Blaugust #08: no drama llama

Hey, #blaugistians, we made it through the first week!

I just got done playing some Torchlight 2 with Kateri — we’re really enjoying it together. The matchmaking lobby has made setting up multiplayer games easy, and it works perfectly even though we’re now playing on different OSes as well as on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

We’re playing a pair of engineers, but built quite differently. Mine is built around strength, and uses giant cannons and robot minions to blast things from medium range; hers uses a lot of elemental damage to bash things with huge fire bursts from an oversized hammer.

Not enough games let you have a pet llama. I think Torchlight's pet system -- which lets your companion return to town to buy and sell items for you -- is a really great addition to the ARPG genre.
Not enough games let you have a pet llama. I think Torchlight’s pet system — which lets your companion return to town to buy and sell items for you — is a really great addition to the ARPG genre.

We just finished up the second act and are ready to move onto the third and final section. It’ll be interesting to see if it continues to hold our attention once the storyline is complete. In Diablo III much of the game doesn’t even start until you’ve completed the campaign; from what I’ve seen in Torchlight 2 forums, it sadly doesn’t have much of an “endgame” to hold your attention.

I don’t mean to sound negative. Not every game has to last forever and a day; it’s really enjoyable running around blowing up minions, and some of the boss fights have been hectic fun. Plus, it looks really good on this new machine, with all the particle effects in full force. I purchased it on a Steam sale, so we’ve definitely got our money’s worth already.

  1 comment for “Blaugust #08: no drama llama

  1. August 8, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Ack! I bought that during the Steam sale recently and forgot all about it. That’s the problem with Steam sales — I go all insane and click TAKE MY MONEY IT’S ALMOST NOTHING OH LOOK THERE’S ANOTHER GAME… and then I turn off Steam and don’t turn it back on and certainly don’t allow it to load at startup (because it’s intrusive and a bandwidth hog and the black theme gets on my nerves) and forget all about the eleventy million new games I now own…

    Glad you guys are having fun with it. It seems I enjoy the idea of Diablo-type games a lot more than the actual playing of them.

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