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    Too Human

    Game » consists of 8 releases. Released Aug 19, 2008

    In this action-RPG from Silicon Knights, players take on the role of the Norse god Baldur, whose protective feelings towards humanity and refusal to augment his body with cybernetics lead the other Aesir to label him "too human".

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    Very Long Too Human Review of Ironic Naming Conventions 4

    Too Human- the game that everybody and nobody wants to play. At once. Paradox? You'd think so, unless you saw the recent turd-flinging contest between developers, media, fans, and random people that was the Too Human release aftermath.Too Human is indeed a strange beast, a game who's development I've followed for several years now. For those of you who don't have much background (how could you not?), Too Human is developed by Silicon Knights, the much-lauded developers of titles such as Eternal ...

    10 out of 10 found this review helpful.

    Nice premise. Poor execution. 1

    Almost nine years ago Blizzard dropped “Diablo II” on the gaming community and it quickly became one of the most successful games ever. The game was very well polished, told a great story and for people who love to collect stuff dropped tons of loot much like its predecessor. To this day I still play “Diablo II” and like a junkie chasing the dragon I love to try out new loot drop RPGs in the off chance that it will be as addictive as “Diablo II”. “Too Human” could have been this game but unfortu...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

    Vastly missunderstood... 3

    I'm going to start off this review by doing something I don't normally like to do... tell you the negatives.  Too Human sometimes gives you the feeling of being a bit of a "Frankenstein" type of game, almost as if you can feel how long this game was in development.  Graphically its pretty but it doesn't wow, I'm still trying to figure out how exactly some of my "charms" work and sometimes you do wish that there was more to do other than cripple room after room of enemies, I'd even take a backtra...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

    Fuck This Game 5

    Throughout this review, I'm going to use the word "game" a lot, but it's not really applicable to what Denis Dyack produced here.  Too Human is really more of a soul-destroying piece of crap in software form, but for ease of reading I'll go with the shorthand. In any event, if you're a fan of shitty games, look no further.  Too Human suffers from the John Romero/Daikatana problem of promising us a tremendous new gameplay experience and then following through with a giant steaming pile.    The de...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Too Human's setting and story do not save it from mediocrity 1

      When Too Human was announced in 1999 for the original Playstation, nobody expected that it would become infamous for an extremely long development cycle and a lawsuit filed by developer Silicon Knights over the engine. However, the game managed to make it to shelves nonetheless. Too bad its terrible gameplay negates any enjoyment you may extract from the epic story the game attempts to tell.  Too Human stars Baldur, a Norse deity that takes part in a conflict between the Aesir, the fac...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    Too bad human 0

    Too Human is worth exploring if you have enjoyed action RPGs in the past, but you will have to look beyond flawed game mechanics and design. Pros: Sci-Fi twist on Norse mythology; plenty of action Cons: Broken RPG class & item system; no sense of empowerment; weak level design; many small annoyances; below par graphics and character designToo Human attempts to blend elements from multiple video genres and concepts: including, Diablo, Halo, Devil May Cry, God of War, Legacy of Kane and Shadow...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Bad control scheme+Confusing story=Too Human 0

        Too Human has went through a huge development cycle filled with all kind's of crazyness and shenanigans.Originally first it was supposed to be a PS1 game then that console died then it should be for the PS2, that console hasn't died but it's kinda broke it's hip and is in hospital at this time, then let's switch it around and go to Microsoft!So now, it's got a real console that it's launching for, the Xbox 360!And finally after 10 years this garbage is here!Now Too Human isn't as ...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    That Long...For This? 0

    After what can generously be described as a "troubled development", Silicon Knights epic Too Human finally got launched. This game has apparently cost Dennis Dyack his, you know, sanity and all --- so was his sacrifice worth it?Well, in terms of just gameplay, yeah. It's an easy-to-pick up and challenging as heck Diablo-style dungeon loot hack-and-slash affair. There is a wealth of customization options. The right stick offense works pretty well. There are the occasional issues with targe...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Good idea,not good gameplay. 0

    This game was horrible.The gameplay sucked and the characters were just weak.You cant turn around without attacking.And the enemies are instantly easy.I cant believe i actually spent 299 bucks on this.This game was terrible.Sure,the combat might be a little excisting,but then after about 30 minutes,i got into some forest and opened gates and that,then i got to a statue,it told me to enable spider skill,i checked the controls and pressed the button to enable spider skill but nothing happened,so i...

