Too bad for Too Human

Globe & Mail looks at Too Human and Bionic Commando Rearmed, says the hyped Xbox 360 exclusive turns out to be a lacklustre dungeon crawler starring a frustratingly death-prone Norse god while the remake of Capcom's classic is just as satisfying now as the original was 20 years ago. From the story:

"...My biggest beef is that my hero-supposedly a god-dies much too frequently for my liking. A combination of unintuitive controls and unfair enemy tactics (I was constantly, frustratingly under attack by both long range weaponry and melee warriors) led my protagonist to perish some 59 times in the game's first two dungeons. That's about once every six minutes of battle, according to the game's exhaustive statistics page. And every time he died I was forced to sit through a 15 second animation showing him being raised into the heavens by a valkyrie before being resurrected someplace nearby to re-enter the fray, as though nothing had happened.

In other words, death is an annoyingly regular occurrence with no real consequences. Which made me wonder: What purpose was my god's excessive mortality supposed to serve? Battle drama would have been heightened had he been apt to kick the bucket less frequently but with more serious repercussions-like having to restart at a save point...."

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littletad3746d ago

This is a blog. Not news, but someones opinion. If you need even further proof, he makes a whole paragraph about Bionic Commando and why he much rather enjoy that. If that doesn't spell rookie, I don't know what does.

Hydrolex3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

Too Flop

EDIT: Who remembers when I said Too Human will flop ? I also said 10 years working on a game doesn't make a good game and many people disagreed.

Ahahaha it happened

Mr_Bun3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

It hasn't happened yet...we will have to wait and see how it does with sales. Even if it's the worst game of all time but it could still sell...what other options are there right now for people who want a new 360 game?

xhairs93746d ago

A flop is a flop don't spin it with your sales nonsense. The game sucks, the only people giving it anything higher than a 7 are those with xbox360 somewhere in their .com address. stfu and move on to viva pinata 2.

socomnick3746d ago

I doubt its a flop I expect great sales. Thats all that really matters to Dennis anyway. I'll check the game out soon.

ChrisGTR13746d ago

ohh how sad, looks like hydrolex is mad at his console purchase and now hes triying to get back by saying too human is a flop much like haze and lair. but you are mistaken, haze and lair both are metascored at well under 7.0 too human is not.

Adamalicious3746d ago

"Not news, but someones opinion." - since when are reviews NOT someone's opinion?

Mr_Bun3746d ago

Relaxxxxx. I understand your anger as Denis is Xtremely annoying, but it is in fact the sales that determines a "flop". Yes, the game seems to be underwhelming by almost ever reviewer out there and yes no matter how well it does, the lack of quality doesn't justify the 10 years since it has been announced. If the game breaks records though, it can't really be called a flop right? (not that I am saying it is going to but you get my point)

BattleAxe3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

Its like I said, if you own an XBOX 360 you have only 3 reasons to get excited about exclusive games for the next 2 years: HALO 3 expansion pack, Gears of War 2 and Fable 2. Banjo Kazooi is now a budget title at $39.00 which means that it is more than likely a sub-standard game.

Too bad for Too Human.

kinggeoff3746d ago

so owning a 360 means you dont get to play any more cross platform games?

StephanieBBB3746d ago

Buy an PS3 and be future proof ;)

tordavis3746d ago

@Hydrolex - Damn you are awesome at predictions. Could you please email the Massachusetts state lottery number to me? Wow, you should have your own blog and just post predictions. You'd get millions of hits because you are so good at predicting whether a game will flop or not...based on some bloggers opinion.

Can I be your friend?

JOLLY13746d ago

Mass. Ha, I am just kidding. Seriously though, Seattle is where it's at!

thor3746d ago

Too human won't flop. Look at haze - it didn't flop in terms of sales (not majorly so anyway) because it had a huge marketing push. Including a quote and 5 stars from FHM lol. I've seen a lot of advertisements, especially on the internet, for too human. Many people downloaded the demo and that will persuade more people to buy it than to not buy it, if you see what I mean.

LossTheEarthbreaker3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

It could be a possibility, however.

You forgot a lot of games, though, like Star Ocean 4, Infinite Undiscovery, Tales of Vesperia, and Viva Piñata 2.

juuken3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

Give it a rest.
Oh noes, it's from a blog and it's not news!

If it's relating to a videogame, then it's news otherwise it wouldn't have been approved. Reviews are based on opinions and initial impressions of a game.

TheDeadMetalhead3746d ago

Well, this is clearly a blog and a review. Hmmm...

-Blogs aren't allowed on this site

-Reviews are.

Alright. But I'm still going to report it because it should be a Review not an Article :)

Genesis53745d ago

Ummmm! This is not a blog. The Globe and Mail is Canada's national newspaper.

xhairs93745d ago

It is a flop, being #1 on gamefly is strictly rental. Gamefly is exactly like Netflix - rentals with no late-fee's, inevitably meaning that they don't have to buy the game when they rent from these places. Sure it will sell, 1 million pre-orders that's great and all but for an average game that was hyped to the extreme is completely a flop in its own.

