Historically, the Torchlight series has been through some rough patches where the first mobile torchlight project never saw the light of day. Then again, Torchlight 3 sadly got stuck in development and was abandoned soon after release. However, since we’ve shaken hands with the first beta for Torchlight: Infinite, we can say with confidence that fans should celebrate the fact that XD Inc. is committed to bringing some much-needed light to the series.
Torchlight: Infinite plays like a well-designed action RPG similar to the previous games in the series, and has zero auto-play, with heaps of customizations that add a lot of depth to the gameplay. Of course, if you want to see how the upcoming mobile entry compares to its predecessors to properly judge how Torchlight: Infinite stacks up, the window of opportunity has just opened up with the second beta just around the corner. is (starting on April 25th).
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When starting a new playthrough, you are asked to choose one of the starting characters/classes. As you start to unlock more customization tools, you’ll be able to tailor the play style of your character/class to your liking.
Currently, there are five character classes to choose from:
- Bersarkar (Rehan)
- Commander (moto)
- Divineshot (Carino)
- Frostfire (Gemma)
- Spacetime Witness (Youga)
Each character class excels at a particular play style. The Berserker is your melee combat specialist, and the Commander is a summon class where you’ll use mech minions to fight by your side. Divineshot uses ranged attacks, forcing enemies to play bullet-hell on the map, and Spacetime Witness is a more techno-based class specializing in spacetime magic that can find openings for deadly attacks. Last but not least is Frostfire, which uses double magic (fire and ice) to unleash hell on its enemies.
It is highly encouraged that you try out each character in different plays so that you can complete the achievements associated with each character class.
Torchlight: Infinity is optimized for touchscreen controls. You can freely move your character model using the on-screen joystick to navigate each map. Simply follow the objective markers on your map to stay on the course of the story. Along the way, you’ll encounter a plethora of enemies who drop random loot that you can use to gear up. Often expect to come and go from warp point locations as you explore. A convenient world map is available in your main menu for quickly navigating from one place to another.
tip: Always take trips to Amber Rest to visit shops and store extra items.
You’ll follow the main story for a good portion of your playthrough when starting out.
There are 24 unique skill trees that provide 180+ skills for your character creation, so Torchlight: Infinite should impress any ARPG fan with its bountiful customization options. To further customize your skills, you can unlock a variety of play styles in each character class.
As you gain energy, you gain skill slots. Energy is earned by leveling up characters and equipping/improving gear. Make sure to kill all the baddies on the map to gain enough experience and loot to unlock more slots!
types of skills
Skills can be further classified by type: support skills, active skills, passive skills, and trigger skills. Skills can also be linked to each other; Active and passive skills are linked to support skills, while trigger skills can be linked to active and assistive skills. Support skills can be identified by tapping on a skill icon and reviewing the tag – the support skill will have ‘support’ as a tag.
As a new player, always focus on your linked support skills. You can potentially add utility to an activated skill and increase damage power. An example is adding a ‘freeze chance’, which brings utility and damage; Adding a ‘Freeze Chance’ to the Cold Damage skill gives you little opportunity to add a slowing effect on killing your enemies as well as giving them extra cold damage.
You can acquire skills either by completing quests that let you choose skills as rewards or by visiting the skill shop at the hideout.
tip: As you beat more enemies, don’t forget to go to the skill menu to upgrade.
You can choose up to three talent panels for your character. Leveling up unlocks talent panels. There are six basic talent panels available to choose from when starting out:
- god of might
- goddess of the hunt
- goddess of wisdom
- God of war
- goddess of darkness
- god of machines
Each of the six basic talent panels consists of three advanced talent panels that can be selected later after you’ve unlocked your second talent panel. The Advanced Talent Panel has more exclusive stat buffs and substantial bonuses once you’ve invested enough talent points in that panel.
There is no restriction on choosing your talent panel in the third talent panel but it is advised to stick to the advanced talent panel to focus on your desired creation. You should choose your basic talent panel carefully by paying attention to the tags listed on the talent panel overview. For example, if you want your Frostfire character to be a pure spellcaster, you might want to look to the Goddess of Wisdom to increase your INT status and spell power/mana.
Under your chosen talent panel, you can delegate talent points (gained from leveling up) to unlock talent nodes. Talent nodes hold your subtle talents, which buffer your stats. Multiple talent points committed to one talent node can unlock adjacent nodes. You can also unlock a major talent node if you have invested enough talent points.
Active Talent nodes can be reset using Forgetting Points (obtained by Water of Forgetting). You can reset for free even before level 70.
New players should stick to a few nodes at a time to enhance their desired character creation. Feel free to experiment with early builds to your heart’s content.
You can prepare the gear by opening your bag. There are nine gear slots available for tinkering. Enemies drop gear randomly on the map, so always pick up all kinds of loot. As you progress through the story and level up, enemies will level up, and so will the loot that’s dropped.
Don’t worry about finding the best gear right away as a new player. Just be prepared to replace your old gear with lower item levels (like white and blue) with new higher-level items (like purple) that have better stats. the
tip: Look for suffixes (statistics) that sync with your character build, and prioritize increasing your survival status and energy shield for greater survival.
How to Test Torchlight: Infinite
Upon closer inspection, Torchlight: Infinite is shaping up to be a very polished product that should please both newbies and the general population of seasoned fans. The touch controls are smooth, and the UI remains clean and tidy. It appears that XD Inc. Torchlight is committed to keeping the brand alive. The game could easily be one of the hottest action RPG Android titles coming out this year, so if you want to throw your hat in the ring and see for yourself how the second beta stacks up, you can sign up for this beta. Can do on the developer’s website.
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