectly.

#26 Posted by JJOR64 (19051 posts) -

Bump again so people are aware of this sweet deal going on.

#27 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

For anyone that recently bought the game, are you having trouble connecting online? 

#28 Posted by Bellum (2944 posts) -

Y'know I liked Diablo and Diablo II. I also really like Titan Quests story and gameplay, but I can't force myself to finish it. I always get bored for some reason. I don't know what it is.

#29 Posted by Mmmslash (2169 posts) -

I enjoyed the game, but it didn't resonate with me the same way Diablo and Diablo 2 did.
 
Maybe I was playing the game wrong, but I always felt like I wasn't making enough gold to support the amount of potions I needed, despite selling loads of loot, and I ended up having to stand outside of combat, waiting for mana/health to regen.
 
That being said, it's Skill Trees were fantastic, and it's removal of scrolls and replacing them with anywhere portals were a fantastic addition. I didn't have to manage any of that, and really appreciated it. Also, fighting Prometheus is was freaking sweet. When i saw the giant cyclops, and the name, I was tickled pink with 10th grade Ancient History nostalgia.

#30 Edited by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

If anyone wants to play sometime shoot me a message.

#31 Posted by AgentofChaos (1565 posts) -

Yes, get it Bread. If you like Diablo you will definitely like TQ.

#32 Posted by Laticsfan (596 posts) -

Finally caved and bought this, what mods would anyone recomment getting? Also should I play the main game or the expansion first?
#33 Posted by Trilogy (2683 posts) -

I thought about buying this the other day and wasn't sure if it was worth my time. From the looks of this thread I'm going to go pick it up right now. I loved champions of norrath and torchlight but barely played diablo2. I can't wait for diablo 3 but maybe this will hold me over until then. Torchlight was really fun but it didn't really hook me in like I thought it did. Probably because I played a vanquisher running around explosive shotting things into Oblivion. Fun at first but gets a tad boring after a while. 

#34 Posted by CharlieTuna (328 posts) -

 Good game, well worth $5. Also looks really good even now.

#35 Posted by PenguinDust (12604 posts) -

I have it (& Immortal Throne) and loved it.  Definitely worth a few bucks if you like that type of loot-driven action RPG. 

#36 Edited by jmrwacko (2443 posts) -

Big problem I had with this game is that the multiplayer is peer to peer, so that addicting online quality like battle.net to Diablo isn't there. Also, the loot doesn't roll in as fast as I'd like it to by the time you get to your second playthrough.

#37 Posted by JaredA (827 posts) -

I bought it, and my computer can't run it:(

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