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Torchlight

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
82
3.7
Linux
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5.0
Xbox 360
81
3.9

User Reviews

Fun hack and slash experience, but nothing more. Windows Alex M. (1020)
Diablight! Windows agamer (75)
Cute and cuddly Diablo clone. More like Fate II. Windows Rod Mayton (10)
What? huh? Where? STOP IT! Windows Pixelspeech (955)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Linux 1 5.0
Macintosh 2 4.0
Windows 44 3.7
Xbox 360 3 3.9
Combined MobyScore 50 3.8


The Press Says

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100
LinuxSoftpedia
Besides the graphical bug that I hope will be sorted soon, Torchlight has no rival on the Linux platform, at least not for now. It’s a great RPG and it will keep players interested with an approach that is vigorously refreshing.
100
WindowsGame Shark
I can’t give a more enthusiastic endorsement than the following: I would happily have paid 60 dollars for this game, as I received more enjoyment and quality play time from it than most of this year’s big budget hits. You may not have heard of it, but you owe it to yourself to play this game.
92
WindowsGamingExcellence
Torchlight doesn't really do anything new, per se. It's taken the dungeon-crawling genre and refined it to its best elements. The style matches the mood of the game, and a fairly interesting story put over it all as well. Replayability is there: you can move through an infinite dungeon after beating the game, or 'retire', which allows you to restart at level 1 again with another class, but hand down an item from your high-level character, but with lowered stat and level requirements. In all, Torchlight is a fun game to play. Not perfect, but still done very well, especially for such a low-priced title (around twenty dollars). Fans of dungeon crawlers are definitely going to want to check this game out.
90
Macintoshnewbreview.com
Torchlight has an awful lot going for it; a sturdy combat system, a clever dungeon mechanic and an ultimately enjoyable storyline. A lot of action RPG fans dismissed it as a Diablo Lite, only good to fill the gap until Diablo 3 comes out, but it’s not the case; Torchlight could be the next big thing.
90
Windowsnewbreview.com
Torchlight has an awful lot going for it; a sturdy combat system, a clever dungeon mechanic and an ultimately enjoyable storyline. A lot of action RPG fans dismissed it as a Diablo Lite, only good to fill the gap until Diablo 3 comes out, but it’s not the case; Torchlight could be the next big thing.
90
MacintoshMacLife
Torchlight’s appeal is easy to grasp. Players can jump in and out with no need to find a save point--just launch Steam and pick up from exactly where you left off. Namely, battling evil while your dog trots back to town carrying 78 pounds of treasure.
90
WindowsJeux Vidéo Network
Le jeu est conçu pour des sessions rapides, mais qui peuvent s’enchaîner à l’infini avec des tonnes de donjons aléatoires qui parviennent à faire oublier le hasard sous le souffle de l’aventure. Autre bon point : le jeu n’est pas gourmand. À la manière de Warcraft, Torchlight mise davantage sur les « effets spéciaux » et la direction artistique que sur les polygones. Du coup, le jeu n’est pas exceptionnellement beau, mais il possède un réel cachet, rehaussé par une bonne touche d’humour. Il y a tout de même pas mal d’explosions, d’auras lumineuses, de monstres gargantuesques et autres nuages de fumées qui apportent tout ce qu’il faut en termes d’ambiance donjonesque. Alors, certes, cette petite merveille est proposée en anglais et n’intègre pas de mode multi, en tout cas pas pour le moment. Mais son rapport qualité-prix est pratiquement imbattable et surtout, il s’impose certainement comme le meilleur Diablo-like de la décennie…
90
Xbox 360We Got This Covered
Many will be more than willing to put the few gripes aside for a single player experience that features randomized dungeons, continued gameplay after finishing the 20 main storyline, and a high fun factor. Set to cost 1200 Microsoft points upon release, Torchlight is an action/RPG must have in any XBLA gamer’s library.
