gamers (58%) found this review helpful
After hearing all the negative press for this game, I wasn't expecting much. I honestly just wanted it to be Dynasty Warriors with a story, and it could have been ok.
It wasn't even that.
Too Human is like 1 hour of story, interwoven between 10-12 hours of boring, repetitive gameplay with bad controls. The story isn't even all that interesting. The concept's nice, but the implementation of it is your standard hamfisted plot. You can see almost every twist and turn coming a mile away.
And then there's the ending. The ultimate slap in the face. This game feels rushed in every aspect, and it's the most evident when the ending abruptly swoops in. I swear, I honestly thought the beginning of the staff roll was a new version of the loading screen.
The controls are terrible for this game. It's hard to get real combos going, and the most impressive moves are pre-determined "finishers" that you don't have to perform. Why couldn't this have just used button presses?
Every time I play one of these games that tried to reinvent Dynasty Warriors, I feel the same way: Just leave the Dynasty Warriors market to Koei, because they know how to do it, and you don't.
I honestly felt like this was a waste of a rental.
posted by mculberson (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Aug 24, 2008
Member since Feb 2006
gamers (56%) found this review helpful
After reading some pretty scathing reviews for this game, I was a little surprised to find I liked the game so much.
First of all, the graphics are top notch. There are no load screens to speak of, and the gameplay is fast and furious. If you're on the fence about getting this game (renting or buying) go ahead, cause it's a blast to play.
As far as the camera issue I've heard so much about, this was much a do about nothing. Yes, it's a little frustrating at first no being able to control it, but once you get used to it, it's just fine.
This game is just plain fun and a true AAA title. I have no idea why a website like Gamespot would give it a 5.5. There must be something more to it than meets the eye. For one thing, they mention the death scenes and how lenghthy and annoying they are. Well, compared to when you die in other games this takes no time at all. As soon as the scene ends you're dropped right back in the action, so much faster than other games where you have to reload and wait for some load screen.
Anyways, I haven't written a review in some time and felt compelled to write one for this game.
I actually purchased this game under the impression that a similar 'God of War' title had become available on the 360. Being way off on that assumption is an understatement. I've never played a game so horrible. The fight sequences were pointless! The skill upgrades and magic powers were awarded at random. The only thing good about the game was the character selection. But would I recommend this game to anyone else? Tell you what, I would rather recommend solitaire!