Silicon Knights Responds To Too Human Criticisms

Making an Electronic Entertainment Expo demo is a tricky thing for game developers. Some choose to put together a highly controlled scenario with E3-themed in-jokes and special case objectives. But to do that properly can take a company quite a bit of time, which can lead to delays and problems in getting the rest of the project completed. A few developers even choose to skip the process of putting together a demo for the show entirely, so they can stay focused on getting the full game done properly.

Most, however, pick a level or two and show that off as a taste of what players can expect from the final game.

But while a good E3 demo is usually a sign of a good game, the opposite reasoning doesn't always hold up. There are numerous examples of games that don't show well at E3 but end up as fantastic titles -- most notably Halo, which went from a mildly disappointing E3 showing to an incredible final product in half a year.

At this year's E3, Silicon Knights' Too Human took a bit of heat for being shown in an early form with some framerate and camera issues present in the version on the show floor. But according to 1up.com the weird part about this situation is that they had actually seen and played the game back in February -- running much smoother and with a better camera system. So rather than being disappointed with the E3 demo, they were more curious to find out what happened and why the game that looked so great back in February didn't look as hot in May. Check out the full report over at 1up to read what Silicon Knights answered when asked about the E3 demo.

silent ninja6571d ago

lets hope the final product is good

OutLaw6571d ago

According to the article 1UP had tried an earlier demo that ran smoothly. Silicon Knights try to explain that when they were preparing for E3 they added stuff to the demo and didn't have enough time too adapt it properly. So it ran kind of slow and choppy. But I wouldn't worry about this too much remember it is a demo and about time they're done with it the game most likely would run smooth and look Next Gen.

ssj046570d ago

I laugh soo hard when i saw the gameplay of this game... lol ROFL ahahha

FamoAmo6570d ago

This game is awsome. The game is in early development right? Give it time it's gonna rock!!

Moostache6570d ago

I will surely admit that the demo footage that was shown was disatrously (one might even be tempted to put it in the PS3 category of let0-downs) bad. The footage on G4TV was god-awful - sparse enemies, a perplexed look on the player's face and choppy animations - and really made me move this game well down the list of titles I would call "MUST BUY".

The game will now have to prove itself worthy when the finished product hits the shelves. Then again, some games are just simply good ideas gone bad and that may end up the case here.

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RazzerRedux1435d ago

Fun fact: I'm one of five people to have completed Too Human and actually liked it. It should be noted that the other four ended up in mental institutions....sadly.

excaliburps1435d ago

I completed it and kinda liked it. Controls were iffy but overall, I dug it. Shame Dyack was crazy. xD

IanTH1435d ago

Glad to hear it! So, when did you get out of the institution?

Marquinho1434d ago

Too Human was "The Order: 1886" of the 360.

Nitrowolf21435d ago (Edited 1435d ago )

I have never played this, mostly because I didn't own an Xbox prior to a few months ago Def. will check this out

darthv721435d ago

It certainly has a cool story and its a good game. it was just marred by long development time and kind of egotistical creator.

Looper1435d ago

Hey!! I was told survivors had all signed an NDA! I'm telling!

Kribwalker1435d ago

i really liked this one too. Always wished for a sequel, but sadly i don’t see it in the cards

excaliburps1435d ago

Yeah, it had a solid story and game mechanics. I remember the controls weren't smartly implemented, and every time you respawned, the animation was so long.

Fantangoooo1435d ago

I can't count the number of times I finished this game gridding for gear. Weird control but I liked it

Neonridr1435d ago

sounds very Polybius to me..

Poopmist1435d ago

Me and my friend beat it so many times. I got the best armor mathematically possible in it. Great game imo but their needed to be more tutorials on how runes work. The one that spawns singularities upon hitting someone was cash.

DerfDerf1435d ago

I actually really enjoyed it.

RamRod881435d ago

I beat it too. The controls were weird, but once I got use to them it was okay. I found the story to be actually half decent. Too bad there wasn't a sequel because I really believe if they have fixed the issues the first game had(controls, camera, etc), it could have been a great series.

HyperMoused1435d ago

I though it was great too, yay us

Anomander1435d ago

Beat it as well. it had a good story line. Overall it was decent.

glennhkboy1435d ago

I remember that I played the 1st stage. The control was so bad that I couldn't force myself to continue.

morganfell1435d ago

Fun fact...you're actually one of six :) That game was the reason I kept an Xbox 360 running until they released the very last B/C titles and it was among them.

Chronicle7801434d ago

I thought the game was ok, clunky but ok. Every time I go back to play it though it takes 20 minutes for the controls to 'click' again. Pity most of the advanced combos and controls aren't listed anywhere in the game.

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omegaheat1435d ago

Wait, people actually liked this game???????