Have You Played… Salvation Prophecy?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Loners are odd sorts. We all know this. Salvation Prophecy, for example, is a third-person shooter, space dogfighter, and real-time strategy all rolled into one by a lone creator. No committee would even try that.

Pick one of four sides, jump into a fighter or dropship on command to blast spaceships or spray gunfire at ground troops, and keep doing it until you’re the one giving the commands, and have basic diplomacy to deal with too. (Plus occasional trips to weird places with basic puzzles and plot, in return for special powers and the ability to summon a dinosaur for no apparent reason, AKA the best reason). The RTS layer kicks in just in time to give the game some direction, but it still drags, however well it fits together.

It’s all pretty simple, none of the constituent parts are outstanding, and repetition becomes a big problem, both before and after you assume the lead. It definitely needs more options, or at least more variety, but it works, and while it lasts it’s a competent arcade blastfest; anyone capable of putting it all together alone is worthy of a respectful nod. And a couple of empty seats as a precautionary buffer.

10 Comments

  1. zxcasdqwecat says:

    You have the coolest name.

  2. horrorgasm says:

    No. No. This is not a good game. There is no “It’s repetitive, kinda boring, and under-designed to the point where most areas of the game just plain look and feel unfinished, BUT…”. It’s just plain repetitive, kinda boring, and under-designed to the point where most areas of the game just plain look and feel unfinished, and you just end up replaying the exact same missions, with the same boring, undercooked combat, over and over again until you realize you have already seen 95% of the games content at about 2 hours in.

    • Baines says:

      It is an ambitious concept, but no it isn’t a particularly good game. If the shooting bits had been better, then maybe that could have carried the rest.

      I want to recall that it was made by one person, or something like that.

    • Chaoslord AJ says:

      Agree, most people will realize this in their grace time and refund fortunately.

  3. Chaoslord AJ says:

    Not worth it or to quote my review:

    The game has some redeeming factors on first look which is why I bought it in the first place but it’s hard to overlook the empty scenery featuring no details, the shabby look and the repetative gameplay a few hours in the game. Since there are much better games in the steam store to spend your money and time on you shouldn’t play this one as it lacks both polish and charm.

  4. Josh W says:

    Well, they don’t come in pairs, or greater, so they can hardly be even.