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What the reviewers didn't tell you about Too Human...

Sarcasticgamer.com weighs in on Too Human to set the record straight about what game critics completely left out of of their crap reviews of Too Human, and also discusses the things that are wrong with Too Human and why they simply don't break the game.

A must read for Too Human fence sitters.

From the article: "I'm playing through Too Human right now. My overall take on the game is very positive. Yet, I've read so many reviews straight ripping the game. After reading most of the "big" name reviews, I'm left scratching my head and wondering, "did these people play the same game that I did?" Sure, there's some details that could have been tweaked, but overall, I'm having way too much fun too notice the defects that are too minor in Too Human.

Here's what the reviewers didn't tell you about Too Human, after the jump."

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Fowack3432d ago

with a capital S, just get over it people.

Dark Collosis3432d ago

Sorry but this game is very good.. On my second play through currently and still Love this game.. Small annoyance but nothing game breaking and in no way should this game ever get below a 7.. To many fanboy haters out there who have no IDEA what a good game is.. This game will live through this unjustified bad press and will sell millions only to make a much better rated TH2/TH3.. You can bet your fanboy a$$es on it.....

sack_boi3432d ago

Too Human is soo good that noone gets it.
It's way ahead of it's time and people that to like this game are noobz.

lol.

lowcarb3432d ago (Edited 3432d ago )

People Love it with a capital L so get use to good comments about the game and excellent sells. We all know how much you want it to be written off as a flop but Too human is a game that finally goes against the power of these so called review sites that are in place to sometimes do more harm then good. We need to have a way to review games ourselves after playing through a game on consoles simple and plain.

Edit below...Too Human has it's nice moments and looks better then any game last gen. Sure there not the best graphics but there good enough to really enjoy the game and never really take away from immersion.

xhairs93432d ago

This game looks nothing next-gen simply put, how can it be rated greatly against next-get titles if it's simply not? Basically meaning, this game looks exactly the same as it should have looked back when the xbox was unheard of the PS2 ruled the Earth -- it looks like dun dun dun... CRAP.

DeadIIIRed3432d ago

Calm down guy, its a video game, not Jesus Christ.

Bloodwar3432d ago (Edited 3432d ago )

Notice how it says 720p? Now have a look on the back of the 360 version of the game. 1080p. All this crap about last gen this and that about this game, these folk only need to look at the back of a PS3 game to get an idea of last gen. I don't understand how is it that PS3 has a hard time supporting true HD this far into the game, yet the Xbox 360 has been able to since launch? Anyone have any answer?

thewhoopimen3432d ago (Edited 3432d ago )

hahah. I'm glad you mentioned that. Guess what? I can run Soul Calibur PS3 at 1080p just fine. Guess you didn't realize that MS has been pulling the wool over your eyes with interpolated 1080p. We can "scale" it to 1080p on our console too. The only difference is that on MS packaging "scaling" is supposed to be "native," a blatant lie. There's actually only about 2 games in MS's line that has true 1080p. On Sony's platform there are over a dozen. Face it you're running out of defense ammo.

Bombibomb3432d ago

That's 1080p upscaled, not native. I don't see your point. The PS3 has more 1080p NATIVE games than the Xbox 360. 360's can't even do true 1080p.

thereapersson3432d ago

Every single XBOX 360 game says 1080p on it because the 360 has a very good scaler chip in it. That's MS's way of fooling people that the 360 plays every 360 game at 1080p when in reality you're just blowing up a native 720p signal like a DVD upscaler blows up a 480p signal to whatever res you set your system at.

SabreMan3431d ago

oh dear !!

what resolution soul caliber runs at is irrelevant as this thread's about Too Human but your so far off the mark i'm embarrassed for you
regarding Too Human i have't played the retail version yet as it's not out here in England until friday but i loved the demo and find myself baffled by the negativity towards it.

it's all about personal preference, people's opinion is just that an opinion not a fact the only fact is we all like different things

Bloodwar3431d ago (Edited 3431d ago )

You all made good points. I accept I was way off the mark and was wrong in my endeavors to try and protect this game, or the 360 for that matter. I apologize and am done with the whole fanboy thing. It doesn't get one anywhere.

witchking3431d ago

This was a great article. Frankly, the game is completely addictive and is a blast to play.

