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Torchlight 3 Review
Torchlight 3 is a sequel to famous dungeon crawler in fantasy setting. The plot of this part happens centuries after the Torchlight 2 events.
- Brand new playable classes
- Detailed hero customization
- Wide range of equipment
- Customizable forts
Torchlight 3 Gameplay
After two successful games in the hack-n-slash RPG genre, Runic Games left the industry, and now Echtra Games took the responsibility to create Torchlight Frontiers. After the first closed Alpha period, the team analyzed the feedback and made massive improvements to the mechanics. First of all, it's no longer a free-to-play project. It has a buy-to-play model like its predecessors, which means once you buy the game, you receive all created content. Echtra Games also removed the cash shop, rebalanced the economic system to match the new model, and changed the project's name to Torchlight 3.
The setting of the game is centuries after the events of Torchlight 2, and the Ember Empire is in decline. Novastraia is under a threat of invasion, and you must defend against Netherim and its allies.
In Torchlight 3, players control a character in a fantasy world from an isometric, top-down view. Heroes are free to move and engage in combat in the hack-n-slash manner using a variety of weapons, skills, and magic spells. The objective is to defeat monsters, collect new items to use and increase the character's power, or to trade with others in town.
The game features a single-player experience with the immersive storyline, which leads you through different locations, brings powerful bosses to fight with, and rewards you with epic gear and weapons. Each area has its theme, and it is entirely different from others and has unique monsters to challenge the players. The main storyline allows them to level their characters up to one hundred.
Echtra Games gives you a choice to play either Offline or Online, depending on what type of player you are. Offline mode gives you full solo experience, but you will not be able to play with your friends by any means, and Online requires an Internet connection but makes all the multiplayer features available.
Each area has its unique town for the players to sell and repair gear, purchase upgrades, or spend the extra gold they accumulated in their journeys in various ways, such as the Gambler vendor. For a fee, it will give you a random item, which might replace and old piece of equipment or provide you with the material you can use in crafting.
While in a party, players do not die immediately; instead, they enter a downed state after losing all their health. Allies can revive them at any time until the downed state expires, and every time the player is down, the timer becomes shorter and shorter, and if it expires, then the victim must select one of the self-revive options.
Torchlight 3 is the right choice both for cooperative and solo players, it offers various styles of playing, and it brings a wide selection of things you can do. Its devoted community keeps growing, and it is willing to help new teammates to improve their experience.
Torchlight 3 Classes
At the beginning of the game, players have to select a class for the hero, and there is a variety of them available:
- Sharpshooter uses ranged skills and weapons to take on enemies from afar.
- Railmaster prefers explosives and mechanisms to eliminate its foes.
- Forged accumulates heat to unleash flames and cannons, which results in a massive amount of damage.
- Dusk Mage tends to avoid all incoming attacks with teleportation and to use energy blasts to destroy enemies.
Each class has multiple Skill trees for players to choose from, and there are also exclusive legendaries for each one of them.
Torchlight 3 System Requirements
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX
- CPU: Quad-Core Intel 2.5 GHz
- File Size: 10 GB
- OS: Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (64-Bit)