Do not, under any circumstances, play Troll and I. Don't buy it on sale. Don't pirate it. Don't rent it from your local A-Z Video. Just. Say. No. The only benefit Troll and I may bring to the world is when your favorite YouTuber plays through it and provides you with many funny moments as they struggle.
Slapping down poor video games never brings me much pleasure, especially those that genuinely show promise. While it has a unique setting and some solid ideas, boring level design and a general lack of imagination when piecing together all of these components leaves me with very little to praise.
When it really comes down to it, Troll and I would have been a truly ambitious game for any studio, let alone one as humble as Spiral House. While the team's modest size is betrayed by the game's myriad technical issues, what they've attempted here is, quite honestly, laudable.
Troll and I tries to go everywhere but instead it just fail in everything. Despite the good intentions there is no direction in the game and they seems to have fit every single idea for a game they have into one.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Troll and I was a miserable experience in just about every way imaginable. There are technical problems abound and the sum parts of its design baffle. Don't play it out of curiosity, you won't enjoy it.
Do yourself a favor and purchase either of the new Tomb Raider games for less than you’d be paying if you bought Troll and I.
Troll and I is ambitious but rubbish, the mechanics are flawed and the storytelling is very weak.
Throughout, Troll and I often raises the question of just how much testing was done to spot and correct mistakes.
For every intriguing idea that Troll and I presents, there are a couple of design choices or technical issues that will aggravate players. It's ugly, clunky and bereft of certain amenities that players take for granted in this day and age. With so many games out to garner people's attention, Troll and I isn't as user friendly or quickly appealing as it needs to be in a flooded space. If you are someone who can look past technical hurdles there may be something worth divining here, but as a whole Troll and I is difficult to recommend.
Troll and I has a pretty big price tag so I wouldn't be rushing out to purchase it any time soon as the quality of the gameplay doesn't justify it.
Overall, Troll And I tries too many things at the same time. It's a classic case of a development studio getting over ambitious and failing to achieve their goals with the game. With more development time, Troll And I could have provided a memorable experience but right now players should stay well away from it.
This is one Troll that should have stayed under the bridge.
I'd say it's shocking Troll and I is as bad as it is, but it's really not. It takes so many good ideas from other games and uses them completely wrong. It tries to tell a simple story and totally stumbles over it. It lies to you about how to progress the game. Finally, in a co-op game, it somehow fails at making the co-op fun. Just avoid this game.
Spiral House's Troll and I has a charming storyline but the game has a lot of issues.
I really was disappointed in just how every area of Troll and I just seemed to fail to even be half way decent. The whole idea was interesting but the far out of date visuals, bad and frustrating game design, boring story and all the glitches just make this game hard to recommend to anyone especially given the price.
I’m sure that it will find a small audience and fanbase because of its premise, but for me, a lack of overall presentation, a litany of technical pitfalls and average at best gameplay means it’s best to avoid Troll and I – just as you would Troll’s apparent stench.
The game failed so hard at doing anything, the story is just bad, the combat is limited and boring and the game is full of glitches. Whatever you are looking for, you will not find it in Troll and I
Review in Arabic | Read full review
Troll and I has the potential to be a must-play adventure but its lack of fine-tuning makes it an often haphazard experience that'll test your patience more than it provides enjoyment.
Troll and I suffers from having champagne ambitions on a beer budget and is marred by a plethora of issues. Seriously subpar technical, design, narrative and gameplay elements make it a borderline insufferable experience, and as a result the game cannot be recommended to anyone at all, let alone at its AAA price
It feels to me that Troll and I could have been a reasonable game if the issues and usability features I encountered had been addressed. Unfortunately, based on my experience, I can’t in good conscience recommend Troll and I.