90
WindowsTotal PC Gaming
Torchlight has an emphasis on a central plot and pays careful consideration to character, and it’s extremely polished. Despite each level being randomised they merge seamlessly into the next, and every five tiers or so down the dungeon theme changes along with the type of monster you’ll encounter, so you won’t know if your specialised skill or equipment set will be quite as effective lower down until you’ve tried. It’s gorgeous, accessible and highly addictive, and it’s a perfect solution for both causal gamers and hardcore RPG fanatics.
90
WindowsRPGamer
In a sea of ambivalency, it's nice to see a life preserver in Torchlight floating by. While it certainly has a couple flaws, where the game stumbles isn't anywhere near enough to overcome what it does exceptionally well. In addition to being a great romp on its own, this title is also a lead-up to the Torchlight MMORPG, which will be available about two years after the launch of the single-player game. For those not interested in multiplayer this won't be a selling point, but it shouldn't detract from any enjoyment of the standalone adventure.
88
WindowsCheat Code Central
Torchlight is part of a growing market of PC games finding success with budget prices. Runic hasn't dumbed down the experience, they've removed the fluff and distilled it down to the truly fun parts. Add in a few innovations and what you've got is Torchlight; a game that raises the expectations for dungeon-crawling action RPGs by being not just fine-tuned but affordable as well.
88
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG)
What I like most about Torchlight is that it doesn’t try to be serious. There are no real complex missions or deep meanings. Quests are light hearted and to the point, mapping is basic. This is the type of game one can find themselves playing time after time. It a real winner in my book. I highly recommend this game to anyone who is looking for a fun game!
88
WindowsGame Informer Magazine
The one big knock on Torchlight is the lack of co-op. While this is undoubtedly a bummer, I am much happier with the polished single-player experience and no online than I would be with two half-assed elements. There are other, minor complaints that one can level – often-uninspiring loot, poor in-game documentation, and badly explained major game mechanics are all frustrating. However, the core of the game is its combat and character progression, and both of those are outstanding. Torchlight might not be breaking any new ground, but the soul of Diablo hasn't been so ably captured in years. You won't find much that approaches Torchlight's worth at its $20 price point.
87
Xbox 360Xboxdynasty (XD)
Der Test von Torchlight scheint eigentlich ein bisschen zu schön, um wahr zu sein. Die Spielzeit ist mit guten 12 Stunden und der Motivation für mindestens einen weiteren Durchgang alleine schon riesig. Zudem dürft ihr euch dank zufallsgenerierter Level nach dem erstmaligen Durchspielen in eine unendliche Höhle stürzen, in der ihr bis zu eurem Lebensende Monster verdreschen könnt. Das Suchtprinzip mit unzähligen Ausrüstungsgegenständen und zahlreichen monsterverseuchten Abschnitten greift sofort und auch auf technischer Seite gibt es kaum Kritikpunkte. Für 1200 Microsoft Points erwartet euch mit Torchlight ein tolles Hack and Slay, das wir nur für die schlechten Synchronsprecher und die maue Geschichte abstrafen mussten. Solltet ihr mit dem Genre auch nur im entferntesten etwas anfangen können, ist euer Geld hier sehr gut angelegt.
86
WindowsGamers.at
Torchlight stellt sich als absoluter Überraschungshit heraus. Denn das Action-RPG macht wirklich Spaß und das trotz ein wenig öder Umgebung und überschaubarer Heldenauswahl, bis zum Ende und auch mehrmals. Die Optik passt, die Sound ist in Ordnung und die chronische Sammelsucht ist ebenfalls von der ersten Minute an gegeben. Persönlicher Tipp von meiner Seite: Erst Torchlight downloaden und losdaddeln, wenn ihr wirklich ausreichend Zeit habt. Sobald ihr den Titel auf der Platte habt und eigentlich lernen müsst, vermasselt euch das Action-RPG definitiv mehr als einmal den Plan lieber ins Schulbuch zu schauen und für die nächste Klausur zu pauken. Doch habt ihr ein wenig Luft und noch kein Plan fürs kommende Wochenende, solltet ihr schnellstens die überschaubaren 15€ berappen und eure Steammaschine zum Download anwerfen.
