Gamescom 2018: Torchlight Frontiers gets gory and goofy in its first gameplay video

    
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As Perfect World is giving Gamescom attendees a look at Torchlight Frontiers’ demo this week, those stuck at home can at least soothe themselves with the first gameplay video from the MMOARPG developer.

In the official gameplay reveal, a minute of fast and kinetic Torchlight action is shown as individuals and small parties roam through dungeons. We see various weapons used to wipe out large groups of mobs, including spells, guns, and bombs. One tantalizing segment showed a player laying down a mine cart track as part of some sort of escort quest.

The game itself is set to launch next year on PC and console. Give it a watch below and let us know what you think!

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Tiresias

Mmmmm… Torchlight. One of my favorite isometric ARPG of all time.

I’m looking forward to this. I hope it has a good campaign, because I like the world it’s built in.

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Mewmew

Stop teasing me :D

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Jack Kerras

Am I watching an Engineer build little tracks for his fucking train-turret while he dungeon-runs? O_O;

Folks.

FOLKS.

They could not have my fucking number more than ‘keg-built murderbot adventures with train conductor friend’.

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Dug From The Earth

Have to say, I was very skeptical at first, but that gameplay looks enjoyable.

A LOT is going to come down to the payment model they go with.

I think F2play is going to ruin any long term playability this game might have. Id much rather pay 60 up front.

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Mewmew

That’s a pretty tough choice. F2P titles just do so very much better these days for the most part. Being that it’s Torchlight, it could get away with B2P and still doing well, however. It’s not like an unknown title people don’t know much about and are just going to try out to get to know it, so a buy model could work well here.

That said not all F2P is done poorly. They could sell skins for pets and cosmetic stuff basically – or give away a base game and then sell expansion packs and cosmetics.

Yeah it would work selling it straight out being that it’s Torchlight, but again not all F2P is evil. There are right and wrong ways to do everything. As long as they avoid random lockboxes things should be okay.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Looks fun. Good old torchlight. I like combat feel

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T.S

Gameplay looks good and fast and this game is looking more and more like a Marvel Heroes replacement for me.

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Michael18

I was concerned it might turn out too cartoony, but this strikes a good balance.
Looking NICE!

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Kayweg

Y’know, i had this very entrenched aversion against cartoon-ish looking games for many years.
But then i kept hearing about how great a game Borderlands was, and finally went and bought it. It sure brought me out of that trench alright.
Nowadays that particular art style doesn’t even concern me anymore when considering a new or upcoming release.
And i agree, Torchlight Frontiers looks like a very polished and crisp cartoon art style from that short flick.

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NeoWolf

On one hand TORCHLIGHT… yay

On the other.. PWE… urgh lockboxes…

consider me conflicted

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Mewmew

And on the other hand, wrong. PWE lets their studios do mostly what they want with little interference. They have many buy to play games where you don’t spend a penny more after. I don’t expect that’s what this one will be or anything, but they have plenty of titles like that.

PWE isn’t synonymous with lock boxes. The industry as a whole is right now, but not PWE specifically.

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NeoWolf

Am I though…? No they are not synonymous specifically with lockboxes you are indeed correct on that singular point. No what they are synonymous with is OVER monetising games, so much so they have had one of the worst reputations in the industry among players for it for years lol

And I don’t say that as someone with no experience of them either, I say that as someone who has played pretty much ALL thier games over quite a few years and having been involved with a number of their games communities both before and after thier acquisition of craptic and its games.

If your happy with them though thats cool, thats your call and “your” preference ;) but there are many who are not like me but then I am no fan of the free to play model in general for a veritable cornucopia of reasons.

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Kayweg

This is certainly one i’ll keep my eye on.
I like ARPGs in general and enjoyed TL2 back then.
Unless they completely screw up the business model i could easily get tempted into this.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

I’m stunned. Is this, is it possible, could it possibly be . . . a PvE MMO?