|
Your continuous donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Loki - Preview @ ActionTrip

Default Loki - Preview @ ActionTrip

March 16th, 2007, 01:45
ActionTrip has a preview of Cyanide's Loki, which includes an inserted note from the editor saying "On paper, this game sounds so incredibly generic, it's not even funny", although they acknowledge it may all be in the execution. Here's a clip on classes:
Each character embodies unique folklore, fighting styles and abilities. The Norse fighter, for instance, represents a near equivalent of a warrior class in standard fantasy lore. Relying on pure strength and his versatility in close combat, he's quite a resilient and capable combatant. He's certainly the right choice if you prefer muscle over brainpower. Going for the Greek character means you've chosen a skilled female archer, adept at setting deadly traps for unwary foes. She was also instructed by the warrior Achilles, who sends her on quests to help the Greek Pantheon. We were told that the Egyptian character is closely tied to the main plot - a lot more than other characters. His chief abilities are spells and magic. Finally, the Aztec shaman (another female character) strives to save her own people from extinction and mostly relies on skills linked to nature.
More information.

-= RPGWatch =-
Dhruin is offline

Dhruin

Dhruin's Avatar
Watcher
Super Moderator
RPGWatch Team

#1

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 11,964

Default 

March 16th, 2007, 01:45
Here's the link to the article:

http://www.actiontrip.com/previews/loki.phtml

Actually, I don't think the game sounds as generic as all that…but then I'm prejudiced toward this genre. They've left all the publicity til the last minute if it's indeed coming out next month as they say.

Where there's smoke, there's mirrors.
magerette is offline

magerette

magerette's Avatar
Hedgewitch
RPGWatch Team

#2

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 7,929

Default 

March 16th, 2007, 09:46
Reminds me of Titan Quest, I'll keep my eye on this one.

A great quote from the article:
"Loki also features a solid variety of foes such as skeletons, giant spiders, centaurs, mummies, harpies, wild animals, different types of soldiers, etc. In time, however, players must face up to likes of huge bosses, which are a lot deadlier than the random opponents you meet along the way. (The revolution in action RPG gaming is at hand! -Capt. Sarcasm)"

Captain Sarcasm has a point, hehe.
Maylander is offline

Maylander

SasqWatch

#3

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bergen
Posts: 5,290
Send a message via MSN to Maylander

Default 

March 16th, 2007, 17:06
True, Maylander. There's nothing more generic than a skelly, unless it's a zombie.

Where there's smoke, there's mirrors.
magerette is offline

magerette

magerette's Avatar
Hedgewitch
RPGWatch Team

#4

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 7,929

Default 

March 16th, 2007, 17:20
Maybe I'm just old or something but I like my generic fantasy trappings. More please!

"For Innos!"
ToddMcF2002 is offline

ToddMcF2002

ToddMcF2002's Avatar
SasqWatch

#5

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Boston MA
Posts: 2,226

Default 

March 16th, 2007, 18:03
This bit strikes me as somewhat odd,

"No matter which one of these characters you choose, they can all worship and follow the ways of one of the three existing gods."

You'd think there'd be more variety in the choice of deity in a game that covers four separate mythologies. I don't know much about Aztec religion, but the other three certainly had large enough pantheons.
There could be story based reasons of course, but it just seems weird to me.
Mana Garmr is offline

Mana Garmr

Mana Garmr's Avatar
Watcher

#6

Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 61

Default 

March 16th, 2007, 22:44
I hope Loki has enough story to carry the heavy hack-n-slash because the trailer they just posted on www.gametrailers.com looks pretty damn nice.

"For Innos!"
ToddMcF2002 is offline

ToddMcF2002

ToddMcF2002's Avatar
SasqWatch

#7

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Boston MA
Posts: 2,226

Default 

March 17th, 2007, 01:12
Very nice! Pretty heavy lean on Titan Quest, but that's fine with me. I like the artwork—very clean and atmospheric.

Where there's smoke, there's mirrors.
magerette is offline

magerette

magerette's Avatar
Hedgewitch
RPGWatch Team

#8

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 7,929
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Loki - Preview @ ActionTrip
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:49.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright by RPGWatch