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POSTED 17/4/17


TROLL AND I

Spiral House/Maximum Games



You gotta troll with it...

You’re Otto, you’re Scandinavian, and as well as possessing a palindromic name you’re also a good boy who makes his mummy proud. However, one day you’re out shootin’ for some food when baddies plunder your village, hunting a mythical creature they’ve heard is nearby (plus the dollariffic (kroneriffic?) bounty put on its head kinda appeals). You leg it and, as you’ve likely surmised, that being is a troll (complete with dreadlocks – Jah!) which you befriend. From here you aim to survive hazardous lands, chockers with enemies who require teamwork to thwart. After all, there’s nothing as satisfying as a good thwart.

Imagine a third-person action/adventure cross between recent Tomb Raider games and the Uncharted series, with shades of Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom and The Last Guardian mixed in. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Sadly, while Troll and I might sound like this, and we’re pretty sure the developers aimed for it to be in this ballpark, it falls over at most every turn executionally. It really is a shame.

The initial hunting expedition is frustrating enough, but then comes a duck and dodge sortie which could cost less patient types a DualShock in abject collision detection hell frustration. Unfortunately this is only the beginning of an adventure which only a mother could love.

We acknowledge that game development takes a whole lot of work, time and love, so we don’t like to go the hatchet without good reason. But we gotta say what we say and not let anybody get in our way...

What we’d really like do is grab whoever greenlit this for release and shake them by the shoulders, yelling several things at them which most likely would involve some inadvertent spittle transfer. Like, “What the fuck? Why didn’t you hone this thing? Why not spend a few more months on it? It could have been incredible! Seriously, WTF?!”

It’s all too much for me to take.

take me back to the start...

 



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