Basically meaning, 1 million preorders + #1 on gamefly, you're basically looking at 1 million in sales because the rest wont want to buy it if they don't get charged for not returning it..

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King Me3746d ago

Games under-deliver,this isn't the first time a game was ill received by the gaming journalists...

I do however believe,this is one of the biggest disappointments of gaming in a long long while,the only other game that was ever hyped up so much and failed to deliver was Daikatana.

Mr PS33746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

Too Bad
Too Pooman

I Dont
I think it's Hilarious


pwnsause3746d ago

too bad for
Too FLop
just like Ninja Flopden
JUst like RROD Dragon
Just like Fail Odeyssy
Just like 2 Flop worlds
Just like Haze
Just like Lair

(Note 2 failed PS3 games and 5 failed 360 games, who has the less failures and has the most highly acclaimed games, thats right PS3.)

MetalProxy3746d ago

RROD Dragon ?!...ROFL, now that is funny!!

KBDuB3745d ago

Uhm, unfair comparison. Two(2) reasons.
One(1): The x360 has like 300 more games than the PS3. Which console has games, and which one doesn't?
Two(2): You calling those games flops are a matter of opinion. I rather enjoyed both Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, and Ninja Gaiden..

Bubble Buddy3745d ago

Which console actually has great games coming? That's right, PS3. 360 has Fable 2 and Gears 2. Banjo I doubt will make an impact, but if it does then ad that one to the list. What happened to Alan Wake? Splinter Cell? Ah well, Resistance 2, Little Big Planet, God Of War 3, InFamous. Sony's got you covered. Flop or not, reviewers all gave those games bad-below average reviews.

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LightningPS33746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

Who cares. Do we have to hear about this game every 5 minutes? PS3 fanboys need to stop acting like this makes PS3 better or something. It doesn't.

Atleast XBOX 360 has a game to review this week.


You're crazy

XBOX 360 sells the most software. 360 has the most games that become hits sales wise.

Every PS3 game flops, Heavenly Sword, Ratchet & Clank, Lair, PS3 having 2 flops? What a joke

PS3 fans are seriously delusional. Every exclusive PS3 game flops because the install base isn't there. It's getting better, but what your saying is just obsurd. Use your common logic.

pwnsause3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

yes a flop LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLO L Best thing is its happening in the week when Sony Has a EU press Conference at Leipzig:

LOL Rachet and Clank has a 89 average on MEtaCritic and Heavenly Sword has a 79 average on MetaCritc. Compare that to

Too FLop
Ninja Flopden
RROD Dragon
Fail Odeyssy
2 Flop worlds

Only two flops on the PS3 were

want some more Pwnsause dumbass?

Drekken3746d ago

Do you forget about PS3 flops - you guys wouldnt stop.

You deserve it - Take your lumps like a man.

pwnsause3746d ago

"XBOX 360 sells the most software. 360 has the most games that become hits sales wise.

Every PS3 game flops, Heavenly Sword, Ratchet & Clank, Lair, PS3 having 2 flops? What a joke

PS3 fans are seriously delusional. Every exclusive PS3 game flops because the install base isn't there. It's getting better, but what your saying is just obsurd. Use your common logic."

Yea, that was so 2007, welcome to 2008, where PS3 is closing the gap and is kicking ass and taking names on the haters. Aaron Greenburg confirmed that they are ahead by 5 million consoles. do you know what that means? it means that they lost their commanding lead. they were 10 million ahead of the PS3 last year. this year, its just 5 million, 5 MILLION. Last Year PS3 owners did not buy games because PS3 owners do not like Sh*t ports.

THis year, they are buying games that are leading on PS3, the way its supposed to be. SPIN SPIN all you want, but you know 360 is getting its Asshole kicked by the PS3 since Blu-Ray destroyed HD-DVD back in January when Warner Dropped HD-DVD for BLu-Ray. SInce then Gamesales boosted like crazy on the PS3. Want proof, ask EA.

thor3746d ago

Ninja gaiden II has an 81 score on metacritic. It didn't flop.
Heavenly sword had a huge amount of hype as I recall and we ended up with a better-than-average, short game. Kind of like too human, but more favourably reviewed. But saying that ratchet and clank flopped is ridiculous. I know it was mostly the same gameplay as the previous games, but the graphics were the best on consoles at the time, and it was just polished and well-executed. It didn't flop in terms of sales either.

Bubble Buddy3745d ago

- Heavenly Sword didn't flop and Ratchet And Clank definitely didn't flop. Insomniac has never released a game that averaged less than an 8. Heavenly Sword would've had a higher score if not for the fact that the game was short. Look at all thee reviews, they all complain that it is too short.

- It's true. If a PS3 game flopped, you guys would be going crazy like Christmas came early or something.

- PS3 is definitely closing the gap on 360. Sales are going up. What was the last 360's 90+ game that was exclusive? Back in 2007.

- Microsoft is losing steam and they know it. Changing their gamer score to "medals", copying their new game screen a mixture of iPhone's and PS3's. Cutting their price lower and lower due to lack of sales. I suggest Microsoft to make Live free and they'll have plenty of more sales, me included.

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