    1 out of 4 found this review helpful.

    Too Human is a success to loot lovers everywhere. 6

    I have a few questions to ask you before I begin the review. These questions will figure out if you, the reader, would love this game. Do you love constantly upgrading loot despite being level capped? Can you deal with the same small array of enemy types over and over? Is spending time with a friend complaining about an unskippable death scene your idea of fun? If so, Too Human is for you.ProsA large array of loot. Fairly simple fighting mechanic that makes killing a breeze. Co-op is seamless an...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    A good attempt hampered by poor production values. 0

     Too Human represents the epitome of gaming's quest to find Nirvana, and the perfect game that lies within. Despite a wealth of killer ideas that would create an exceptional game unlike any other in existence, Too Human is hampered by its long development cycle and poor production values. With a little more fleshing out, all the elements that make this game so unique could become something more than just a mediocre bulletpoint on the back of the box. The storyline, fusing classic Norse mythology...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Baldr's Floating Gate 0

    I bought Too Human for a few reasons. First, there was the game's fearless leader, Dennis Dyack, and his multiple  forum based shenanigans. I found the whole thing endlessly entertaining and want to do my part to support outlandish behavior in the people who make games. Second, I'm a big fan of Norse mythology, and cybernetically tarting the whole thing up appeals to me. Third, I like killing pretend dudes with giant pretend swords. I don't regret my purchase in the least.The game is fun. I enjo...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Too Human is a great Action/RPG despite all of the negativity. 3

    Too Human is both one of the most expensive video games to ever be produced, and also one that has taken the longest...that alone creates impossible expectations for a game to overcome, but besides that Too Human had a lot going against it. Too Human first started as a Playstaion title, but, due to technical limitations, Silicon Knights decided to set back production on the game. So, next, they tried re-making the game for the Nintendo Gamecube. Once again, they felt that they were being const...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    My Problematic Experiences with Too Human 0

    Now that I'm nearly through with it & on the last level, I can clearly say that it's a horrible game worthy of a lower score than what Game Spot gave it. I hate to say that since I was pretty happy with the demo earlier. The demo was fun, hell, even part of the game up to the last level, but the last level is a completely unforgivable piece of crap...unless you like dying all the time & leveling up as you die & the level-up does nothing to keep you from dying further...basically dyin...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Too Human Review 0

    Too Human has been shrouded with bad press. With gaming forums talking both the game and Denis Dyack down, it could of been easy to put this game off to the side. I went into the game with a lot of negativity, but it quickly flew out the window. Too Human, at its core, is a very fun game. With an interesting story, addicting gameplay, and so much loot to wrap your head around, Too Human is absolutely worth giving a shot. The game’s story is based around Norse mythology but is set in the far flun...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    A mindless hack-n-slash with unwieldy camera and gameplay 0

    Few games in recent memory have been as controversial as the Norse mythology epic from Silicon Knights, "Too Human." Purportedly in conception across multiple platforms for close to a decade, the game generated incredible hype after the first trailer was released. But upon its first gameplay showing, "Too Human" was universally panned by journalists for its poorly designed camera system and jarring performance issues. Lead designer Dennis Dyack responded by promising that the review community w...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Looters will be shot 1

    'Too Human' has one serious problem. Its director Denis Dyack raised the expectations through the roof, predicting one of the best games to come. Ever. All it netted him are a lot of disgruntled players and "I told you so"-commentary. But if you take a step back, and forget all that Dyack promised, and more importantly, forget that it's been in the making for 10 years, you'll discover a game that is very likeable.The StoryThe premise of the game is, as you probably know already, a new take on no...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Too Human Review 3

    It seems that some games get a lot more hate then they deserve.  I tend to liken Too Human to Fable right now because both are very good games but you either love it or hate the developer and bash his game.  Too Human is an action RPG base don the Norse mythology where you play as Balder.  Since this is a sci-fi dungeon crawling game you be going on missions into great halls or abandoned vessels  fighting robotic goblins and trolls.  The game features an innovative control scheme for attacks.  I...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Unique, for better or for worse. 0

