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Runic CEO Says Torchlight 2 Offers More Than Diablo 3

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September 19, 2012 5:38:57 AM

The CEO of a company claiming their product is better than the competition, how unheard of!
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September 19, 2012 5:39:14 AM

2 more days, I already pre-load this gem!
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September 19, 2012 6:01:26 AM

I hate oversized bugs in games!!! And animals too. It's stupid! Couldn't developer give us just more monsters?
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September 19, 2012 6:24:35 AM

ZingamI hate oversized bugs in games!!! And animals too. It's stupid! Couldn't developer give us just more monsters?

Feel free to make a mod that does exactly that. :) 
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September 19, 2012 6:38:31 AM

I still need to place my pre-order of this game and preload it, it is probably going to be the only game I buy at full price in the next few years. Everything else I wait for the GOTY edition and when it is on sale, Torchlight 2, no need there is the excelent modding community behind it and I love the price they have it for. Runic can take my money on this one I buy it at full retail price instead of waiting for a sale they certainly earned it after the original Torchlight.
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September 19, 2012 6:50:33 AM

moussengFeel free to make a mod that does exactly that.


:)  Making games and playing games is not the same kind of fun. ;) 
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Anonymous
September 19, 2012 7:07:07 AM

lol as if torchlight 2 can be worse then diablo 3.... i dont think we will get another failure like that for a while...
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September 19, 2012 7:11:15 AM

ZingamMaking games and playing games is not the same kind of fun.


wait for a mod to do just that?

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September 19, 2012 7:12:09 AM

sfg34dlol as if torchlight 2 can be worse then diablo 3.... i dont think we will get another failure like that for a while...


the real question comes in at will torchlight 2 be better than diablo 2, and titan quest.
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September 19, 2012 7:25:37 AM

christarpThe CEO of a company claiming their product is better than the competition, how unheard of!

A CEO that used to work at the competitor's company and has more insight into their competitors corporate culture and goals
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September 19, 2012 7:30:08 AM

I've been playing FTL: Faster than light and THAT is a better game than D3. I don't think Torchlight 2 will have any problems stealing D3's fire (or should I say fluorescent light?). There just isn't much fire to steal. D3 was simply not written for gamers. It was written for the financial pleasure of Activision.
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September 19, 2012 7:34:01 AM

All torchlight has to do is to keep me entertained for more than 30 hours and it has offered more than diablo 3.
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September 19, 2012 8:02:48 AM

$20, single player no internet, online gaming, have LAN! all the things diablo 3 fans really wanted.

not a terrible RMAH driven game.

buying to support torchlight. hate you blizzard.
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September 19, 2012 8:47:07 AM

ZingamI hate oversized bugs in games!!! And animals too. It's stupid! Couldn't developer give us just more monsters?


I know what you mean and it isn't just this genre that suffers from it. I don't mind animals existing within a game but when your character is suppose to be someone who stands out and is superior to the average Joe in the game's world the common things within that world shouldn't be a threat.
Could you imagine the ancient a Greek hero that slayed terrible creatures and defied and fought demi-gods and gods alike only to succumb to a angry boar? It would be a terrible inconstancy to the story for the might hero to fold to a common earthly animal. Yet this is basically what video games attempt.

I get it, it's not a easy job to come up with enemies and go through the entire process to make even a single a type so these commons are just already done simpler fillers that don't take as much time to make as a original concept. But it really does get old fast.
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September 19, 2012 9:36:00 AM

Now Runic Games is following on the exact same way that made Blizzard success. While Blizzard took another way & been sliding down so fast rofl.
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September 19, 2012 10:01:36 AM

Might pick this up and play it with my brother while he's in college. Should be fun.
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September 19, 2012 11:24:32 AM

LOL!
OF COURSE it offers more than that piece of over-hyped garbage!
Torchlight is awesome, and Diablo III is a useless, commercialized trash!
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September 19, 2012 12:08:50 PM

Quote:
"I think that Diablo 3 focused a little more on super-polished mechanics and balance and look and art direction. They're on a Blizzard level. They're seriously good. But it's at the expense, a little bit, of the replayability,"


Runic games, offering both criticism, and credit where it's due.
Jay Wilson, and his "Fuck that loser," comment, cutting right to the chase...

