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  • Summary: Beyond the town of Torchlight lies a world shrouded in adventure and mystery. Guardian-warrior Syl appears in a prophetic dream, summoning the player to the Estherian Steppes. There, you meet with the Destroyer and soon venture across the continent of Vilderan, an exotic frontier besieged byBeyond the town of Torchlight lies a world shrouded in adventure and mystery. Guardian-warrior Syl appears in a prophetic dream, summoning the player to the Estherian Steppes. There, you meet with the Destroyer and soon venture across the continent of Vilderan, an exotic frontier besieged by forces of evil. A discovery unfolds, that the Alchemist, following his conquest of dark ember, disappeared on his quest to defeat the unknown corrupted force responsible for destroying the mystical race of Estherians. Aided by Syl, the remaining Estherian Guardians, and clues left behind by the missing Alchemist, you will find yourself battling a powerful enemy that threatens to unravel the elements of the entire world. Expand
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Torchlight II On Nintendo Switch - 5 Minutes Of Combat Gameplay
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 90
    At the risk of sounding overly infatuated, I cannot begin to understand how the hell Torchlight II has aged so well. The art style, combat mechanics, and even loot drop loop are so finely tuned that it feels like the game fits in as well now as it did, seven years ago.
  2. Sep 3, 2019
    86
    Torchlight II for consoles remains true to the one that captivated us on PC and it adapts perfectly to desktop platforms.
  3. 85
    Seven years after its initial release, Torchlight 2 finally graces the console generation and proves that you don't have to have Diablo in your title to make an impact. Torchlight 2 is a near-perfect dungeon crawler that no fan of the genre can afford to miss.
  4. Sep 6, 2019
    85
    Torchlight 2 is a good porting for an old good game. If you are looking for a Diablo-like waiting the next chapter, maybe this could be your game.
  5. Sep 4, 2019
    78
    The constant hunt for the bigger better loot shows its age here and then - but still packs quite a punch. Just don’t expect a local co-op mode.
  6. Sep 6, 2019
    70
    Torchlight II is an older title that feels its age at times. Nevertheless, it remains a solid example of its genre and will keep you occupied for hours on end. Multiplayer, an expansive upgrade system, and a sea of worthwhile loot make up for the repetitive gameplay.
  7. 70
    As a budget Diablo III clone, Torchlight II delivers a solid chunk of hacky, slashy, looty gameplay and gets better as the game gets harder. However, it doesn't offer any real innovations and seems creatively unambitious even by the standards of a sub-genre that already struggles to break away from its conventions.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. Feb 21, 2022
    10
    Torchlight 2 is a good game like diablo rpg skills and adventure for blast and pets
  2. Sep 9, 2019
    9
    One of the best suprise i had with an action rpg game. Probably the one that feels the closest too diablo 2 in terms of everything beside theOne of the best suprise i had with an action rpg game. Probably the one that feels the closest too diablo 2 in terms of everything beside the theme and the art directions Expand
  3. Oct 18, 2020
    9
    It’s a solid port of a good game they did slot yo optimize it for consoles and it shows.

    Everyone else is just salty cause it’s not the same
    It’s a solid port of a good game they did slot yo optimize it for consoles and it shows.

    Everyone else is just salty cause it’s not the same as the PC and they need to get over themselves
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  4. Sep 15, 2019
    6
    This game could have been easily an 8 had a modicum of effort been put into the port. I never buy games at release, but this being an old gameThis game could have been easily an 8 had a modicum of effort been put into the port. I never buy games at release, but this being an old game and the price being only 20 bucks I thought "what could go wrong?". The answer to that question, in the following paragraphs. TLDR version: wait until it's 10 bucks.

    If you like Torchlight, you will like this game: it retains the strong points of the series: a clone of Diablo 3 with a lighter tone, some quality of life improvements and a level of simplicity that sets it apart from Path of Exile, that game where you need to write a doctoral thesis to decide which skills to unlock.

    However, there are some elements that greatly subtract from the fun of the game:

    1) Zero tutorials. Most players probably are familiar with Torchlight, Diablo, etc. But anybody coming to this type of game for the first time is going to be lost. Fortunately the game is simple enough and being an old game there are plenty of tutorials on the Internet, but still the game not having a single tutorial is simply rude.

