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Torchlight 2 worth $5?

#21ShadowThaReaperPosted 6/9/2014 3:25:40 PM
BlueswordsX posted...
It's similar to how lots of Devil May Cry fans backed Metal Gear Rising instead as its development team includes the original director of Devil May Cry, whereas DmC...well, yeah.


Kamiya didn't work on MGR, he worked on Wonderful 101. People backed MGR because it was actually a good game made by people who make great games.

Ninja Theory are terrible, and so was dmc.
#22MarikhenPosted 6/13/2014 12:47:57 PM
CultCryptik posted...
It's like Torchlight 1 but worse


You mean like how Diablo 2 was like Diablo but worse? :-D

BlueswordsX posted...
There's some rivalry between Torchlight series and Diablo III since some fans consider Torchlight the true successor, seeing that Torchlight was made by some of the key Diablo II creators while Diablo III was mostly a newer team.


IIRC there were half a dozen people on the team at Runic from Blizzard North, and that includes Matt Uelman who isn't necessarily a "developer" (at times folks seem to ignore the artists when referring to developers) as he handles the music. I said were because Erich Schaefer and Travis Baldtree are leaving to make their own company and games.

Also, much of the World of Diablocraft vs. <game> focus has shifted from Torchlight 2 to Path of Exile. Not only is Path of Exile more prominent on this site at the moment, but the art aesthetic is much closer to what many people wanted from another Diablo game.

If Runic releases a Torchlight 3 and it continues their quasi-parallel with Torchlight/Diablo and Torchlight 2/Diablo 2 the comparisons might start up again, but as last I knew Runic was working on a different IP (or at least game) so any "Torchlight 3" game probably won't be out until there's some other ARPG to compare it to.
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#23DaedalusExPosted 6/13/2014 1:00:15 PM
I enjoyed playing through it one time. It does feel like a budget title, though. My biggest gripe is that the classes are janky and there isn't a whole lot of synergy with the skills.