Games are meant to be fun, and Too Human fits the bill perfectly.

9 out of 10.

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RPG Guy3432d ago

It's garbage. The fans that have been following this game for 10 years may find that hard to accept, but it failed to live up to the hype. 360 RPG gamers have so much more to looking forward to only a few short days. They need to drop Too Human.

Dark Collosis3432d ago

The reason why this isnt just going away is because for what this game is it was rated way to low and unjusticely down.. Reviewers and fanboys bashed this game for no reason... Hell i play ALOT of GAMES. The last game that i would even compare style of game to was the GoW series, and let me say this.. I NEVER finished ONE of the TWO GoW games i own on my PS2. Great games GREAT storys but i did not like the bushon mashing i had to do for it.. I mean give me a break on the two sisters in GoW2 where you had to reflect there scream blast... That was rediculous button mashing.. But still all in all both where GREAT GAMES.. Now Too Human has its share of problems but i tell you this i have beaten the game already once and i look forward to beating it atleast on more time if not more.. AND I have yet to play some CO OP..... game on... Collosis lvl 31 Cybernetic Defender of Too Human

jojo3193432d ago

RPG Guy, what did you personally not like about the game?

sack_boi3432d ago (Edited 3432d ago )

you mean : "what did you like about this game"? coz it just has so much flaws

I played the demo and that's all I needed. The only this that's good about the game is... geez I can't find anything, somebody help me...

...

Jinxstar3432d ago (Edited 3432d ago )

RPG guy doesn't have to have played it. Thats what reviews are for. I played at my buddies house and didn't much care for it myself. If I want a grind i'll do it in WoW...

Same can be said back to others "Have you played Lair?" Not that your knocking it but I felt(And feel currently after the patch to use the analog sticks) thats it's a decent game... Similar to the way you may feel about Too human and nothing wrong with that but i accept that many many others hated lair and don't say anything about it...

People say
'Wait for screens'
"Wait for vids"
"Wait for the Demo"
"Wait for reviews"
"Well have you played it?"

it seems like if you like it then great but the majority of people don't like it... When will you be satisfied? After he has invested 200 hours of his life into the game to come back up and say to your face "It sucks"?

Anyway I'm at work but I feel RPG has a right to his opinion and who are you guys to knock it. He's right the 360 are getting some wicked RPG's woprthy of your buck here very very soon.... Probably will get much higher rated then Too Human. Whats the big deal?

YoMeViet3432d ago

awesome post jinx, bubbles

jmare3432d ago

Are you sure you mean button mashing for GOW? Yeah you can kind of force your way thorugh with button mashing, but there are combos to learn that make the game much easier and much more enjoyable. It's like a fighting game, yeah you can mash buttons and win sometimes, but to get really good you have to learn combos. And besides, every game is a button masher if you think about it.

lowcarb3432d ago

Nobody ever said to wait for anything so quit making up stuff already. Also if you go buy reviews and can't form your own opinion then your comment holds no cred. Too Human is one epic experience that has never been done before and even out does the Baldurs Gate series imo so get over it. It's so funny watching some of you hate on this game that obviously haven't played it and look for reviews to make you decisions. Be a man and stop getting pushed around by these sites.

Jinxstar3432d ago (Edited 3432d ago )

@ lowcarb

Excuse you.

"Nobody ever said to wait for anything so quit making up stuff already."

That is a blatant lie. Many people have and if I went back to many of the Demo preview articles I am sure i could find some. I wont search all days but the first one I find I will post here you can find the rest.

"lots of my mates say it sucks,some times demos hurt games, wait for the scores as it hasn,t had much feed back from the gaming press"

There's one in the first article I clicked. http://www.n4g.com/xbox360/...

Really my comment holds no cred? Along with the many others from Gametrailers and IGN and other websites. I may not be a well known journalist but have you run out to buy Lair and Haze and Two Worlds? If not then your as biased as me. If you don't form a unique opinion about every single game out there(By buying and playing them in depth) you never have any right what so ever to comment on it. I do not agree with that train of thought but thats fine. It's moronic but fine.