I can see where the company's are a bit different...
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September 19, 2012 12:34:30 PM

Retired D3, looking forward to Torchlight 2. I have enjoyed T1 (pre-ordered T2 got T1 free whoo hoo!)
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September 19, 2012 12:38:17 PM

Path of Exile $0, TL2 $20, D3 $60
Path of Exile > TL2 > D3 (though the latter is disputable)
Serious game > cartoon > cartoon
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September 19, 2012 12:46:17 PM

Yay looks like I got a 20 bill to blow very soon :)  also @ Pherule, Id say TL2>PoH>D3 because of the fact that you can mod TL2 and F2P games always turn into P2W eventually just watch also require internet where TL2 does not.
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September 19, 2012 12:54:24 PM

What? No RMAH!!!
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September 19, 2012 12:54:46 PM

@ Pherule - PoE better then TL2 or D3? Not by a longshot IMO. TL2 may certainly supersede D3, but PoE is far behind both of those games in my book [and yes, I've played the beta enough] - the game has a long way to go before it's a serious threat to either of those.
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September 19, 2012 1:19:05 PM

"Torchlight 2 Offers More Than Diablo 3"
That won't be hard to do. LAN support would be nice.
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September 19, 2012 1:40:50 PM

diablo 3 was never a game , it is a feature of RMAH , the real game
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September 19, 2012 1:42:01 PM

I toyed with Torchlight 2 beta and it was very impressive, they really took the time to improve on the original's formula. Now the game has undergone so many improvements since the beta that it's just gotten even better, more polished, more fun. I'm confident that this game will turn out to be better than RMAH 3...I mean Diablo 3. It will outshine D3 on awards and scores.
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September 19, 2012 1:42:18 PM

I bought this game in anger and protest against Blizzard and Diablo III.

After news of Diablo's implementation of RMAH (greed), constant online connection (company control vs players freedom), price (more greed), and lack of modding (even MORE company control) made me think this Diablo is NOT going to be Diablo I'm going to enjoy.

I tried the demo of Diablo III when Activision was server load testing but it was less fun than Torchlight 1. Torchlight 1 had more control over your characters progression and build not to mention UNGODLY amount of items.

Torchlight 2 will be FAR FAR bigger than Torchlight 1 and I will have more fun playing on- AND offline.
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September 19, 2012 1:45:51 PM

I am interested in Torchlight 2 but to be honest while Torchlight 1 was ok I got bored with it before I could finish.

I would personally put Torchlight 1 above the original Diablo but way behind Dialbo 2 and Titan Quest. If Torchlight 2 can offer more and approach the levels of Diablo 2 and Titan Quest than I will drop Dialbo 3 like a bad habit.
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September 19, 2012 1:45:56 PM

Like he said different game for different folks. Diablo 3 offers a controlled economy and an endless struggle to improve your characters to compete with other players. Torchlight 1/2 offers offers a casual noncompetitive experience completely devoid of an economy with an offline single player experience with hope for user created improvements in the future.

They essentially took Diablo 2 and broke in into two pieces: Diablo 3 took the closed Battle.net realm features, while Torchlight grabbed the single player experience and open battle.net options.

The biggest shame is that Diablo 2 did it all and none of the Current ARPG options out there can claim the same thing.
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September 19, 2012 2:11:40 PM

bllue said:
I toyed with Torchlight 2 beta and it was very impressive, they really took the time to improve on the original's formula. Now the game has undergone so many improvements since the beta that it's just gotten even better, more polished, more fun.



Sequel's improvements prior to original/previous game in the series:

Torchlight II = Guild Wars 2.
Titan's Quest * Graphics - Fun - Story : Gameplay - Content = Diablo III.
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September 19, 2012 2:15:36 PM

Not hard to archive since D2 offers more than D3 :D .
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September 19, 2012 2:22:30 PM

All we need is D2 with high resolution
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September 19, 2012 3:22:28 PM

I couldn't get past the D3 demo intro town. Once I saw the "follow this path because there is no where else you are allowed to go". I quit and uninstalled.
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September 19, 2012 4:09:22 PM

Now....there is an "objective" assessment by a CEO!

