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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Sep 9, 2019
    95
    The Nintendo Switch version of Torchlight II is excellent.
  2. Sep 3, 2019
    86
    At its heart, this game asks a lot of you. For some people (like me!), the toll is freely paid. For others, the boon of hours and tough calls will be too steep to part with. At least, I can confirm that your fond memories of grinding for loot and facing off against the hordes are wholly intact. Torchlight 2 is easily as good as you remember. I lost hours and days to this game with a blink. Whether you’re looking for a new ARPG, or just a little more time with an old favorite, Torchlight 2 won’t let you down.
  3. Sep 3, 2019
    85
    Torchlight II is a superb addition to your library and an absolute blast alone or with friends.
  4. Sep 5, 2019
    80
    A fantastically designed hack-n-slash RPG that kept me enthralled for hours on end. It fits right at home on the Nintendo Switch with its colorful, exciting, and inviting world that made it a pleasure to explore, but it was let down by its lack of local co-op features which really is a crying shame for a game of this kind.
  5. 80
    Torchlight II is a cleverly designed game which is decidedly good at what it does – even if it is following a fundamentally flawed design philosophy. Its gameplay is compulsive and honestly a little bit vapid: the incessant grind and push forward is neither intellectually stimulating nor conducive to big, memorable moments. My time through Torchlight II is really just a blur of primary colours and explosions of gibs. If that’s what you need, and you’re able to look past the very deliberate shortcomings, then this will be a game that you will find hard to put down.
  6. Sep 9, 2019
    80
    A great port of a fantastic game, Torchlight 2 still holds up as a great example of an ARPG dungeon-crawler that is unfortunately plagued by some annoying bugs and control scheme limitations.
  7. Sep 13, 2019
    70
    Torchlight is a good portage of a still good game, and it's great to play it everywhere on your Switch. But unfortunately, it lacks a local multiplayer mode on one console.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. Oct 2, 2019
    10
    It's a wonderful port! I love this game in PC and I'm loving play it in my Switch. More than 80 hours of play, I extremely recommend thisIt's a wonderful port! I love this game in PC and I'm loving play it in my Switch. More than 80 hours of play, I extremely recommend this title for people who loves Diablo and etc. Expand
  2. Dec 24, 2019
    10
    Exelent game and good port.
    FPS about 30, this is not very good as I like, but already playable.
    It's my first ARPG on console, I played
    Exelent game and good port.
    FPS about 30, this is not very good as I like, but already playable.
    It's my first ARPG on console, I played Torchlite 2 on PC and can say, that inventory management is good. After one hour playing I'm used to it.
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  3. Sep 4, 2019
    9
    A great port overall. UI overhaul for handheld is nicely done. My only complaints are that the “charge” system is unexplained per class,A great port overall. UI overhaul for handheld is nicely done. My only complaints are that the “charge” system is unexplained per class, inventory management is inconvenient (you can’t sell items in your pet’s bag while at a vendor, have to manually move it all over first) and basic attack targeting is hit-or-miss (badum-tss) in its implementation. Expand
  4. Sep 4, 2019
    8
    I loved the many hours I spent playing Torchlight (both 1&2) on PC, years ago. I got it again for Switch after seeing how great Diablo 3 wasI loved the many hours I spent playing Torchlight (both 1&2) on PC, years ago. I got it again for Switch after seeing how great Diablo 3 was on it, and so far I haven't been disappointed.

    Graphically, it has aged well, and the color palette, chunkier art style, and general "personality" are a refreshing change of pace from Diablo, and it runs smoothly. Combat is still fun, equipment and skill mechanics are both broad and deep, and it's overall as great as I remembered.

    I will say that - especially after a lot of hours in D3 - there are some minor annoyances that crop up just enough to stop this from being an amazing Switch port: equipment management is a little clunky considering how many item types and stats you're looking at, when increasing stats upon leveling up there's an obnoxious bug which shows the wrong stat (i.e. shows the text/details for Strength, but if you hit A, it will actually level up Dexterity), and every so often the combat targeting seems to get confused about which enemy is closest. Hopefully some of these get ironed out, since I'm basing this on having played it the day it's released.

    Overall, still a lot of fun and a very well-made game, and a great fit for the Switch.
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  5. Sep 8, 2019
    7
    Disappointing because still no couch co-op or split screen feature unlike Diablo 3. Would've ranked much higher if I could've played thisDisappointing because still no couch co-op or split screen feature unlike Diablo 3. Would've ranked much higher if I could've played this wonderful game with my friends. Expand
  6. Feb 16, 2021
    6
    The UI is a complete regression from the excellent Torchlight 1 port for the Xbox 360. There's framerate issues, auto targeting issues, respecThe UI is a complete regression from the excellent Torchlight 1 port for the Xbox 360. There's framerate issues, auto targeting issues, respec potion not added until a year later, gem combining not added until a year later. Was this game ported by Panic Button's C-team or something? Expand
  7. Sep 7, 2019
    0
    DO NOT BUY. Utter trash. These reviewers are paid shills, no possible way that anyone who's played more than 30 minutes can give this a ratingDO NOT BUY. Utter trash. These reviewers are paid shills, no possible way that anyone who's played more than 30 minutes can give this a rating over 3. The display bug on stat screen alone shows a glaring lack of attention, much less the dozens of other issues. Expand

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