Re: Torchlight 2 release date announced!
I made the mistake of starting with normal difficulty.
It takes almost no effort to stay alive, and the skill/gear/weapons upgrades have minimal influence. It isn't necessary to pay attention to boss mechanics, so each fight feels like the previous one.
Veteran, and Elite, this is where TL2 starts to shine. The character actually feels stronger with each skill, spell or weapon acquired/unlocked. The boss fights are more engaging, and rewarding.
Multiplayer. I don't really know. It was more enjoyable for me to play by myself.