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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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  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: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 6 out of 11
  1. 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
  2. Sep 4, 2019
    8
    GOOD : Excellent gameplay, ton of individual loots, lot of quests, randomised levels, coop multiplayer, replayability is excellent, lot ofGOOD : Excellent gameplay, ton of individual loots, lot of quests, randomised levels, coop multiplayer, replayability is excellent, lot of content for what it cost
    BAD : Controls for long range weapons, no coop local
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  3. Sep 5, 2019
    7
    Very good game only 2 things that are annoying: long loading screens and lots of lag (!) when there are multiple enemies on screen.
  4. Sep 27, 2019
    3
    This console version needs more buttons to bind skills! It's currently limited to 8 buttons to bind skills BUT 3 buttons need to be binded byThis console version needs more buttons to bind skills! It's currently limited to 8 buttons to bind skills BUT 3 buttons need to be binded by default to heal potion, mana potion and standard attack skill. So really only you get 5 buttons at your disposal to bind skills. So what happens when you unlock more than 5 skills?!? (TO THE DEVELOPERS PLEASE READ BELOW FOR A SUGGESTION)
    Heres an Idea to add more bindable buttons (make an "Advanced Control Mode" if you have to for this idea): By holding L2 will make X, Circle, Triangle & Square a set of four buttons free for binding skills -and- when Holding R2 will make X, Circle, Triangle & Square another set of four buttons for binding skills. So in total thats 12 bindable buttons (Including X, Circle, Triangle & Square without holding L2 or R2).

    I love the PC version. I love Embermage. BUT playing on console is limiting. As I unlock more skills, I run out of buttons to bind skills easily.

    I registered in MetaCritic just to voice my opinion. This is my first post. Please add more bindable button options for a more tailor gameplay experience.
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  5. 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
  6. Sep 6, 2019
    1
    Weak port of the game to the console. People biught unpolished, unfinished game. Even though it is already there for the PC. Some of the majorWeak port of the game to the console. People biught unpolished, unfinished game. Even though it is already there for the PC. Some of the major stuff have been removed in regards to the original. Multiplayer is with randoms only, no room to search. MP is unstable. Skills of the classes (mostly teleporting ones) are getting you stuck everywhere. Bugs eith infinite negative xp and gold bricks your game. Randomly crashing throughout the maps. This should not be considered as a port of a PC game to console. But a separate game similiar to torchlight, just not so well done. Good job guys! 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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