Review: Torchlight for XBLA


Torchlight has been out for the PC for some time, but makes its debut on console as a downloadable XBLA title.  The dungeon crawler offers hours of game play with untold number of dungeons to fight your way through as you fight a mystic ancient evil with your pet by your side.  A straightforward RPG that in many ways feels like a game developed by people who enjoyed playing Diablo, but had a list of things they would of like to of done differently.  So is Torchlight bound for your download queue or is this one dungeon you should sit out?

You start your quest by selecting your character between three different character cast, the RPG staple barbarian style “Destroyer” who specializes in melee combat, the Amazonian style “Vanquisher” who specializes in range combat and the necromancer-like “Alchemist” who is all about magic and summoning minions to do the dirty fighting for him.  Having spent hours in Diablo II as the necromancer class I immediately choose the Alchemist and set out on my quest….err no wait, next I had to pick a pet.  Your pet choices are a wolf like dog, a lynx like cat and a dragon… thing.  My new pet cat and I set forth to Torchlight to begin our adventure at last.  The town offers several merchants including one allowing you to combine items, and a cruel tempter of fate that will either add enhancements to your items or screw up and remove everything; either way he charges a hefty fee. Several of the town’s residents will also serve as the source for various side-quest throughout the game, most consisting of finding a certain item and returning it to them or defeating a certain foe.

You begin the real game soon as you enter the ember mines, a twisted cavern that ultimately reveals many floors of buried ancient ruins and monsters galore.  You and your pet will fight your way down further and further to ultimately destroy the ancient evil corrupting the mountain and all within it.  The combat is fairly straightforward, whether using ranged or direct weapons, the game’s combat is at its’ core a hack and slash.  For the most part the gameplay is reminiscent of the classic dungeon crawler Gauntlet Legends.  There isn’t a ton of depth to the fighting, simply aim your attacks in the direction of the current monster trying to eat your face off. The game does get repetitive at times as a result, but remains just fun enough that the thought quickly passes. Playing as the Alchemist I found myself letting the nymph minions, summoned by harnessing the energy of the corpses of fallen enemies, doing the up close work as I sat back and hit enemies first with my gun, and then later with my duel-wielding wands.  Despite the class, the opportunity to fight how you want is heavily present.  It would have been just as convenient for me to put my skill points into offensive spells and use those while hacking and slashing away with a broad sword, or an axe-gun-defense spell combo, or any combination.  The point is that while I chose the route of raising an army of minions to do the bulk of my fighting, the class did not by any means require it.

This is where Torchlight really shines.  The character customization is simply in a word, fantastic.  Depending of course on what you find and what you buy, you can essentially mold your character to whatever style of play works best for you. The level of customization allows you to get as detailed as you want in the RPG elements, and in this way the game draws comparisons to Diablo II, with some notable differences.  Your not constantly investing in a weapon or piece of armor only to throw it off two or three level-ups later; if you want you can often continue to enhance and upgrade many of your items keeping them relevant to your level.  Additionally if you should choose that the gems you placed into your sockets could be better, simply head to town and destroy the gems re-opening the sockets, or vice versa if you wan to save the gems destroy the item.  All of these abilities make it so that when you find an item that plays to your style you don’t have to sacrifice it simply because the effects are no longer strong enough.  The same essentially works for the skill points.  Since there is no skill tree you are not forced to invest skill points in a spell or upgrade you don’t want just to get to the ones you do want.  Furthermore, you can upgrade your skills enough that even the nymphs which I started resurrecting in the first level were still useful on the last level (having purchased all the upgrades for minions and nymphs available I had six fully upgraded minions at my disposal by the end). The same can be said for the Alchemist’s steam-punk inspired golems.  Unlike the golems you summoned in Diablo II, you can summon both of them at the same time; effectively not punishing you with wasted skill points for upgrading a “lower” golem if you chose to.

