This is made by a bunch of the folks who made Diablo, and it shows. A lot of the gameplay aspects are the same. Its aiming for a more cartoony look rather than trying to be particularly ‘realistic’, but the graphics are surprisingly good considering it was an ‘indy’ production made on a small budget with a smaller pricetag. There are only 3 hero classes, breaking down to the basic Melee Fighter, Ranged Weapons Specialist, and Magic User. But they're all really enjoyable in their difference from each other, and its possible to customize them further using the talent trees. For example, the alchemist. If you follow the arcane talents he's like a spell-throwing mage. But if you follow the lore talents he's more like a minion-summoning necromancer. Lots of variety. The game is basically exploring and conquering various levels of dungeons beneath the town of torchlight. There's no learning curve, its incredibly simple to master. Every player character comes with a pet, your choice of cat or dog (no difference combat-wise) which fights at your side. The best innovation to this game is that your pet has an inventory, and you can load them up with goods that you want to sell off. And when you run out of space, you can send your pet off to town to do the trading for you while you carry on hacking n slashing down in the dungeons. It will return after about 2 minutes, and bring you the gold it received for the sales. So, I recommend this game. Its a lot of fun for those times when maybe you dont have internet access or you've run out of bandwidth, or you're stuck on the laptop that's frustrating as all heck trying to play WoW on.