It's no wonder people make fun of sci-fi. In the new Xbox 360 adventure Too Human, you play as a Norse god-warrior who, fighting an evil race of droids, constantly has to scavenge for hilariously titled items that fortify your body armor. The funniest: "Shoulder pads of havoc," "leggings of the cunning" and "willful rigid paultrons of range," whatever that means.
Too Human's good stuff: Designs are beautiful, featuring ornate stone castles and exterior shots of snowcapped mountains. Some camera angles look cool.
But the game's underpinnings rely on pathetic mentions of lords and round tables, and your desire for avenging the killing of your wife. Meanwhile, all the fantasy characters speaketh in tongues of ridiculous umbrage.
But that's not what drowns Too Human. It's the repetitive, absurd game play, which is mind-numbingly simple and becomes super-boring very fast.
Too Human should have been named Too Easy or Too Dumb. Or it should have come with a laugh track.