Originally Posted by Skillmaster19
None of the assets are stolen... They just look alike. They may have similar themes and overall look to other games, but if you look at them the actual polygons and textures are different. No assets are taken. No rules against basing graphics off of others. Just look at order and chaos, their graphics ripped off of WoW
Seems others disagree, specifically the creators of torchlight and it has been mentioned here that some characters ARE direct copies of their work. So who do we trust here?
If nothing else this has piqued my interest in Torchlight, which I'll be trying tonight.
Outside of everything else, there seems to be a really STRANGE disparity in this game. The graphics are decent, but the translation is terrible. Not just a little terrible, but seriously terrible. The text editing fields are weirdly oriented, the password field isn't properly handled, you can play without creating an account and if you do, you lose all the progress you had up to this point. Translation, however, is one of the hardest stumbling blocks to get past, and with a quest oriented game like this, where you're supposed to create relationships, even superficial, with NPCs, it is that much harder to do when they butcher the English language.
But hey, it's free. The origin and owership of the assets is still questionable, though. As is the support for the previous game created by these devs.