There are many of us who fondly recall the days when Diablo
or its sequel were the 800-lb gorilla in our gaming schedules so when Torchlight
, a game built from that same addictive Action RPG formula and by some of the very same folks as Diablo 2
and Mythos hit the streets I was right in line.
While games like Titan Quest
and Sacred 2
served to sate that desired loot whore instinct in me it wasn't until I got my hands on the semi-independently published single-player dungeon crawler Torchlight that I truly recalled how dangerously addicting a good action RPG can be.
This week on the GameOn! podcast Ron Whitaker
, my guest host and I took an opportunity to talk with the minds behind the game and to talk about what Torchlight is, where it came from and where it is eventually going. If you're a fan of action RPGs and loot then you should definitely check out the podcast to help you figure out if $20 is too much to pay for losing your soul and your social life to any game.