Mobile Game Review: Torchlight Mobile (UPCOMING)
Game Title: Torchlight Mobile
The original developer of the successful PC franchise is Runic Games. But the mobile version will be handled by Fedeen Games, and published by Perfect World Entertainment.
It’s a highly anticipated game for 2017 – despite some hesitation from fans and dedicated gamers. It’s currently under closed BETA, but it looks promising with its new PvP feature and supposed faithfulness to the original PC version (even though this will be a completely NEW game, NOT a mobile conversion of the original). Fans of the franchise might be skeptical, but they’re still excited for the upcoming release of this popular RPG.
Free to play. It’s still not clear which elements would be buyable or how the game stands to profit from this project.
Torchlight Mobile would be available for both Android and iOS users once it’s released from BETA. The initial launch date was the end of 2016; however, there have been some delays. Once issues with game play/translations have been taken care of, it should be released for mobile devices during the first quarter of 2017.
Intro To Basic Game Play:
Torchlight Mobile will stay true to its original mechanics as a Dungeon Crawler/ARPG game. You choose a character, and delve into dungeons to complete quests, fight bosses, and collect loot.
It follows the story of a fantasy land, where a powerful ore, Ember, can give people and objects magical abilities. However, as you progress into the game, you will realize that the ore you seek has other ‘secrets’ that might have been the downfall of those who possessed it before.
Like other adventure/action RPGs, players will also get a pet to help them on their quests. Dungeons are made to have all kinds of secrets like trapdoors and levers, so one will never have the same adventure twice – even if it’s the same dungeon. There’s always something new and fun to explore.
The graphics are impressively stylish and flashy. Mazes and dungeons can be viewed from overhead, so it’s easy to manage and control your character. Battles and completion of dungeons are faster due to the nature of mobile gaming.
Game controls have been adapted for smoother experience on mobile devices. One main concern for mobile gamers is not being able to press the right buttons. But Torchlight Mobile seems to have nailed that issue.
Easily maneuver your character using a ball navigator on the left-hand side of the screen, and access the other controls (i.e. for fighting and skills) on the right-hand side. These controls are meant to be handled by your thumbs with little to no problems.
After you install the app on your tablet or smartphone – you’ll be surprised at its ease despite a smaller screen.
- There’s the introduction of a Kitsune class, a type of character that can master the elements of nature. There’s a “rumored” fourth character class that’s somewhat similar to a Mage. However, this remains to be seen.
- Total of 36 skills to choose from for your character (4 core skills plus Ultimate and main auto-attack skill) with the ability to combine
- PvP – now you can battle 1×1 against players in the Arena
- MOBA (Multiplayer online battle arena) mini games – play with your friends, family, or total strangers
- Ability to sell or exchange loot with other players
Be ready this 2017, Torchlight mobile is coming.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. If you love RPG/dungeon crawler type games, then you shouldn’t miss Torchlight Mobile. With its impressive graphics, challenging quests, and a must-try PvP for fans, this will keep you engaged for hours. If you’re not into RPG, this is still a good intro game because of its easy storyline and mechanics. Explore dungeons, kill monsters, and collect loot. Simple enough. Plus, selecting from the gorgeous characters alone is entertaining.
Keep an open mind - and save some storage space - for Torchlight Mobile. For those who are familiar with the franchise, remember that this is NOT an extension of the much-loved game. This is a separate entity. However, it will try to stay true to the Torchlight title. Developers will sure to add more features and fix hang-ups once the game gets enough feedback.But first, keep your eyes peeled for its release this 2017.