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Torchlight (Macintosh)

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Description

Thick veins of the magical ore Ember lie beneath the streets of Torchlight, and fortune seekers have been flocking to the small mining town since its discovery. To extract the valuable ore, a labyrinth of tunnels has been dug deep into the earth. What the miners don't know, but will soon discover, is that something much more deadly resides beneath. Ruined civilizations, now long forgotten, have hidden horrors no one can even imagine .. and now those horrors are about to surface. It is up to you and your trusty companions to stop the onslaught of monsters and save the town's citizens.

Torchlight is a single-player action role-playing game in which you play one of three character classes: The Destroyer (a warrior), The Alchemist (a spellcaster), or The Vanquisher (a rogue). Each character class has unique weapons and armor and three skill sets.

Although the majority of gameplay is handled in typical Diablo-like fashion (exploring, killing monsters, completing quests, buying and selling, levelling up, etc.), there are a few distinguishing features. For instance, your character has a private stash for storing excess items. All of your party members also share an additional pack which can be used to transfer items between them.

The animal companion you choose at the beginning of the game can be used for a variety of purposes. This pet can wear two rings and an amulet, can carry as many items as you can in its own pack, and levels up with experience. Its items can be sold to shopkeepers or shared between the party. You can teach your pet tricks, like fetching dropped items or to cast two spells of your choosing. To turn your pet into a vicious fighting monster, feed it fish before a battle. Different fishes found or caught by you in the game have varied effects on your pet.

Most levels in the game are randomly generated. Inside you'll find secret rooms, traps, swinging bridges, levers, shrines, non-monster encounters, and elevation changes. The game features an auto-map feature to help you find your way around, and tool tips for getting acquainted with the gameplay.

Screenshots

Torchlight Macintosh Finishing the first boss fight
Torchlight Macintosh Our hero has entered the dungeon and fights some creatures
Torchlight Macintosh Our hero has reached level 2: time to spend some points
Torchlight Macintosh We have summoned a portal to get fast access to the city of Torchlight

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

MacLife Sep 13, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
newbreview.com Feb 23, 2011 4.5 out of 5 90
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Sep 16, 2010 8.75 out of 10 88
Macworld May 25, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

Forums

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Free on GOG for 2 days 2 vedder (20101)
Jun 18, 2013

Trivia

1001 Video Games

Torchlight appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • Game Developers Choice Awards
    • 2010 (10th Annual) - Best Debut Game
  • GameShark
    • 2009 - Best Indie Game
  • Gamespy
    • 2009 - Sleep When You're Dead Award

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    Hammerlore (982) added Torchlight (Macintosh) on May 12, 2010
    Other platforms contributed by phanboy_iv (122), Hamish Wilson (141) and WWWWolf (422)