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Backloggers Anonymous Too Human Part 1

The first step is admitting you have a problem.

We call it our library, our collection, our pile of shame. They are games we meant to play, meant to finish, or even just meant to take out of the shrink wrap. We had to own them, had to experience them, and yet there they sit collecting dust. Gamers call it their backlog. We call it a problem, and we aim to deal with this problem one meeting at a time. 

Welcome to Backloggers Anonymous  a program dedicated to dealing with this problem by checking these games off our list one title at a time. For the next few weeks, we'll be dealing with a title that had garnered some infamy for a few different reasons: Silicon Knights' Too Human.

After multiple revisions, platform changes, delays, and even an engine change, Too Human was released in August of 2008 to some less than positive reviews, causing some purchasers to shelve their copies in favor of other titles. Once intended to be the start of an epic Xbox 360 exclusive trilogy, the series seemed destined to be forgotten by all but it's most dedicated fans and supporters.

Unfortunately, Too Human once again is in the news, and once again, that news isn't good. After being sued by Epic who stated they illegally used their Unreal technology in their games, a judge has ruled that all unsold copies of two of their games are to be recalled and destroyed in December. Too Human is one of those titles. Needless to say, if you want a new copy, you better move fast!

If you are one of those people who never got around to playing this game, or if you're just interested in rescuing one wayward disk before it hits an industrial shredding machine, feel free to join, Julian, Joaquim, and myself as we experience this title for ourselves, and let us know what you think in the comments below. See you in a couple of weeks for part two!



Angelo Grant Staff Writer

11/27/2012 at 03:10 PM

Word of warning: before  you play Too Human, Xbox will prompt for an update. There's no reason to believe that this update will be available after this lawsuit takes full affect. If you plan on playing along with us, seriously, pick it up NOW.

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