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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.


Torchlight II Linux More dangerous threats are large groups of normal mobs...
Torchlight II Windows There are fishing holes in the wilderness, but unlike the ones in hub towns, they are limited.
Torchlight II Linux Trading: trader inventory upper left, pet inventory lower left and player inventory on the right. Colours mark the quality of items
Torchlight II Windows Everything about the epilogue is steam-punkish.

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Critic Reviews Windows Sep 24, 2012 9.1 out of 10 91
G4 TV: X-Play Windows Oct 04, 2012 4.5 out of 5 90
AusGamers Windows Sep 20, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Gaming Nexus Windows Oct 02, 2012 9 out of 10 90 Windows Oct 05, 2012 90 out of 100 90
PC Invasion (INC Gamers) Windows Sep 20, 2012 9 out of 10 90 Windows Sep 24, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Game Critics Windows Dec 13, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Gamesbeat Windows Sep 20, 2012 85 out of 100 85 Windows Oct 02, 2012 8 out of 10 80


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