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[VG247] Titan Quest: Anniversary edition lands today on Steam

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THQ Nordic is giving those who own Titan Quest or Titan Quest: Immortal Throne on Steam a present, and for those who don’t own it, you’re getting it on the cheap.

he free upgrade will also be applied for those who own Titan Quest Gold. Users will find the game has automatically been added to their Steam library starting today.

Titan Quest Anniversary Edition contains both Titan Quest and Titan Quest: Immortal Throne, each completely reworked in terms of multiplayer, stability, performance, balancing, AI and more.

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Sweet deal! Probably not enough to get me to quit Grim Dawn, but hopefully it fixes some of the issues I had running the game.
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Looks like I'll be going back and forth between Grim Dawn and Titan Quest every couple of months XD
 
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Pretty sweet if you ask me as Titan Quest was/is my favorite arpg outside of the original Diablo. I think it's really one of the most underrated arpg game ever tbh. I remember it got a bad rap at launch b/c the performance wasn't that great, it took a fairly beastly PC to run it well which was weird for the type of game I guess. Regardless you can revisit it today and it still looks decent even by modern standards.
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I just started Path of Exile, another great Arpg and it's free to play.
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TQ wasn't so much poorly optimized as it was very heavy on hardware (part of the reason it still looks okay today). It ran fine on my Core 2 setup with an X1900XT and 2GB of RAM, but it wasn't unheard of for computers at the time to be running single-core processors, GeForce 6000/Radeon 9800 series graphics, and 1GB of RAM, especially those coming from D2 which basically required you to have an 800x600 resolution monitor for max detail.

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Sweet deal! Probably not enough to get me to quit Grim Dawn, but hopefully it fixes some of the issues I had running the game.
Grim Dawn ended up being one of my better backings.....I'm also looking forward to Umbra.

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TQ wasn't so much poorly optimized as it was very heavy on hardware (part of the reason it still looks okay today). It ran fine on my Core 2 setup with an X1900XT and 2GB of RAM, but it wasn't unheard of for computers at the time to be running single-core processors, GeForce 6000/Radeon 9800 series graphics, and 1GB of RAM, especially those coming from D2 which basically required you to have an 800x600 resolution monitor for max detail.

As for PoE, there is a lot to love. Graphics are decent enough, the skill tree is amazing, the currency system is great, and being able to mix and match your skills based on gems and sockets is cool as hell. It falls flat in one critical (for me) area: killing monsters is zero fun. The hits have no feeling of impact, and the sounds are so muted you can barely tell if you hit or miss. I enjoyed the game more in town than in dungeon, and for an ARPG, that's a pretty huge problem. Why bother getting better gear to help me win fights I don't enjoy participating in?
Thing I hated the most about POE was the constant skill/tree changes....I get a guy finally geared up and they would nerf him into nothing or change some calculation which bricked the build. I played D2 for over 10 years....I don't need that constant of a skill change.
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I tried Titan Quest and I could not continue as it did not save your progress, but put you at the nearest checkpoint and respawned all the monsters you had killed previously. Those type of ARPGs are not for me. Dungeon Siege II did the same thing. Loved the first Dungeon Siege.

Best ARPG ever was the first Diablo (Diablo 2 the save system failed it for me). Divinity: Original Sin gets a close second. Pillars of Eternity gets an honorable mention. Could not get past the cartoony graphics of Torchlight.

I backed the kickstarter Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem (Umbra) and also awaiting Divinity: Original Sin II.
 
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The only gripe I have with Titan Quest is the multiplayer aspect. Say you play melee and your friend is ranged. You take 200% damage because of monster equalization while your friend sits back. Not very balanced in that respect, but the design couldn't have been better.
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It was a very nice surprise. Never had the expansion on Steam...and now I do! Game still looks decent to this day.
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