|
Your continuous donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Loki - Review @ Gamespot

Default Loki - Review @ Gamespot

October 13th, 2007, 18:13
Gamespot has a review up of Cyanide's recently released action rpg Loki. On the whole, it's a positive take of the mythogically inspired game, with a final score of 7.0 :
Even though the Diablo formula may seem awfully ho-hum these days—especially in this case, since Titan Quest covered the mythological-heroes shtick over a year ago—good mechanics and great atmosphere make up for the lack of innovation…
Despite the overall difficulty, everything moves along pretty quickly. Even though you have to repeat yourself a little too often, you still easily get into a killing groove balanced just about perfectly between addiction and monotony… As with every other good action RPG ever made, you know that you're just clicking mouse buttons over and over again, but the pace of combat and the collection of magical weapons and other goodies (the usual assortment of swords, armor, and potions, with some cultural characteristics tossed in mainly to differentiate one style of clothing from another) is so speedy that you can barely bring yourself to stop playing…
All told, Loki is one of those rare, totally derivative pleasures. A game that will inspire a lot of déjà vu but very little boredom.
More information.
magerette is offline

magerette

magerette's Avatar
Hedgewitch
RPGWatch Team

#1

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 7,929

Default 

October 13th, 2007, 18:13
I must have missed something. I played the game for 3 hours and put it away. The graphics I played looked nothing like the screen shots. Game play was to clear the square and go to the next grid. Are there 2 Loki games? Since I haven't finished it I won't score it but a 7 out of ten seems high. The new patch may be the Grail though.
sealight4 is offline

sealight4

Watcher

#2

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 34

Default 

October 13th, 2007, 19:25
Well, 'user score' doesn't encourage me.
zima98 is offline

zima98

zima98's Avatar
Watchdog

#3

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 117

Default Gamespot readers are ADD-kiddies.

October 13th, 2007, 19:51
Originally Posted by zima98 View Post
Well, 'user score' doesn't encourage me.
Yeah, and ES4:Oblivion got 9.4 that makes it the best CRPG of all time. *roll eyes*

No, really. Most of the Gamespot readers opinions are no indication for the quality of a CRPG.

BTW: Loki is better than Titan Quest. By far.

Sir_Brennus

Guest

#4

Posts: n/a

Default 

October 13th, 2007, 19:56
Originally Posted by Sir_Brennus View Post
BTW: Loki is better than Titan Quest. By far.
Why?

I've tried out Loki, actually: my main gripe was with the camera, namely, I couldn't zoom out enough. Yes, it might sound minor but I feel almost claustrophobic if I can't see well around me, and in Loki you certainly couldn't. In any case, that and a fairly mediocre first impression had me uninstalling it; apparently, it does have some redeeming features (according to some of the reviews I've read), but is on the whole… just mediocre.

I'd personally recommend Silverfall over this if you really must play some hack and slash - also not a perfect game, but at least you can zoom out a lot!
VPeric is offline

VPeric

Sentinel

#5

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Serbia
Posts: 580

Default 

October 13th, 2007, 20:23
Originally Posted by Sir_Brennus View Post
Yeah, and ES4:Oblivion got 9.4 that makes it the best CRPG of all time. *roll eyes*

No, really. Most of the Gamespot readers opinions are no indication for the quality of a CRPG.

BTW: Loki is better than Titan Quest. By far.
Maybe..Anyone more played this? I don't expect sth spectacular but a little fun for at least one weak would be nice.
zima98 is offline

zima98

zima98's Avatar
Watchdog

#6

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 117

Default 

October 14th, 2007, 01:07
I haven't tried it - I find it hard to believe it's better than TQ, but my favourite game for a hack'n'slash fix at the moment is Depths of Peril and I don't need more.

-= RPGWatch =-
Dhruin is offline

Dhruin

Dhruin's Avatar
SasqWatch
Super Moderator
RPGWatch Team

#7

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 11,967

Default 

October 14th, 2007, 01:27
I played the Loki demo( first one-Nordic warrior) and it wasn't anything special for me—I had a pretty massive Titan Quest addiction though and got used to that level of graphics and interface. Just going by the demo, Loki seemed pretty average to me. I liked TQ, The Chosen:Well of Souls and Depths of Peril quite a bit better.

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

Default 

October 14th, 2007, 13:15
The reviews I've read say this game is totally in the middle range.

Not too good, and not too bad either.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
Alrik Fassbauer is offline

Alrik Fassbauer

Alrik Fassbauer's Avatar
TL;DR

#9

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Old Europe
Posts: 15,931
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Loki - Review @ Gamespot
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 23:07.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright by RPGWatch