Torchlight III – The return of one of the greatest
It was around eight years ago, when Torchlight II was released. After the success of the first installment, the sequel did even better and became one of the top contenders when it came to topple Diablo 3 of its throne. Ever since this game had a resilient and passionate fanbase. A fanbase that has time to rejoice now, because Torchlight III is here now.
Official Torchlight III Trailer
Torchlight III is the third installment of the super successful Torchlight franchise. Living up to its name, the game still holds a bright light among other action-rpgs and rightly so. Choose your character and embark on adventure of epic proportions. Fighting countless hordes of monster will not only yield experience but also riches. Some of them being rarer than others. Step by step your character will become more and more powerful and with enough skill and maybe a pinch of luck on your side, you will ascend to new heights in the world of Torchlight III.
Four confirmed classes to play:
So far, we know of four confirmed playable classes in Torchlight III. If you remember the predecessor you know that this game always had a knack for unique classes and in Torchlight III they even raised the bar quite substantially. With the addition of the Sharpshooter, the Railmaster, the Forge and magic wielding Dusk Mage, players will get their hands on some pretty wild characters. Just to give you guys an idea of how wild it becomes. Have you ever played a character that is able to lay down rail tracks on the fly? All while his own pet train is following him on these tracks, obliterating foes left and right with a mortar cannon or other steampunky shenanigans.
Your fort is your home and castle
In Torchlight III the fort will become your new home. A place to rest and also a place where you can prepare and plan for your next adventures. What starts out as a pretty modest home can eventually become a bulwark of a base and also a place where you learn new skills for your class. In order to get to that point, you will have to gather numerous resources from slain foes and put them to good use in your base. Customize your base, learn new skills and make sure you always have an edge in your next adventures.
Pets are back and so should be your friends
One thing that Torchlight always had going for itself was the neat pet system. Little followers that followed you through thick and thin and built a lifeline between your current position and the nearest town. You could send them to drop off valuable loot, sell items or even tell them to buy a few potions from the local vendor. All of it without ever having to go back to town. So while you are fighting the pet kept you supplied. In Torchlight III that system is going to be expanded in many ways. One of them is with the implementation of all sorts of new pets that come in all shapes and colors. Bring them with you to the frontline and even better, also bring your friends. Torchlight has always been a game that was way more enjoyable when you had your buddies fight alongside you.
Features of Torchlight III
- Free to play: Just sign up once and you’re good to go. Torchlight III is completely free to play.
- Four playable classes: Choose between The Forge, the Railmaster, the Dusk Mage and the Sharpshooter and take the fight to your foes.
- Build your own fort: Establish your own fort. Expand and upgrade it to learn and unlock new skills that will take your character to the next level
- Enhanced pet system: Fight alongside your pet and forge a bond that will last from the first until the last day of your adventure
The Bottom Line
Torchlight III is a worthy successor to the 2012 title. Even though several years have passed since the events of Torchlight II, the game has lost nothing of its charm in the meantime. Especially in terms of available character classes Torchlight III is making a huge step forward. Classes like The Forge and especially the Railmaster are as fresh as they can be and this really puts Torchlight III unto a whole different level. Aside from these changes the game still has a strong love for looting and shooting and slaying monsters and the combat feels responsive, fast and rewarding. The third installment of Torchlight stuck to its strengths and even managed to expand them on several ends. In this regard there isn’t really much to complain about and therefore this titles might have what it takes to become a pretty big thing in the summer of 2020.