Synergies is a full conversion and balance mod for Torchlight 2 that was ranked as one of the 15 most brutal (hard) mods of all time by PCgamer recently Currently contains two finished classes, the Warlock and Necromancer, and many many more changes!
Makes a horrible game into a somewhat decent one. Game remains a low effort chore to play for the mentally weak and easy to satisfy sort of folks. Still little to no challenge on Veteran difficulty and the additions to the world are meh at best.
Regardless of that its way better playing Torchlight 2 with this mod than without. Low score is to be fair because of the game that lacks in everything, and since its still overly lacking with this mod it remains a low score.
This is such an exceptional MOD. I mean i haven't tried any other MODs yet, but making me feel like not trying others means i have been fully captivated by it - customized loot tables and monsters, drops and exp rates are balanced, you name it! very good end game content. makes me want to try the game with all the different classes. :) and most of all, the updates keep me up and excited.
thumbs up! and keep up the good work!
I always felt that the game was a tad too easy. Maybe easy isn't the best word, as at times it can get excruciatingly difficult. I could fight through hordes by holding the right mouse button and spamming potions endlessly, or get destroyed in a single hit by a boss that is roughly my level.
But I did thoroughly enjoy Torchlight as a "portable" dungeon crawler. Being a guy who's almost never at home for most of the time, solo play amidst titles like Path of Exile and Diablo 3 were a Godsend. So after beating the game twice, I decided to get a little bit more content via Runic's generous decision to enable modding.
Synergy not only added a ton of new content, many of which I have yet yet yet to experience, but I can say without a doubt that the best change is hands down the battle system, which has dramatically changed the stats values to ensure that, while you're still absolutely smiting massive hordes of enemies, you're always on your toes, every battle, no matter how small. Enemies took way more hits to be brought down, but simultaneously, it took way more hits to bring you down, too. It makes it far more fair when taking on a single enemy, but that is quickly rebalanced to make the game challenging by providing much, much larger hordes which absolutely fill the screen and attack you relentlessly. To those who found Torchlight difficult, or just right, this mod may be hell itself, but to those who wanted a more traditional ARPG challenge, it's heaven. Highly recommended for the latter.