Ten Minute Topic: Wii U price details reactions.
Gamecube games coming to the Wii u Virtual Console?
Cliffy B leaves Epic Games. Mass Effect trilogy in the works for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
EA says a new Mass Effect Game is in the works.
PS3 Super Slim confirmed.
Following my stint in Diablo 3 I found a beta-weekend invite for Torchlight 2 in my inbox. Having thoroughly enjoyed the original, it was imperative that I play the promising sequel. I was nowhere near letdown by Runic’s effort; in fact I was thrilled by what I found. I’ve played dungeon crawlers since the original Diablo, and this game brought me back to my roots in a very traditional, yet enhanced, way.
Torchlight 2: Creating a hero to quell the evil
Before you can begin your loot-whoring shenanigans you must construct your hero. Torchlight has increased its class roster, giving you a choice between 4 different archetypes; including the familiar feeling Embermage, Berserker, and Outlander; and introducing the Engineer. Each class introduces a unique fighting style and skill tree. From there you are given the opportunity to customize your hero’s face and hair, followed by Torchlight’s most appreciated feature: the pet. Torchlight 2 has quadrupled its stable of pets, straying from the dog and cat route and trading it in for a menagerie. Torchlight 2’s pets include: three dogs; the Papillion, Bulldog, and a more exotic wolf. If you prefer your companions to be of the feline persuasion; also offered are the Cat and Panther. Rounding out the roster of animals are the “Wildcard” options such as; the Ferret, a Hawk, or the dragon-like Chakawary.
Torchlight 2 has improved upon the original in every way.
I have always been a fan of dungeon crawlers. One of my very first PC games was the original Diablo, and I have played almost every single dungeon crawler since then. After a dozen or so attempts to switch from Diablo II, I pretty much just gave up looking for a different experience. That was until Torchlight hit in 2009. Finally I felt like there was some real competition to Diablo. There were some issues with Torchlight, and because of its lack of online play, my friends and I eventually went back to Diablo 2. Runic games were at PAX East 2012, and I was lucky enough to get my hands on the much anticipated Torchlight 2.
Now I hate to keep making the comparison to Diablo, but Torchlight for me was always an alternative to Diablo, and I believe that was the case with many other gamers. Torchlight 2 is like going from the original Diablo, then switching to Diablo 2. Torchlight 2 has improved on everything from the original, and after only playing for about 30 minutes, I have fallen in love with this sequel.
Runic Games was at the Nvidia booth at PAX East 2012. Cory sat down with Runic’s CEO Max Schaefer to talk about Torchlight 2
What has been changed and improved from Torchlight 2?
Everything, but the biggest things is that it’s multiplayer now. So you can play with right now up to 6 people, but we haven’t set a maximum yet, LAN or over internet, as well as single player offline. You can use your same character through all of those. We also have a much bigger world this time that’s half outdoors, and half underground and dungeons. There are also big vast, also randomly generated outdoor areas that span a lot of different terrain types like deserts and mountains. It also has a lot more pets, I think there are eight rights now, and we don’t know if we are done yet. We are bigger better everything
One thing that’s not bigger is the price. Torchlight 2 will be twenty bucks again.
Torchlight 2 will be twenty bucks again.
Welcome to a very special edition of For the Love of Gaming Podcast, live from Boston, home to PAX East 2012.
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Chris and Garrett talk about Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Cory and Chris spent a little time with Zelda Skyward Sword.
Cory played and finished Assassins Creed: Revelations.
TMT: Remebering the Xbox 1
Torchlight 2 delayed.
Sqaure Enix trying to us Unreal Engine 3…Again.
Is mobile gaming dying?
Next Xbox rumors are getting crazy!
Tune in to find out how you can win a Kinect for Xbox 360!
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