Silicon Knights Still 'Intends' to Finish Too Human Trilogy

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Posted by patrickklepek (6436 posts) -
Too Human was announced as a trilogy when announcing games as trilogies before the original was a proven success was en vogue. When the oft-delayed Too Human was released to mixed reception and sales and developer Silicon Knights legally went after Epic Games over the development of Unreal Engine 3 (a suit that's still ongoing), the future of Too Human's unproduced sequels was left sitting in doubt. 

Two Silicon Knights employees made comments about the future of Too Human today, oddly enough.

"We intend to finish the trilogy but no comment beyond that," said company president Denis Dyack in a comment to Industry Gamers. "You know, there's very public litigation around that."
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== TEASER ==Separately, assistant project director Julian Spillane introduced himself to the "official" Silicon Knights community (the spin-off is actually endorsed by the studio on its own website) and addressed the issue.

"Well, unfortunately we can’t talk about any of the unannounced games we’re currently working on," said Spillane, "but we can definitively say that we do plan on finishing the trilogy. "

There's a stark difference between intention and bonafide development, however. 

Silicon Knights is currently developing the RPG-focused X-Men: Destiny for Activision.    
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#1 Posted by patrickklepek (6436 posts) -
Too Human was announced as a trilogy when announcing games as trilogies before the original was a proven success was en vogue. When the oft-delayed Too Human was released to mixed reception and sales and developer Silicon Knights legally went after Epic Games over the development of Unreal Engine 3 (a suit that's still ongoing), the future of Too Human's unproduced sequels was left sitting in doubt. 

Two Silicon Knights employees made comments about the future of Too Human today, oddly enough.

"We intend to finish the trilogy but no comment beyond that," said company president Denis Dyack in a comment to Industry Gamers. "You know, there's very public litigation around that."
No Caption Provided
== TEASER ==Separately, assistant project director Julian Spillane introduced himself to the "official" Silicon Knights community (the spin-off is actually endorsed by the studio on its own website) and addressed the issue.

"Well, unfortunately we can’t talk about any of the unannounced games we’re currently working on," said Spillane, "but we can definitively say that we do plan on finishing the trilogy. "

There's a stark difference between intention and bonafide development, however. 

Silicon Knights is currently developing the RPG-focused X-Men: Destiny for Activision.    
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#2 Posted by Chris2KLee (2402 posts) -

God why. Spend more time on that damn X-Men game, make sure it's good.

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#3 Posted by roylink (138 posts) -

They are still around!? I thought they shut down.

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#4 Edited by FourWude (2274 posts) -

SECOND

"original was a proven success"..... lol. 

*DAMN YOU ROYLINK!!*

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#5 Posted by Simplexity (1430 posts) -

Yeah, people are really desperate to see the end of this epic trilogy.

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#6 Posted by roylink (138 posts) -
@FourWude: hahaha!
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#7 Posted by spartan1017 (243 posts) -

this should stay dead. very, very, very dead.

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#8 Posted by EdsXwing (64 posts) -

Make another Eternal Darkness game.

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#9 Posted by ElStevo (35 posts) -

And so they should. Excellent, underrated game.
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#10 Posted by swabbleflange (60 posts) -

Weird, I had a bash on Too Human yesterday after not touching it since completing it a couple of years ago. I really enjoyed the game actually, and would like to see more (albeit with a little polish here and there).

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#11 Posted by MrChaz (70 posts) -

Hooray!

I really liked the original despite it's flaws.
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#12 Posted by craigbo180 (1763 posts) -

The best thing about too human was this:

  
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  For that at least, I am eternally grateful.
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#13 Posted by steevl (299 posts) -

I think I only made it to the second area in the game, but I did enjoy the original game. Definitely had its flaws though, and I don't think Dyack did the game any favors in the gaming press.

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#14 Posted by Sharpshooter (913 posts) -

Seriously.......................I'm just going to go check my cola to see if it was spiked, this has to be a hallucination.

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#15 Edited by judamasmas (9 posts) -

Another Eternal Darkness and more Legacy of Kain... I need closure on the latter...