    My friend and I had such high hopes for this game. I had various ideas of how it would turn out. Silicon Knights has delivered on some of those ideas, while the most important ones are sadly ignored.The graphics are pretty good. it isn't the best looking game ever produced, but its still nice to look at. There can be a huge amount of things happening on-screen, and the framerate somehow manages to keep up smoothly the entire time. Ironically, during cinematics the framerate stutters and there ca...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Most Critics are Ignoring Key Features 9

    This game has flaws, but I feel they are far out weighed by its innovation and attention to detail. I sat down to play this game four days after it came out. I had bought it the day I was leaving town. The morning after I got back, I fired it up. I put 16 hours into it in one day. I couldn't stop playing. I haven't done that in quite some time. Call of Duty 4 or Bioshock couldn't hold my interest for that long. This game is not all about loot. It is a major factor and done well, but this game is...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Too Human Review 0

    Too Human is an action game with hints of RPG from Silicon Knights. If you remember this is the game that the company was suing Epic for because of its tool's limitations. I really don't know what the outcome of that part was, but I can tell you that as a result this was a game that got delayed several times. I think as a result SK finally just wanted to wash their hands of that game so they released it. If you ever wanted to see what a cybernetic Norse myth would look like, this is it.The graph...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Give It A Chance: You Will Not Be Disappointed 1


    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Too Human Review 5

    Too Human was a weird collage of game play controls, and gripes. First off, for the first day I could not decide if I liked it all that well. Then I did... then I got to the second area of the game, and dreadfully despised this game. However that also seem to pass as well. Too Human's fighting mechanics are different. Instead of slamming buttons. You are constantly wiggle the right stick in a direction. This mechanic has been used in previous games, and is not my favorite style of fighting. T...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Too Human Review EN ESPAÑOL 8

    Too Human Review EN ESPAÑOLReseña escrita por Jeff Gertsmann, traducción por Darth StoneToo Human tiene una ubicación original y algunas ideas interesantes, pero no ofrece suficiente variedad para mantenerlo fresco hasta el final.   Te gustan los tesoros? Entonces quizás Too Human sea para ti. Si tienes una sed insaciable por conseguir artículos que tengan estadísticas mas altas que el equipo que tienes, o si te emocionan los accesorios con nombres raros al estilo Diablo,  entonces quizás puedas...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Too Human--Review 2

    This was by far one of my hardest reviews to do.  Too Human has so many good points and so many bad points, I was left in the middle of the road.GraphicsFrom a graphics standpoint, Too Human has a few strong areas, but most of the visuals are below today's standards.  Now I'm definitely not the kind of person who really cares about graphics in a game, but I also do expect some sort of quality visuals in a game that took 4+ years to develop.  It was built with a in house engine instead of the wid...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Too Human Bring's a Great Loot System / RPG To the Xbox 360 1

    Too Human has been bashed and bashed on how long it has been in development , and how terrible think it is. Incase you didn't know , the game really has really only been in development on the 360, for about 3-4 years. This is still a long development process, but the question is, was it worth the wait? In my opinion, yes. In another person's opinion that has never played a hack and slash loot game such as Diablo, probably no. In my review i will break down what there is to like about Too Human a...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Too Human Review 0

    Too Human Norse mythology with a techno flair Xbox 360 Played to completion with Defender class Too Human is a game 9 years in the making. First concepted as a Playstation game in 1999, It's come a long way for a release on Microsofts Xbox 360. Is this first entry in the Too Human trilogy worth the wait? Too Human starts with a rather stylish intro video that throws you into the tech flaired world of Too Human. You are Baldur, son of odin and resident of Asgard. As an Aesir it's your job ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Too Much Human 0

    Too Human is Finally out after all these years, but was it worth the wait? I can tell You Yes, I really enjoyed this game for its deep combat and weapons being so customizable. The story was not to great for my standards and the camera can be trying to kill you than be helping you at times. The graphics are great with no slowdowns even with alot of enemies on screen. the mutiplayer is fun but not needed, and the enemy needed more variety  instead of  six types you fight the bosses are good but n...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Like an OK looking girl that gives really good head 2

