Torchlight Review

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Phoenician1

I play Torchlight on my old PC, and for the life of me I can't see why it keeps getting rave reviews. It's a beautiful game, looks like it would be a lot of fun, and plays similarly to Diablo (a very good decision indeed). But the installation requires the game to contact the mothership every single time I load the game, change a level, or even move from the mines to town or vice-versa. Playing this game is like running in molasses. It's got a lot going for it, but waiting 45 seconds to a minute moving between practically everything washes the fun right out of it. I contacted Steam about the issue, and they gave me a complicated technical response. I'm fairly competent with both PCs and Macs, but this was a ridiculous amount of hassle to have to go through just to get the game to run like any other installed vidgame. Since then, I've been told that the issues I experienced are mostly a result of anti-piracy measures. Otherwise a fun game, but that one aspect just ruined it for me.

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