Sans Noir Feb 22, 2013 @ 10:39am
How does this game compare to the Diablo series?
I have played both Torchlight and Diablo (as well as Diablo 2 and Diablo 3), and I can say they are very similar, but how does Torchlight II compare? I have it in my library but Iunno if I really want to play it if it ends up being too similar.
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Lurus Feb 22, 2013 @ 12:02pm 
well torchlight, torchlight 2, diablo, and diablo 2 all are esentially made by the same major people so its not really a wonder its so similar. i personally found d3 to not be very good and shouldn't really be lumped into the "diablo" series IMO but it was made by a diffrent group of developers.

i personally prefer the torchlight series over the diablo series because it seems a lot more comically and fun. yes its the same style of game as a diablo but overall i enjoy it more and i was hesitant to play torchlight 2 because i was tired of so called "diablo" clones. (look what happened now i have 2 characters that are both around level 50 and have played for 27 hours in a matter of a few days)


torchlight plays more like the game fate to me(little wonder the co producer of fate works for runic studios) then a diablo and i loved fate and the fishing and pets ect... and with torchlight 2 you can use your pet to buy consumables on top of selling your unwanted gear so there is almost no reason to ever go back to town besides storage and quest turn ins so it keeps the game fast paced and enjoyable.

however if you werent a fan of the original torchlight i wouldn't expect much change (granted i didnt play the original so i don't know) other then the co-op is super fun if you have a friend to play with.
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Sans Noir Feb 22, 2013 @ 12:05pm 
Well, I know it's made by the same people, essentially. They left Blizzard and made their own company. And yeah, I agree. Diablo 3 was just a revamped version of Diablo 2. A lot of people were very disappointed with it.

Well, the thing I loved about Diablo 2 was the fact that it wasn't comical. It was dark and creepy, and oh god I loved it so much. But it was so repetitive and boring. Diablo 3 was just absolute garbage to me.

With regards to Torchlight, I liked it, I guess, but it used the same system as Diablo 1 (one town, dungeon with multiple levels, etc.). Torchlight 2 has more than one town and dungeons, but Iunno if I can really enjoy the comical-ness of it. :s
Novalisk Feb 22, 2013 @ 3:27pm 
onces the modding tools are released, who knows whatwill happen to tl2.
Matthew Feb 22, 2013 @ 4:29pm 
If you are looking for the same D1/D2 atmostphere, you won't find it in TL2. As far as gameplay goes I'd rate it 3rd overall as in Diablo 2 > Titan Quest > TL2.

Some have mentioned Path of Exile is a decent alternative, but I haven't looked into it.
Yong eXe Feb 22, 2013 @ 9:24pm 
I enjoyed this game a lot, but I think this game really needs a in-game chatroom or some kind of social feature that would bring the whole torchlight community together, make it easier to start parties, pvp, show off gear and etc. The chatrooms should also be big, don't limit it to 30 or less people.
baby_blue8898 Feb 23, 2013 @ 3:56am 
dude if you want a arpg that is dark and creepy like d2 the you should deff check out path of exile
igortroy Feb 23, 2013 @ 4:38am 
that really is a tough question.

it's a no-brainer comparing Torchlight 2 to Diablo 3, but then D3 isn't Diablo series.
it's overpriced-crap series. a game that assumes you are both very stupid AND willing to throw your money around for no logical reason.

but TL2 vs D2, or TL1 vs D1?
I think the best answer is that TL1 is a spiritual successor to D1 (which also adds some elements from Titan Quest), but TL2 is NOT the spiritual successor of D2. Path Of Exile is. it's got a similar dark atmosphere and even similar voice-acting.

TL2 is an evolution of D2: making combat faster, loot bigger and easier to manage and trade, and content more addictive, varied, re-playable and moddable. but it sacrifices story and atmosphere to do all this - which some die-hard D2 fans may not like.
although I'm a die-hard D2 fan, and I personally have no problem with that :)
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Starscream# Merry Xmas!! Feb 23, 2013 @ 4:51am 
Diablo force u to spend ingame real money. TL2 rewards you
EvilTaffyapple Feb 23, 2013 @ 6:12pm 
Originally posted by fℓoww™:
Diablo force u to spend ingame real money. TL2 rewards you

It really doesn't. I've been playing since release and am farming Inferno no probs with just what has dropped in game, no money spent.

Sans Noir Feb 24, 2013 @ 7:18am 
Just looked at Path of Exile. It looks like a dead-on copy of Diablo III, with its GUI slightly modified. Don't really think I'll be playing that one. Diablo III was a little too cartoony for me (in retrospect to Diablo II) and also felt just as repetitive and useless as Diablo II. That's why I got bored of it quick - it felt like a 3D remake of that game.

I may give TL2 a chance and hope it proves to be more than just a repetitive, 3D remake of Torchlight 1 and/or Diablo franchise.
Mistle Feb 24, 2013 @ 1:38pm 
Path Of Exile is a fantastic game and imho what D3 should have been, but that in my personal opinion. TL2 is a great game if you can get past it's cartoony graphics other then that I found D3 lacking in a lot of ways compaired to TL2 and POA.
Sans Noir Feb 24, 2013 @ 1:42pm 
I was VERY disappointed with Diablo III. I am probably never going to touch that game ever again.

Playing TL2 right now. Some things I don't like about it, but for the most part, it's fun. Or at least, much more than Diablo II and Diablo III.
Mistle Feb 24, 2013 @ 1:44pm 
D3 was a waste of space.. I bought the collectors edition shame on me wish I could have gotten my money back for it :( from amazon. gl to you.
Sans Noir Feb 24, 2013 @ 2:28pm 
I bought the Collector's Edition, too. :/ What a waste of money that was.
Mistle Feb 24, 2013 @ 4:11pm 
after thinking about it.. yes it was a terrible waste of money lol but the diablo USB head is kinda cool, like the Raynor Dog tag for my SC2 CE I guess in a way I am a sucker for collectables like I bought AC3 CE and traded teh game in after maybe 3 or 4 hours of play but kept everything else lol oh well hope you enjoy TL2 tho :).
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