Loki

Loki

Loki

Not the Lie-Smith's greatest trick.

When we previewed French developer Cyanide's action RPG title Loki at the start of last month, our conclusion was that the game was shaping up to be pretty enjoyable and entertaining, without actually contributing anything new or particularly interesting to the action RPG genre.

We used words like "solid" and "competent", which is a bit of a shame; in retrospect, we'd prefer to have saved such phrases for this review. Perhaps we'd qualify them a little, though. Loki is fairly solid. It's quite competent.

Yes, we know - we're fairly heavily damning the game with faint praise at this point. However, that's the thing about Loki; having now played through the review version of the game, we find ourselves not really disliking a great deal about the game.

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Loki

A few tricks up its sleeve.

Next time there's a silly public outcry about a storyline in one of Britain's miserable soap operas, take a moment to shake your head sadly at just how low the national drama has gone. It was so different a few thousand years ago, when the contemporary equivalent of the soap opera was the pantheon of the gods - a crowd of incestuous, violent, criminal, seductive, tricky con-artists whose antics were enough to make Pat Butcher's earrings fall off in shock.