G2A Pick of the Week: Torchlight 2
February 27 2015
Every week, Team Liquid will supply you with their pick for the G2A Game of the Week, which you can buy at an extremely discounted rate thanks to the G2A Weekly Sale. This week, we’ve chosen the simple yet fun, Torchlight 2. You can get the game right now at www.g2a.com/weeklysale for $2.89, a whopping 85% off its current price.
The Review: Torchlight 2
The one thing great about Torchlight 2 is the game just drops you in. Right from the get go, you are slaughtering waves upon waves of creatures. With each creature slain, your character grows more powerful and with each arrow show or ice bolt cast, a chance at unlimited riches—in the form of stats and upgrades—awaits you. Torchlight does not do anything new for the dungeon-crawler genre, but it builds upon a classic foundation and does it right.
Players will have four classes to choose from: The Embermage, the Berserker, the engineer, and the Outlander. Class progression is fairly straight-forward. You push buttons till many things die and then you level up. Upon each level you get a class point which can be used in your class skill tree. Now, in theory, you can allocate points and learn every skill imaginable for your class, but this game does reward players for selecting skills that synergize together by allowing for each skill to be level-up, then augmented, at 5 points. The customization in this game, while simple, is actually quite effective.
The one downside to Torchlight 2 is the story. The story is virtually non-existent and the characters are fairly flat. While story can have a huge impact on gaming immersion, in Torchlight, it really doesn’t matter. The most important aspect of the game is the grind; leveling up your character and slaying monsters till RNGesus bestows upon to you the greatest randomly-generated weapon of all time.
Yes, the loot in this game is completely random. Any lowly mob that you can kill by staring has a chance to drop an epic weapon with the greatest set of stats and secondary effects. Regardless of where you go in the map, which really is just filled with monsters as far as the eyes can see, you can potentially be rewarded. No useless lv.5 area loot vs lv.reallhighnumber in this game.
While this game will keep you hooked on the grind for hours, everything is much more fun with friends. This game has excellent co-op in the sense that you can now kill hordes of monsters… with people! And don’t worry, everyone gets unique drops from monsters so you won’t end relationships in this game.
Torchlight 2 is an excellent dungeon-crawler. While it may seem like a grind-y type of game, the customization and world built around the game are fairly engaging. So long as you don’t need an epic story to back anything up, you’ll enjoy every minute of this game—even then, you can just opt to go the “I am the hero we deserve but not the one we need” personal story route.
Writer: Ken Serra
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