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#16 Edited by RIDEBIRD (1257 posts) -

I TAKE IT STRAIGHT TO THE STREETS MAN
TWO HUMAN MOTHERFUCKER


edit: Honestly the 2human video is one of the best things on the Internet.
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#17 Posted by boylie (321 posts) -

My friend was an artist on Too Human. I'm sure he'll have a good chuckle at this news.

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#18 Posted by MeierTheRed (5231 posts) -
@MrChaz said:
" Hooray!
I really liked the original despite it's flaws.
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Me too dude. Had flaws for sure, but i still enjoyed it.
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#19 Posted by ApertureSilence (1183 posts) -

Good thing the Canadian government subsidizes this.

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#20 Posted by JohnPaulVann (210 posts) -

Until they started making games for Activision and Konami, SK was the coolest, baddest development house on the planet. Y'all remember Blood Omen for PSX? The game was dope. For it alone they deserve our continuing respect. So don't fuck with them. Maybe they still got some genius inside. Too Human was an ambitious game that fell flat. But it had some cool ideas. Let's cheer this news.

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#21 Posted by Soap (3773 posts) -

YO SILICON KNIGHTS! I 'INTEND' TO WALK ON THE MOON ONE DAY, BUT THAT SHIT AINT GUNNA HAPPEN!

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#22 Posted by Veektarius (5993 posts) -
@craigbo180: That video was what brought me to the site.
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#23 Posted by JohnPaulVann (210 posts) -
@spartan1017 said:
" this should stay dead. very, very, very dead. "
Didn't your momma ever tell you not to say anything if you didn't have something nice to say? 
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#24 Posted by CyleMoore (564 posts) -
@craigbo180: I've never seen that until now but wow that was amazing!
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#25 Posted by demonbear (1934 posts) -

I liked it quite a lot actually and the ending got me wanting more! I think you have to be into norse mythology to really enjoy this though.

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#26 Posted by thisisdell (128 posts) -

Too Human was a lot better than people give it credit.  Way worse games come out every fucking year. I'll play these.

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#27 Posted by Warchief (672 posts) -

I enjoyed too human for what it was. with some slight improvements it could b a really good game. 

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#28 Posted by benu302000 (217 posts) -

The next Too Human games will run on the Angry Birds engine, and be $0.50 each.

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#29 Posted by White_Silhouette (499 posts) -

I wonder if this will be a Trilogy like Advent Rising was?

I bet that Too Human would have sold better if Dyack would have kept his mouth shut before Too Human came out.

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#30 Posted by Phoenix87 (684 posts) -

Yeah, they'll finish the trilogy around the same time that Atlas Shrugged trilogy gets finished.

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#31 Posted by whatthegeek (79 posts) -

So do they "intend" to finish the trilogy the same way I "intend" to sit down and write that book one day, or do you think they actually mean it? 

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#32 Posted by Reverseface (1223 posts) -

LET'S JUST HOPE THEIR HUMAN ENOUGH TO DO IT..... HAHAHAHAHA YEAH I MADE THAT JOKE!!!!

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#33 Posted by Captain_Insano (2512 posts) -
@Reverseface:@Reverseface said:
" LET'S JUST HOPE THEIR HUMAN ENOUGH TO DO IT..... HAHAHAHAHA YEAH I MADE THAT JOKE!!!! "
HAHAHA YEAH, you used the wrong form of 'they're'. That's not internet speak, that's just poor grammar!!!!!!!!!
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#34 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

I didn't think this game was horrible.. The gameplay itself needed a lot more worked, it felt like something that had been in development for a few months, not years, but if they fixed up the mechanics and the loot grinding system then it could at least be decent.  The cyber-norse style and lore was interesting enough and definitely worth continuing, in my opinion.


Again, it was a very flawed game but far from the worst this generation.
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#35 Posted by Reverseface (1223 posts) -
@Captain_Insano:  MY JOKE WAS SO STRONG IT BROKE YOUR SO CALLED "GRAMMAR" HAHAHA NOONE CAN STOP ME NOW!
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#36 Posted by CrunchbiteJr (139 posts) -

Oh god, they'll call it Two Human won't they.

