Let the Fall (of free time) Begin: Torchlight 2 and Borderlands 2 have dropped!
Ladies and gentlemen of the video game world, the end is nigh! Well, the end of your free time, that is. The long-awaited follow ups to two very well received, both critically and commercially, games are now out for all of us to get lost in. The first, which came out on Tuesday, is Gearbox’s own foul-mouth, explosion fueled circus headed up by the equally bad-mannered, yet endearing Cl4ptr4p: Borderlands 2. The second is the PC-only (for now anyways) follow-up to one of the best action-adventure, click-and-bash-and-bludgeon everything games since Diablo 2, Runic Games’ Torchlight 2.
I’ve had the chance to play both games and while I won’t spoil our in-depth reviews that should be coming out in the next few days, I will say this: both games have more in common than you would originally think. Also, they are both as fun, if not more so, than their predecessors. If you’re already stoked for these titles, you should definitely take the plunge and start staking your claim to all the fat loot that is just waiting to be plundered and even fatter bosses that are just begging you to take them on.
If you’re still on the fence about these titles, I suggest checking out the videos below. We’ll also be playing both titles live on the twitch tv channel this week. So if you want to see some of the mayhem in action, be sure to head over to twitch.tv/gamecrashers or watch right here on the site.
And with that, there’s really only one other thing to say: the fall season of video game releases has officially begun. Here goes what’s left of all of our free time. ADVENTURE, HO!!
Torchlight 2 Launch Trailer:
Borderlands 2 Launch Trailer:
Borderlands 2 is Developed by Gearbox Software and Published by 2KGames. It is available on the PC, XBOX360, and PS3
Torchlight 2 is Developed by Runic Games and Distributed by Perfect Worlds & Steam for the PC. A Mac version is also in development. No word yet on if/when it will come to consoles.