it's like it's 1998 all over again and i'm playing Diablo II .... except in HD but with the cartoony WC3 graphics
Well , i had to say it : Torchlight is a diablo-clone.
But it's not a cheap-clone.
Of course , there's a lot of similarities : point-n-click , skill tree , urn-chest-dead adventurer , portal , 2.5D view , putting gem on your gear's socket , HP/Mana bubble , portal/identify scrolls , etc
Actually , it's like the Diablo II we wished we had back then. Well , considering it was created by ex-Blizzard employees i didn't expect anything less.
While the overall feeling is that of a clone , the game is in itself pretty original. I only played the Embermage so far but the classes are weird : Outlander , Engineer and Berseker ... wtf is that lol.
The animal pet is a nice addition .... you can send him to town to buy and sell stuff while you go pee.
The fight bring a lot of hypnotic FX and colors on your screen and the loot table is wide and customable
The Shared chest is another great innovation ..... got a legendary restricted to an outlander while playing your embermage ? no problem , alt have access to the shared chest. Overall , they mostly removed the inventory problem of Diablo II.
Also , it only cost 20$