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Too Human review

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Manufacturer: Silicon Knights

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

While it's not perfect, Too Human is an Xbox 360 action game with an RPG twist that will appeal to MMO fans. And Too Human has enough going for it to silence its many critics.

While it's not perfect, Too Human is an Xbox 360 action game with an RPG twist that will appeal to MMO fans. And Too Human has enough going for it to silence its many critics.

Almost 10 years in the making, Too Human has seen its fair share of development troubles.

First announced for the original Playstation, moved to the GameCube and ultimately finding a home on the Xbox 360, Too Human has been a lightening rod for criticism and controversy. But, as the old saying goes, the proof is in the pudding, and while it's not perfect, Too Human definitely has enough going for it to silence its critics.

It may look like a straightforward action game with an RPG twist, but the truth about the opening chapter of Silicon Knight's planned trilogy is much stranger. Here's an Xbox 360 exclusive that proudly wears its lofty ambitions on its sleeves, and yet sometimes seems bent on self-sabotage. That it's so relentlessly addictive despite its aggravations is something of a minor miracle.

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Too Human Expert Verdict »

Xbox 360
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

The environments boast secrets and forking paths, and random ambushes strive to make your umpteenth time through an area fresh, but it's ultimately the inspired intermingling of the disparate abilities bestowed on partnered players that makes Too Human worth playing. After logging more than two dozen hours on these battlefields, the long resurrection sequences and flakey targeting still drove me up the wall, but the unpredictable online alliances, the varied loot, and rewarding combat kept me going back for more. No, it's not perfect but it's still pretty damn fun.

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