Posts Tagged ‘Savage-2’

The Noble Savage

By Alec Meer on December 12th, 2008.

In further stuff-for-free news (what is this, Christmas or something?), FPS-RTS-RPG Savage 2: A Tortured Soul can now be had for no-pennies. Online man vs beast carnage has never been better-priced.
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Savage 2 Freeplay Week

By Jim Rossignol on July 21st, 2008.


The multiplayer beasts-versus-muscle dudes combat game Savage 2 has lifted restrictions on its demo accounts all this week, which means anyone can download and play the full game for free. I rather enjoyed Savage 2 and its predecessor, but the weird FPS/RTS hybrid mechanic doesn’t sit quite right with me, especially when the fantasy world contains peculiar out-of-place techno-phalluses, such as automatic weaponry. Regardless, it’s worth having a go, especially when the servers are busy this week.

Their front page seems to have some live match commentary embedded it in, so listen out for the increasingly rambling man when you click through.

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PCG: UAW and Savage 2

By Jim Rossignol on March 25th, 2008.


A couple of my PC Gamer reviews have been posted on CVG. The Universe At War piece seems to have a random sentence out of place, but I don’t have a copy of the magazine handy to check their edit of it… and the Savage 2 review starts with “So games have souls?” When actually the magazine copy read “Do games have souls?” Which leads me to believe that it has subsequently discovered that games do indeed have souls, and the review has been edited in light of that. Anyway, this is what I was getting at:

Do games have souls? They certainly have personalities. Savage 2’s is warm, complex, and yet oddly unlikeable. He seems like a fine chap, but you’ll never be friends.

It’s a shame they didn’t post my review of 18 Wheels Of Steel: American Long Haul, which is altogether more satisfying. Instead, perhaps you could go and read this interview with the devs who make their living from mesmerically boring driving games.

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Savage 2: A Tortured Soul released

By Kieron Gillen on January 21st, 2008.

When I am a mage, I shall wear purple.

Catching up over the last few days of PC news – I’ve been deep in IGF nominees and Sins of a Solar Empire - I noticed that Savage 2’s been released. The full game’s just short of thirty dollars, but you get a full five hour trial to evaluate whether this brand of team-based strategy/action hybrid-thing if you can find the bandwidth to download the about-42-Peggles client. I admit, I haven’t played either it or the original, but it’s always seemed at least interesting in terms of having separate class-based teams and high-level RTS commanders. Our old mate Tom Bramwell over at Eurogamer liked the original it anyway, and he’s not always drunk at the keyboard.

Is anyone playing it? Is anyone tempted TO PLAY IT? Will anyone click the link to see the new TRAILER and associated time-line of highlights with added mild snark and jokes at Walker’s expense?
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