DoctorDex Dec 28, 2012 @ 3:34pm
This game is worth every penny.
I would like to take this time to thank the developers and members at Runic games for making such a jaw dropping video game. To me, there are no words on how addictive, satisfying, and rewarding this game actually is. I would recomend this game to everyone of my friends and the friends of my friends. The holiday sale is here and there is no better time to pick up, not this game, but this experience. Thank you for your time!

DoctorDex
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Zidders Roofurry -{EAC}- Dec 28, 2012 @ 4:10pm 
Don't forget to give them a shout out on the forum, as i'm not sure how often they check here (tho the CM, BrianW, seems to be pretty active here)
[TxGx] MatsuFI Dec 28, 2012 @ 6:46pm 
I totally agree with you, pal. I haven't been THAT impressed about any game for a looooong time. People keep jerking off at Assassin's Creed series which I actually don't find attractive for me at all. Maybe it's just a genre thing, but, hey, THIS is the REAL DEAL!
Skoubi Dec 28, 2012 @ 7:02pm 
Even if it wasn't on sale, the game still deserves every cent !
Awesome, simply awesome !
JAME Dec 28, 2012 @ 8:56pm 
Just got level 100 I love this game! GOTY for me!
DoctorDex Dec 28, 2012 @ 9:00pm 
Thanks to everyone for their replies! I'm so greatful that I'm not the only one to have such a massive appreciation for this amazing game. Keep on playing guys!

DoctorDex
Justforvisit Dec 28, 2012 @ 10:55pm 
The true Successor to Diablo II :)

Hey you know what's even more awesome? They don't even yet have released the Mod Tool...when that comes out, the game will score 1000 / 100 possible points.

Just imagine all the new Maps, Creatures, Weapons, Quests etc. that will become possible *-*
Kadza Dec 29, 2012 @ 12:07am 
I would be more than happy to pay 80 dollars or so for this game, since I know thats what they deserve. Definitely the kind of game you would expect to see on consoles selling for 90 - 100 bucks. Like you said, worth every penny. Would be good to see a bit more variety in monsters, however, and more than just 3 or 4 sidequests per area.
Verdigris Dec 30, 2012 @ 11:53pm 
Sorry to break up the circle jerk here, however I really felt like I was just playing D2:LoD with WoW graphics. Don't get me wrong. I played both games combined for over a decade so I wasn't disappointed here; I just don't see why people keep hailing this as like... the second coming.

I mean, I'm following some shady dude through A1: a lush green foresty area, A2: the desert. A3: the cool boggy jungly voodoo undead place, A4: the bad dude's lair A5: last little bit in order to save the world. Successor to D2? Try identical story. Though, hey, that's just the story. Perhaps people see this as the successor due to skill trees.

Skill trees I can understand, however there's a lot of one hit wonders that I've found (granted my play experience is limited to the berserker, but even still). A lot of the passives are this way (e.g. first tree, the red one with blood hunger and rampage, iirc.). I was still able to play around with a few interesting, varried, fun builds though (tried to play through all of normal diff with just stormclaw and pumping passives, got to the alchemist which is further than I thought), which is really more than I can say for the "official sequel" to D2 (D3, lulz.... really? pay to win). That's great to see. Frankly, I miss the synnergies of 1.10. I liked how they favored those that wanted to really focus without truly debilitating some really wonky builds.

Ultimately, yes, this is the direction I would hope ARPGs move forward in, and you really can't do wrong at this price point if this is your jam, sale or not. The sheer unwavering reverence for TL2 just bewilders me. It's nothing new, just a refinement on what was good. I look forward to TL3 which I hope will really bring something new to the table and further develop the solid ideas they had here. I just don't have any blind fanaticism going on and I don't really understand seeing it in others. Though maybe there's something I'm missing as I'm not a hardcore NG+++ elite player, then again if that's all that matters then isn't that worse: catering to a very specific niche?

TL;DR: I don't get why everyone says TL2 is so incredibly great if it doesn't really do all that much that's new or interesting. That being said, I agree with the thread's title. This game is worth every penny.
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igortroy Dec 31, 2012 @ 12:48am 
@Cooper sometimes innovating too much on a good thing is bad (see Diablo3). TL2 takes a familiar formula and executes it to perfection. that's why this game is so great.
basically, all those little things that great, epic games like Diablo 2 and Titan Quest were missing - you'll find in TL2 sooner or later. it's the peak of old-school ARPG evolution.

it also means, that TL2's perfection as an old-school ARPG, will require the next games in the genere to really innovate. to be "new-school" and unlike D3 to actually be good at it.
one such game being the upcoming Path Of Exile, which will have MMO elements and radically different trade and skill systems. I'll want to see how it turns up.

TL2's an awesome game regardless of the price. and when that price is $20 before discount - it officially gains "epic game" status. look at the user scores on Metacritic, based on over a thousand ratings. look at the fact, that there are hundreds of people like me who played >200 hours and still can't get enough. and I've seen one guy who's past the 700 hour mark (!).

all in all, I think what you wrote is only a first impression. at ~30 hours, you really didn't play TL2 enough or seen enough for a solid, unbiased review.
one example, is your claim that some Berserker skills are one-hit-wonders. not realizing that this is only temporary, and you WILL get your ass kicked in late game, high level Mapworks and NG+ if you don't build your character right in terms of stats, gear and skill-sets that you can - and will have to - combine for maximum effect. yes, even on Casual difficulty.
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Justforvisit Dec 31, 2012 @ 12:57am 
Originally posted by igortroy:
@Cooper sometimes innovating too much on a good thing is bad (see Diablo3). TL2 takes a familiar formula and executes it to perfection. that's why this game is so great.
basically, all those little things that great, epic games like Diablo 2 and Titan Quest were missing - you'll find in TL2 sooner or later. it's the peak of old-school ARPG evolution.

THIS! A thousand bazillion times THIS is why it's so great! :)
Zidders Roofurry -{EAC}- Dec 31, 2012 @ 2:11am 
@Cooper I think it's a combination of things. Runic hit almost every sweet spot (they kinda goofed on the story-yes, some people DO like a good story in these kinds of games-this one was kinda meh and all over the place) with this game, plus the fact that they focused on making it as fun as possible. I dunno..I think the main reason a lot of people really like it is because Runic are a great bunch of people and their personalities come through in the game. The game was made by a bunch of people who love what they're doing and who understand what makes these games fun.

I don't know if you can really explain it much better than that. You either get it and feel it or you don't. At least you like it, though. And that's ok, and it would be ok if you didnt, too, because it's cool that your post is very respectful and I just wish I could explain why we love it in a way that would make you love it, too. I'm biased. I've gotten to know the Runic folks, so I see up close and personal (well, maybe not that up close and personal) how much they truly love making these kinds of games. It's about the best reason I can come up with why some people end up really loving it. I just think they pick up on that vibe.
Atech66 Dec 31, 2012 @ 7:27pm 
This game and Runic both get the Atech66 Kick A** award for 2012 10/10 best purchase i made hands down.
*oblon@eve online Jan 1, 2013 @ 10:37am 
+1 one of the best games in 2012! bought d3 only to have something to do until TL2 release and was really disappointed...TL2 ROCKS!
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