They’ve been called many things over the years. Isometric RPGs, hack’n’slash RPGs, ARPGs, Diablo clones. But one thing is certain: They wouldn’t exist if Diablo didn’t come out in 1996. Diablo and its sequels spawned a whole catalog of isometric action RPGs.
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:
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 did land-office bidness on Xbox Live Arcade, but Torchlight 2 is so far above the memory limit on an XBLA game that the developer is focusing instead on a MacOS port after its upcoming PC release.
Two of the creators of PC darling Torchlight won the Best Debut Game trophy at the 2010 Game Developer's Choice Awards. Backstage after winning, they explained how to succeed on PC, considered Torchlight 2, and ... I got Pokemon tips.