86
WindowsIGN
All in all, Torchlight is a refreshing - though not revolutionary - dungeon crawler that will occupy gamers for 10-15 hours on the first run-through, and perhaps dozens more across varying difficulty levels and experiments with different character classes. The story is somewhat lacking, but not overly important when garnering quests and slaying beasts. You'll quickly lose track of time whilst exploring the bowels of the town of Torchlight, which is lovely for your sense of satisfaction, but bad for the real life priorities you'll likely neglect, such as eating and paying bills. The graphics are great, the music engrossing, and the gameplay addictive. While the lack of multiplayer at first tastes bitter, the single-player campaign more than makes up for it, as you really have little to lose at the meager asking price of $20.
86
WindowsHellbored
Minor gripes aside, there’s no escaping just how addictive Torchlight is. It’s extremely easy to sit down intending to play for a few minutes, only to look up and see that two hours has gone by. The few balance and graphical issues really don’t detract that much from what is as solid a first release as you could hope for from a new company. Torchlight is ambitious, well-executed and, most of all, some of the best fun PC gamers can get for the price.
85
WindowsGamer Limit
Aside from the story falling flat on its face, very limited character selection, and the absence of multiplayer, Torchlight is an exhilarating action RPG that does everything else exceptionally well. The artwork and music are stellar, the flow is just right, and so is the price; you can’t beat $19.95 for a brand new game. And one of its best functions: it will play on almost any PC and even has a notebook mode. What are you waiting for? Go get your copy off Steam or Torchlightgame.com right now!
84
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Ja, wir waren ganz vorne dabei, als es darum ging, den Release von Torchlight zu bejubeln. Und das zu Recht! Denn auch Monate nach der Steam-Veröffentlichung macht das verdichtete Spielprinzip noch unglaublich viel Spaß. Torchlight ist schnell, unkompliziert und genau das, was Action-Rollenspieler brauchen.Und mittlerweile sind dank des großartigen Editors auch noch Unmengen an guten Mods für Torchlight erschienen. Wer das Spiel bis jetzt noch nicht hat, auf spektakuläre Rendersequenzen verzichten kann und sich die Wartezeit auf Diablo 3 verkürzen will, sollte bei der ordentlichen deutschen Version unbedingt zuschlagen!
84
WindowsChrist Centered Game Reviews
From an appropriateness standpoint, there is magic in this game, it’s hard not to use it. I was disappointed by the female outfits, as I never found armor that would full cover my character’s legs or torso. By default the game does have blood splatters, but it can be disabled. It almost goes without saying that you'll be destroying lots of monsters and minions.
84
WindowsGame Observer
Takes the best of every Action RPG and glues it all together to make a supremely polished and unusually addictive roguelike game, that’s unfortunately also too easy.
83
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Waarom wachten op Diablo III? Deze game is waarschijnlijk beter! (Waarschuwing! Straffe uitspraak gedetecteerd! Vernietig AWVS!)
83
WindowsHooked Gamers
To call this game a Diablo clone would be an understatement. Torchlight takes place in a solitary town with an ever expanding, randomly generated dungeon. It features magic potions, town portals, randomly generated loot drops, and tons of enemies that require an excessive amount of mouse clicking. The game is not original in any way but it is a ton of fun. The game is offered at a budget price of $19.99 which might give punters undue pause as Torchlight is worth every cent, and then some.
83
WindowsGameTrailers
Torchlight applies a smooth and modern design to a time-tested concept. The result is successfully crafted and eminently playable dungeon crawler at the attractive price of 20 bucks. The one downer is the puzzling lack of online play. If other titles on the market aren't satisfying your urge to level up and amass a towering hoard of loot, there's a lot to be gained from going at it solo in Torchlight's dungeons.
82
WindowsMana Pool
So does Torchlight actually do anything new that other games haven’t done already? Not really – besides from some clever little design elements like the pets, Torchlight is just another hack and slash dungeon crawler. It’s an incredibly simple game, with a relatively short main story as well. Surprisingly though, it’s also an incredible lot of FUN. This is the main ingredient often missing in games like this, and since Torchlight runs on practically any machine and is relatively inexpensive (can be purchased for under £10 on Amazon), I would highly recommend you give it a go.
