Torchlight II

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David Barbour
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So, has anyone tried it yet? If so any thoughts and first impressions? Im eager to at least take a look. I did enjoy the first but if it's more of the same I may just pass until it's somewhat cheaper.

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Matt Barton
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We played bunch of heroes

We played bunch of heroes after gw2 crashed. Fun diablo like for sure, and only a buck. 8)

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clok1966
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beta

beta much less then release they did alot of good work to this game from Beta. I guess i forgot about it to quick. The Beta was very much Torchlight +, they have added alot since I played it. I mentioned i liked it better then D3.. I do for sure. Boss battles.. I prefer 10-12 major boss battles to D3's mini group boss battle randoms and the 3-4 major bosses.. And torchlight II has the specials too (like D2). Overall its jut a DANG fun dungeon crawl. I compare it to D3 and I think Blizzard has forgot the PURE fun part and is working ot hard on the "how to make money" part. Everything that D2 and D3 have that is slightly annoying is fixed in torchlight.. Gems.. while its great ot be super carefull with um. i prefer Torchlights more generous use.. and way to get them back and reuse. They still make the super cool ones rare enouhg finding one is special.. D3 Whore loot house for real cash money destroyed D3.. just no two ways about it. Torchlight takes itslef a little lighter and it comes across as much mor fun.. I picked it up this weekend and finally got around to playing it on Monday.. it was a blast..

Love how differnet weapons arent just dmg modifires and cool downs.. pistols super fast and DPS.. but no push back... cannons.. multi target, huge push back but slow.. arrows high dps but low pushback.. awsome range (if skill upgraded).. shotguns.. good averg dmage, mulit hit and pushback.. its like playing differnt is OK!!!!! i dont have to stick to the DIABLO perfect build .. (of coruse this is after a day, it may change).

if i had one gripe the skill tree limits.. you can put 5 point in XXX but to put more point in certian levels need to be made.. I understand why.. but if i want my character to spew 1000's of tiny shadow bats from hits.. why not! And the Engennier is .. how do you say it CAKE.. Im on hardest level and hardcore .. and havent died.. all other classes.. well lets just say.. die much easier. But i still prefer the Outlander.

Matt Barton
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This looks awesome! Can't

This looks awesome! Can't wait to play it!

I was tempted to put f* ing awesome. Must be watching too much Kitchen Nightmares. ;)

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clok1966
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New Xcom is by the same guys

New Xcom is by the same guys who do Civ (fraxxis) here is a short video

this video is no where near as good as anoterh one,there is a 60 minute preview video someplace that really shows it off, its just the fraxxis guys and some reviewers palying it and talking.. great stuff. they added some excellent stuff to make the combat even deeper then it was.. All the stuff we know and love , aimed shots, levels , research, base buildings. But they added alot of Visual info to let oyu know how wel you are under cover and such.. From the video's i watched it may be the best turn based combat system i have ever seen.. OF COURSE playing and seeing are two different things. I hope it works well and somebody latchs on and does some fantasy (sword and board) combat game with it.

I must admit after watching the 60 minute video its the game Im most looking forward too of all the new ones in right now and in the next month.

Nathaniel Tolbert
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Actually....

There are two new XCOM games coming out. One is an FPS that appears to have nothing to do with the original X-Com series, and the other is done by Firaxis and is a re-imagining of the first X-Com turn based and all. It looks fantastic. I heartily recommend that you take a look at it if you loved the original.

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Matt Barton
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Isn't the new Xcom just

Isn't the new Xcom just another FPS? ;)

Diablo III didn't hold my interest for long. The similarities to WOW bugged me. Then again, I never really got into the first two. I'm not saying I hated them; I just didn't fall in love like so many others. Felt too much like a slot machine.

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clok1966
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I got to beta it a bit. I

I got to beta it a bit. I was HUGE FATE fan way back, so torchlight was something i looked forward too. I liked Torchlight alot.... but... the Diablo formula is getting stale. When it was new it was dang cool, when you have done it in 10 games, it gets stale. Now many will say the same about lots of games.. there are a ZILLION FPS but I still like many of them, so why so harsh on Torchlight? I guess because I'm really not disliking it, im just saying it feels like all the rest. I love RTS and FPS, so all but the worst of them will make me happy. Torchlight one was good. Torchlight II is better then ONE IMHO, but it felt like torchlight 1.5 to me.. thats not a bad thing at all.

I guess what I'm trying to say is its good, but its no big change. To be honest i think i like it better then Diablo III (but allot of that is how Blizzard is turning into a revenue machine instead of a game company). The multiplier is cool.. but unless you are both the same level or maybe one different.. its not much fun when you are 2-3 levels below the other guy.. you will die, and die allot.

Same can be said (and was here) about Borderlands.. if you like the first, you will like the 2nd.. i think both games second installment is better. but still feels the same. at $20 i think i can recommend it even if it appears I have no love for it.. I do.. to many games right now.. And the new Xcom is coming, and if the videos of that don't get your skirt in tizzy.. you are no gamer :)

David Barbour
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Not to derail my own thread,

Not to derail my own thread, but I'm looking forward to Borderlands 2. I'm getting it in the mail tomorrow.

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Matt Barton
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Good lord! Another new game I

Good lord! Another new game I really badly want to try. Maybe after Borderlands 2 and GW2 get old.

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