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    Old 11-29-2010, 04:01 PM
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    [SIZE="5"][CENTER]THIS WEEKS GAME: Torchlight[/CENTER][/SIZE]

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    GENRE: Action RPG

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

    OS: Windows XP or later
    Processor: x86-compatible 800MHz processor
    Memory: 512MB
    Graphics: DirectX-compatible 3D graphics with at least 64MB of addressable memory (such as an ATI Radeon 7200, NVIDIA GeForce 2, or Intel GMA 950)
    DirectXģ: 9.0c
    Hard Drive: 400MB

    SYNOPSIS: (from wikipedia)
    Torchlight is an action role-playing game developed by Runic Games and published by Perfect World, released for Windows in October 2009. The fantasy-themed game is set in the fictional town of Torchlight and the expansive caverns and dungeons nearby, which adventurers explore to collect valuable loot and battle hordes of monsters. Following the October 2009 digital distribution release, a Windows retail box version was released in the U.S. in January 2010 by Encore, Inc, and JoWood Entertainment published a retail box in Europe in April 2010. A port for Mac OS X was developed by World Domination Industries and released through Steam on May 12, 2010.
    Development of the game is led by Travis Baldree, designer of Fate, and Max Schaefer and Erich Schaefer, co-designers of Diablo and Diablo II, joined by the team that developed Mythos.

    PRICE:$19.99 (Steam)

    STEAM LINK: [url]http://store.steampowered.com/app/41500/[/url]
    GOG LINK: N/A

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    Old 11-29-2010, 05:21 PM
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    I installed a texture and classes mod, so now I'm running an Assassin (dual handguns, yeah!) along with the Valkyrie set, so I look like a green one-eyed robot with a winged demon for a pet following me around.

    Still collecting the Valkyrie set, though... just gambling away all my gold on it.
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    Old 11-29-2010, 10:06 PM
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    This is without a doubt the best indie game I've ever played. I got it for $10 when it was on sale a long time ago, and it's probably my second favorite RPG (behind KOTOR, buy it now while it's on sale). Played it one time through regularly then on the second playthrough installed a couple mods, completely different experience. Also probably the second best value I've had on a game (second to TF2 ).
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    Old 11-29-2010, 10:36 PM
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    I'm going to do what I proposed. Going to play one class on very hard and hardcore and see what happens.
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    If anyone doesn't have this game yet ( they absolutely should!) it's on sale for $5 on D2D.
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    Thread updated with the correct layout finally.
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    I suggest to everyone to get Torchleech and install the one that stops enchantments from failing (sorry, I forgot the name ), this means you can make a really epic weapon really early on
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    Is next week Red Orchestra because that tied with Torchlight in the polls?
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    Is next week Red Orchestra because that tied with Torchlight in the polls?
    I hope so.
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    I've played this for around an hour at a time because it gets very repetitive for me and I think honestly that's mostly because the game is single player. I never played Diablo 2 single player because it just wasn't the same. having the interaction from players and the several different characters working together made the game more interactive, fun, exciting. I've played down to dungeon 26, so I think I've spent a decent amount of time to have gotten a feel for the game. Does anyone else feel the same or do you do something more than going from dungeon to dungeon?
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