82
Windows2404.org PC Gaming
There isn't that much left to stay except that this is a game that does hack and slash real justice and it’s a the perfect choice for those eagerly waiting the release of Diablo 3. In fact, if Torchlight came with a more involved single-player campaign, had multiplayer and didn't rely on random level generation, it would have been a real threat to Blizzard's long awaited sequel. As it stands now, it’s more of a tease for fans who will have an even harder time waiting after getting such a satisfying taste of what Diablo 3 could (and I’m sure, will) bring.
80
WindowsLegendra
Le Hack & Slash est un genre qui n'a quasiment pas évolué depuis sa création et Torchlight n'est pas là pour démontrer le contraire. À l'inverse, il vient montrer que la recette, certes simple, reste efficace et addictive. Avec ses graphismes cel-shadés, sa bande son enivrante, son système de pet et son gameplay facile d'accès et orienté action, Torchlight est un bon petit Hack & Slash qui malheureusement n'occupera pas longtemps à cause de l'absence de mode multijoueur, mais qui permettra de patienter en attendant Diablo III.
80
Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
Given Blizzard's determination to make us wait as long as possible for Diablo III, you may as well sink it into a game that eats time for breakfast.
80
Xbox 360newbreview.com
The Xbox 360 version of Torchlight manages to offer everything that was good about the PC original, as well as introduce a few vital tweaks that make this a must-have title for dungeon crawler fans.
80
Xbox 360Xboxygen
Torchlight est un excellent jeu pour le XLA. On pouvait craindre l’adaptation d’un jeu PC sur la console et notamment le passage de la souris à la manette. On ne peut que saluer le travail d’adaptation tant les commandes se révèlent intuitives et souples. Malgré cet enthousiasme quant aux qualités de Torchlight, on ne peut que regretter que l’adaptation du jeu sur le XLA n’ait pas bénéficié de l’ajout d’un mode coopératif qui aurait placé le jeu comme l’un des tout meilleurs sur le XLA. Il faudra attendre le deuxième opus, qui, au vu des ventes de ce Torchlight (1200 Mpts au passage) ne devrait pas se faire prier pour arriver sur notre console. Et lui offrira ce tant attendu mode deux joueurs ! Vivement !
80
WindowsPC Player (Denmark)
Det kan som bekendt være svært at lave mad ud fra en af mormors opskrifter og få den til at smage præcist, som når hun laver den. Men Runic Games rammer helt plet med Torchlight, der er den til dato bedste kopi af Diablo-essensen. Nu, hvor kernen og konceptet er på plads, kan vi kun glæde os til at se, hvad Runic Games kommer til at præstere med onlinespillet.
80
WindowsEurogamer.fr
C'est donc le meilleur clone de Diablo depuis Diablo II, et un rival très réel pour le futur (on ne sait pas encore quand) Diablo III. Bien qu'il n'y ait rien de nouveau ou de véritablement original dans Torchlight, vraiment rien, le fait qu'il se mesure à Blizzard avec une telle confiance et aussi joliment est un énorme compliment quant à la qualité de sa réalisation. C'est vrai qu'il lasse assez rapidement – mais il a l'avantage de ne coûter que 15 euros. Vous en aurez vraiment pour votre argent, et cela avant même l'arrivée de l'élément MMO. Pourtant, Dieu sait à quel point mes mains me font mal et mon cerveau est engourdi. Je me suis amusé comme un fou la plupart du temps – mais je ne suis absolument pas près d'avoir envie de refaire subir à mon corps ces quelques jours de tueries et de ramassage d'objets ininterrompus.
80
Xbox 360Just Push Start
Torchlight is a highly enjoyable action-RPG game that even non RPG fans may find themselves playing it. This is because the hack-n-slash type gameplay offers more freedom for the player and you can attack more frequently than if it used the old turn-based system. Despite the game having no multiplayer and Xbox-like graphics, these minor mishaps do not deter what is a great game. Action-RPG gaming at its finest.
