puzzled with all the hate this game received granted there is a learning curve but afterer your past that. this game becomes quite enjoyable as with most gamespot reviews i find a lot of there complaints unwarranted I found this game and enjoyable. Also shouldn't you be punished for dying? Here is an idea get better at the game then you won't die as much. and choose a class that fits your play style.
This game will be recalled and destroyed and forever lost in the empty void that is space lol:
Really? Baldur? Really? You can't throw a stone in Asguard without it hitting a badass warrior god on the head and probably bouncing off and hitting another one as well, and who do we play? The god of Peace, sunlight, innocence, and joy. Really?
This was a solid game. I really hope SK fixes some of the glaring problems and releases the next game that includes 4 player coop. Coming back to reality its probably not going to happen.
this is one of those love and hate games for me. I really enjoyed some of the game then just hated the rest. The Rpg elements are good like customization, leveling, and equipment and some of the combat was fun but the rest of the game is just like ???. I think it totally had potential to be good but SK just failed.
This game is awesome once you figure out how to play it properly. It is a difficult game and can be frustrating at first, but once I got the hang of it I found it to be quite fun and still play it once in a while.
cool story... SHOCKING GAME! I don't know whether i just suck at the game, but i died countless times and the death scene was AS BAD as the atari ET scene.
This game is AWESOME. I loved this game because of its fast action gameplay that never gets old. I have the full 1000 achievement points in this game and it was blast the whole time. I'm not sure why the review was so harsh...please try this game...it was a LOT of fun. Great game Silicon Knights!
I played this recently out of sheer curiosity. BAD IDEA. The single-player campaign was horribly imbalanced (sometimes broken) and the controls were often infuriatingly inaccurate. Also, seeing Baldur DIE regularly (often due to camera/control issues) was a real DOWNER, even if it was intended by design. I would not recommend this game to anyone. AVOID.
@Chaotic19 I agree with you, Norse Mythology is really neglected in someway. When I was still in HS, my instructors would talk all day about Romans and Greek Mythologies but when they arrive at the Norse Mythology discussion they have little knowledge about it. It was then later on when I tried googling it on the internet and found out how rich this culture is. Also, one of the great games that used Norse Mythology is the Valkyrie Profile Series..
Played it, loved the first 30 minutes of it. But after that everything was pretty dull. The controls were a major problem, but aside from the norse elemants, I didn't really get into the story and that was the main reason I just totally forgot about this title. @lonewolf I disagre with you. It almost sounds like your speaking from the perspective of someone who is ignorant of Roman, Greek, and Egyptian mythology. While I do think that Greco-Roman culture is richer and better, I do agree that norse mythology has been neglected somewhat, as there is just so much to it and yet so little of it we see in games and other mediums.
this review was utter rubbish, the game was amazing compated to what this dude said. I was waiting and waiting for this game and it did not disappoint. Sure its got a completely unique control system but I saw NO downers other than that, the game had a steep learning curve but then it didn't matter if you died now did it?? some people make me sick. if this game had gotten slightly more favourable reviews it would have made enough money to continue the franchise. I still hope the trilogy will be made.
I played the demo and loved it....gamespot is unfair.....the dieing sequence isnt that bad since it gets you in back in the game quickly and the enemies that you shot at are still damaged from your last attacks....kinda like bioshock
First off I'm sad to say I didn't play this game because of the reviews it received but I just downloaded it a couple days ago. Now I have something to say to Silicon Knights "My Bad This Game Is Awesome !!!". I can easily say this review is complete BS!!!!! He obviously really sucks at the game not to mention he is nit piking at the smallest things that don't matter. Why complain about having to fix your gear ? Its an RPG that's part of the game but if you have actually played the game you would know that you find so many weapons and armor drops that it doesn't matter. Just swap weapons or armor pieces and your fine. The weapons and armor in this game by the way are extremely EPIC and make your character look very BAD @SS !!! The controls are different at first but once you get used to them that's when the real fun starts. Destroying waves of enemy's at lightning speeds (once your upgraded and have descent gear) never gets old. It does suck you cant skip the death scene but its not nearly as bad as what he makes it sound. I gave this game a 8/10 and strongly suggest people who haven't played it to give it a try.
baldur? seriously? god of light peace and beauty? king of the elves? why is he the main charecter why not thor of odin or even freyja, baldur? and i kinda get the loki machine thing but shouldnt lokis army be the one fortold in the ragnok you know loki, his kids, the armies of hel, and the giants vs the vanir and aesir along with humans dwarves and elves
I hope Silicon knights goes back to blood omen. But Too Human Too would be the most unintentionally hilarious game title ever.
Game is hella fun. I still enjoy it to this day. Still in my collection and always will be. I love mythological games like this about gods. :D
@ masterfarticus i am with you the norse is a culture rich in myholgy and conflict lets end the stupid egypt and greek/roman crap
Okay, the game is not good, but why the hell hasn't there been more games with Norse mythology? I am sick of Roman and Greek crap!
I really enjoyed this game. Started playing it again the other day. Very, very addictive if you are into loot based games.
The game is ok. It's not the best game ever like some crazy people claim and it's not the worst game ever either. It's just ok.
this games has THE worst camera. you cant look like every other game out-there. What is wrong with this dev guy that tough, ok lets how can i make the camera soo frustrationg..oh i know the right analog stick is for the melea. Ergo u have a Japanese-games camera. u walk straight its behind u, u do a 180 the camera is in your character's face. no idea what is in front. Bad game design. and holly crap whats with the 1minute long death..i wanna play NOW!!! BTW the video snippets of the character with broken armor is nothing. They played the game and then made a review, the snippets u see arent necessarly how the reviewer played the whole game its just examples
I was put off getting this game from all the bad reveiws it got, but all my friends say it's great, but then, they're idiots... I'm not sure about this game...
download the demo off live you could save yourself $10. The beginning, where the demo takes place, is where the game seemed most fun to me. Those two trolls at 1:30 are sooooo annoying and they occur often. Cant believe I spent $60 on this
OK, this is a horrible review. If you watch the gameplay he is blinking red the almost the entire time. That means those pieces of armor are completely broken! Of course you are going to die a lot! Why is he using ranged weapons on a goblin right next to him? Seriously though. This game (especially now when you can get it for $10 or $20) is very good--once you level up. After you get some good gear you will tear up the levels easy. Co-op is a blast too.
this review is dead on, in fact i probably would have given it a lesser score, everything from the death animation, to even the basic combat, i mean cmon, using the stick just feels so dull compared to button combos
currently playing this game...has potential but it fails...camera annouying...fight controls suck...you get mobbed during the last couple of stages and ofter die...very often
It should have been marketed as the dungeon crawler. Diablo on a console, if you will. I haven't even gotten to level 50 with my characters. It has very unique depth and is still a blast to play in short bursts. :)
The mythology in this game is great, and more games should add that but the game play was just awful. Something I just wasn't going to get used to no matter how long I played.