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Playing the Too Human demo and hating the Commando class...

I really want to make it clear that I really enjoy the Too Human demo. The gameplay is really easy to get into and I have a vast appreciation for the Norse myth/technology direction and presentation that the game is going with. That is pretty amazing and fresh and I'm so glad it's happening. Yes, it may sound that I'm rushing through this to get to the negatives and I am because they are really hard to keep at the forefront of my mind. The speed and swiftness of switching from melee to your guns/rifle is very nice and it's cool to see not so much focus into guns, guns and even more guns in yet another videogame. I like swords, I can't help that.

Alright, now is when I go ahead and talk about the negatives of what I've seen so far, and I shall start with this...

  • I HATE the Commando class! Yes, making stuff blow up in games is awesome (this wouldn't be GiantBomb.com if I were wrong, I'm assuming), but this game has such a focus on the melee that it almost doesn't make sense to switch to the guns unless you just want to test it out or it really is part of the strategy to defeat a certain enemy. The guns are so much weaker than the melee that it's not as fun. In a way, it seems like the guns were tacked on... which leads me to my next point.
  • It seems like you just don't need the other classes. Yes, the game is supposed to harken back to the dungeon crawling days, but it really just doesn't seem like you need to play the game as anything other than the Champion, Berserker, and maybe Defender classes (I hate Commando, and you could go on without healing your almost unnecessary backup squad). It feels like you're given these options in your best interest for the fun of replay value, but it doesn't work too well.
  • Uhh... I don't understand why there are cybernetic push-button-to-solve puzzles when they could have been done a lot slicker. They don't seem very... needed, i guess? It's weird that I have to do some sluggish running and fake telekinesis to open a door.

Right now, I just want to lay it out that these are my opinions and mine alone. If you want to agree with me, please do and the same if you disagree with me. Too Human seems like a game that will be talked about a lot once it comes out so I might as well start early.

Nelson WJ :P