Currently Playing: Too Human

Too Human Xbox 360 GameAt the weekend I stumbled across an offer for Too Human. After reading a number of negative reviews I still could not pass up on an action RPG for only £9.98. (especially as I was looking for another co-op game to play with my girlfriend’s son).

Not long after loading the game I could already see why people were disappointed in this game. The graphics were okay in some sections but quite poor in others (a bit like Prey I guess), the voice acting wasn’t up to much, the dialogue was pretty poor, and the combat (along with the camera) felt a bit.. broken. For some reason I stuck with it though. I died a few times (witnessing the unskippable death animation), but gradually continued my way through the first level/world.

I think it was about 1 or 2 hours into the game that I actually began to enjoy the game. There was a huge number of different items and armour types (which I loved.. I hate RPGs where all your friends characters look the same), and I was beginning to get the hang of combat.

After enjoying the delights of Fable 2 this game appears rushed and really flawed, but there is something underlying that is quite addictive. something I can’t quite put my finger on. I managed to try my hand at the co-op mode (with my girlfriend’s son) and this is where I have had the most enjoyment so far (the camera in this mode is a big improvement over the Fable 2 online co-op settings).

So far…

Pros

  • Fun Co-op with a friend (better than Fable 2)
  • Lots of weapons and armor (that actually looks different rather than just a new skin)
  • Ability to create weapons and armors from blueprints
  • Quite challenging, but not too much
  • Barely any loading screens (I don’t think I’ve noticed any actually. Although I’m sure there is one or two somewhere)

Cons

  • Cannot skip the death animation
  • Combat with the right analogue stick feels unatural
  • Story is a little.. boring or slow?
  • Not enough variety in the enemies
  • The game’s instruction manual isn’t very helpful with explaining some of the ingame options

My first games console was the Mega Drive and I've been in love with video games ever since. Over the years I've owned many systems, which I hope to cover in the future. Most of the things I write and do videos about is considered "retro", but I do enjoy playing my Xbox One and PS4 as well...


Posted on January 19, 2009 | Last modified: 19th January 2009