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  • Summary: Torchlight is an action role-playing-game for Xbox Live made by the creators of Diablo, Fate, and the never-released Mythos among other games. Set in the mining town of Torchlight, players will adventure to uncover the mysteries of the Ember mines. It offers a fully featured characterTorchlight is an action role-playing-game for Xbox Live made by the creators of Diablo, Fate, and the never-released Mythos among other games. Set in the mining town of Torchlight, players will adventure to uncover the mysteries of the Ember mines. It offers a fully featured character leveling system, randomized dungeons, hordes of monsters, and gobs of great loot. Expand
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  1. Positive: 52 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
  1. Mar 30, 2011
    100
    Anyone that played the PC version should be right at home here. In fact, the game is basically the same all around, which, disappointingly, means that the XBLA version of the game also lacks co-op. This is the only real downside to Torchlight.
  2. Mar 16, 2011
    90
    Minor graphical issues and clunky inventory management aside, Torchlight for XBLA does a spectacular job of translating a PC dungeon hack-and-slasher to two analogue sticks and face buttons.
  3. Mar 14, 2011
    88
    If you liked Diablo then Torchlight is your thing! The fingerprints of the former Blizzard developers are all over this and it feels great. This game proofs that this genre is not out-dated. Get yourself back in the mood for a dungeon crawler.
  4. Mar 8, 2011
    80
    Just as the PC version, Torchlight is a fun experience, with a lot of exploring, looting, combating and side-questing. It lacks a multiplayer coop mode, it has some framerate issues and it's rather short by genre's standards, but it's an interesting game overall. Recommended for hardcore action-RPG fans.
  5. Apr 5, 2011
    80
    Runic have created a highly-accessible dungeon crawling game that's highly competitive with the best of the genre.
  6. Mar 18, 2011
    80
    Movement feels smoother with the analogue stick, and that inevitably helps when you're crawling your way through hordes of skeletons.
  7. Mar 8, 2011
    60
    Torchlight is an awkward game to assess. On one hand, the gameplay is a major disappointment in that it's worse than Diablo II in every way, but on the other hand it has no major flaws and, even for a hater of easy games like me, gets addicting once the Shadow Vault, an unending postgame dungeon whose enemies are tied to your level, becomes available.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. Mar 10, 2011
    10
    If you are looking for a well-constructed dungeon-crawler and RPG, the XBLA version of Torchlight is a great bargain (1200 points). It has aIf you are looking for a well-constructed dungeon-crawler and RPG, the XBLA version of Torchlight is a great bargain (1200 points). It has a few problems but consistently redeems itself -- this is a game made by people who love gaming and it shows! Expand
  2. Mar 26, 2011
    10
    Torchlight is amazing!! If you love Diablo, Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance, Champions of Norrath, or any other hank n' slash dungeon crawling RPGTorchlight is amazing!! If you love Diablo, Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance, Champions of Norrath, or any other hank n' slash dungeon crawling RPG you will looooove Torchlight! I have been waiting a year and it was well worth the wait. In this day and age I am not a fan of point and click PC dungeon crawlers. We have controllers. We have analog sticks...time to upgrade the formula. A must buy! Expand
  3. Jan 19, 2012
    9
    Torchlight was a lot of fun to play. The price for the value is just great. I highly recommend this game to everybody. No, the game is not asTorchlight was a lot of fun to play. The price for the value is just great. I highly recommend this game to everybody. No, the game is not as good as Diablo but neither is the price. Expand
  4. Mar 29, 2011
    8
    Torchlight is an average video game. If you like dungeon crawler RPG's then this game will be entertaining for you. However, if you are a fanTorchlight is an average video game. If you like dungeon crawler RPG's then this game will be entertaining for you. However, if you are a fan of open-world RPG's or Action RPG's then you won't find the game play of Torchlight entertaining. Expand
  5. May 15, 2012
    8
    +Fluid combat, +Cheap, +Three Classes each with three skill branches, +Pets, +Decent loot system, +Character to character item transfer. -No+Fluid combat, +Cheap, +Three Classes each with three skill branches, +Pets, +Decent loot system, +Character to character item transfer. -No online play, -Dull environments, -Story is generic. Same as my PC review but had to take a point off due to lack of mods. Still a great game for Diablo fans. Expand
  6. Mar 9, 2011
    7
    I've been playing Torchlight on Steam, and it's good, clean, old school gamer fun. Of course it feels like Diablo, it's meant to. Heck, halfI've been playing Torchlight on Steam, and it's good, clean, old school gamer fun. Of course it feels like Diablo, it's meant to. Heck, half the Diablo people are in here in one way or another. Love it though and I'll be grabbing it for Xbox as well. I only wish we could do multi-player. Can we? Expand
  7. Mar 10, 2011
    4
    Why a gave a 4?

    Well i will copy the text I sent to the customer-support of runic-games. Hello, maybe I am just a single customer but as I
    Why a gave a 4?

    Well i will copy the text I sent to the customer-support of runic-games. Hello,

    maybe I am just a single customer but as I read in a lot of forums you did two big mistakes with the xbox version of torchlight.

    1.) You totally screwed it up in a technical way. The Xbox can handle games like Gears of War 2 without major framerate issuses, but torchlight cant handle it? FAIL!

    2.) Your idea of saving up the multiplayer, especially coop, is strange. In my, and many other games opinion you did that on purpose to ensure that everybody wo thought "man, that is a really good game, but i wish there would have been online coop!" is eager to buy torchlight 2.

    Furthermore you kept the console gamers waiting for over 1 year and what did you finally gave them? A sloppy PC conversion with a acceptable UI. Thats all you have to offer for console gamers?

    You know what? I'll save the money for Torchlight 2 and spend it on Dungeon Hunter Alliance / Dungeon Siege 3 / Diablo 3. To satisfy my "coop-hunger" I'll play DIABLO 1 on PSX, because this game managed to implement a coop mode!
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