As of last night, I am
amazed astounded in awe of addicted by the game Torchlight. I have heard a few things here and there about the game in general but as usual I thought nothing of it. However, I grew tired of listening to my friends banter on about how much fun they were having with Diablo 3! So! I did what any other console gamer would do and looked for a game similar to Diablo. And what do you know?! Torchlight is actually developed by some of the same people responsible for Diablo! I hopped right on that. For a decent price of.. What was it? 1200 Microsoft Points? Bought the game, downloaded from the Marketplace, and began my quest!
Because I've never played an action rpg before, I knew more about rocket science than this... But, I learn fast.
I looked over the 3 playable classes and quickly chose the one that fit my play style; the Berserker. This juggernaut of a character specializes in melee combat and also has a defensive spec tree. When it comes to video games, I am intent on never dying, so I like to get the best gear, health, and defensive stats as possible. Other than that, I had no idea what to do.
After a short little dialog intro you're thrown into the mine town of Torchlight. With little more than a thirst for adventure I barreled through the "Tutorial" part of the game. Which surprisingly, is almost nonexistent! You actually have to learn how to play the game instead of having your hands held through the first hour or so... Props to the DEV team on that!
Anyway, I was just slugging my way toward glory and fame when all of a sudden... I realized that I needed some sleep.
I absolutely cannot wait to play this game again! I would recommend it to anyone looking for a change in pace or atmosphere. Torchlight is well worth the money and time. I'm already looking forward to the newest Torchlight release this summer!
I will keep a blog going throughout my adventures! SO please come back for more, if you're interested! Thanks!
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