Posted By andrew603

Torchlight: The best Diablo game since Diablo 2!

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In town with me transformed pet.

In town with my transformed pet.

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This game is great!  It’s the best Diablo clone since Diablo II IMO!  If you are looking for the purest clone of Diablo ever, or something to tide you over until Diablo III, I think this is it.
The gameplay is right out of the Diablo playbook in all the best ways.  Torchlight was developed by the team that made the original Diablo, Diablo II, Fate, Mythos, and Hellgate: London.
I think my favorite thing about the game is probably the music.  It was composed by Matt Uelmen, who has worked on the soundtracks for the original Diablo, Diablo II, and much of the soundtrack for World of Warcraft.
The blend of orchestral sound and driving percussion rhythms with acoustic and pedal steel guitar is simply magic.
Another thing that’s pretty cool about Torchlight is the infinite dungeon maps.  Once you complete the main storyline, or during the main storyline, you can purchase maps that open portals to randomly generated multi-level dungeons with bosses!  Really cool!
Torchlight is also very easy to modify.  The editor has not been released at the time I am writing this, but even without that I have made some of my own mods to the game.  It will be really fun once they release the real editor!
There is talk about a non-subscription MMO version of Torchlight in the pipeline which would be lots of fun I think.  Some class and game balance issues would have to be worked out though.
Either way I look forward to delving deeper into the darker and darker dungeon corridors of Torchlight, and if you made it down this far too, do you have a torch?
It’s dark, I could use a light!!
Oh, you can get Torchlight at www.torchlightgame.com or from Valve’s Steam service.
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