Armor and weapons are in no short supply, you will often sell off large amounts of them, and the direct comparisons in the inventory screen make it easy to decide what choice is the best one.  When your inventory gets too full your pet comes to the rescue.  In addition to fighting along your side, your pet can carry as much inventory as you can, and when that starts to get full you can send your pet to town to sell all the items it carries without ever having to leave the dungeon you are in.  You can also use certain items from your pet’s bag and have them apply to the pet.  Simple items like health potions; to more strategy-based choices like teaching your pet up to two spells that it will use while you fight your way through the dungeons.  I ended up teaching my pet a “Heal All” spell which it would cast with fair regularity helping to heal everyone, and thing, in my party, and a fireball spell that added a range attack to his repertoire.  Basically whatever charm spell you come across can be taught to your pet, and between that and the “send to town” function the pet is incredibly useful.  You can also feed your pet the different types of fish you catch in the various fishing holes.  Most of them will temporarily change your pet into a more powerful creature, but be careful as some fish have permanent effects. I realized this when I accidentally fed my cat a fish that turned it into a spider five minutes into my first game, prompting a restart. You will spend a lot of time going through your inventory, in particular armor, and one thing I desperately wished for while playing was the ability to organize or sort the items in some way shape or form. (Especially the gems)

Visually the game once again calls up memories of Gauntlet Legends, offering a much lighter, for lack of better words “cartoon-style.” art design, at least compared to that of Diablo II (Although the game does borrow Diablo’s overhead isometric camera perspective).  Despite being in a dark mine or in a buried tomb 20+ levels below ground, the game remains colorful.  Most enemies are distinct and uniquely identifiable, and the overall visual presentation is enjoyable.  Things do get hectic though, and it was often very hard to keep track of where my minions where, how many I had, and what was left enemy wise when in the midst of large battles.  This of course was due in part to the fact that by the end of the game I had a total of anywhere from 16-25 minions on screen at a time. To say I would of hugged an ogre for a visual representation of how many minions I currently had summoned would be an understatement. The in-game audio was full of plenty of quality sound effects, but most narration and character interaction is text based and there are no real cut scenes to speak of.  Some of the text was a little difficult to read on my HD TV, mostly in regards to inventory items with many enhancements, but not a major issue.  For the most part the game’s interface works great with the controller and was ported well from the original point and click interface of a PC mouse.  The only real issue that ever popped up was the occasional difficultly targeting a single enemy in a group.

The game is quite easy, maybe too much so, on the normal setting. I believe I only died at most three or four times and at least one was because I hadn’t realized I was standing on a fire-trap.  Another was because the game is not great at recognizing that you have pressed RB between you spamming X to attack your enemies. That said, the game offers multiple difficulty levels, I just wouldn’t have chosen normal from the onset if I had known how easy it was. The game also suffers from a few glitches: On at least two occasions I was able to summon not only more minions than I was supposed to be able at that point, but more than I could even after I was fully upgraded.  While I’m not 100% it was a glitch, the first several excerpts of Alric’s journal, which appears when you enter a new dungeon area, were narrated and the last several were not; leading me to think there was a glitch at some point.  I managed to find the same “unique” wand twice and theoretically could have dual wielded two of the same supposedly unique weapon.  I also did experience one single instance of the console locking up and freezing mid game.  (And while very minor and technically not game related, the male avatar award shirt that the game unlocks has “tears” in it) Most of these glitches are likely a result of the porting from PC to Xbox and are largely trivial but did occur, and considering the amount of time spent in the game they weren’t very common.

Take one part Diablo and two parts Gauntlet Legends and you get Torchlight.  Yes, it is that good. It is a dungeon crawler with complex elements, especially in character customization, that compare to Diablo that will appeal to the more hardcore gamers who enjoy a deep RPG experience, but is “simpler” and bound to appeal to those who are put off by a game like Diablo’s micro-managing.  It strikes a strong balance between the two and will have assets that appeal to both audiences and at the end of the day is an exceptionally fun dungeon crawler that is not currently matched on XBLA.  The game continues literally on forever after the main mission is over as well, with the “shadow vault” dungeon mixing and matching enemies scaled to your level and various dungeon types. Perfect for grinding the fame achievement after you have finished the core game. In Short: Don’t be surprised if you lose a week of your life to Torchlight.

