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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 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 Fishing mini-game is still the same.
Torchlight II Windows You can warp to hub town, waypoint portal and main areas in each act.

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The Press Says

Gamers' Temple, The Oct 09, 2012 92 out of 100 92
Multiplayer.it Sep 24, 2012 9.1 out of 10 91
Destructoid Sep 24, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Worth Playing Oct 31, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Gamereactor (Denmark) Sep 12, 2012 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Sep 21, 2012 86 out of 100 86
GamingIllustrated.com Sep 25, 2012 86 out of 100 86
Gamesbeat Sep 20, 2012 85 out of 100 85
GameTrailers Oct 03, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
Games.cz Oct 02, 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