Might be a great game, but probably not the right guy to ask about how it compares to a competitor's product.
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September 19, 2012 4:22:50 PM

assasin32I still need to place my pre-order of this game and preload it, it is probably going to be the only game I buy at full price in the next few years. Everything else I wait for the GOTY edition and when it is on sale, Torchlight 2, no need there is the excelent modding community behind it and I love the price they have it for. Runic can take my money on this one I buy it at full retail price instead of waiting for a sale they certainly earned it after the original Torchlight.


Exactly if developers would stop charging $60 per game I bet more people would buy them at full retail price. They say excuses like they have to make money that they loose to piracy but they forget that the main reason for piracy is the ridiculous prices for new games. I bet many people are like me and wish to pay for their game but just cant afford it, that's why I always wait for the Steam deals but most of the time I don't like to way a year or two for the games to go on a special deal.
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September 19, 2012 4:23:54 PM

Also, If you guys pre-order the game you'll receive the first one for free on Steam, hurry up though the pre-order is up till today, as the game comes out tomorrow.
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September 19, 2012 4:49:05 PM

maxinexusAll we need is D2 with high resolution


Go to Kickstarter dot com, and start your own project, you may be pleasantly surprised at what you can accomplish with the support from the masses around the world.

This is the best thing since sliced bread, as we will witness the downfall from giants such as EA, Activision, Blizzard, and other bean counting publishers, their services will no longer be needed, and we won'd need to play their disgusting money grubbing games anylonger.

p.s Don't think for a second, Blizzard would ever remake D2, your living in the wrong dream if you do.
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September 19, 2012 4:59:23 PM

Only $20 bucks? Shoot, I need to download this one. If there's one thing I hate about a game is it having a permanent DRM umbilical cord to a distant authentication server under Jay Wilson's desk.
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September 19, 2012 7:15:16 PM

""What I think we're offering is something that some players may prefer, things like the offline single-player play,"

Sold, I've been waffling on buying this on steam, and I've known they would support it, but statement just backs up the fact that they are more about gamers and the game than the money-train.
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September 19, 2012 7:30:12 PM

"...offers a Diablo-like experience while looking good and performing extremely well on low-end machines." LOL!!!

Diablo 3 wil run on extrememly low end machines!!!
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September 19, 2012 9:21:52 PM

linford585Runic games, offering both criticism, and credit where it's due.Jay Wilson, and his "Fuck that loser," comment, cutting right to the chase...I can see where the company's are a bit different...

In Diablo3's defense....Jay Wilson was involved in it's development.... He's the man to go to when you want to ruin a game...
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Anonymous
September 20, 2012 11:48:49 AM

For those that think Runic is "gouging" less for a $20 digital copy than Blizzard is for $60 digital copy, know this: the lead developer for TL1 and 2 who was also the lead developer for D1 and 2 said they actually make the same amount of money as the latter due to the lower costs in using digital distribution. So actually, neither is "gouging" more than the other.
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September 26, 2012 3:12:20 PM

lpedraja2002 said:
Exactly if developers would stop charging $60 per game I bet more people would buy them at full retail price. They say excuses like they have to make money that they loose to piracy but they forget that the main reason for piracy is the ridiculous prices for new games. I bet many people are like me and wish to pay for their game but just cant afford it, that's why I always wait for the Steam deals but most of the time I don't like to way a year or two for the games to go on a special deal.

You may also put it this way, if people didn't pirate the game, then programmers wouldn't have to put DRM's on them. In addition to that, you could also say that people who actually earn up for the game (hey, your computer must've come from somewhere) have to somewhat shoulder those people who think they can go around not paying (which is pretty much stealing). Not to mention the cost and effort of putting up and maintaining DRM's or any other security.

I want to eat lobster everyday, but you don't see me stealing the stuff because it has the price of a "lobster dinner," nor would I justify stealing it. For one thing, I don't need to eat lobsters to live. Nor do I need expensive software or probably a software in general or a computer to survive as a matter of fact.

A lot of people have that mentality of wanting free things, even if it means acquiring it by the wrong methods. We could use less people like that in the world (or more specifically, less of that attitude).
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