bjoswald, on 23 May 2012 - 16:15, said:
Graphics: About the same. The spell effects are still cool, but they stand out from the rest of the game. The world and the characters look blocky and cartoony, with
pastel colors on top.
I think the biggest change I saw graphically is the atmosphere. It's incredibly different, at least imo. The dungeons feel leaps and bounds better than Torchlight 1, both with the art and the coloring. I also noticed outside with the storm going in the beginning, clouds were leaving shadows on the ground as they passed overhead. Thought some of those effects were pretty cool at least, as it really helped draw me in, something Torchlight 1's environment didn't do for me at all. (also being confined sucked with TL1 too)
Dark Ride, on 23 May 2012 - 19:36, said:
Is it just me or does the game get ridiculously difficult (on "Normal", nonetheless) quite early on? I got pounded by at least 10 mobs and 2-3 "elites" in the second dungeon I entered.
The only way to survive was to chug all my health potions and keep kiting them. Once I defeated that pack and I was out of potions (and gold) I ran into an even bigger pack of mobs.
Without gold and health potions I was pretty screwed and gave up...
What are you playing as? And what are your tactics?
Sounds to me like you're having trouble adapting to the enemy types, which is why it's good to do skill resets to figure out what works and what doesn't. Also, not everything works the same for all enemies. Like my engineer for example can cheese his way through most enemies with just the cannon (and the skill that blasts stuff from it). Bosses though, it sucks ass against. That's when I go 2hander style and smash them down for crazy damage. Also helps having a healbot which basically removes the need for health potions. My engineer has like... 70-80 of the smallest heal pots for example.
Haven't progressed any on my embermage. Currently stuck in a dungeon I'm having to change tactics for. I was thinking on maybe tuning the difficulty down to Veteran but I don't want to wuss out lol. Also, my eyes are tired today...