|Torchlight is an excellent dungeon crawler.|
Saturday evening turned into a bit of an XBLA proving ground. I downloaded a whole host of titles in my continuing mission to find a game worthy of my 800 points. In and amongst the games were a few choice highlights and a very certain lowlight. Winner of the night – Torchlight.
Torchlight has got to be the most fully realised XBLA title that I have seen on the marketplace. It puts most other games on the service to shame, and is the first title I’ve seen that strongly argues its 1200 points price position well. Most XBLA titles, to me, feel like they should be capped at 800. In fact, while I’m indulging, I still maintain that 400 point purchases would drive the XBLA market exponentially, but I can only assume that Microsoft have their reasons for the typical 800 price point.
|This interface should be familiar to most RPG players.|
|The Dishwasher: VS is a bloody mess|
|Anime art? Check. Flying Dragon? Check. Cuteness? Check.|
Yep, that's a Japanese game alright.
Oh, one final discovery: the Yar’s Revenge reboot is abysmal. It possesses an horrific control scheme, married with boring gameplay. An on-rails shooter that you could most certainly do without.