80
Xbox 360videogamer.com
In fact in some ways the pace of the game feels like it's more naturally suited for a controller, despite the few glitches that end up rearing their head. Movement feels smoother with the analogue stick, and that inevitably helps when you're crawling your way through hordes of skeletons. While PC players might miss the standard hot keys they were used to, Torchlight on XBLA is proof that they're by no means necessary. Ten years on from Diablo and it still has enough influence over modern games to power a generation of clones, but both Torchlight and its developer prove to be one the perfect students of the genre.
80
Xbox 360Gamereactor (Sweden)
Torchlight kan varmt rekommenderas till dig som gillar genren. Ett co-op-läge hade varit mums, lite mindre repetition likaså (det är dock aningen oundvikligt för denna speltyp), men överlag är detta en titel där du får mycket spel för slantarna. Iväg med dig nu, ner i gruvan och slakta skelett och leta dyrbarheter.
80
MacintoshMacworld
Dungeon crawlers are a niche within the larger RPG genre and not surprisingly, appeal to a smaller audience. But Torchlight is a really good introduction for novice role-playing gamers because it combines intuitive hack and slash combat with an obtrusive leveling system. Sure, you can get lost looking for gems, artifacts, and jumping to town to embark on the many side quests. But you could also just always remain in the dungeon, level grind, and stay in the action. Torchlight is a more enjoyable world and better tuned game than Fate and offers a more casual approach to role playing than Diablo, making it a great gateway for gamers. While it doesn’t offer much that hasn’t been done before, Torchlight borrows just enough from the right places to make it an entertaining venture.
80
WindowsThunderbolt Games
Torchlight has something unique going for it. There’s a certain simplicity to the game that is refreshing. It’s not only a digestible budget priced game, but it also retains all the important qualities of a full-priced release, excluding the upcoming free Massively Multiplayer component. Carrying the influence of several ex-Blizzard executives, some having oversight in the development of the first couple Diablo titles, Torchlight comes into its own as a recommended purchase and a good placeholder for Diablo III.
80
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
I very much enjoyed my excursion into Torchlight. Even though I normally don’t care much for Diablo Clones, this game is both well made and fun. Despite a few minor problems it is definitely a solid title. Having low system requirements, it will run on most computers and it also costs a mere $20, which makes it impossible to not recommend it. If you enjoyed games like Diablo, Nox, or Dungeon Siege then Torchlight is definitely for you. For those looking for a nice inexpensive gift this holiday season, consider getting it for your gamer friends. Chances are it will be greatly appreciated!
80
WindowsGamersGlobal
Es ist schon sonderbar: Jahrelang versuchen Big-Budget-Produktionen einigermaßen vergeblich, das Spielerlebnis von Diablo im neuen Jahrtausend neu aufzuwärmen, selbst die besten davon wie Titan Quest oder Sacred 2 blieben ein Stück hinter dem Vorbild. Und dann kommt plötzlich eine Low-Budget-Produktion daher, die im Vorfeld zusätzlich kaum beworben wurde, und wischt einen Großteil der Konkurrenten (wenngleich nicht die zwei erwähnten) zur Seite. Die sehr gute Note von 8.0 enthält sowohl die beiden großen Negativpunkte "quasi nicht-vorhandene Story" und "fehlender Multiplayer-Modus" als auch den äußerst fairen Preis. Torchlight mag „nur“ ein Klon sein. Aber das ist auch gleichzeitig seine größte Stärke.
80
WindowsClubic
Sans chercher à innover comme ils avaient tenté de le faire sur Hellgate : London, les frères Schaefer et leurs compères de Runic Games nous proposent un produit certes sans originalité, mais au gameplay redoutable d'efficacité. Le style graphique de Torchlight se rapproche sans doute plus de World Of WarCraft que de Diablo, mais c'est bien de hack & slash dont il est question et même de la pire engeance : celle qui nous fait enchaîner les niveaux sans nous laisser le temps de reprendre notre souffle. Reste tout de même l'absence de mode multijoueur que Runic Games semble garder pour un futur jeu massivement multijoueur et une trop grande facilité qu'un prix d'à peine 15 euros fait rapidement oublier.