    At first glance Too Human might not look like much.  Read the reviews for it and it looks like even less.  Those are the unfortunate things the game has going against it, because it is a highly addictive game that rewards you with every play through.I finished the game in 11.5 hours and was a level 27 Champion and I am now at level 43 and about 22 hours in.  I plan on finishing the main storyline at least one more time with another class and of course getting my Champion to level 50.Words cannot...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Too Human is Too Much Fun! 1

    I went into playing too human a little skeptical because I had read most of the reviews online for the game and they were almost all less than spectacuar and bashed down pretty hard on the game, but nevertheless I went out and bought the game.  i had so much fun with the demo that I couldn't let the game pass me by.The GoodThe Combat - I have to say that I really love the combat in this game.  Althought it may seem very simple at face value, there really is some skill to it.  All you do is hold ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    There is substance here 1

    I agree with almost everyone's opinions regarding Too Human's short comings.  The game is definitely flawed, though mostly in its sense of pace.  It never seems like you can get a "quick" session of Too Human in.  The game certainly requires a good chunk of your time to get anything done.  The death animation of the Valkayrie coming down to rez your character becomes a moment worthy of my classic "console power down" maneuver.  As everyone knows, the game scales the enemies you face to your leve...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Being a god aint easy, fo reazy 4

    Too Human is the result of a long and storied development cycle that spans roughly the last ten years. It started out as a Playstation One game, with a very different premise from the game that is in stores now. Like most games that have come out after such a long development cycle, Too Human is neither an amazing game that redefines gaming or a terrible failure, but rather a game that has some flaws that you may or may not be able to look past given your preference for its type of gameplay.One ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    An extremely fun game that was too harshly criticized 2

       Too Human is a third person action RPG by acclaimed developer Silicon Knights (Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, Legacy of Kain).  This game has been widely known for its development time and a lawsuit with Epic along with Dennis Dyack, the company's president, voicing his opinions.  Unfortunately that has skewed people's views and opinions about the game.  Some people won't even give it a try.  Hey... their loss.   The story takes place in Norse mythology with standby favorites Thor, Odin,...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Too Human does somethings right but a few issues hold it back. 0

    Too Human is a unique game in it's own way, it encorporates an hack and slash feel to the combat, while the environment is of a RPG quality in a wonderfully, beautiful setting of Norse Mythology. You play as Baldur, son of ODIN and member of the Aesir, who are a group of Gods sent by ODIN to protect mankind. The basic storyline is that there's a traitor in the ranks and you have to investigate exactly what happened, by going to these different places.The gameplay in Too Human is enjoyable, in th...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Less Human Than Human 0

       I don't have a problem with Norse Mythology. I don't have a problem with awesome art design. I don't have a problem with epic soundtracks. And I don't have a problem with Crispin Freeman. So why do I have such a problem with Too Human? In the end: It's worst than the sum of it's parts.    Don't take that to mean it's bad, it's just not as good as the expectation set by those combined elements.    In Too Human, you play as Baldur, recently back from the dead, although he has no memory of these...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Too Human 0

     Saying "the best Action RPG I've played all year" is, in 2008 at least akin to saying "the best poo I had when I was suffering from gastric flu" but Too Human has the rather depressing honour of being just that. Too Human is a futuristic action RPG based on North Mythology with beautiful cut scenes and fast, addictive gameplay mired by controls that were evidently decided on by someone playing the 360 holding the controller upside-down and the common action RPG mistake that everyone playing sin...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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    I really was surprised that I liked it... 0

    The reason for that is because I didn't think I was a loot drop lover. But I am, and I even finished the game in a view sittings over 1 week. That is also because the campaign I played was 15 hours long, so that is in my 15 to 20 hours I can only play 1 game before I switch over to an other one, range. But I think I will get back on Too Human before 2 Human gets released to level up my level 28 champion up some more. I totally agree with Jeff his review cause every thing about this game is ave...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    The bad severely outnumbers the good 1

    ProsCombat is fun when not ruined by camera Cutscenes are well presented ConsCamera is terrible Levelling up system is bad Story is uninteresting The same death animation over and over again gets really old Could be a better health system, die way to much Character voices are mediocre at best Bosses aren't fun at all PresentationCutscenes are presented very well. The camera is absolutely terrible. Menus could be better sorted. 2/5GraphicsCharacter models are pretty good, aswell as the environm...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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