The Patient Gamer

Completed: Titan Quest


I knew the Roosky Plays Games project was ambitious, especially after implementing the stats block and figuring out that if I played games 20 hours a week, every week, I would just be completing my current catalog in about 16 years. The first few games of the project were a little discouraging, only because they weren’t the games I started the project for. See, my catalog is full of games that I didn’t purchase specifically but got as part of a bundle. There are also a lot of very casual games. The first couple that I started playing -- Anodyne and Fractal -- were definitely in that group. I expected this, but also hoped to find some hidden gems. Titan Quest happily fits in the latter category.

As mentioned in a previous post, I purchased Titan Quest as part of a Humble Bundle for abour $3.50. My playtime is a little bit inaccurate (pausing and alt-tabbing out of the game because my 2-year-old son is taking sidewalk chalk to the kitchen floor inflates things a bit), but I estimate that it works out to aboue 10 cents per hour played. The quality of this game is insane when put into that context. I had no idea the RPG project would inspire so much guilt over what I paid for games.

I keep falling back into comparing this game to Diablo III, probably because it’s the last of the genre that I’ve played. In comparison, it’s about twice as long as Diablo III, has a slightly poorer user interface, and a story that’s just as entertaining. The graphics hold up, and outside of a few interface struggles (my kingdom for an autocast key!), the gameplay is just as good also. The part where it really soars above Diablo III is the skill tree - it’s deep to the point where, as soon as I finished the game I started a new character to play with a different build.

Really, if you like the genre, pick this one up the next time it’s on sale on Steam. It’s a really fun hack-and-slash loot fest.

Roosky’s rating: 4.0 / 5

At the time of writing, Titan Quest is available for $14.99 on Steam. The expansion Titan Quest: Immortal Throne is in Roosky's library and also available on Steam.

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