80
WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Techniquement irréprochable, Torchlight arrive malgré tout à décevoir par l'absence de son multijoueurs. Un détail difficile mais pas impossible à digérer. Doté d'une durée de vie généreuse, Torchlight est le titre que le fan de hack'n'slash était en droit d'attendre avant l'arrivée de Diablo 3. Bien rythmé, propre et addictif, le nouveau soft des frères Schaefer se laisse dévorer sans mal de bide. Sans non plus de poser comme une nouvelle référence, Torchlight reste néanmoins un must have pour tout amateur de diablo-like. Et pour seulement 15 euros, le choix est vite vu.
80
WindowsEurogamer.it
Peccato per la mancanza di una modalità multiplayer, sebbene i Runic Games abbiano già confermato l’idea di volerlo trasformare in un vero e proprio MMOG: per il prezzo a cui viene proposto, cioè 19,90 Euro, sarebbe un delitto non comprare il migliore antipasto possibile per il futuro Diablo III.
80
Windows3D Juegos
Adictivo, emocionante y divertidísimo. Torchlight es un sorprendente RPG de acción que resulta profundo y cautivador y que, contra todo pronóstico, es acreedor de un carácter genuino sin aportar apenas novedades salvo su curiosa dirección artística.
80
WindowsEveryeye.it
Segnaliamo infine che il gioco è completamente in inglese, e può essere comodamente scaricato da Steam al prezzo di soli Euro 15,99, oppure sul sito ufficiale a poco meno di 20 dollari. Insomma un acquisto obbligato per tutti gli affamati di hack and slash, mentre per i meno esperti del genere o chiunque si affacci per la prima volta a questo tipo di giochi consigliamo di scaricare la demo, anch’essa presente su Steam. E che il massacro abbia inizio.
80
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Torchlight ist so konsequent auf geschmeidiges Jagen und Sammeln getrimmt, dass sich andere Spiele im Vergleich dazu beinahe wie Arbeit anfühlen. Dadurch – und dank seines Szenarios sowie seiner Klassen – erinnert es angenehm ans erste Diablo, angereichert mit Verbesserungen wie Haustieren und vielfältigerer Ausrüstung. Der traumhafte Spielfluss tröstet mich auch über die diversen Schwächen hinweg, von der Nullhandlung über das simple Charaktersystem bis zum fehlenden Mehrspieler-Modus. Klar, Komplexitätspreise gewinnt Torchlight nicht, nach 25 Stunden wird's ziemlich dröge. Für 16 Euro kann ich die Monsterhatz dennoch uneingeschränkt empfehlen.
80
WindowsGame Over Online
As a guy who mostly gravitates towards the more involved RPGs (NWN, KOTOR, and I’m seriously looking forward to the upcoming Dragon Age – Origins, etc), I still enjoy the sort of low-brain-impact action presented by Torchlight. Pick it up, click your way through a few quests leaving a literal trail of dead creatures in your wake, spread out some skill points, quit and go on with your day. Or get hooked by it until the sun comes up, which is really the more likely result. Torchlight is proof positive that it’s often the simplest games that can be the most addictive.
80
WindowsGiant Bomb
Runic's Diablo-like debut drills straight down to the core of what makes a great dungeon-crawling loot grind.
80
WindowsGameSpy
At twenty dollars, Torchlight is a remarkable value. If you're looking for a challenge, try out the higher difficulties and hardcore mode; if you want a more casual loot-gathering experience, set it on normal and you can focus on just picking up shiny stuff with little grief. The randomly generated maps and impressive loot variety make it so that you'll still be entertained plumbings its depths after retiring your characters a second and third time, thanks to the never-ending supply of dungeons and an open-source approach that has already been embraced by mod-makers. If you're desperately waiting for Diablo III, go ahead and whet your appetite with Torchlight. You won't regret it.
80
WindowsTotally Gaming Network
As briefly mentioned earlier, Torchlight is essentially Runic Games’ foot in the door to the world of gaming, and the introduction to their forthcoming MMORPG in the same universe. That said, this incarnation of Torchlight certainly has the goods to stand on its own, and is definitely worth the $20 on Steam.
