Torchlight

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Hey gang,

Has anyone checked out this game? It was released about 5 days ago, and is available on Steam for $20! You can checkout the official website here. Steam also has a free demo that lasts about an hour or so.

Just finished the demo and OH EM GEE! The game is absolutely brilliant! It is pretty much a Diablo II clone from head to toe with a pretty game engine but DAMN is it fun. On normal difficult it's a little too easy, though there are two or three difficulties above that, plus a Hard Core mode.

I'm tempted to buy the game, though I don't have any money.. ugh! Credit Cards are evil.

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Looks interesting, I may have to try the Demo.

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Fun demo, will actually look into this in the future.

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Just picked it up last night after playing the demo...first time I've played this type of game on PC. Very very good game though; picked up the Overlord pack on sale also. :Thumb

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Is the overlord a good game? Also, I see Crysis is on sale too, which one of the two crysis games is recommended?

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zero2dash;737137 wrote:
Just picked it up last night after playing the demo...first time I've played this type of game on PC. Very very good game though; picked up the Overlord pack on sale also. :Thumb

You missed Diablo I and II? Oh man! You're missing out on A LOT of fun! Thankfully, Torchlight's team is most of the team who worked on Diablo. The music is very much identical to Diablo, and the overall feel of the game is the same. Torchlight is basically Diablo I with a graphics overall and fixing/adding some features. Overall a great game, but very short (about 30 physical areas).

The game has no multiplayer or co-op to it, which sucks but you can live without it.. The main reason it's missing, I think, is because it was announced that a Torchlight MMO will be coming out in late 2010.

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gkpeter1;737139 wrote:
Is the overlord a good game? Also, I see Crysis is on sale too, which one of the two crysis games is recommended?

Overlord is a great game IMO.
It's like Pikmin for the Gamecube, except instead of controlling a space scientist and little plant creatures, you control an evil warlord and his minions. It's very fun; a very underrated title.

re: the Crysis games, I have only played a very limited amount of Crysis, and I've never played Warhead. It sounds like (from reviews) that Crysis is the better game, but Warhead runs better on hardware. To be honest - I wasn't really that impressed with Crysis; to me, it was just another shooter (albeit a beautiful one). If you're looking for a shooter, I'd put your money elsewhere...namely Borderlands (if you haven't gotten that already). My copy came in the mail today and I played it for a few hours and it was a blast. :Thumb

I definitely recommend getting the Overlord pack though. :hail
Here's a few gameplay vids from Overlord 1 @ GT. http://www.gametrailers.com/game/overlord/4588?show=Gameplay#Content
If you've never played Pikmin (and don't get the analogy), you control the minions and have them attack enemies, people, and tear stuff up and whatnot. It's a very fun game that is also funny. I played the demo on the 360; I haven't loaded up the Steam (PC) one yet, but on the 360 (for instance), the left analog stick controlled the Overlord's movement, and the right analog stick moved the group of minions around. You would then point them towards an enemy or something they can interact with, and they'd do it on their own and start attacking or tearing up the field or whatever.

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zero2dash;737236 wrote:
Overlord is a great game IMO.
It's like Pikmin for the Gamecube, except instead of controlling a space scientist and little plant creatures, you control an evil warlord and his minions. It's very fun; a very underrated title.

re: the Crysis games, I have only played a very limited amount of Crysis, and I've never played Warhead. It sounds like (from reviews) that Crysis is the better game, but Warhead runs better on hardware. To be honest - I wasn't really that impressed with Crysis; to me, it was just another shooter (albeit a beautiful one). If you're looking for a shooter, I'd put your money elsewhere...namely Borderlands (if you haven't gotten that already). My copy came in the mail today and I played it for a few hours and it was a blast. :Thumb

I definitely recommend getting the Overlord pack though. :hail
Here's a few gameplay vids from Overlord 1 @ GT. http://www.gametrailers.com/game/overlord/4588?show=Gameplay#Content
If you've never played Pikmin (and don't get the analogy), you control the minions and have them attack enemies, people, and tear stuff up and whatnot. It's a very fun game that is also funny. I played the demo on the 360; I haven't loaded up the Steam (PC) one yet, but on the 360 (for instance), the left analog stick controlled the Overlord's movement, and the right analog stick moved the group of minions around. You would then point them towards an enemy or something they can interact with, and they'd do it on their own and start attacking or tearing up the field or whatever.

