GOG release: “Torchlight II”

Already released in 2012, Runic Games‘ action-RPG Torchlight II is now available DRM-free on GOG.

Some time ago I wrote about Torchlight being available for free on GOG, and while it was only for a limited time and I didn’t have the time to play/review it yet, this might be the perfect opportunity to try them out both, as their gameplay and presentation almost seem identical.

What this means is that the steampunk setting is much more colorful than the serious Diablo series, which is no bad thing, considering that this can be fun, too. Cartoonish characters, bright magic spells special effects and hordes of enemies getting slaughtered without the typical bloodshed associated with the standard fantasy fare can be found in the sequel. Randomly generated dungeons aren’t anything new, either, while choosing between different classes, upgrading skills and weapons as well as having a pet for company fits the tried and tested formula well.

However, the game really comes into its own when played in co-op, as the story about a mining town that enchants and corrupts its surroundings is just an excuse for fast mouse-clicking action as in the good old days. Playing this together, sharing or fighting for loot is what the genre is all about, hopefully with some great quests and memorable NPCs. It might not be the next Diablo, although the musician of the first Blizzard game is on board, but maybe it doesn’t have to, as the success of the original proves.

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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