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Keeping the Action in Action-RPG : Torchlight Reviewed

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Keeping the Action in Action-RPG : Torchlight Reviewed

Game News - posted by VentilatorOfDoom on Fri 22 January 2010, 12:27:32

Tags: Torchlight

Action RPG Torchlight has been reviewed by RPGWatch scoring 4/5.

<p style="margin-left:50px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;border-color:#ffffff;padding-left:5px;">Let's start with the visuals, since that is the most immediately similar aspect between the games. Both feature vivid colors, and cartoon-ish styles and characterizations that are neither scary nor inappropriate for a younger audience. The games both use a fixed angle perspective viewpoint that cannot be tilted or rotated. Note that the visual style of Torchlight is darker than Fate, and the world-view is grittier and there are more depictions of blood and dead bodies as you battle your way through room after room. Torchlight is not trying to compete with games like Fallout 3 or Dragon Age: Origins in terms of blood & gore, but it has clearly shifted to a much darker and more detailed visual style that cuts a narrow path between casual and hardcore presentations.

The Codex digs hardcore presentations.

<p style="margin-left:50px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;border-color:#ffffff;padding-left:5px;">Torchlight is a pure action-RPG, and as such doesn't pretend to be 'story driven' or character centric - not even to the limited extent of games like Sacred or Titan Quest. But as I said at the outset - it never tries to be those things, it just aims for pure action-RPG fun..

So what is the codexian verdict, does Runic Games offering deserve a 4/5 rating?

Spotted at: RPGWatch

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