Torchlight II has a release date ( ...for a release date... )!!!

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#1 Edited by CircleNine (395 posts) -
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#2 Posted by Justin258 (14126 posts) -

...but then the release date comes and they're like "Fooled you, we're actually releasing it alongside Half-Life 3!"

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#3 Posted by AndrewB (7814 posts) -

@believer258 said:

...but then the release date comes and they're like "Fooled you, we're actually releasing it alongside Half-Life 3!"

Good to see Half-Life 3 taking up the mantle now that Duke Nukem Forever came and went with an "ugh!"

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#4 Posted by Phatmac (5928 posts) -

BAWAHHHHHH!

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#5 Posted by Justin258 (14126 posts) -

@AndrewB said:

@believer258 said:

...but then the release date comes and they're like "Fooled you, we're actually releasing it alongside Half-Life 3!"

Good to see Half-Life 3 taking up the mantle now that Duke Nukem Forever came and went with an "ugh!"

Oh, I'm not expecting Half-Life 3 to even scratch its astronomical expectations. The difference between 3D Realms and Valve, though, is that Valve has half a brain on their shoulders and a bit of taste to go with it; this means that Valve has tasty brains and will therefore stay in business.

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#6 Posted by AndrewB (7814 posts) -

@believer258: Oh, my comment about DNF being a steaming pile was completely incidental. I have faith in Valve releasing a quality product, if they ever release it.

I also expect Torchlight 2 to be a more Diablo-ish Diablo now that Diablo isn't. Which means it might do better than I might have originally thought it would, and I wouldn't think they'd need the long wait period for Diablo 3 sales to cool off.

So maybe the release date announcement will be that they're releasing now?

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#7 Posted by MGSolid86 (258 posts) -

Nice, I pre-ordered it months ago. I just got back into Diablo III with the Paragon update, not to mention Guild Wars 2 launching tonight for pre-order people. Too many PC games is never a problem! I'm definitely looking forward to it!

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#8 Posted by Funkydupe (3604 posts) -

Definitely. Its the best time to be a gamer when you just don't know which game to start with. :D

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#9 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2831 posts) -

Arghh... At this point I'm using Diablo 3 to keep me satisfied until Torchlight 2 is released.

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#10 Posted by Justin258 (14126 posts) -

@CaptainTightPants said:

Arghh... At this point I'm using Diablo 3 to keep me satisfied until Torchlight 2 is released.

Really? I'm just using Torchlight 1. Which, well, I've barely played...

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#11 Posted by spiceninja (3230 posts) -

I pre-ordered way back in May when it was added to Steam and played a ton of the beta. I'm a bit bummed it's taken this long to come out but, whatever. I can already tell it's going to be more satisfying than Diablo 3 from the time I spent in the beta.

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#12 Posted by Gantrathor (275 posts) -

I've been checking the Steam page every week or so to see if they added a release date, only to find out that it still says "Summer." But it looks like they're finally ready to unleash this cartoony-steampunk-fantasy-dungeoncrawler-RPG, with pets, onto the gaming world. Congratulations Runic Games. I just Might pull an all-nighter with this one.

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#13 Posted by ch3burashka (6087 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@AndrewB said:

@believer258 said:

...but then the release date comes and they're like "Fooled you, we're actually releasing it alongside Half-Life 3!"

Good to see Half-Life 3 taking up the mantle now that Duke Nukem Forever came and went with an "ugh!"

Oh, I'm not expecting Half-Life 3 to even scratch its astronomical expectations. The difference between 3D Realms and Valve, though, is that Valve has half a brain on their shoulders and a bit of taste to go with it; this means that Valve has tasty brains and will therefore stay in business.

The expectations are only astronomical if you build them up that way. I'm only expecting what they've delivered so far - excellent narrative, good characters, quality mechanics. The only thing I'm "expecting" is the final word on the HL/Portal universi and their integration. I honestly don't see what they can possibly do to screw it up.

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#14 Posted by Binman88 (3713 posts) -

I think Diablo 3 has really put me off playing a game like this in the near future, so I'm not as excited as I would have been before that came out. Will be good to finally see how it shapes up though.

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#15 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4569 posts) -

@Binman88 said:

I think Diablo 3 has really put me off playing a game like this in the near future, so I'm not as excited as I would have been before that came out. Will be good to finally see how it shapes up though.

Haha was about to write that, Ive spent 50 hours on Diablo got up to Hell difficulty and just realized I would never beat this game on the hardest difficulty and just stopped playing. I don't think I ever really had fun playing it like I do a FIFA or BF3.

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#16 Posted by Binman88 (3713 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior: Yeah. I have enjoyed loot games like Diablo in the past, and will probably continue to do so in the future, but grinding for gold/gear for Inferno really made me loathe the shallow gameplay these types of games offer. Kinda took a step back and asked myself what the fuck I was doing and uninstalled it!

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#17 Posted by Zor (742 posts) -

Gah, while i am looking forward to this game, i dislike a count down to a count down...

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