80
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Torchlight est un excellent palliatif pour patienter jusqu'à la sortie de Diablo III. Riche, nerveux, prenant, le titre de Runic Games a tout d'un très bon hack'n slash. Enfin presque tout : l'absence de multi le pénalise un peu. Mais ne boudons pas notre plaisir : avec son action survoltée et ses tonnes d'objets magiques, Torchlight fait honneur à son glorieux héritage. Bien sûr, on pourra toujours lui reprocher son grand classicisme, mais on ne demande pas à chaque FPS de réinventer un concept qui a fait ses preuves. En bref, les fans de hack'n slash n'ont aucune raison de passer outre, d'autant que le jeu est vendu une quinzaine d'euros seulement. C'est presque trop peu.
80
WindowsEurogamer.net (UK)
So, it's the best Diablolike since Diablo II, and a very real rival to the upcoming (at an unspecified point, God-blinking-dammit) Diablo III. Even though there is nothing new or truly unique about Torchlight, nothing at all, that it so confidently and prettily takes the fight to Blizzard is an enormous compliment about how well put-together this is. Yeah, it gets old pretty fast - but it's also only £15. You'll definitely get your money's worth. And that's even before the MMO stuff turns up. But, by Christ, my hands hurt, and my brain is squealing for stimulation. I've had a whale of a time, largely - but I desperately would not want to put my body through these few days of unblinking kill'n'collect again any time soon.
80
WindowsGameSpot
And there are even a couple of "wait, there's more" kickers. Along with being one of the best action RPGs to hit the PC in many moons, Torchlight is selling for just $19.95, and it comes with absurdly undemanding system requirements along with a netbook mode so that you can play it on just about any system. So not only do you get a great game, but you get a great deal in every respect. Stop reading and start playing.
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WindowsMultiplayer.it
I soldi richiesti per l'acquisto sono pienamente giustificati dalle decine di ore offerte da un gameplay fatto da tantissime piccole soddisfazioni, con un ottimo senso di crescita e una quantità di diversi, possibili modi di svuotare i dungeon creati randomicamente. Diablo senza una storia o un hack&slash senza cornice, comunque la si voglia mettere, Torchlight diverte pur mancando degli elementi utili a essere apprezzato da tutti e, soprattutto, di un multiplayer che lo avrebbe reso ancora migliore.
75
WindowsPCActu
Torchlight est un jeu qui se laisse parcourir sans la moindre réflexion. On avance dans des décors colorés et vivants, on tue dans une débauche de lumière et on s’enrichit le sourire en coin. Le tout pour 15,99€, si vous êtes mâlin et que vous attendez une des nombreuses promotions sur Steam. Alors certes on pourra lui reprocher son manque d’originalité, son scénario quelque peu au parfum de plagiat ou encore ses quelques imperfections, mais à ce prix là, il faudrait être fou de s'en priver !
75
WindowsAusGamers
The game itself has its flaws, which hamper the overall game as a single-player experience. For one the main town is fairly rudimentary with fairly generic NPCs that dispense quests as simple as the premise. Kill this guy on Floor 6, now kill this guy on Floor 7, now how about we try something different and get you to kill this guy on Floor 8? In the end this means that Torchlight coasts on its gameplay mechanics which are incredibly well realised and polished. With such a small development team, the focus for this game seems pretty clear, and that was to create a great action-RPG in the vein of Diablo and Fate that plays every bit as well as those classics. The end result is essentially just that. Expect one that is missing a great storyline, an interesting cast of secondary characters, and co-operative gameplay. Sure you may have three pieces of an awesome purple armour set, but without someone to show them off too, who's going to know?
