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August 19, 2008 - Good - I have played one character almost to the level 50 cap, despite knowing that I'll be unable to transfer him to my retail 360 at the game's launch. The game is that well constructed, and when it's firing on all cylinders there' nothing out there that can beat it for sheer satisfaction.
August 18, 2008 - Good - If you're the kind of gamer that loves outfitting a character and scouring the land for that one epic loot drop, Too Human will excite you and then some. For the rest of us, it's a decent game that will entertain you until the next big release comes along.
August 19, 2008 - Good - Ultimately [Too Human is] a game that has failed to deliver on its promise or reach its potential, but it does plenty of things right, there isn't anything like it on the 360 and it retains a certain addictive quality we rarely experience.
August 18, 2008 - Mediocre - The game is simply schizophrenic; it attempts to be all things to all people and never succeeds in executing any of them well. The end result is in dire need of polish and focus, and that doesn't solely apply to gameplay mechanics.
August 19, 2008 - Mediocre - A more cohesive game, with an engaging story, might be able to overcome some of its many flaws. But this game, with this story, and this many problems, is always going to be on shaky ground.
August 18, 2008 - Mediocre - Deprived of a decent storyline, innovative mechanics, and limited variation in either enemies or environments, Too Human is barely worthy of a weekend rental. It's an extremely repetitive treadmill set in a world you'll never get a chance to actually learn anything about thanks to the almost complete lack of exposition.
August 19, 2008 - Mediocre - [Too Human is] short-lived and frustrating as a solo-experience. Many of Too Human's game design decisions are inexplicably idiotic and it will probably end up making you angry.