Thanks, I will look into it and see. Seems like a good deal on the Overlord package.

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While we're on the topic of hijacking my thread, what's the difference between Overlord I, the expansion and Overlord II? From screen shots it seems to be the same exact game.. possibly some visual enhancements. You play the same character, and there's the same mechanic or "gimic."

I remember playing the demo to Overlord II when it came out and really hated it. Found the controls (on the PC, at least) to be wonky and hard to use. Nevertheless, three games for $8 is a steal regardless of quality so I picked them up a moment ago :Thumb.

As for the Crysis deal on steam this weekend, why not... if you haven't played them yet and have a PC that can run them. I personally think Crysis is ridiculously overrated. Sure it looks pretty, but it's just another FPS with a nano-suit mechanic or "gimic." I will admit that I spent at least 20 hours in the demo screwing around because the physics engine is fun to mess with. And, with the modding community behind it... you can get some great fun out of it. Not to mention the game has a decent to great story, from what I've heard. Warhead is just an expansion pack to Crysis and makes it more playable (Crytek, supposedly, developed the game using a standard $600 Dell this time around to unsure playability) while switching up the combat a bit. It's the same exact story line, but from the point of view of another solider on the other side of the island. With that all said, $15 for each game is a pretty nice price considering they were $50 games once upon a time. I too picked them up :Thumb.

So, for $60 ($20 torchlight, $30 Crysis maximum, and $9 Overlord pack) I picked up six fun games to last me until MW2, DA:O and Borderland drop in price :thumb.

Oh yeah! As for torchlight, I'm about 85% through with the story campaign and it's starting to get a tiny bit boring. The loot, towards the end of the game, starts getting crappier as you go. I'm currently level ~27 and have lvl 17 gear.. yet I can kill almost anything in 1-3 hits. Bosses are the easiest part of the game, and they die within 5-10 seconds of starting the fight without you getting touched. Still, it's quite fun to run around kill stuff, explore and collect more w00t. From what I understand, there are 30 story "campaign" levels that you play and after that you can play random generated maps for more w00t. The level cap is set to 100, but there are monsters above lvl 100 for people who want some challenge. I don't particularly see why anyone would continue playing the game past the 30 story levels but eh. It's actually quite a shame that the demo is so addictive and great. After I finished playing it I immediately bought the game to continue playing.. only to realize 3 hours later that I wasn't doing anything constructive.. which, I suppose is fair as all click-click-click RPGS aren't. Still, the Diablo series felt a lot more fun (possibly because you don't find 40+ magical items on a single level and aren't bombarded with easy baddies and actually had more than one useful spell in your entire tree). Nevertheless, for $20 it's a great buy for at least 5-10 hours of fun especially if you missed the Diablo series. It's also a great game to warm you up for when Diablo III comes out.

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I would definitely recommend Torchlight :Thumb

Besides the great Diablo gameplay, there's a mod community thats already going rapidly. Just a couple days ago Runic released a mod editor called TorchED. A lot of mods are already available and easy to install with this little tool: http://forums.runicgames.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=5875

Some modders are already trying putting in some co-op: http://forums.runicgames.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4509

I would keep track of this game, i see it going far.


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Meh, I'll spend my 20$ on Serious Sam HD.

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i bought it for $10 on steam. great game :D

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I did manage to play this game while the forums were down and I must say that it's pretty good. It gets boring after a couple hours of play and any multiplayer would solve this issue.

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There is a Torchlight MMO in the works Warmacblu :)

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I heard about that. Hopefully it comes out before Diablo III because that game is going to steal the crown back almost instantly.

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without a doubt. i know i will be playing Diablo III like crazy!