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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 " Robot parts ", the only continuous quest in the game.
Torchlight II Windows You can transfer your loot to your pet's inventory and send him to town to sell them for you. In that case, he won't be available for a minute or two.
Torchlight II Windows All of the difficulty levels are available from start.
Torchlight II Windows Quests givers are usually at the entrance to the dungeon where the quest gets solved.

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The Press Says

Ten Ton Hammer Sep 20, 2012 93 out of 100 93
Cheat Code Central Sep 25, 2012 4.6 out of 5 92
Gaming Nexus Oct 02, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.it Sep 27, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Gamereactor (Denmark) Sep 12, 2012 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Sep 24, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamesbeat Sep 20, 2012 85 out of 100 85
Gry OnLine Sep 28, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
Eurogamer.dk Sep 26, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Factornews Sep 28, 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