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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings

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  • Summary: In Torchlight III, Novastraia is again under threat of invasion and it’s up to you to defend against the Netherim and its allies. Gather your wits and brave the frontier to find fame, glory, and new adventures.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Oct 13, 2020
    80
    Clever class design accepted, Torchlight III doesn’t offer tremendous innovation or nuance in its systems or gameplay. The gratuitous destruction is often great fun, right up until the hour marker when it’s not, and it all starts to feel a bit tedious. Thankfully, there’s always a new magic sword to collect, a respec to try out, a new character class to discover, or a dungeon to delve. Torchlight III is an approachable action/RPG that’s especially welcoming to newcomers, or simply players who don’t want to focus too hard on their evening’s entertainment. Repeat conquerors of heaven and hell may wish to look elsewhere, but if your desires for fantasy destruction are more about high-octane action, Torchlight III rarely disappoints.
  2. Oct 13, 2020
    75
    Torchlight III is a great entry in the series as it doesn’t explicitly try to be exactly like its predecessors. Instead, it attempts to do new things using classes and relics to personalize the adventure along with a few accessible leveling systems and skill trees. It all works for the most part, but it’s a design that doesn’t allow for the deepest amount of customization. Sure, building a fort and collecting loot with my friends is fun, but there has to be some balance and short term goals that make each level up and new area discovered worth it.
  3. Oct 26, 2020
    70
    I certainly enjoyed my time with Torchlight 3 and will continue to jump back in if my friends are online, but the game has its faults. I disagree with the common sentiment in online communities that Torchlight 3 feels like it should have been an expansion to Torchlight 2; the new classes and Relic system are an excellent addition to the series and provide a level of replayability and customisation that the previous games didn’t have. Yet with that being said, I’m not convinced that the extended campaign, fort system and new class customisation options are enough to warrant the hefty price tag when compared to the offerings in the previous games. Not to mention the bizarre lack of online public matchmaking, which was a vital component of the previous game. If you’ve enjoyed the previous Torchlight games, you’ll undoubtedly enjoy Torchlight 3 as well, but you might want to wait until it’s on sale.
  4. Oct 25, 2020
    65
    Although fans did dodge quite a bullet with Frontiers, Torchlight 3 isn’t the sequel TL2 deserves: it’s really just an okay action RPG filled with cute pets and a base of operations gimmick that adds little compared with the enormous amount of stuff that’s lacking at launch. Dungeons will need a big update, combat could be more intense, and the world map is just too damn linear to enjoy.
  5. Oct 19, 2020
    60
    Torchlight III still suffers from many issues that have been present since its Early Access stage, including a middling endgame and bland core gameplay loop. Worse, its restrictions on character builds and relic usage lead to a lack of experimentation and customization.
  6. Oct 13, 2020
    60
    Torchlight 3 is a lighthearted, simple co-op ARPG that might provide some fun to casual ARPG players or serious fans of the series, but doesn't do much else to justify its existence.
  7. 50
    Torchlight III, while clearly wearing the franchise's skin like a badge of honor, never hits the marks of the previous entries. This is a very basic ARPG that frequently shows its free-to-play roots, and in a market overflowing with action-packed role-playing games, being a mediocre sequel isn't going to win you any favors -- especially from hardcore fans.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 35
  2. Negative: 24 out of 35
  1. Feb 21, 2022
    10
    Tochlight 3 is a good game action rpg like diablo rpg skill blast plus adventire
  2. Oct 15, 2020
    6
    Torchlight 3 isn't a bad game, it's just that it's not at the level of the two previous games. The story is fair and could have used of moreTorchlight 3 isn't a bad game, it's just that it's not at the level of the two previous games. The story is fair and could have used of more of those 2d stills, then those audio treasures. The interface isn't that easy. I played with a controller on PC and there were some instances where I had to use the mouse.

    The combat is somewhat unbalanced. Your, shoot a projectile, is very strong and can beat all the game while swinging a sword/mace is extremely weak. Some magic powers are completely useless while some others extremely strong. So, I mounted only 4-5 of them to max, with 3 passive. All the other powers didn't help me.

    And they were a lot of glitches with the pets. From one zone to another, the pet would vanish. I had to go back, choose another one, and take back mine. Again some pets doesn't do much. I ended using only one. And there was the matter of fleeing pets. Some are specialized in that. I also had invisible sections of levels around the end. The music and voice overs were really good.

    I give it 65% because I loved the first two game. I was fairly entertained but all the small glitches and nick-knacks, ruined the experience for me. And what was the point of building a fort ? I felt like they lost their time on that aspect of the game, that seem more like a gimmick thing.
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  3. Nov 18, 2020
    5
    I loved the previous Torchlight games, but I find this incredibly boring, they took away everything that made other games beautiful, they tookI loved the previous Torchlight games, but I find this incredibly boring, they took away everything that made other games beautiful, they took out the dual wielding, they took away the challenge of the dimensional doors (some really difficult and rewarding), they took away the gemstones that enchanted weapons and armor, they removed the altars to enchant the weapons, in the end there was only a game that was all the same and decidedly repetitive, I just fear that everything they removed is then added later as a paid DLC, a very bad habit that many houses that produce video games are taking (google translate) Expand
  4. Oct 19, 2020
    2
    torchlighy 3 is the worst game of torchlight serie and definitely a bad and confuse game. I'm very disappointed...
  5. Oct 21, 2020
    0
    played on ps4, the game is still on beta,
    pets vanishing
    skill buged or wont work correctly, act 2 insect boss guged 2 times for me and
    played on ps4, the game is still on beta,
    pets vanishing
    skill buged or wont work correctly,
    act 2 insect boss guged 2 times for me and audio goes to hell, after logout progress wasnt saved,
    map always relead, you go to a cave and when you go back the previous map RESET

    THIS IS A TRASHGRAB, PROBABLY TO NOT LAUCH IN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER AND GET BURRIED BY ASSASSINS CREED, SPIDER MAN, CYBERPUNK.....
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  6. Jun 14, 2020
    0
    Servers dont work 24 hours from start my buy game.
    Refund....
    Разработчики , надеюсь вы подумаете над своим поведением, ну и книжки
    Servers dont work 24 hours from start my buy game.
    Refund....

    Разработчики , надеюсь вы подумаете над своим поведением, ну и книжки прочтете - как запускать сетевой продукт в 2020.
    Да и сама игра очень слабая - её пилить будут еще год-два.Не советую брать
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  7. Jun 15, 2020
    0
    Это не торчлайт, это даже не игра. Ни один ранний доступ не может оправдать такое состояние игры.Это не торчлайт, это даже не игра. Ни один ранний доступ не может оправдать такое состояние игры.

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