developer: Pieces Interactive
publisher: THQ Nordic / Nordic Games
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, players: 1-6
Titan Quest: Ragnarok is a large expansion to the 2016's hack-and-slash called Titan Quest Anniversary Edition for PC. This is not a standalone DLC, as it requires you to own the base game. This expansion was developed by Pieces Interactive, also known for creating i.a. Magicka 2.
The Ragnarok expansion introduces a number of new elements; nonetheless, it does not alter the gameplay mechanics in any significant way. Players get to explore uncharted regions of Northern Europe, where they have to complete another adventure constituting the fifth act of the story campaign. During the game, one gets to explore several large locations, including the lands of Celts, Norsemen, and Asgard gods. Gameplay revolves around combat. Titan Quest: Ragnarok introduces several new opponents and bosses, e.g. dangerous wolves and ice wraiths. During a fight, players can utilize unique pieces of gear, such as Celtic shields, Germanic swords, as well as new artifacts and talismans.
Moreover, the developers have increased the level cap up to 85 and introduced the tenth mastery, which together with the ones from the base game give players 45 possible combinations. Interestingly enough, the add-on described herein modifies the locations featured in the base game adding new items and secrets.
Titan Quest: Ragnarok improves the game's visuals. The developers took care to implement new shaders and effects. Moreover, the game's physics and interface have been improved. There are also more options allowing players to customize the controls and the improved modification tool.