It's finally here...
the game that lets players become mighty heroes of cultures long
gone such as the mighty Norse or the deadly Aztecs. Depending on which culture you chose, your character must
come to the aid of their God in order to discover the dark threat
that endangers the very pantheon of gods itself.
Travel to amazing
gaming environments that have been painstakingly created in this
amazing universe that combines the genres of fighting, RPG and
Before engaging in
the gaming environment, the player must select their character which
include Norse, Greek, Egyptian and Greek. To add some versatility
into the mix, each of these cultures has both a female and male
character and you can either select melee combat (e.g. fighting) or
The main villain
behind Loki is the Egyptian God of evil, Seth... the same god who
killed Osiris and scattered his remains throughout the land. Seth
has nefariously decided to challenge the various four pantheons of
gods for his own malicious schemes but fortunately for the gods,
your character has come to the rescue in classic heroic mythology.
The game itself is
extremely reminiscent of Diablo, however from a third person
perspective. The gamer must complete a variety of quests as
they slowly progress through the game. Fortunately for your hero, he
or she has access to a variety of weaponry and magical objects to
ensure that they have sufficient fire power against the 100 or so
monsters that they face.
What really sets
Loki apart from other similar games is the combat system which is
actually quite sturdy and innovative as you battle your way through
a plethora of enemies. As per usual, the fighters can take more
damage than the mages in the title but if you want real raw
firepower, then you will definitely want to play one of the magic
The only drawback of
Loki is the sometimes lackluster storyline which lost me on a few
occasions, however the challenge of taking down the god of evil
Seth, was more than enough inspiration for this gamer.
is little to complain about Loki, however I would recommend a
high-end computer if you wish to see all the bells and whistles of
the game. The characters are professionally created and the
background environments are outstanding. To complete the graphics,
the title contains a great ambient sounding musical score with some
extremely violent and brutal sound effects.
In conclusion, Loki
was a fun game to play that features your traditional RPG fighting
game environment and to quote an old saying, if it ain't broke,
don't fix it... is a true analogy for this genre. A sturdy and
entertaining game with great graphics and a good gaming engine.