VIDEO | PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 12:20 PM

Our videos of Troll and I

Our videos of Troll and I

Troll and I is a low-budgeted game trying to propose an action-adventure experience borrowing from AAA titles, with Uncharted-styled platforming, crafting and cooperation with an AI (or a friend - local only). The main problem with such titles is that their technical limitations can weigh down on their potential, which is more or less what seems to be happening here. Character models and animations are too dated to make the game truly immersive, though the environment itself looks ok overall - provided you don't mind real-time growing grass. Gameplay mechanics are also too stiff and clunky from what we've seen, and contrary to a game like Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, it seems to fail to deliver when it comes to atmosphere. Now don't take our word for it and check out our videos to let us know what you think. The game is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One (and soon on Switch).

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Commented on 2017-03-22 16:11:19
While reading the technical problems, I immediately thought of Mass Effect: Andromeda, which is a part of the problem with that game.

As for this game, it looks bad imho. And the title, while accurate, feels like it's celebrating the internet's worst users. Styx: Shards of Darkness and Technomancer are examples of games that manage to do great things in spite of the low budget.
Commented on 2017-03-22 16:33:44
this is from the guys behind such polished classics are "alekhines gun" and "Lichdom: Battlemage" and the VR masterpeice "Loading Human"

lol, yeah, i'd stay way clear of this.

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  • alimokrane
    alimokrane I am sorry nostalgia or not, those shenmues characters look like shot... This is truly embarrassing (16 minutes ago)
  • nostradamus
    nostradamus locations, and not really a game in development. So much time hiding a game, and this is wath the well known perfections Yu Suzuki shows with a straith face? Fucking kikckstarter strikes again! (1 Hour ago)
  • nostradamus
    nostradamus game, and it just had some dead eyes faces plasted to the mocaped bodies, it was trully bad. And the deserted city streets. This seems like a talented modder modeling of a "2000's type" of shenmue (1 Hour ago)
  • nostradamus
    nostradamus @AndreasZ94: too low? this is the 2007 where a fraction of AAA games had a facial mo-cap rig. The main characters are the low bar of what we expect of decent facial expressions and lip-sync in this (1 Hour ago)
  • nostradamus
    nostradamus dreamcast faces are like 2 or 3 generations ahead. (3 Hours ago)
  • KORNdog
    KORNdog @AndreasZ94: it looks like they took a dreamcast game, made all the assets look pretty. And that's it...i'm ok with this. Lol. (7 Hours ago)
  • AndreasZ94
    AndreasZ94 Im not expecting top of the line stuff because the budget is very low by AAA standards but they need to do better when it comes to facial expressions (7 Hours ago)
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