Torchlight II: Debut Trailer

#1 Posted by AlisterCat (5468 posts) -

The debut trailer for Torchlight 2 has been shown at GamesCom. It looks pretty interesting, take a look.
 

  
I love the fact that they quoted actual reviews and people to make their point. It's hard for a developer to accept any criticism publicly. Often they'll listen but pretend they changed for creative reasons rather than admit shortcomings. As for the gameplay, it looks excellent. Movement seems looser, areas seem wider and larger. Really glad to see some action above ground. Looks a bit plain and empty at the moment but I assume they've got a lot of work to do. Can't wait to tackle it with a friend or two. Discuss.
#2 Posted by Gav47 (1542 posts) -

Hell yes, I have to actually finish the first one but so far its a brilliantly designed game and super addictive. I'm sure this will be full price but I don't care.

#3 Posted by AlisterCat (5468 posts) -
@Gav47:  Due to this games development cycle I can't see it being full price. The original isn't even a year old yet, and I doubt even they feel like they can push out a full game in that time. Torchlight had a lot of sales to generate interest so maybe it'll be the same price this time round but no crazy sales just after it's released that reduce it's price by 75%.
#4 Posted by TekZero (2658 posts) -

I really want to see more characters/customization in this game. 

#5 Edited by RaceKickfist (218 posts) -

and yet, even with a smaller price, i'm sure they'll make their money back and then some. the original has a strong following (with good reason) and im sure no one will complain if the price is low.  In any case, you can tell that the original was a labor of love. I dont think these guys are necessarily only in this for the money. at least, i hope not. passion can make or break a game.

#6 Posted by AlisterCat (5468 posts) -
@RaceKickfist:  Yeah they seemed to make that game because they are good at it and they like making it. Hopefully the second will be the same.
#7 Posted by Malakhii (1443 posts) -
@TekZero: They're doing four classes and male/female options. 
 
Co-op is all that the first one needed, this should be great. Does anyone know how many players are supported in Co-op? 
#8 Posted by Bucketdeth (8002 posts) -

Day one purchase, the lack of multiplayer was also my only complaint.

#9 Posted by AlisterCat (5468 posts) -
@Malakhii:  They show at least 3 in the trailer, though I'm not sure if they've said. 4 I would think, if there are 4 classes.
#10 Posted by Malakhii (1443 posts) -
@AlisterCat: four would be perfect, three just seems like an odd number to me. The difference between three and four is just a minor gripe though. 
#11 Posted by AlisterCat (5468 posts) -
@Malakhii:  Balance is probbably an issue for them regarding how many people can play at once but 3 or 4 seems like a perfect number.
#12 Posted by AlisterCat (5468 posts) -

Holy crap. Watching the new Giant Bomb PAX video, they said the co-op will be 6 - 8 players. That seems crazy.

#13 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Is this still building to an MMO or have they changed course?

#14 Edited by AlisterCat (5468 posts) -
@ryanwho said:

" Is this still building to an MMO or have they changed course? "

In the interview in Giant Bomb's new PAX video he says they still want to do it but they wanted to give people what they wanted which was the torchlight experience but with co-op which is what Torchlight 2 will be. He's said not to worry though, as their experience implementing multiplayer in to the sequel will allow them to make a better game when they get round to making the MMO. Don't expect it any time soon though.
#15 Posted by Prolix (188 posts) -

Hopefully Diablo 3 will be out by then.  So I can play the real game instead of the rip off.

#16 Posted by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -
@Prolix said:
" Hopefully Diablo 3 will be out by then.  So I can play the real game instead of the rip off. "
I know right, trolling is so much fun.
#17 Posted by empfeix (774 posts) -
@DOUBLESHOCK said:
" @Prolix said:
" Hopefully Diablo 3 will be out by then.  So I can play the real game instead of the rip off. "
I know right, trolling is so much fun. "
How about play both!! Exciting days ahead for this revived genre.
#18 Posted by hexx462 (506 posts) -

  How about play both!! Exciting days ahead for this revived genre.   


 
<sarcasm>Right, clearly the two games can't co-exist....  <sarcasm>
 
Torchlight is godsend for Diablo fans, it's something new that we can play now.
 
#19 Posted by Cupids_Hitman (164 posts) -

Oh man, that looks fricking fantastic.

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