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Torchlight II (Windows)

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Description

After the events of the first game, Alchemist, one of the three main classes, is corrupted by the Emberblight from the heart of Ordrak, the main source of corruption beneath the town of Torchlight. Now he is on a rampage for taking the power of guardians and breaking the balance of elements. New heroes arrive to rise up against his madness with the help of the destroyer and the vanquisher, other two playable characters from the first game.

Many elements from the original hack-and-slash RPG Torchlight (fishing, pets, etc) make a return in the sequel, including the randomly generated dungeons. There are more classes, pets and weapon types and the locations to visit are more varied. There are now snowy areas, deserts, forests etc. Instead of the dungeon descending structure of the original game, the sequel has large above-ground environments with hub towns and each one has a couple of separate dungeons that consist of one floor or multiple ones. Unlike the first game multiplayer is now supported through cooperative sessions for up to six players, both locally and online. There are three acts and an epilogue.

Other new elements are time of day cycles, an updated interface design, and various weather effects. The character appearance can be fully customized based on various attributes.

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Torchlight II Windows Each Phase Beast opens a portal to a small area where you can overcome a certain challenge ( like surviving an attack )  and get fat rewards for it.
Torchlight II Windows After you reach the end of a dungeon, a portal to the surface appears, saving you from lots of backtracking.
Torchlight II Windows All of the difficulty levels are available from start.
Torchlight II Windows You can attack some bosses from a place where they can't reach you. It's kind of a cheating, but extremely useful at certain occasions when you're playing on elite.

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The Press Says

Splitkick Sep 20, 2012 10 out of 10 100
Inside Gaming Oct 01, 2012 9 out of 10 90
INC Gamers Sep 20, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Sep 24, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Chip Power Play Nov, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Vandal Online Sep 25, 2012 9 out of 10 90
The Escapist Sep 27, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
AusGamers Sep 20, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Factornews Sep 28, 2012 8 out of 10 80
videogamer.com Sep 26, 2012 8 out of 10 80

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Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2012 – One of the Top 10 Games of the Year
  • GameStar (Germany) / GamePro (Germany)
    • 2012 - #5 Best Role-Playing Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)

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Herzalot . (301) added Torchlight II (Windows) on Oct 02, 2012