AS a matter of fact it has been done before. Do you want to know where the concept came from? Try picking up any MMORPG you like. EQ COH WOW GW SB or any other game in the genre. If you need me to give you the accronyms meanings let me know. It is a copy from an MMO formula simplified for single player... I have played it as I said but I do base some of my opinions on reviews. Mostly I don't though. I bought games like Lair, Viking, Conan, Dark Sectoor and such because I wanted to try them no matter what reviewes say. I play everything from Resistance and gears to Lego and Spore. Do you?...

How exactly am I being pushed around by sites, And how exactly does it make me a "man" to not be pushed by them. The fact that I served in Iraq makes me a boy apparently. The fact that I am a fire fighter for a living and do everything I can to save lives makes me less of a man? I have a house and have lived on my own since I was 16 I guess makes me less of a man too huh? Yet not letting some gaming site "Push me around' (However that is/happens) Makes me a man in your eyes... My only goal is to please you I guess huh? Your a troll. Think before you post next time.

lowcarb3432d ago (Edited 3432d ago )

"Nobody ever said to wait for anything so quit making up stuff already."

"That is a blatant lie. Many people have and if I went back to many of the Demo preview articles I am sure i could find some. I wont search all days but the first one I find I will post here you can find the rest."

No that's not a lie based on gamers but as far as sites go then your correct. I thought you were referring to console owners my bad.

"Really my comment holds no cred? Along with the many others from Gametrailers and IGN and other websites. I may not be a well known journalist but have you run out to buy Lair and Haze and Two Worlds? If not then your as biased as me. If you don't form a unique opinion about every single game out there(By buying and playing them in depth) you never have any right what so ever to comment on it. I do not agree with that train of thought but thats fine. It's moronic but fine."

No it doesn't hold any cred because you obviously never purchased the title which I think is fair to say don't you think? I'm sure there's been a point in your life when people said bad things about a person and once you met the person found that he or she was actually not like the way they described right? Well the same goes for games (form your own opinion) and senseless comments trying to knock it even though you've never played through it and only come across as hating to people like me and nothing more. I would respect your opinion and give you cred if you at least played through it but this is obviously not the case. Not trying to be disrespectful to you but this is how I feel.

"AS a matter of fact it has been done before. Do you want to know where the concept came from? Try picking up any MMORPG you like. EQ COH WOW GW SB or any other game in the genre. If you need me to give you the accronyms meanings let me know. It is a copy from an MMO formula simplified for single player... I have played it as I said but I do base some of my opinions on reviews. Mostly I don't though. I bought games like Lair, Viking, Conan, Dark Sectoor and such because I wanted to try them no matter what reviewes say. I play everything from Resistance and gears to Lego and Spore. Do you?..."

I play as many games as I can and have no console ligeance. I've been gaming for 30 plus years and will never stop lol.

"How exactly am I being pushed around by sites, And how exactly does it make me a "man" to not be pushed by them. The fact that I served in Iraq makes me a boy apparently. The fact that I am a fire fighter for a living and do everything I can to save lives makes me less of a man? I have a house and have lived on my own since I was 16 I guess makes me less of a man too huh? Yet not letting some gaming site "Push me around' (However that is/happens) Makes me a man in your eyes... My only goal is to please you I guess huh? Your a troll. Think before you post next time."

Actually those things you say are not the things that make you a man but yes I respect a person that will sacrifice his life for others as I have done myself. Your being pushed around by sites like many because your letting the reviews keep you from enjoying great games based on somebody's opinion and that's quite foolish. Also I think very clearly and have not an ounce of troll in me. I would attack back and call you something but that would be immature and show that I have no class.

Jinxstar3432d ago (Edited 3432d ago )

Look bro all I said was from what I have played it's not my type of game. From what I have played I am not going to invest umpteen days into trying to enjoy it... I enjoy variety in games but as far as dungeon crawlers go I would rather play Diablo 2 or(Insert a ton of other names here). From what I have played of too human, which honestly and fairness, isn't all that much but from what I have played and seen and heard and understand from about 15 credible sources it doesn't seem to appeal to me. I have a valid opinion on this.

