Torchlight gameplay vids

#1 Posted by jmrwacko (2443 posts) -

I uploaded some gameplay vids of Torchlight, in case anyone is considering procuring a copy in some way. It's a real fun throwback to Diablo, far superior to Titan Quest even without multiplayer and a real addictive game to boot, with showers of epic drops and randomized dungeons. I'd recommend it even for $20 - I feel like the $5 deal from last weekend was a (no pun intended) gold strike.
 
 

  
 
#2 Edited by Fbomb (1168 posts) -

I forgot I had downloaded this. After completing the game, I stopped playing, because the endless dungeons made me realize all I was doing was clicking the mouse and shopping for better loot. I've wrecked this type of game and first person shooters for myself by distilling them down to their core mechanics in my mind, and realizing that it's just low-cognitive-level repetition. Still, I'd recommend this game to anyone who still likes a Diablo-style of game, because they're going to have a ton of fun. I also don't recommend analyzing game mechanics to better understand how you're spending your time, because there's a chance you may not be able to play certain games anymore.
 
Oh, almost forgot Turn-Based RPGs too. 80% of the game is spend grinding the same monsters with the same actions, for 5% time-spend in story that's better conveyed in other mediums. I honestly don't know if I should be mad that I've become overly analytical, or that I've invested so many hours of my life into things that now don't seem fun--probably the former, because I do remember really enjoying them back when I played them for the sake of playing.

#3 Posted by Ratcabbage (250 posts) -

I bought the game when it was on sale for 5 bucks and it was, like you said, "a gold strike". I was a huge Diablo 2 fan and Torchlight got the nostalgic feelings flowing pretty quickly. I would have definitely paid the full price of $20 for this had I done my due diligence and researched it earlier.This game shouldn't be missed by fans of the genre. Thanks for the post and the vids.
   

#4 Posted by sixghost (1679 posts) -
@Fbomb said:
" I forgot I had downloaded this. After completing the game, I stopped playing, because the endless dungeons made me realize all I was doing was clicking the mouse and shopping for better loot. I've wrecked this type of game and first person shooters for myself by distilling them down to their core mechanics in my mind, and realizing that it's just low-cognitive-level repetition. Still, I'd recommend this game to anyone who still likes a Diablo-style of game, because they're going to have a ton of fun. I also don't recommend analyzing game mechanics to better understand how you're spending your time, because there's a chance you may not be able to play certain games anymore.  Oh, almost forgot Turn-Based RPGs too. 80% of the game is spend grinding the same monsters with the same actions, for 5% time-spend in story that's better conveyed in other mediums. I honestly don't know if I should be mad that I've become overly analytical, or that I've invested so many hours of my life into things that now don't seem fun--probably the former, because I do remember really enjoying them back when I played them for the sake of playing. "
What kind of attitude is this? You can reduce almost every genre down to stuff like this.
#5 Posted by JJWeatherman (14569 posts) -

I made one a loooong time ago. Pretty low level but I put some cool music in it.   :P
 

#6 Posted by Demyx (3237 posts) -

Thanks dude, I got 3 of my friends to start playing this game. Love it.

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