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Level Forty Two comes in with a 4/5:
While Torchlight offers very little, if anything at all, new to the genre, but what it does it does well. The gameplay is fast and simple, with almost no frustration in its control scheme. Although you can only choose from three basic classes when starting the game, the amount of customization allowed later on adds a variety of different play styles and sub-classes that keeps you coming back to try out other combinations. And the graphics, although a bit simplistic, give way to amazing and varied environments to explore. If you are a fan of dungeon crawlers, Torchlight is definitely one you don't want to miss.
While Thunderbolt gives it an 8/10:
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.