Final Rating: 9/10

CBR Break Down:
Console Played On: Xbox 360
Approximate Time to Completion: ~20 hours
Gamer Score Earned: 200g
Price Bought at: N/A – Furnished by Runic Games
Current Price: 1200 Microsoft Points ($15)
Recommend Purchase Price: Lots of value for 1200 points here, you’d be a fool to not buy it if ever goes on sale for 800 or less.

While the game is a great value at 1200 points, you simply can’t beat free.  Yeah, that’s right, thanks to Runic Games we have 3 copies of Torchlight to give away to you! There are two ways to enter:

This contest is over and the information below is only still on the page for archival purposes, thanks to everyone who submitted!

First, comment on this blog and tell us what your favorite RPG class is.

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The contest will go until Friday, 6pm CST. No entries will be accepted after then, and three winners from all qualified entries will be selected shortly after.  CBR reserves the right to disqualify any entry that does not meet the entry requirements.

  • I always go with Warrior class nothing beats getting up in close and personal doing crazy damage to the enemy. 😛
    @Chronorayven

  • Having tried out Torchlight in the past, I’m pretty happy to find that the XBLA version is smooth.

    Also, my favorite RPG class is usually a Warrior-type. Just love getting in close and dealing a lot of damage.

    @Gamingftw92

  • Black Mage is the best. love to burn enemies with Fire.

    @Zerospartan

  • I like Mages the best but will most likely make a melee fighting class first… it is kind of weird…

  • Oops forgot my twitter.
    @DaysofGaming

  • playing this on the PC, love the game, huge fan of Runic, and hoping to win a copy of the game from somewhere, or the points necessary to get it on XBL!

    My favorite RPG class is Ranger/Hunter 😀

    aaand I forgot my twitter…@thanatos273

  • I usually play the Thief or the Ranger, on Torchlight I like the Alchemist.
    I love Torchlight on PC, today I’ve tried the XBLA demo and it is a great game!
    @L231

  • TomaszewskiArek

    Alchemist.
    twitter @pic3k

  • Usually the Warrior or Rogue.

    Tweeted: _@yousufhussain_

  • Battlemage is what I like ^^
    tweeted @genxsis83

  • Have to go with the Warrior Class..

    Tweetd and followed @mixmastar0b

  • My favorite RPG class would have to be druid because I like being a jack of all trades. If there is no druid I like rogue.

  • I love using the warrior and if it allows me Warrior/Monk. Nothing better than healing yourself and doing lots of damage!

  • My favorite Rpg class is the healer..Not alot of people like to be the healer and it’s satisfying keeping people alive,even when your outnumbered and have no chance to win and yet somehow do..If there’s no healer class for some reason,I like to go warrior..Balls to teh wall and just swing my sword away :P…

    Twitter:@hestar69

  • I’m always a fan of the support classes, whether you want to call it a White Mage, Cleric, or Priest.

  • My favorite RPG class is a summoner/hunter (i.e. pet class) were you amass a small army to do you biddings for you. I like the fellowship idea for having a group to do an epic journey.

    also twittered @CottonSlacks

  • Warrior is usually my favorite, but in Torchlight I think I might try out the ranged class. Looks to be more rewarding…

    @chasinthepaper

  • MMORPG, you have to play online against other people, its too easy to beat AI, even with recent AI technology. You cant substitute for real people.

  • Tank class all the way.

    Twitter: @yamayamayaamaa

  • Favorite class? It would be like the scout/rogue class, something like that.

  • Probably warrior.

