So, I spent 18 hours, over 3 or 4 days, playing through Runic Games’ latest, “Torchlight”, which I am told is a quintessential Diablo clone from the makers of the original Diablo or something like that.
Anyway, I installed the original Diablo all of once, and played it for all of 15 minutes before uninstalling it, so I can’t really speak to that.
I have to admit that I got a good 15 hours of fun out of it. The last 3 hours, well, they dragged, there’s no other way to put it. My character was powerful enough that she could spam nukes through endless waves of monsters, and geared well enough that I wasn’t seeing any cool upgrades drop. It turned into a slog-fest of “burn down a massive group of monsters, pick everything up, identify it all, put it all on Pochi the Cat, send Pochi off to sell it”
Eventually, however, I ground my way down to the last boss, blew him into little pieces, and Pochi and I took a well deserved break.
I have one tiny request for makers of Diablo clones, if people are going to carry on cloning it:
Please, for the love of god, implement a way to move using the keyboard, and a way to set it up so left-clicking is ONLY used to attack or manipulate.