Archive for November, 2009

Good question. Something awful have made a list of jokes pretending to be ‘fake’ answer from Blizzard employes of his email to them.

Here is some of it.

Tom Drivingschool
Diablo III On-Site Anesthesiologist

“Our lead designer locked his keys in the office three months ago and he’s too proud to call a locksmith. I honestly don’t think that wire hanger is going to reach the elevator button, much less get to the third floor.

Until something changes, we’re just camping out front all day with our laptops and playing Torchlight.”

Eric Hiccupcure
Diablo III Speedboat Physics Consultant

“We were actually ready to send the gold master out last month, but it turns out somewhere along the line spellcheck turned every instance of ‘Diablo’ into ‘Dublin’. Right now we’re regrouping figuring out whether we want to start the whole thing from scratch or just roll with it and rework the graphics/story to go all-out Gaelic with what we’ve got.”

Melissa Owlavoid
StarCraft II Sound Unstabilizer

“After we decided to split StarCraft II into three separate products, there was a lot of extra work to make sure things went smoothly. For example, the company’s lawyers have been meeting with all the developers to draw up our last wills and testaments so we’ll have everything squared away when we turn senile and/or expire sometime between the release of the second and third StarCraft II installments.”

Check it out at Something Awful

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List of RPG

Posted: November 7, 2009 in discussion

I found this post at Listal.com, erm, last month I think. While this blog is dedicated to write only diablo-related game or game similar to diablo gameplay, this long list of RPG games is quite resourceful.

http://www.listal.com/list/rpg-world-pc-edition-johnny76

I recommended most of games in this list. Other than Freedom Force and Mass Effect, I think you should get yourself the top 10 in the list. By the way, I currently played Borderlands. It is an shooter ARPG with awesome gameplay. I will write about Borderlands sometimes later.

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Torchlight is over last night but there still some more additional content to explore. This post gonna be quite a spoiler so just click away is you don’t want to spoil your game.

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Torchlight ends at level 35 where you fight the last boss which is Odrak. Quite tough boss. Bummer though, it is not much challenging. Odrak is a huge monster, a dragon, and he summoning bunch of dragonkins. The dragonkin is the only part where it get hard cause I could died is they spray fire in group. Other than that, Odrak is nothing. Just click and slash him and keep your health and mana steady, than it is just a matter of time when he’s dead.

Compared to Diablo act boss, Andariel, Duriel, Mephisto, Diablo and Baal. All of them are quite tough to remember. Worst if you don’t have resistance to their attack type like poison for Andariel, cold for Duriel, lightning for Mephisto, fire for Diablo and.. I can’t remember Baal attack type;p

Well Odrak should thank me. At least I remember his name.

After killing Odrak, that means completing the main quest. Sylr comes to the dungeon telling about our killing and victory. She tell Odrak soul still dwell in the mine vein. So we can still explore level beneath the mountain. That mean to continue the play grinding for item and exp.

There is still other end option other than to keep playing. At the shared stash a new NPC appear. She said that we can keep playing or we can choose one item to give to a new character and play again. At the moment, I still not trying this.

There is also some more side quests like The Quest for Glory and Through the Portal quests. I’m not sure though whether this quest will be infinite or not.

Other than quest at the town, there are new two quest at the graveyard. Two NPC appear that are not there before. Both of them give a quest in a new dungeon of the crypt there. I’m not trying this yet.

So, thats Torchlight. Quite refreshing and not much of bummer. Overall it is quite good. Character is powerful and that’s make the game too easy. Maybe should try at least hard difficulty. Level area size is not much big. All is ok for me since I only want to finish it quickly.

If I should compare Torchlight to Diablo, it is Diablo 1 that’s the closest. Torchlight is not anywhere near Diablo 2, forget Diablo 3. Torchlight is just too small of ARPG. For the small price, it is not too bad. Diablo 1 have 16 levels and Torchlight have 35 level. But the fast gameplay make it just smaller than Diablo 1. In Diablo 1, I need to play it slower because, in Diablo 1, I usually cannot just face a lot of monsters at a time. That’s could mean instant. Usually most of us use the door tactic to make monster come one by one.

In Torchlight, my destroyer could just slash through the monster using ultimate skill in Might tree, the Devastate. With crit almost 5k, each monster only need 1 hit. That’s why it is so easy. I can even count the total time I died. And that not even because of monster strengh, but because I was careless.

Diablo 1 seems longer than Torchlight. That’s some memories.

Although I knew it is Matt Uelman that composing all the Torchlight sound and music, it’s bg music is too much like Diablo 1 or 2. You could say there’s Tristram living there. Well, at least that’s could, if not cure, lessen our diablo 3’s craving.

All is good. Good job and much gratitude to Runic for Torchlight. I hope Crate could make a decent game since they use the Titan Quest engine. And what’s the deal about Dungeon Siege 3 under development? Hey Chris, it has been over a year already and there’s still no news or hype about DS3? That’s killing your fans hope. At least release some screenshot 🙂

See ya later!

ps: Some Torchlight cook recipe here: Torchlight Transmutation Recipies