Loki - Reviews @ 1Up, Game Vortex
A pair of negative reviews for Loki have hit the 'net. The first is at 1Up with a score of 4/10, although the short text doesn't read so badly:
The grinding in Loki: Heroes of Mythology is hypnotic. We first saw it -- click repeatedly to kill all foes, get loot, move to next zone -- in the Diablo series. And, at first, Loki recaptures that magic well enough: Once you start, you'll click through a zillion monsters, and suddenly it's three in the morning. Like Titan Quest and other contemporary iterations of the style, Loki is attractive and includes some good new ideas, especially in character customization and skill growth. But it simply lacks the depth of more forward-thinking action-RPG alternatives, and "what Diablo did" isn't enough anymore.
GameVortex scores 25% but really seems stuck on the multiplayer:
All-in-all, I just don't "get" Loki: Heroes of Mythology. The control scheme seems to be a strange selection for this sort of a game, and the "GameCenter" online gaming application is not merely unintuitive, but is, apparently, broken. There aren't a lot of people out there playing the game (I saw three, consistently. The same ones, as far as I could tell) and it appears that almost half of the players in the online ranking are only first level. This indicates to me that a large number of the players who did actually play Loki online gave up before advancing past their first level. I can't really recommend this game to anyone. If you're not into online play and you're interested in game development and the idea of the strange mix of RTS controls (with a single unit) and an RPG game have you interested, then be my guest and give it a go. For the rest of you who are simply looking for a cool RPG game - especially if you're looking for online gameplay - move along... there's nothing to see.
SP/MP: Single + MP