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Kotaku Too Human Online Co-op Impressions

Michael McWhertor from Kotaku writes:

"Stephen Totilo from MTV Multiplayer and I tag-teamed a Troll today. Multiple Trolls, actually, and dozens of Goblins, as we tackled Too Human's online multiplayer co-op mode. Having completed the core single player campaign last night - it took me about 11 hours and change, for the record - and whipping through the first chapter again with my Champion class Baldur, I was a pretty good candidate for a Totilo power-leveler."

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HighDefinition3427d ago (Edited 3427d ago )

I Stopped reading there.

I just got the WORST image in my head from that line.

Man..........

power of Green 3427d ago

I thought you stopped reading because the Header and the story description did not immediately show what you wanted to see or was looking for.

Now I will read the hands-on.

soccerstar3427d ago (Edited 3427d ago )

too bad they changed it to 2 player co-op from 4 player co-op cause i probably wont buy this game anymore because i like being able to play with more of my friends like on cod4 and r6v 2

gogators3427d ago

COD4 doesn't have a co-op story mode and R6V 2 has co-op for only two people, too.

soccerstar3427d ago (Edited 3427d ago )

that's what multiplayer is for :)

Homicide3427d ago

LMAO! priceless. Looks like it's not turning out so well. What the hell have they been doing for the past few years?

Splenda143427d ago

its still probably going to be better then Haze but u never know

Superfragilistic3427d ago

This game is more along the divisive lines of Assassins Creed. There's repetitive gameplay and a short story but people will either love it or hate it. I'll even bet it hits a Metacritic of about 80 just like Assassins 81. :)

sonarus3427d ago

I don't want to pass judgment till i actually play it myself. I seriously doubt i would play it though. The concept of coop is intriguing and all but this game just has fail written over it. I'll wait for a couple of SK loyalists and general "buy every exclusive" type gamers to purchase and will be relying on others to tell me if this game is good or not.

Superfragilistic3427d ago (Edited 3427d ago )

I get where your coming from and whilst I think Too Human will be an enjoyable 8/10 game, it doesn't appear to be the killer IP (aka Eternal Darkness) that some, including myself, have been hoping for. Further it appears that the hype and development time may really hurt it come review time - 10hrs of story for 10years of conception?, etc.

Then again, there's always the sequel "Two Human" :/

pumpkinpunker3427d ago

kotaku is so ant-360! they the suxxors!

all jokes aside, I still might buy this game just for the leveling and looting. I like to collect stuff.

One last thing, everybody loves to criticize the camera in games (Ninja Gaiden 2, Too Human) but very few mentioned the camera is pretty lousy in GTA 4. GTA 4 got a free pass on quite a few things.

The Lazy One3427d ago

The camera in NG2 does suck balls. It's not just inconvenient, it makes some things downright stupidly hard, and completely defeats the purpose of some of the mechanics.

EXAMPLE:

Enemy Attacks>>>>DODGE!! !>>>>Ryu prays the enemy doesn't attack him while I try to point the camera back in the general direction of the enemy so I can counter attack>>>>Camera thinks it knows what I want and immediately points at corner with nothing in it>>>>DEATH!

UBERFAIL.

Cameras are much more critical in a game that requires close quarters evasion and combat.

Superfragilistic3427d ago (Edited 3427d ago )

I don't disagree with the GTAIV criticisms, although I don't ever remember it significantly hindering gameplay - largely thanks to the cleverly implemented auto aim feature that kept the action front and centre.

But in regards to NG2. I love the gameplay immensely and believe the combat engine to be unrivalled in the industry. BUT... the camera is awful and whilst I have some control over it, I often don't have time to move it when in such fast and furious combat, and as such it detracts from otherwise brilliant gameplay.

I'd suggest that Too Human's camera appears somewhere in the middle of the above examples. But we won't know for sure until we have those gold copies in our hands. :)

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