  • With any RPG-ish game, I always look for a ranged weapon class. I don’t really like to be in the thick of things – I prefer sniping at the edge of the battlefield. Now, if the game allows me thief-like abilities, even better. I’m one of those people who steal anything that isn’t bolted down. 😀

    @bomberbadj

  • Warrior. Pure fighting action for me. I don’t care about magic or stuff like that.

    @BossVersion1

  • I always tell myself that I want to play as a magic focused character, but I always end up as a warrior type in RPGs. It just ends up working better with the way I play.

    @louiedog

  • My favorite has to be archer or mage depending on the game.

    Twitter: Davicams

  • i like the sly rogue hard hitting class usually in RPG games @volcombrandon

  • Mage all the way.
    @the_chimaera

  • Favorite RPG class would be Mage or whatever the equivalent is.

    Twitter @Abominous

  • the hunter/rogue/ranger class is my favorite. i like to pick ’em off before they get to me lol.

    @coneecheewa

  • Nicole Bouchard

    Healer I am a lover not a fighter lol
    @Nikibaby219

  • Alchemist all the way.
    @Jaszunai

  • My favourite is the mage, usually. I try to play a magic/healing character in almost every RPG I play.

    Oh, I forgot to put my twitter name: It’s @_Valisk

  • My favorite RPG class is the class that has ranged weapons (Bow/Crossbow/Magic Staff). They go by so many names it’s hard to keep up! 🙂

    Twitter: @TheOtherBarber

  • I usually go with mages but for diablo-ish games I usually go all around. But I mainly remain Mage. So Mage with usually frost type spells to slow doods down and other effective spammy kinda spells. Also summons, so many summons. And if I can ranged just to keep distance without wasting MP.

    Twitter- @skrammas

  • Gotta to be Mage nothing better than magic and burning enemies.

  • Played Torchlight at a friend’s house a couple of months ago on pc and was very impressed.(was only able try out the Alchemist) Can’t wait to try it out on xbla. My favorite rpg class is warrior. My second favorite would have to be mage.

    I don’t have a Twitter account.

  • Always warrior as I love the armour that comes with it. @wicket2961

  • Alchemist or Warrior Class.

    Twitter- @Dazed28

  • I loved the warrior cause he looks badass the more he gains armor, but i have to admit he runs kinda funny

  • Rogue or Ranger is usually my first choice.

    twitter: @iZer

  • 1. Alchemist
    2. @Jdr01071989

  • I usually like playing a warrior first

  • I almost always go straight for the rogue/thief. Rarely play any other class, though I try.
    Following on Twitter: @eugaet_aux
    RT’d here: http://twitter.com/eugaet_aux/statuses/45687569895260160

  • Always love the rogue-type character.

  • My go-to class in any RPG is the warrior, I’m always wanting to go in a fight with swords and brute force 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Followed and tweeted: @gxgear

  • Well I always love Necromancer/BoneMancer/Death-Mancer anything involving reanimation. But what sucks is that you can like NEVER play the game buy yourself w/o warrior class. I do wish they would fix that in games 😀

    @Darklurkr23

  • Calculator from FFT. Took forever to get, and a lot of work to set up, but man, there’s nothing like wiping out the entire enemy line at once.

    Of the core RPG classes, I like magic users/mages.

    Twittered: dtcarson

  • My favorite RPG class has to be melee. I love smashing things up with strength.

    My last post was about being a melee class in RPGs but I forgot to include twitter name lol… It’s @skan28

  • I’ve always loved playing Bard classes in RPGs. Everquest did it the best in terms of interactivity, I feel.

    Twittle’d on @ExplodingRat

  • Destroyer/Warrior is my go to class
    @patonyc

  • Abysmal Specter

    I have always preferred the ranged classes. Things like mages and hunters.

    Tweet from @Abysmal_Spectre

  • My favorite class is the rogue. I love sneaking around.

    @lag0morph

  • I use the warrior class. Thanks for doing this!

  • Warrior class
    @deefer

  • My favorite class is the alchemist because I like spellcasters.

