tinoshke: I am in the last main stage of the game and yes, it seems playing as the BioEngineer was the worst choice possible. I thought with the regeneration I would have it a bit easier, I was completely wrong. Also, I am currently only at level 24, so I really don't know how to level myself up any higher...which worries me if people are talking maxing out their characters. I haven't bothered to back to Aesir to repair as I have been using my bounty points instead to craft my weapons. If leveling is the problem with the game, then I have a better understanding of it's difficult, but if the characters level up at the same rate, than I am still in trouble. I want to beat the last boss(es) (not sure if there is one or more) and get it over with. I really think that this is a great game in Too Human, but that it wasn't fully realized. I guess you can call this a 'Major Disappointment' from my end.
Those are just some of the words that came to mind when I was playing Too Human last night for 4 hours. I started the game sometime around 8:30 after preparing my Salmon Wraps and Soup and played until 12:30 in the morning.
So why would I play the game for 4 straight hours when I could have been playing Spore? Well you see, I really wanted to give this game a 'fair' chance...it's something I believe in. I enjoyed the first 90 minutes of the game, so I thought things would be ok, but boy was I wrong.
The second 'quest' of the game has you in this really hard to describe location which involves you traveling around the area and traveling on jump-warps. Every section you encounter wave upon wave of enemies with each area containing at least one Sub-Boss that is a pain to kill. I spent my 4 hours just playing this level and it was extremely annoying at the frustration I encountered during this time.
First off, the camera sucks. I knew from the demo that I would have problems with it but it became even more apparent in this part of the game when you have so many enemies on the screen. Since you are supposed to hold LB and use the Right Analog stick to move the camera, it should be ok. Problem is that your Right Analog stick is the attack buttons, so the game thinks you are swinging to attack and not trying to move the camera. Your team's AI is just garbage, absolutely useless. Why is your lead character even with this group of morons is beyond me. Since you have so many enemies attacking you, they swarm you and you will die.
I have played the game for more than six hours and I average 10 deaths an hour. The first two hours of the game, I died twice...do the math. Now with those deaths, that means I had to watch a Valkyrie appear on the screen 60 times. Her scenes last about 30 seconds...so do the math (30 minutes of gameplay dedicated to that...come on!). I am playing the game as the Bio Engineer since I wanted a character who would regenerate health quickly, but even with that, I still die too frequently.
The weapons are interesting, but they are not as powerful as you would think. If you use a two-handed weapon like a hammer, while your attacks are stronger, you do fewer. Another problem is that when a character falls, they are immune to hits until the get back up. For you, if you're down, you can stay down at times. I also don't enjoy the FFVIII enemy system. Meaning if you're a level 17 character, your enemies are also in that vicinity. It is kind of weird to fight enemies that were at level 11 a few minutes ago only for them to be at level 17, who did they kill to get that strong?
Thankfully I did not drop the 60 dollars (plus Cdn Taxes) on the game, but only paid 11 to rent it out. The sad part is, considering I am half-way through, I have every intention on suffering through the rest. I want to see how this thing turns out considering I invested this time so far. I may or may not actually finish it (since I do have to return it), but I can only pray the rest of the game is more forgiving.
At this moment, if you were thinking about playing this game, rent it. Don't bother buying this game since you'll only suffer from massive headaches. Also, be prepared to die a lot, so if you have other things you need to do, you can do them during those death cut-scenes. I will have a full-write up later this week but as you can tell, I am not a fan.
Hey Marko :) I'm playing Too Human also at the moment. I'm on the same level as you, I just need to kill the final boss of that level. It took a long time to get to the end of that level with the hordes of enemies coming towards you. At some point, I said, "ok, now it's time for the level boss".....2 hours later I was still killing mobs to get to his place. :D I play as a champion cybernetic, he's level 19 now. Maybe it's harder to play as a bio-engineer, the champion is considered as the "not too difficult, not too weak" cIass to play. I died numerous times also, especially during the second level. But what I find the most annnoying is not the cutscene with the valkyrie but the fact that, if you go back to Aesir to repair your weapons and armor, and when you return to the scenario, you don't come back at the same place. You come back at a much earlier point in the game. That's what I have to do now, doing that level 2 again for a good part..meh. But I like the looks of the game, the story (and the mythology behind it)and the many armor pieces and weapons (you can also make them yourself)and the level up system. The skill tree could have been made bigger, more interesting, in my opinion. It's true that the game is much easier when you play co-op, but that's no option for me, so I'll have to do it on my own (= many more deaths to come :P ). Ah, about the sub-bosses, I found out that they are quite easy to kill when you use ranged weapons, especially the trolls. You can take them out quite easily by first destroying their weapon"arm" (you can aim to which part of the troll you want to fire). You're right about the team mates, they aren't useful at all. Till now, the camera hasn't bothered me too much. Even if I have some complaints about the game, I'm going to hold on and finish the game. I'll even level up my hero to level 50. Let's hope the game designers will listen to the critics of the gamers and make the second part of this trilogy better.
I think Hellgate: London is better, and that is saying something. I'm glad the truly exclusive 360 titles are either garbage or don't appeal to me or I'd have to buy the console instead of ripping it on my friends' machine from time-to-time. That said I'd probably stick it out for achievements. Yes I am ashamed.
I'll probably pick this up after the price drops because I love loot hording games, but I will be wary.
Sometimes playing a dificult game isn't that bad as long the game that you are playing is great(it's not this case)I was expecting a bit more of this game,it also disapointed me.Thanks for your opinion.
Sorry that you wasted your time with this -- especially now when most people have limited time to spend with games, it can be really annoying to waste a chunk of time playing a game that ultimately wasn't satisfying.
thanks for the info, I guess I might get the game when it goes down to $2o just to see how the game is.
ya ive heard the game is garbage...such a shame after a team would develop it for 7 years...i really wanted to play it co op, but after hearing what i did about it, i figured its not worth my time
It's nice to hear a negative review on it. I think so many of my friends felt bad for buying it and just tried to make it sound good, lol. Did you ever try playing co-op with someone online?
That has to be the most honest thing I've read about the game. It seems the demo is much like the full game, only difference is it was impossible to die in it so those death scenes were never included. I still like the feel of the game so I may rent it later on and give it a chance.