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#37 Posted by MEATBALL (4231 posts) -

I really didn't like Too Human for the most part, but I could see a lot of potential in it. If Silicon Knights are cabaple of delivering on that potential then I'd welcome another attempt.

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#38 Posted by wh1terav3n (622 posts) -
@ElStevo said:
" And so they should. Excellent, underrated game. "
Pretty much this. I don't understand the hate for it. I thought it was a fun co-op game. I wouldn't say "excellent", and I didn't buy it, but it was definitely worth the rest. You can pick it up for under 10 bucks used at gamestop, and its definitely worth that.
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#39 Posted by Chubbaluphigous (610 posts) -

Blap Blap Blap

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#40 Posted by Nomin (1004 posts) -

Maybe they'll call it 


2 HUMAN

YEAHHHHH
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#41 Posted by EnSabac (92 posts) -

I have to say that I had a good time playing this game. It was different with an interesting concept and idea. Sure there were some flaws but not too many games come without flaws anymore.

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#42 Posted by wealllikepie (819 posts) -

as long as we keep seeing that valkyrie death animation, things are gonna stay cool :)

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#43 Posted by Jensonb (2023 posts) -

So, is it gonna be called 2 Human; Also Human; Not Human Enough; Human to an Excessive Extent; To Human, with Love; Too Human, Too Furious; Hugh Twoman..?


I could seriously do this all day.
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#44 Edited by PenguinDust (12985 posts) -

The question is whether or not anyone is looking forward to a Too Human sequel.  How good or poor the original was is debatable, but I don't find too many gamers wishing for a follow up to the original.  Sure, we could all change our minds if it turned out to be awesome, but that's a pretty risky investment to make on a questionable property.   Dyack would probably get a better response if he said there will be an Eternal Darkness sequel. 

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#45 Edited by Korolev (1800 posts) -

What? Silicon Knights still exist? How is that even possible? They must be a skeleton company, hanging on solely for the purposes of suing epic games. Are they actually making anything? What have they been doing this whole time? Thinking about how great it would be to make Too Human 2: Too Much Human!?
Dyack has gone off the deep end. I'm sorry, but.... actually, wait, scratch that, I'm not sorry, but the fact is that no one except crazy people want a sequel to Too Human. If they are seriously considering putting all their resources into resurrecting a dead franchise no one liked, then they better be prepared to go bankrupt, because almost no one will buy the damn game.

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#46 Posted by GiffTor (18 posts) -

I was really, really excited for Too Human...but it wasn't good. At all. I played all the way through and at no point was the gun play that great, the control scheme was...meh and the graphics were...passable, I suppose? The only thing that really got me into it was the storyline, but I'm a sucker for modern reinterpretations of ancient mythology (and the Beowulf legend is sweet). But agreed: I'd rather see a "remake" or Beyond Good and Evil (HD) treatment of Eternal Darkness than more Too Human. Also, "You know, there's very public litigation around that." Really? I mean...really? A: Yes, you're suing Epic and in the mean time, they've turned out, let's see...3 AAA best sellers? and B: What, as opposed to private litigation in the Secret Star Chamber for Private, Really Cool Wealthy People Only Litigation Courts?

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#47 Posted by Commisar123 (1926 posts) -

hope not

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#48 Posted by Shuborno (905 posts) -
@White_Silhouette said:
"I bet that Too Human would have sold better if Dyack would have kept his mouth shut before Too Human came out."
I'm with you there. He was talking up the story but that was by far the worst part.

From a pure gameplay perspective, it's great. The loot and combat are tied together in a very fun way.

It just was in desperate need of a tutorial/manual/SOMETHING to explain it, difficulty balancing and/or playtesting, and polish. I felt like you could get by with just mashing the stick until playthrough 2, which is WAY too late.
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#49 Posted by HydraHam (1380 posts) -

As bugged as the first too human was i enjoyed it.

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#50 Posted by ICryCauseImEmo (525 posts) -

I'm not going to be as pumped to play this one because most likely It will be another 5 years until this second game comes out. However I'm pretty happy to hear they are still "trying" to finish this game up. Has potential I enjoyed and played a good 40hours of the first one. Camera and some bugs where the worst for me.

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