    I’m @alee67 on Twitter and I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/alee67/status/45693771966455808

  • Favorite class Has to be a Mage , also I twitted (: @pikemoney

  • Rogue is definitely the way to go!

    Twitter: @cagshare

  • Torchlight is perfect for a Diablo fix.

  • I love to use a warrior class
    @andern

  • i always prefer to be a ranger/hunter type. kill stuff from far away
    @aznxchunky

  • Gonna start with Warrior

    @bstones1225

  • Great review, I’ve been looking forward to this game! I’ve heard so many good things about it’s PC counterpart. If I get a chance to play this I’ll definitely start at a higher difficulty. Thanks for the opportunity!

    My favorite class here would be the Vanquisher, I prefer ranged combat, so I generally always pick archer/hunter type classes.

  • Nice review – heard great things about the PC version and I’m excited they didn’t mess the XBLA version up. My favorite class is a Battlemage. Little magic for the ranged combat, little sword action to finish the job. Probably will start off with Vanquisher in this game.

    Twitter: @fatboyjam

  • Love the warrior class

  • almost always play as a rogue. love stealth and fast paced combat. and they sometimes are even able to use bows which is also awesome.

  • My favorite RPG class is the Mage! Love pummeling my adversaries with ranged attacks while sitting back in a safe distance and let the tanks do the hard work 😛

    @muser_mark (following and tweeted)

  • I’m gonna have to say long range shooters. mage/casters/etc

    also twitter is @serophaze

  • I tend to go for the warrior class in RPGs, but if the choice comes up I go for Amazon when available. Mostly I just dig getting up close and hitting things to death.

    @rickenslacker

  • Gotta say I love the mage. There’s nothing quite like setting a baddie on fire and letting your summoned minions tear him to shreds!! @broncoburns

  • When it comes to RPGs, I just can’t go wrong with the warrior class. Straight up melee, for the win!

  • When it comes to RPGs, I just can’t go wrong with the warrior class. Straight up melee, for the win!

    @utopianmachine

  • Favorite class would be rogue.

  • I’m a fan of pet/ranged classes, like a ranger/hunter type. I do like monk-types as well.

    On Twitter as @CoconutJD

  • I used to pick warrior, but lately I’ve been picking archer. Archer is my favorite

    @bob101910

  • I like warriors best, nothing beats hack n’ slashing stuff 😀

  • It’s gotta be the warrior/berserker class. Combined with speed, one can put out a ton of damage in a few seconds. @crazyglitcher.

  • I usually like any sort of mixed melee + spellcasting class. That option isn’t always available, in which case I lean towards warrior classes, at least to start.
    @Letsgetacid

  • I always go with the Thief. I likes to steal me some loot.

    Also entered on twitter @courageousXVIII

  • I always go for the warrior, nothing like beating the crap out of the enemy.

    @arahal88

  • It depends on the game, I love casting spells but sometimes I just wanna get close to a dude and mess him up. So Alchemist with Destroyer shortly behind.

    @filthhealer

  • Alchemist

    @dawpa2000

    Followed and tweeted!

  • Going to play with warrior class!

    @Haloboez

  • I guess I usually go with the warrior for most jrpgs. The Soldier class in Mass Effect is my go to.

    Oh, and my twitter is @vashkey

  • I’m usually a rogue. I love to sneak around and move in from out of sight. Great review!

  • I usually play as a warrior class starting off due to the high health and ability to not die easily overall but, with the Torchlight demo I tried out the archer and it’s actually really easy and straight forward. I still <3 my warriors though.

    I also entered via twitter @Shigster

  • I usually dig using the rogue class.

  • DoppelGangerKnight

    I always choose the warrior class as I prefer to play offensively.

    @dex162

  • warrior class because they are strong

  • Mage! I like attacking from a distance with cool attacks.
    Also enterred via @smurfymcsmurf.

  • I prefer healer/buff classes – supportive roles, at least.

