After playing this nonsense for a few hours I checked the Steam page and did a doubletake. I swear it looks like a completely different game than the one I'm playing. I guess anything could be made more exciting if you zoom the camera in on action shots. When you actually play Loki you'll notice that you spend almost the entirety of it a mile away from the action, watching your hero slay countless foes in repetitive drab backdrops in the hopes of getting a hold of that phat loot.
If I had a grain of sand for every hour that I've spent with games like Diablo 2, I could create my own Sahara in the backyard. Naturally I'm easy prey for games like Loki. Eventually my better sense prevails and I realize that I'm playing with hot garbage.
The biggest problem with Loki is that you're staring at a giant middle finger while playing. It's in the background and it almost feels like if you alt-tabbed at just the right moment you'd see it. That middle finger doesn't appear until you start leveling up. Getting a level up is usually a good thing in Action RPGs. You become stronger, you gain new abilities, and you can proceed to take on new challenges. In Loki however the monsters level up with you, and they tend to do so at a better rate. The gear you find doesn't in any way compensate for this rapidly growing disparity.
I have no idea what happens 5, 10, or even 20 hours into Loki. Does that middle finger grow in size? Does it disappear for awhile and then come back with a vengeance? Or is it like a heart beat? Pulsating and thumping every second as a reminder that you're spending time with something that hates you almost as much as it hates fun? I don't know and I really don't care to find out.