The first Torchlight was a fantastic game. It had a vibrant and colorful world that mixed fantasy and steampunk, but because of its many similarities to Diablo, many saw it as a dungeon crawler to keep them busy until Diablo III released. With Torchlight II, Runic Games has decided to up their game. Find out whether or not they succeeded, after the break.
Step away from Borderlands 2, please. Now have I got your attention? Good, because I have something I’d like to share with you, and it’s magical. This something is an awesome new dungeon crawler called Torchlight II — you might’ve heard of it, it’s like Diablo, only with a more colorful art style, pets, and fishing. I sunk more hours than I’d like to admit into the first game, and there’s a very good chance I’ll be doing the same with its sequel, but if you’re on the fence about it, than have I got something for you. In this new video series, we’ll be playing the first hour of brand spanking new game releases so you can get a substantial taste of what they have to offer before you decide to spend your hard-earned money on them. Today, it’s all about Torchlight II, so if you’re interested (and of course you are!) you should definitely watch us play the first hour of it, after the jump.
Torchlight was well worth the wait for it to make its way to the Xbox 360 and after its critical and commercial success the chances of its sequel doing the same are looking pretty good. Runic isn’t content to simply improve on some of the issues the original had, instead, they’re going to be adding some major features to the game. Some of the confirmed additions include co-op (likely to be between 2-4 players), improved character customization, four character classes (Torchlight had three), multiple hub towns and a much longer campaign.
Since a dungeon crawler is only as good as the monsters you’ll be spending most of your time slaying it’s important for them to be pretty damn cool. As we wait for Torchlight 2′s big reveal at E3 this summer here’s a look at six of the potentially dozens of monsters we’ll be stabbing, bisecting, incinerating, poisoning, freezing and electrocuting when the game releases sometime later this year. READ MORE