    On twitter: Terrificy.

  • Always Mage, always. Battle is like a symphony and the Mage is the conductor.

  • I can never decide, so I usually go with the Rogue for the Dex.

  • Gotta roll wit a mage.

    “Ryan started the Fire!!”

  • warrior because your in the middle of it all

    @Contest_Enterer

  • Ranger/Archer/Hunter/Marksman/Amazon… Whatever has a bow/gun 🙂

    @totoguy

  • Red Mage FTW!

  • In RPGs I have paladin tendencies – not the SMITE EVIL kind, but the “defend the exploited” kind.

    My kids and I will likely LOVE this game, but will likely have to wait until it goes on sale.

  • always pick the mage – always!

  • I would have to say the Alchemist is my favorite class it is fun and easy to use I have tried the other classes and they are tougher and do just as much damage, but making use of the map to escape or defeat enemies makes it tougher and more exciting especially against bosses.

  • Well, I’m a sniper so I like to fight from a distance and that’s why I’ll play the Vanquisher class!

    Great review, great giveaway and here is my tweet:

    http://twitter.com/NEO_METATRON/status/45960955112341504

  • I like playing support class, so I usually go for the healer/priest type classes.

    @lindamomma

  • Warrior is my bread and butter, I’ve never started a game without picking this class or the closest one.

    Tweeted and followed: @hma42

  • magic is king every time whether it’s to severely F up your enemy from a distance or your team has been trying to beat that boss for days and your healing power finally lets you conquer…..oh yea that’s satisfaction!!!

    @maidenofhaste

  • Rogue class! Nothing like killing things in the dark…

  • Any magic user… I always want to see the uber spells at the end of the game.

    @mackslappy

  • Destroyer all the way. Smashing is what I do. 😉

  • Archer because I like to hit and run. =D

    tweeted and followed @mjliangco

  • I always dug archer and thief classes. The feeling of invisibility and being unpredictable in my approach brings me a lot of joy.

  • I’s going to have to be Mage! I love magic and spells. loooove it.

    RT’d on Twitter. Name is @iRobotZombie

  • I usually like playing a warrior class on my first playthough and using brute force to smash through everything. On the second playthrough I’d usually switch and experiment with a mage to mix things up.

  • Have to go with a Mage type nothing like summoning the elements to take down your foes

    @Wuvein

  • almost always play as a magic user

  • Well an RPG is always better with friends and being a healer always makes me feel like I’m in charge of everyone’s fate! It comes down to my decision who I heal first or who I can save or let die. Nothing like playing a game and feeling like GOD! XD

  • I use a warrior always have always will

  • I usually go for the warrior/barbarian class because I love the melee combat. Then about halfway through the game I get angry I didn’t focus more on magic. Every time.

    RT’d @survivalism

  • Favorite class, mage / heavy damage dealer. I love being able to nuke stuff from a distance.

  • I always want to lean towards a melee class, but they are ALWAYS underpowered and very generic, so I like a mix of magic/melee typically, battlemage so to speak.

  • Dan's Gaming Stream

    Love the Alchemist for the summoning spells and magic! Always a blast.

  • I try to strike a balance between melee and ranged to be ready for all situations… so hunter/ranger is my favorite.
    I hope I win!

  • Personally, I’ve always liked the fighter class myself.

    @mirpkered

  • I am a melee kind of guy, so I usually go with some type of warrior class, but I do occasionally mix things up a bit.

    Twitter: @ilRadd

  • My favorite RPG class is rogue. Sneak Attack Criticals FTW!

  • I look forward to playing this game a lot! The Alchemist class is the one that I want to roll with. Runic Games looks like they did an amazing job bringing this PC game to XBOX Live Arcade, and would love to get a copy!

    @radicaldreamer3

  • DesolationPoint

    My favorite RPG class is probably tank/warrior. What can I say, it’s fun being a damage sponge!

