When Torchlight first landed on PC a little over a year ago, fans of dungeon crawlers, such as Diablo, were stoked. Not only were they able to get their fix while waiting on the oft-delayed Diablo 3, but the game was actually really damn good. That is partly because the development team is comprised of the same talent that brought Blizzard’s classic to life. Fast-forward to 2011 and console owners are finally getting to experience what PC players have been raving about. Torchlight for XBLA is just as good as its PC counterpart, making it a steal on Microsoft’s download-only service.
For anyone unfamiliar with the game style, let me break it down as best as I can. A dungeon crawler is precisely what it sounds like. You traverse various floors of a dungeon, stomping out enemies and collecting loot. Said loot can be anything from potions to weapons to armor. The idea is that you are constantly collecting items like a pack rat. You can sell them to merchants to buy new goodies and even enchant and modify them with other items. It is the ultimate collect-a-thon, so to speak.