Loki - Review @ GamersHell
GamersHell does one of its occasional PC reviews on Loki , Cyanide's recently released action rpg with a mythological background, rating it high on sound and graphics and low on gameplay, for an overall 5.5:
When you set out to create a game that has effectively been done before, there is a bare minimum effort required to belly up to the bar. Loki: Heroes of Mythology does not try to disguise the fact that it is a dungeon crawling RPG in the vein of Diablo and Titan Quest. But it does overlook precedents of gameplay and quality that have been set before it.
Loki begins with a cinematic of a robed wanderer making his way through the desert (stop me if you've heard this one before). He makes his way into a tomb within a pyramid and awakens the god of chaos and evil. Oh you have heard this one before, sorry to bore you. Seriously, I'm all for the tip of a hat to those that have come before, but this just felt like plagiarism. You choose your character from one of four mythological heroes: An Aztec Shaman, an Egyptian Sorcerer, a Greek fighter, and a Norse Warrior. From there, you set out on one of four generic and forgettable journeys...
There was no single hook that encouraged me to even walk beyond the opening screen and the story seemed like it was being made up as it went along. What I took away from quests: "Hey um...I need some stuff. Would you go get that stuff for me? Because I want that stuff." Any number of paths could have been taken to make the introduction to Loki more enticing, but instead it ends up feeling like a watered down, single-player MMO.
SP/MP: Single + MP