My point in posting this was not blatant hate or spewing anti 360 sentiment but to put someone who was out of line in place. Do I think you have to purchase a game in order to have an opinion on it? No. I have never purchased bejeweled but I think it's great. Do people who rent count? Try before you buy I mean really isn't that the ultimate in opinion... Basically what I did by going to my friends house on Saturday and crackin a few brews and playing for a while... So my cred is nil because of it?

No I don't let reviews judge ifIi buy a game or not as I said above.

" I have played it as I said but I do base some of my opinions on reviews. Mostly I don't though. I bought games like Lair, Viking, Conan, Dark Sectoor and such because I wanted to try them no matter what reviewes say"

But if someone else who doesn't make as much money as you says "I will wait for reviews" like the quote I put. I can respect that just as I can respect a rental for an opinion. People who go out of their way to bash a game based on reviews and not having tried it I can understand a little more how it can be annoying but I don't feel I did that... I really don't feel like my post was a hate filled speach about why Too human sucks. by all right i don't think it sucks it's just not something I would buy and play. I don't like Halo or MGS either for that matter but hey thats my opinion. no console bias or anything I have played and beat both halo 3 and MGS 4 and don't care for either of them...

Anyway it is a busy day at work atm. If you would like to talk more PM please. I really harbor no hate and like a good debate but I really am busy(non stop calls hence the long pauses between replies) and will get back to you when I can. Game on

dantesparda3432d ago (Edited 3432d ago )

The game is crap! if the finished product is the same thing as the demo, then the game is garbage. Horrible camera, bad framerate problems, and bad graphics, and its repetitive (its basically a stick masher). Heck! Ninja Gaiden 2 is more impressive than this and that wasnt impressive.

RPG Guy3432d ago

Thank You Jinxstar.

- I hated the demo
- Reviews have been mediocre
- The "controversy" surronding this game is a battle between fanboys for the game vs those just against the 360.
- Game vids showing more of the game only show more of the same from the demo. FAIL.

sack_boi3432d ago

... I played the demo and that made me cancel my pre-order right away.

Montrealien3432d ago (Edited 3432d ago )

So four people agreed with eachother that they didntt like the game...

Let's all give them a round of applause for they have an opinion! woot! grats!

*internet crowd cheers*

@lowcarb, you are wasting your time if you think you can change there opinion, it's there's to keep, and you must respect that. Don;t take offense if they didn't like it.

I like the game! a lot!

kthxbye

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InMyOpinion3432d ago

Either you love it or you hate it.

MorganX3432d ago

Threads like this are making me want to go rent it just to see who's really full of S*#*

tplarkin73432d ago

Bad reviews are common. It is rare to find a true professional reviewer that takes his job seriously. They often don't play the game long enough to make valid judgments. Often, you will see that reviewers say the same thing as if all the information comes from a single source (like the mainstream media repeats the New York Times).

juuken3432d ago (Edited 3432d ago )

Lair and Haze didn't get THIS much defending so what's so special about this game?

Go on, slam the disagree button.

It amazes me how this game is receiving so much defending when nobody defended Lair or Haze whatsoever. 360 fanboys were telling PS3 fans to get over their flop because the game were flops. Now that Too Human is getting mixed reviews like Haze (just as I predicted), now you have a defense force on standby.

Lol...just LOL.

JSA-Gamer3432d ago

Haze is horrible, but I liked lair...

The Wombat3432d ago (Edited 3432d ago )

...Too Human is a better game than Haze or Lair (in my opinion). It's certainly not perfect, but it's an above average game.

It's so sad to me that some people (who have never, and will never play Too Human) are actually rooting for this game to fail simply because Haze and Lair did, and they want something to use as "payback". There's plenty of games on the 360 that suck, just like there's plenty on the PS3 and Wii that suck, there's no reason to go witchhunting for games to throw in the competitions face.

Why anyone would root for any game to fail is completely beyond my comprehension.

juuken3432d ago

And it's amazing why people can't play the game instead of convincing everyone else who don't even like it why they should change their opinions. I'm sure PS3 fans didn't bash anyone who said they hated Haze or Lair.

If you like it, then play it but don't talk down someone's opinion because they didn't like it.

