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Perfect World Entertainment


Role Playing (RPG) (Hack ‘n Slash)


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05/30/2023 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Third Time Not So Charming

Back in the day, Torchlight II was a Diablo-like hack 'n slash with its own appeal - more cartoonish in its presentation but still satisfying and quite fun to play, especially with friends. While it was never too deep in its characters or lore, that wasn't too much of a factor as the overall game was a solid addition to the genre. Torchlight III apparently began as an attempt to turn the series into an MMO but studio shake-ups and buyouts meant losing pretty much all of the original team working on the game until is was eventually finished - removing the MMO elements and giving us a husk of a game - dull and devoid of much of the fun Torchlight II offered.

Looks and Stuff: The game still features more vibrant, cartoon-like visuals compared to say Victor Vran or Diablo. About the best t...

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  Nelson Schneider
Nelson Schneider
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04/25/2023 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

Snuffed Torch

“Torchlight 3” began life as an Alpha game known as “Torchlight Frontiers.” It was to be the final culmination of the goal the original “Torchlight” developers at Runic Games set for themselves when they founded their own studio: To create a full-blown MMORPG mechanically similar to non-MMO Hack ‘n Slash RPGs like “Diablo.” Alas, over the years, Runic Games lost important members and founders, was purchased by investors, and ultimately was dissolved by its publisher, Perfect World Games. The ‘Torchlight’ IP was handed off to Echtra Games, another small studio owned by Perfect World, with none of the original team still involved.

During its Alpha testing phase, however, “Torchlight Frontiers” received feedback that ultimately saw it almost entirely scrapped and...

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