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Torchlight Preview

Postby GameBanshee News » Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:05 am

Thunderbolt has slapped up <a href="http://www.thunderboltgames.com/previews/article/pax-09-torchlight-preview-for-pc.html">a brief preview of Torchlight</a>, after seeing Runic Games' action RPG firsthand on the show floor of the Penny Arcade Expo.<br><blockquote>It would make sense then that the visuals are fairly restrained in order to make the game playable on the widest possible variety of PCs. Torchlight’s appeal, however, is based on a number of other factors. For starters, there’s the sensible $20 price point and Runic’s promise of an additional free-to-play MMO slated for a stand-alone release about a year out from that of Torchlight. Then there’s the fact that the game’s shipping with a full mod kit right off the bat - handing fans the very tools the developers used to create the game.<br><br>Much of the gameplay feels derivative of other games. Whether it’s the pet dog which follows your custom character around and helps in the completion of missions or the point-and-click nature of the game, it all seems to have been done elsewhere - and better at that. Nonetheless, there’s no denying the game’s charm which really does shine through in its sheer simplicity.</blockquote>