Torchlight II vs. Diablo III - Runic's approach against Blizzard's money making machine

By Julio Franco
Sep 19, 2012
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  1. Diablo 3 unfortunately was a huge disappointment for me.

    I already have TL2 pre-loaded on Steam, having played the beta, I'm excited because I'm sure Torchlight 2 is going to be wicked awesome!
    Perkele81 likes this.
  2. Wizz-Fizz

    Wizz-Fizz Newcomer, in training Posts: 35   +11

    I would agree that I was disappointed in D3. Not massively, but disappointed nonetheless.
  3. How dare you compare torchlight 2 with diablo 3.... diablo 3 is one of the WORST RPG games of ALL TIME.
    psycros likes this.
  4. Wizz-Fizz

    Wizz-Fizz Newcomer, in training Posts: 35   +11

    That's overly harsh
    I got quite a lot of fun playing D3 but, and it's a big but, it was a letdown after the sheer joy that D2 was for me
  5. Prosercunus

    Prosercunus TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 116   +9

    Diablo 3 was and is the biggest flop that Blizzard has ever produced on the PC. It is certainly not the worst game ever, but that goes without saying.

    Torchlight 2 on the other hand is fantastic. Sure it falls short of being a Diablo replacement because of the lack of dedicated servers, ladder system, and the whole feel of competition and community that goes along with that, but if we are just focusing on game play and fun factor.... well no comparison, TL2 wins easily.
    psycros likes this.
  6. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,653   +51

    I want to know if skills and potions have cd's in t2 like d3, that is the main game flow mechanic I found sickening in d3.
  7. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,195   +69

    Well when I read about the pro's of fishing against no fishing I stopped reading this
    Arris likes this.
  8. dennis777

    dennis777 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 274   +29

    Cost
    4 TL2 = 1 D3
    nough said :p
  9. The game comes out in less than 24 hours and I can't wait. Torchlight 2 will wash the bad taste that Diablo 3 left in my mouth.
    psycros likes this.
  10. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 951   +98

    D3 is a decent game, people love to over-exaggerate but unfortunately Torchlight 2 has plenty more to offer, I mean cmon LAN!
     
  11. SalaSSin

    SalaSSin TechSpot Member Posts: 90   +28

    TL2 already preloading...

    Playing TL atm and having fun :)
  12. SalaSSin

    SalaSSin TechSpot Member Posts: 90   +28

    And don't forget the difference in price...
    psycros likes this.
  13. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TechSpot Maniac Posts: 892   +52

    I'm so excited for tomorrow.
  14. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 951   +98

    Yes, compared to T2 the price is rather high. Otherwise it really depends on the person if he can justify the amount of money for a game.
  15. Well, I'm enjoying a lot diablo 3, it is excelent, imo, of course I hope torchlight 2 kill ***.
  16. ess333

    ess333 Newcomer, in training Posts: 28

    Preloaded and ready to click click ... D3 was an epic dissapointed
  17. abysal

    abysal Newcomer, in training Posts: 57   +7

    Diablo 3 was ruined by the auction house and always required inet. F blizzard.

    Torchlight 2 is what D3 could have been.
    psycros likes this.
  18. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,319   +370

    That was about as thorough review/comparison as I've ever seen. I wish all game reviews were that good.

    A great read and has me jacked up to play some T2!
    abysal and ghasmanjr like this.
  19. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,653   +51

    Bought it, haven't gamed in over 6months, maybe this one won't suck :).
  20. Scavengers

    Scavengers TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 101   +16

    D3 is a fun game but it seems that wasn't its main function.
    A nice new money funnel was its main purpose.

    Dave
    abysal likes this.
  21. Have been playing T2 for a few hours now, have found a few uniquw items so far. the loot is plentiful, so much more then D3. love the game
  22. Nandig

    Nandig Newcomer, in training

    Only some of them have. And its pretty nicely balanced. Only skills that would be totally overpowered without CD have it. Most of skills are spammable. Embermages teleport doesn't have CD but his Pillar of flames does... You don't want to have 50 pillars floating on battlefield, do you? And you do want to be that elusive magic force that (almost) can't be stopped... don't you? ;]
  23. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,653   +51

    Sounds good, I bought the game but only played about 3 hours so far.


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