Titan Quest review
One of the best games ever.
The graphics in this game are very nice when paired with a capable graphics card or cards.
The leveling system is classic, where if you try to skip through you will most definitely be defeated by a monster or enemy that is a few levels higher than your character. This is one point that I feel this game reigns supreme over the most recent hit "TESIV: Oblivion".
The plethora of weapon and armor choices is overwhelming. You can sculpt your character to into whatever type of hero you wish to be(male or female I might add). Along side of the offense/defense choices, you have magical decisions to make regarding what specific skills you wish to master in.
The directions you can take your character in are pretty robust to say the least. Whether you wish to be an all powerful sorcerer or a full-blown balls-to-the-wall-axe-to-the-face warrior...the choice is yours to make and the ability to get there is a challenge whichever direction you decide to go.
Through my playing and my research, there seems to be a few issues with graphical anomalies and random game crashings which can possibly corrupt your save points and in turn ruin a high level character that you've spent seemingly countless hours sculpting. There are 4 patches available for the game which claim to fix the lot of these issues, so if you feel like treading on the safe side, patch your game prior to getting majorly involved in it.
With the stock game, there are glitches and stuttering with entering and exiting caves and very active fighting scenarios.
Before the light of the Gods entered the world, there was only darkness ruled by Titans. After an epic war, Zeus seized the heavens and exiled the Titans, seeking to imprison them for all eternity. The lands were cleansed and mortals flourished, but arrogance precedes many a fool...and even a God's prison may be breached.
The Titans created the Gods. The Gods created the mortals. The mortals started defying the Titans in favor of the Gods. The Titans wished the mortals' doom...the Gods felt differently. The Gods did not want their greatest achievement being destroyed and they fought valiantly on behalf of the human race against their own creators, and eventually won the struggle. This was the epic war that is spoken of during the gameplay. The Titans, set docile for hundreds of years finally seek their revenge.
Bent on human destruction, they break out of their godly prisons and obliterate or corrupt anything living in their path determined to break all contact between the mortals and the Gods through the destruction of sacred and preserved relics. Through this destruction, the mortals will have to face the doom that the Titans originally planned for them...but this time the Gods will not be able to hear the mortals' cries for help.
You are a random character bound for greatness. Through your decisions in the game you can become a mighty warrior or an unstoppable sorcerer. Whatever floats your boat. You are forced to utilize your natural skills of survival against mythical and magical beings in turn forcing you to become a great warrior of your desired skill path.
After time, your feats of courage precede you across continents as you chase after the Titan scourge that is oppressing the human race. People know your name before you even meet them. There are songs that get sung about you and myths that are built upon your rumored greatness.
Once face to face with the many fearless creators of the existing universe, can you withhold your position in the songs sung about you? Will you let the human race down?
Only your courage and exploratory nature will reveal the answer.
The gameplay is based off of the same style as DiabloII or it's predecessors. Point-and-click and your character does the corresponding action. There are not any convoluted controls or confusing key bindings to worry about whatsoever. In fact, left-click will even get you through most of the game.
Excellent game. Well worth the now $20 price tag. I'm 100+ hours into it and I'm still discovering things that I missed the first time through.
About the author