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I played through Too Human, Silicon Knights' upcoming action RPG for Xbox 360, this weekend.

The game has been the subject of heated controversy: A disappointing early version shown at E3 built up an army of vocal detractors, and Silicon Knights' outspoken President Denis Dyack has fired back some volleys of his own. The near-final version that I played won't do much to settle the issue one way or the other: Too Human has a lot of redeeming qualities, but it isn't for everyone.

I'm caught in the middle -- I enjoy Silicon Knights' storytelling, but although some well-done narrative is certainly part of Too Human's overall package, that's not the focus. The role-playing gameplay is the star here, and it took a little while to grow on me. There were some frustrating moments as I learned the ins and outs of how to control and manage the growth of the main character, Baldur.

But just as I came to grips with the gameplay, and just as the story seemed as if it was starting to ramp up into overdrive -- the game ended. If you're so inclined, you can slam through Too Human's campaign in a little more than 10 hours, and the story of cybernetically enhanced Norse gods ends with a cliffhanger.
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post #2 of 9
Never heard of this game...?
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I think it was supposed to be a 360 launch title.
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10 hours... a ripoff in my opinion.
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10 hours... a ripoff in my opinion.
I don't judge a game by it's length; I judge it by how satisfied I am with my gaming experience and purchase. There are plenty of games that make the mistake of being too long just for the sake of being long. Many of these games suffer from pacing problems as a result. The most recent game in my memory being GTAIV. Many repetitive missions with minimal impact / progression in story. GTAIV would have been a much better game if they edited out a lot of the "go here, kill this guy" missions.
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10 hours... a ripoff in my opinion.
That's what Blockbuster is for I agree. Games selling for $60 and being that short? BAH!
    
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Wasn't this game delayed many times? I know the developers went through a big thing trying to get the Unreal Engine 3 thing working and even had a lawsuit going because they weren't getting the help they were promised with the engine. Something like that, but anyways, only a 10 hour game is VERY disappointing for a game that took this long to come out.
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I heard it was not very good, one review called it "the worst game I have played in the last few years" which could mean two things, he really didn't like it, or he hasn't played any third party Wii games.
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I heard it was not very good, one review called it "the worst game I have played in the last few years" which could mean two things, he really didn't like it, or he hasn't played any third party Wii games.
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