Torchlight 2 is FINALLY coming to Mac. I know at least a few of you have been waiting years for this one. It'll be out Monday on Steam.
A couple of readers have asked about Torchlight 2's much-delayed Mac port, so we reached out to developer Runic to see what's up. Here's their statement:
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It's really been a couple of weeks for hidden easter eggs in games. First we've got Borderlands 2, which managed to hide something in what feels like every single room, and now there's Torchlight II.
Barely a week into its release, Borderlands 2 is sprouting Easter eggs like—OK, the hell with it, it's already a mixed metaphor—mushrooms after rain.
Torchlight II is an isometric dungeon-crawler role-playing game in which players, alone or in groups, battle fantasy creatures in order to amass more powerful equipment, with which they can then use to fight even more powerful fantasy creatures.
Torchlight II is a massive game. It's packed full of content. You can spend many, many hours hacking away at monsters, questing with your friends, and making mods in this new action-RPG (out today for PC).
Torchlight II comes out tomorrow on Steam. It's a whole lot of fun, and it's different from Diablo III in some very interesting ways.
Click, kill, loot, level up. Click, kill, loot, level up. Loot, sell, re-equip. Rinse, repeat. Your weapons get more powerful as your enemies get more difficult, and the goalposts move, and move, and move. Click, kill, loot, level up. It's enough to make you wonder why we play video games in the first place.
It's all well and good to hoard loot for yourself, but sometimes you want to share. Besides, who knows? Maybe your friend has a piece of gear that'll complete your set of armor and in so doing, complete your very soul.
I've spent the weekend mainlining Runic's Torchlight II. As of this writing, my level 39 engineer has killed 8,800 monsters, collected 161,207 gold, imbibed 535 potions, broken 771 crates and urns, and caught 9 fish.