    2) Loot is 100% randomly generated. This is, by far, the most egregious, so most of the text will go here.

    - The game lets you choose between several different characters, each of which will be adept in certain types of weapons and will need to prioritize one of the character stats (strength, dexterity, vitality or focus) in order to access better weapons.

    - I chose an Outlander, which is a ranged-based character: pistols, shotguns, bows, crossbows, etc. with the main stat being dexterity. Imagine my surprise when, at the end of a majority of boss fights, the loot was a two handed sword, or a warhammer, or a magic wand, or a piece of armor that either had a strength or focus requirement, or simply required a different character class to be equipped.

    - The game tries to compensate for this by showering you in loot, so statistically speaking if the game gives you 4 items, at least 1 should be suitable for your character, but somehow that is not the case, especially in boss fights. My disappointment after receiving a berserker-class locked two-handed sword from the final boss of the game is what led me to write this review.

    3) Inventory interface and management system could not be less user friendly.

    4) Button presses unresponsive, character aiming flawed, hits not registering and other minor but noticeable technical issues.

    In short, what could have been a great game is demoted to average due to lack of effort in the port. Wait for a sale and buy this game for 10 bucks.
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  5. Mar 27, 2020
    5
    I tested the demo for the PS 4 today and found it just ok.
    On the PC, the game seems to have been enthusiastic, but here you still have a lot
    I tested the demo for the PS 4 today and found it just ok.
    On the PC, the game seems to have been enthusiastic, but here you still have a lot to do.
    Starting with the cumbersome menu navigation and the unrounded combat system, the control is overloaded.
    So don't really have fun.
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  6. Sep 6, 2019
    3
    The console version is stripped of features that are core to gameplay. 8 minus 2 for potions and minus 1 for basic attack leaves only 5.The console version is stripped of features that are core to gameplay. 8 minus 2 for potions and minus 1 for basic attack leaves only 5. When you realize the engineer pet tree has 5 pets alone leaving no room for combat skills, and that pets despawn when switching zones it becomes incredibly frustrating to use any kind of functional build with only 5 buttons. Torchlight 1 and even steam controller profiles for Torchlight 2 had 12 skills plus potions and gear swapping... the fact that 3 dpad buttons and neither of the click sticks (L3/R3) do anything useful shows that not only is the system totally dysfunctional but they didn’t even look at previous iterations of controls that were extremely successful. No research done on effective controller implementation whatsoever. Even a simple map swap using dpad toggles or holding L2 would fix this... They need to update it before I change my rating. Then considering the example set by diablo 3 and even Titan quest which included updated features like couch co-op and loot 2.0, neither of which Torchlight 2 console has (in fact they stripped a ton of features like skill and buff counters, pet controls and even gear swapping for the charge mechanic - another key gameplay element), Torchlight deserves even a lower score in my opinion Expand
  7. Sep 6, 2019
    0
    Blatant cash grab falsely advertised and released with an embarrassing amount of problems.

    I don’t know who paid the professional reviewers
    Blatant cash grab falsely advertised and released with an embarrassing amount of problems.

    I don’t know who paid the professional reviewers to put out such glowing reviews, but this port barely deserves a positive review considering the absolutely appalling state of the game. Broken movement skills and teleports, passive skills that damage player characters instead of enemies, town portals that take you to the beginning of a dungeon as opposed to where they were opened, and a vendor attached to an entire essential aspect of the game (transmutation) that wasn’t shipped at release because apparently the devs needed time to patch it in. The first patch addressed none of these problems. Transmutation still doesn’t exist.

    Features were also removed from the game, but never announced as such ahead of release. False advertising at its finest: no weapon swaps, pet optimization severely reduced, the requirement to use an internet connection to play wireless coop on the Switch. Just a host of problems. Terrible port, with very little response from the devs as to how they plan to fix it.

    Regarding weapon swaps, for example, the explanation for exclusion basically boiled down to “It was too hard, so we didn’t do it.” Great. You charged players for what was supposed to be a ported translation of a game that is 7 years old. Instead you offered a stripped down husk riddled with glitches and bugs.

    Be proud of your work, devs. Be proud of this garbage you’ve tried to pass off as a full game. I regret paying for this.
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