Mwaan3432d ago

Lair alienated itself with the sixaxis controls. Sure you can get used to it, but most people would have preferred to use the analog sticks. I think it deserved the criticism because I actually wanted to play it without looking like I was trying to keep gravy from spilling off a plate. Plus I'm lazy and only want to move my thumbs. Haze is just bad. I'm a huge Timesplitters fan, but Haze is awful. I hate everything about it. It makes a game like Timeshift look like a system seller. Too Human is a very good game. But everyone wanted to shred it before they even got their hands on it. It was never given a chance. To bad, I'm really loving it, but I doubt the sequels will ever be made. Microsoft has a knack for canceling franchises that aren't mega hits.

The Wombat3432d ago

I could honestly care less if people don't like it for legitimate reasons. I enjoy it, but it's definitely a game that not everyone will enjoy, that's for sure. My comment is only directed at people whose sole motivation for dogging the game is that they want it to flop like Haze or Lair. That's childish, and people who hold that reasoning aren't forming their own opinion of the game, they're clinging to the opinion of some frothing fanboy hivemind so their ridiculous quest for vengence can be validated.

There is a huge difference between playing the game and hating it, and hating a game without playing it.

shadow-sentinel3431d ago

Well juuken, xbots want to ignore the fact that they have mediocre games. Let them moan about it, the most important thing to remember is that this game still flopped. (After ten years of development???)

xD xD xD

Sez 3431d ago

well aleast 360 owners aren't petty enough to start petitions every time a review doesn't go our way or have sony rep's send a reviewer kit like sony did with lair. whiny b!tches. then have the nerve to talk about others.

Mr Bot3431d ago

Lair was a Flop because it was a ps3 exclusive and it was the year of 360 so everything on ps3 must flop and because Lair was trying to force innovation to us and us(the bots) dont like innovation so that main reason why it flopped and for some reason the media wanted to take revenge on ps3 because how the arrogance sony showed with ps2! of course the game had some minor issues but not to the point to give it reviews like our beloved Flopped Too Human!!

Haze flopped so hard that no one dare even to try to defend it, so driods better not bring Haze to the equation!

Too Human is the most innovative and fun RPG action game ever created with only minor Flops, these Minor flops r basically what makes a game Flop or not, so we still think the game is fun!! i know i know any game can be fun to certain people even Haze! but if we the bots say its fun then every body should believe us because its 360 exclusive and we all know that 360 exclusives never flops and its the best out there!!

Mr Bot

pixelsword3431d ago (Edited 3431d ago )

I felt like neither game needs defending because it seems like people like Too human. I bought Lair myself and it was a great game and I know it would stand on it's own merit (both games, really). If you look at player reviews versus critic reviews the vast majority of players loved Lair and didn't see how the critics couldn't "get it". I think it's an IQ thing or something, I don't know. People also are doing the same thing for Too Human, as well (and it's probably an IQ thing, too).

I even wrote a review on Lair, and the game wasn't hard to control after you got the proper understanding of the game. Not to brag, but I got all gold medals before the controls patch came out.

But seeing how XboX fans now experienced how a game has been unfairly dumped on due to media bias and how a game is actually better than what fickle and bitter critics say, you all might want to remember that the next time you hear a PS3 fan defend his/her game...

...and stop letting game sites play you against each other for website hits they can use to get advertising dollars.

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lodossrage3432d ago

Go right ahead and defend Too Human all you want. The same people that are sitting around defending this crappy game are probably the same people that bashed Haze and Lair.

So go right ahead hypocrites ( you know who you are), Defend this weak game all you like. No amount of defense will change the fact that the game stinks. And yes I do have a 360 and downloaded the demo (deleted the demo as well) thank you very much.

lowcarb3432d ago

Well I'm defending it because I love it and have never bashed haze or Lair so whats your point? Unless you have links showing were people that are defending this title jumped all on haze and Lair then i suggest you shut it. Also who cares if you own a 360 and why even bring that up. Also no amount of hating you do will change the fact that people love it and will continue to say good things about it. You can say it sucks all you want but really what sucks is your attitude and conspiracy theory crap.

Montrealien3432d ago (Edited 3432d ago )

I loved Lair and I enjoyed Haze and I love Too Human...

lodoss talks like the whole gaming world revolves around N4G comments section, it is kinda cute.