Publisert: 24. oktober
Loki is an isometric perspective action role playing game. There are different classes to play each entrenched in one of four mythologies; Norse, Greek, Egyptian or Aztec.
Character controls and the interface are functional, but lack polish and feel.
Individual enemies are extremely well drawn and animated.
The terrain feels blocky and awkward, almost as if it was an afterthought.
There is no smooth transition between zones, and the zones are all square tiles with portals linking neighbouring zones. Moving between one square tile zone and the next brings up a loading screen.
The game balance in early game is among the worst I have ever experienced. Your character will keep dying and respawning at the zone entrance.
Loki has a nice design concept which has been extremely poorly implemented. This is a lack-lustre attempt to create a "me too" game to cash in on the Diablo / Diablo 2 franchise success. The quests, storyline and mythology are the strong points, but these are let down by poor gameplay mechanics and lack of balance.
As an alternative consider playing any of the ARPG games in the Blizzard franchise (Diablo, Diablo 2, Diablo 3) or consider Titan Quest and it's add-on Immortal throne. Sacred and Sacred 2 are also alternatives worth consideration. Other alternatives include Spellforce, Spellforce 2, Dungeon Siege, Dungeon Siege 2.
Loki is not a bad game, but it lacks much of the finesse, polish and playability of the top games in this genre current at the time of its release. In other words Loki is not to be considered a good game, but rather a mediocre attempt to imitate games that are good. That said, Loki is not the worst game in this genre, but certainly could be contrived as making a half-hearted attempt at achieving that accolade.
Worth picking up when it is on sale at good discount, but Loki is not a game you will be tempted to re-play too often or remember with fond nostalgia.