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  • Summary: Deep in the Nordic wilderness, a teenage boy named Otto is forced to flee his home after a band of brutal hunters rip through his village in search of a mythical creature rumored to inhabit the forest. Now on the run for his life, Otto inadvertently finds and befriends the elusive creatureDeep in the Nordic wilderness, a teenage boy named Otto is forced to flee his home after a band of brutal hunters rip through his village in search of a mythical creature rumored to inhabit the forest. Now on the run for his life, Otto inadvertently finds and befriends the elusive creature being sought by the hunters. Thus begins the perilous adventure of Troll and Otto.

    Together, the unlikely friends embark on a journey through treacherous territory plagued with rivals. Natives to the forest, Troll and Otto must use their inherent skills to sneak, strategize, and battle their way back home. The forest is filled with unknowns, and teamwork is pivotal to staying alive.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 8 out of 12
  1. Mar 26, 2017
    68
    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. Here's hoping the developers retool it down the road or perhaps learn from their mistakes and create a more refined sequel because they definitely have a winning formula on their hands.
  2. Mar 21, 2017
    65
    While the team’s modest size is betrayed by the game’s myriad technical issues, what they’ve attempted here is, quite honestly, laudable. Maybe they’d do well to view this as a functional blueprint for a future project that builds on the good work that’s been accomplished—I know I’ll be waiting for what’s next. Here’s hoping the bugs get patched out and that we eventually get a Troll and I sequel, one that focuses on cleaner controls and a more emotionally engaging story.
  3. 60
    Troll and I is a game whose ambition is deflated by a lack of polish and a worrying absence of player guidance. Combat feels serviceable, if a little unsatisfying, and they find good reasons to switch between the two titular protagonists. There’s an endearing story at play but the game itself has enough issues to stifle the most enthusiastic player. Repercussions from poor execution prevent this from being a truly worthwhile experience.
  4. Mar 21, 2017
    40
    I wish I could be more kind to this game, considering it’s an indie title with big ambition, but considering Horizon: Zero Dawn and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild came out only a few weeks ago, and how similar Troll and I is trying to be to those games, there’s really no excusing it.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    May 29, 2017
    30
    A longer development period might have made this into something more playable, but it would still be a game of rehashed concepts notable only for its sheer banality. [May 2017, p.96]
  6. Apr 7, 2017
    30
    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.
  7. 10
    Troll and I is ambitious but rubbish, with flawed mechanics and weak storytelling.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Mar 1, 2019
    10
    My favorite game of allMy favorite game of all time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  2. Mar 27, 2017
    7
    Troll and I is a lot fun. I love playing as both characters. The graphics could be better and there are occasional bugs that may just needTroll and I is a lot fun. I love playing as both characters. The graphics could be better and there are occasional bugs that may just need patching and this game would be an 8 for me. As it is I'll give it a 7 because there's really a lot here and I think it can appeal to a lot of different gamers for different reasons. For one, there is couch coop which makes playing with another player really fun. Also the combat is interesting as you can keep switching up your strategy weather you are the troll or the kid. I love the puzzles where you have to work as a pair. the story is also unique and I am enjoying it a lot so far. Expand
  3. Apr 2, 2017
    6
    Troll And I presenta un único y principal problema: ha pecado de ser demasiado ambicioso y eso ha dejado en evidencia un apartado audiovisualTroll And I presenta un único y principal problema: ha pecado de ser demasiado ambicioso y eso ha dejado en evidencia un apartado audiovisual muy mejorable dado sus modestos orígenes y su reducido presupuesto.

    Pero lo último que vamos a hacer aquí es castigar a un título por su ambición, y teniendo en cuenta la modesta plantilla del estudio, el resultado final es admirable y deseamos poder ver todo el potencial del estudio contando con mas medios a su alcance (ya sea en una secuela o en una nueva IP).

    Si sois capaces de pasar por alto sus problemas técnicos y su desfasado apartado gráfico y os gustan los juegos de aventura a lo Naughty Dog, creo que Troll And I os gustara, y probablemente la mayoría de sus asperezas se limen con el tiempo y futuros parches.

    Espero que sea un título que no acabe siendo recordado porque algún youtuber de cuarta haga un vídeo riéndose de sus carencias técnicas, y se valoren las buenas ideas que ha intentado plasmar (cooperativo local, su historia...). No es original, pero sus mecánicas básicas funcionan lo suficiente como para darnos unas cuantas horas de diversión.
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  4. Aug 21, 2018
    5
    Shame the Idea is there for a good couch coop but the execution left a lot to be desired. graphically this game feels and plays couple ofShame the Idea is there for a good couch coop but the execution left a lot to be desired. graphically this game feels and plays couple of generations back but the puzzles and the switch from Troll to Otto and vise versa is good. If only they delayed a few months and continued to work on it, could have been something different. Expand
  5. Jun 28, 2020
    4
    It would have been an 8 or 7 had the game been polished. It is indeed ambitious but the story and voice acting are bad, but more importantly,It would have been an 8 or 7 had the game been polished. It is indeed ambitious but the story and voice acting are bad, but more importantly, the game runs at 15-20 fps when in split screen, there are numerous game breaking bugs and glitches, the game crashes a lot, … I loved the concept, on paper the game is great, but it runs like crap. Expand
  6. Dec 21, 2019
    3
    Troll and I is possibly one of the worst games I have ever played, as soon as I began playing as Otto I had regretted loading up the game. TheTroll and I is possibly one of the worst games I have ever played, as soon as I began playing as Otto I had regretted loading up the game. The graphics needed quite a bit of work and there were constant bugs when controlling the troll and Otto the narrative is in no way interesting and I had lost whatever interest I had in the game very quickly. The voice acting is sub-par anything that Otto says is very lifeless no matter how important it is to the story. The gameplay is incredibly boring, even in combat. I would not recommend this garbage to anyone. Expand
  7. Jul 17, 2017
    1
    This game feels like it was thrown together over the course of a few months by a dev team that just didn’t care, and how it won the few awardsThis game feels like it was thrown together over the course of a few months by a dev team that just didn’t care, and how it won the few awards it did at E3 last year is beyond me. Expand

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