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November 2, 2009, 11:53 PM
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Toronto, ON
My System Specs
I pre-purchased it on Steam for $14.99 and have played it a bit. I have a level 15 (iirc) Vanquisher, basically spec'd like a bowzon.
IMO it feels
like Diablo. Not quite Diablo 2, slightly more Diablo since there's only one small town, and one dungeon that just keeps going deeper and deeper. It's very fun in it's own right, but I think it would be so much better (and it would sell so much better) if it had multiplayer. Yes, if you didn't know yet, you just read correctly.
Torchlight has no multiplayer.
Only the singleplayer "story" mode.
The UI is pretty nice, and overall the art style is pleasant, some would call it "cartoony". As an old D/D2/LoD player waiting for D3 to come out, this makes a fun very Diablo-like game to play while waiting for D3. As I've previously said though, it would be so much better with multiplayer. For me the biggest part of playing Diablo (2 and LoD anyway) was, oh I don't know, the whole "playing with friends" part. While clearing endless dungeons alone is alright, doing it while chilling with friends makes it so much more enjoyable.
However, having been released in the popular "just before Christmas" timeframe, it has many other games to compete with. In the RPG realm there's Borderlands (ok FPS/RPG, but still part RPG nonetheless), and Dragon Age: Origins (which comes out on Steam tomorrow November 3rd) to compete with; and outside of RPGs there's Left 4 Dead 2 and CoD Modern Warfare 2 (both not released yet, but coming soon) which it will also have to compete with, as well as probably a couple of others coming out in the pre-holiday/holiday season.
"I hate broccoli
And think it totally sucks
Why is it not meat?"
My System Specs
Gigabyte Z77X-D3H rev1.1
Intel Core i5 3570K w/ Corsair H70
2x8GB Kingston Blu Black DDR3-1600
2x EVGA GTX 780 Ti SLI
Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB SSD / Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 GB SSD / Intel 330 Series 240 GB SSD / Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB / Seagate Barracuda 3TB
EVGA Supernova 1300W G2 80Plus Gold
Corsair Graphite Series™ 600T ATX Mid-Tower Case
Realtek Azalia Codec onboard optical out > AudioEngine D1 DAC > Schiit Magni > Sennheiser HD600
LG CH12NS30 Blu-ray drive
3x 24" Dell U2412M IPS 5760x1200 NV Surround
Winblows 7 Brofessional 64-bit
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