    Argh, forgot my twitter username. It’s DesolationPoint. Sorry about that!

  • Oh woops i fogot to leave my twitter account XD
    @danmikeyski

    Ill just say it again, i just love playing warriors

  • It’s always a nightmare choosing your class at the beginning of games, when you are not really sure what you are gonna be up against! I always try and choose a class that has high HP and can do a little magic to heal, if required (and with me playing, it often is!)

    I loved it on Oblivion and Fallout where after playing for 30mins or so, you were able to change your mind…. What made me think i’d be good with a bow & arrow in Oblivion I do not know, lol!

    Have entered on Twitter too : @hodsey77 Thanks!

  • aww wicked game! cant wait to play this 🙂

  • My favourite class is warrior, cant go wrong with swords and some big bugger swinging it.

    #chumush

  • I’d have to go with Alchemist. I’d rather not get up close and personal with foes if I can avoid it. Nice writeup.

  • Probably Warrior for me. Thanks!

  • In RPGs I usually go for a fighter character. I love going into the action instead of sitting back. It gets me really bored really quick as I sit back and tank.
    Twitter: @garrettyu

  • I like ranged class. Using magic is fun. @garymamba

  • I go with mage! 🙂

  • I like the rouge because i like stealthy moves

    @DOG87

  • Chrono Trigger is my favorite RPG of all time. Though Mass Effect is nipping at its heels.

    @ChronoGear

  • Warrior. They usually are the heroes and get the best gear.

  • I usually like thieves or assassins, I find the speed boosts to be pretty helpful.

  • I prefer the rogue-types…. high agility, good with a bow, hold their liquor very well.

  • Always go with the tank first just because it’s usually hard to screw up your game early on with a tank, but easy with a mage or other classes.

  • Thief, always and forever!

  • Warrior, definitely. Big, strong, and stupid. Haha. Seriously though, I always play as a warrior first to learn how a game functions, then attempt other classes on a second playthrough.

  • My fav class in RPGs … Whatever one can use BIG HEAVY WARHAMMERS. If unavailable, whoever can use projectile weapons that make with the boom.

  • fighter class is normally my fav because i live to smash things

    @moshr666_x360a

  • Mages, always.

  • My favorite class is “Head of the Class” — defeating baddies with the power of the ’80s!

  • I prefer mages, since their attacks are usually very entertaining to watch while you deal tons of damage to the enemies!!! I also am entering via twitter!

    @5ideas

  • For Torchlight, I’m most interested in trying the Vanquisher.

    In general, my favorite RPG classes are the “hybrid” ones. I rarely use a straight-forward class such as “melee fighter” or “magic wielder”. I guess I like to have my cake and eat it, too. I tend to like blended classes also tend to be more versatile lend themselves to better strategies.

    Thank you for the giveaway.

    @incphi

  • Winners have all been announced. Thanks everyone for entering and helping CBR set several records for the site.

    We have several more contest planned in the coming weeks, so do go to far!

  • Warrior class all the way!

  • wow this game looks amazing can’t wait to get my hands on it!! i think i’d have to be a mage every time!!…………………Magic Rules. Fingers Crossed i win me a copy!!

    @maiden of haste

  • My favorite RPG class would be a warrior because I prefer to go on offense most of the time and do a lot of damage

  • This has been the arcade game I have been waiting to play since it very first came out and it is seriously awesome. I played the demo and seriously was sad when it cut me off. The graphics are great and the gameplay is wonderful from what I can tell so far from playing the demo. The reviews I have read have all been good and some of the videos I have watched are really good.This is gonna be one of the biggest and best arcade games out this year! Heck it already is in my eyes! I can’t wait to play it all the way through. Thanks for the wonderful contest! Crossing my fingers and wishing my own self some luck!

    @BabyGurlK864

  • Just to make it clear, the contest listed in this post is long since over. For the month of May we are giving away a copy of Torchlight, and you should check out CBR Rewards (at the top of the site!) for more info on that.

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