Diablo ships today!
I mean Torchlight ships today!
Or whatever the electronic distribution equivalent term is, since they don’t appear to be shipping physical boxes.
Torchlight! It was done by those guys who did Diablo!
I mean Mythos!
Wait, Mythos was done by some people who did Diablo.
And the same guy did that did the music for Diablo did the music for Torchlight!
But you get my point, which is that whenever we speak of Torchlight, we must also mention Diablo.
Diablo! Diablo! Diablo!
And in my view of the world, comparing it to Diablo, and bringing up the connections with Diablo, is saying something good about the game.
But I really liked Diablo.
And Torchlight does appear to have that Diablo feel to it, at least in the screen shots I have seen.
It has been a PC game drought for me this year. The only new title I purchased so far in 2009 has been Peggle. (Yay for being totally behind the curve on that one!)
So Torchlight, with all its Diablo connections, may be my second PC game purchase this year.
If they will let me purchase it. It is being sold through Perfect World, a Chinese MMO company with some ports in the US (Jade Dynasty, Ether Saga and Perfect World), and they seem to have an issue with my billing information.
They sent me an email telling me that they were sending me another email regarding a billing issue.
I never received that second email which had a key link I need to follow in order to solve this problem. Or so they said in the first email.
I did, however, receive a third email (which was right in the spam folder that I was watching just in case the second email showed up there) which told me that since I did not respond to the second email (which I am going to guess had some time limit associated with it) my transaction was being canceled and my money refunded.
They took my money, had a problem with it, and are now sending it back.
So Torchlight may not end up being my second PC game purchase this year.
And this billing snafu certainly does not bode well for me looking into the Torchlight MMO franchise that the team at Runic Games, the Diablo pedigreed developers of Torchlight, is talking about.
It does, however, give the publisher’s name, Perfect World, something of an ironic twist for the moment.
Anyway, I’ll see about trying to buy the game again this weekend. Perhaps they are suffering from the first day rush.
In the mean time, I’ll just watch the game play video over at Game Bunny.