greetings! came across this site - (yes I admit it, because of the beta key giveaways) and saw this post, and had to register to steam off some...
I admit it, I hever played Diablo 1 or 2. Yes, i probably missed out bigtime! Anyways - on topic:
I absolutely loved Torchlight. It was great fun for me when it was released, and I got my Destroyer to like level 53 or something, but yes, it was missing the multiplayer part, and i was so amazed when i heard that T2 was about to be released soon™.
Torchlight is indeed more cartoon-ish, but i feel that it kinda defines it as a better diablo clone, rather than a cartoon spin-off.
I am looking forward to both games, and will be playing both for sure.
THe thing is tho, Blizzard is so much greater company, that invests far more money and time into developing games, and thus it's never any issue with any blizzard game. I got a feeling that's why Torchlight 2 is beign delayed, as they want to polish it, and deliver a game that has only minor problems with it instead of rushing a release to get ahead of D3.
Made up any thought of what class to play in T2 and / or D3?