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Friday, January 7, 2011

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Torchlight Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

GameBanshee has posted a new review of Runic Games' Torchlight. The action RPG gives players the chance to choose a character and venture from the safety of the town of Torchlight into randomly generated dungeon levels.

From the review:

Of course, Torchlight does have some unique features. Your pet, for example, adds inventory space for you, and it can wear jewelry and learn spells (most of the spells in the game are found rather than appearing in a skill tree). Torchlight also has a clever system for enchanting equipment. For a modest fee, an enchanter will add a random bonus to an object for you, but each enchantment also comes with a chance of total disenchantment, and this chance grows with the number of enchantmentss you add. For most items, it's pretty safe to enchant them four or five times, but after that the item gets useful, and the chance for a disenchantment grows to about 10%, and you have to decide how risk averse you are.

The main dungeon that comes with Torchlight consists of 35 levels, and you get a new theme after every five levels (so the undead levels look different than the goblin levels, for example). The enemies in the main dungeon are fixed, with Ordrak always being level 30, but there are optional levels you can visit, including (I think) an infinitely large shadow vault that opens up after you've defeated Ordrak once. That means you can keep playing your character for about as long as you'd like, and it also means you can adjust the game's difficulty on the fly. If the monsters in the main dungeon are too tough for you, then you can hit some optional levels for a while and build up your strength.
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