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WindowsAdventure Corner
'Torchlight' ist ein schnörkelloser, geradliniger Dungeon-Crawler, der sein Hauptaugenmerk auf Funktionalität legt und dabei Innovation und Präsentation vernachlässigt. Jedem, der 'Diablo II' auswendig kennt und der einfach bloß Zerstreuung in einem netten Action-Rollenspiel sucht, kann man 'Torchlight' durchaus ans Herz legen. Ausrüsten, Waffen sammeln, Zauber erlernen und Monster bekämpfen: all das setzt der Titel gut um. Die Zeit vergeht beim munteren Kloppen jedenfalls wie im Fluge. Eine LAN-Funktion wird leider schmerzhaft vermisst. Wer nach einem Spiel Ausschau hält, das obendrein noch eine packende Story liefert und in Punkto Gameplay die eine oder andere Überraschung parat hält, der dürfte von Runics Produkt eher enttäuscht sein. Langzeitmotivation sieht anders aus und dem großen, älteren Bruder, der dem Spiel an so vielen Stellen als Inspirationsquelle diente, kann 'Torchlight' nicht das Wasser reichen.
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WindowsGame Captain
Sicherlich kann Torchlight nicht mit der großen Konkurrenz mithalten und richtet sich von der Komplexität und dem Schwierigkeitsgrad her eher an Gelegenheitsspieler. Dennoch ist es ein spaßiger Titel für zwischendurch mit hohem Bedienkomfort, der mit dem angekündigten Editor sicherlich einiges an Umfang zulegen wird. Wer noch unsicher ist, sollte sich einmal die Demo anschauen, welche ausschließlich über Steam verfügbar ist.
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WindowsImpulse Gamer
I do recommend this game to those that simply love the traditional role-playing story. I also suggest it as a good starter game for those who have just been introduced to the genre and aren’t quite ready for the over elaborate UI systems that most RPGs tend to have.
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WindowsComputer Bild Spiele
Wer "Diablo" mochte, fühlt sich in "Torchlight" sofort zu Hause: Wie im großen Vorbild aller Action-Rollenspiele kämp­fen Sie sich durch Monsterhorden, sammeln Gegenstände und verbes­sern Ihre Spielfigur. Es ist "Torchlight" anzusehen, dass einige der "Diablo"-Entwickler ihre Finger mit im Spiel hatten. Viel Gutes wurde übernommen, etwa zufallsgene­rierte Dungeons, noch Besseres hin­zugefügt, zum Beispiel die Aufwer­tung von Ausrüstungsteilen gegen Gold oder das überaus nützliche Haustier. Eine Neuigkeit fällt jedem "Diablo"-Veteranen sofort ins Auge: die liebevoll gezeichnete Comic-Gra­fik. Die ist zwar nicht sonderlich düster, aber dem Spielspaß förder­lich. Hinweis: "Torchlight" ist komplett englischsprachig.
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Xbox 360Gametactics
Torchlight does offer a decent experience that will be enjoyed by Diablo fans but some people may find the game repetitive gameplay and environment wise. Torchlight doesn’t feature any multi-play or co-op, which kind of kills the replay value but it’s supposed to be in Torchlight 2. Torchlight does have plenty to offer in terms of enjoyment and game time and the good does outweigh the bad allowing Torchlight to be as enjoyable on Xbox Live as it was on the PC.
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WindowsGamekult
Il n'y a pas de miracle ; lorsque des vétérans de Blizzard North se mettent au travail sur un nouveau hack and slash, on hérite de l'un des meilleurs titres du genre à avoir vu le jour depuis la sortie de Diablo II il y a bientôt dix ans. Pas original pour un sou avec son donjon souterrain et ses innombrables références au hit légendaire de Blizzard Entertainment, Torchlight aligne tout de même une patte cartoonesque sympathique et un gameplay terriblement efficace qui nous occupera pendant au moins douze heures, à condition d'éviter le beaucoup trop facile mode normal vraiment réservé à ceux qui n'ont jamais touché à un Action-RPG de leur vie. Alors bien sûr, on regrette vraiment la décision de Runic Games de ne pas implémenter de mode multijoueur à Torchlight pour réserver celui-ci à une future variation de la franchise sous forme de MMORPG, mais à 15,99€ sur Steam ou 19,95$ (14€ sans les taxes) sur le site officiel des développeurs, on aurait quand même tort de trop se plaindre.