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  • Summary: In this colorful, co-op adventure game you play as the newest recruit to Kindred Aerospace. Dropped onto an uncharted planet with little equipment, you must determine if this planet is fit for human habitation but perhaps you are not the first to set foot here…

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  1. Positive: 16 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Jan 28, 2020
    95
    Typhoon Studios have done a tremendous job with their debut game, bringing us a vibrant adventure. Journey To The Savage Planet comes with plenty of exploration opportunities, refined gameplay mechanics, online co-op and a story that will keep you laughing. It’s hard to find fault here, lack of local co-op aside, and releasing with a mid-range price point, it comes highly recommended.
  2. Feb 4, 2020
    85
    Journey to the Savage Planet is an amazing experience of alien planetary exploration where the developer’s imaginations were allowed to paint a canvas of fun, art style, and humor that never felt forced or over the top. Once you temper expectations and remind yourself that this is a game about exploration and not an alien shoot em’ up or a fully packed RPG, you begin to realize how special this game is. The game offers 2-player co-op online which many titles like this wouldn’t even think twice about.
  3. Jan 29, 2020
    80
    Journey to the Savage Planet an unexpected pleasant surprise that you don't expect in the typically dead month of January. The humor can be an acquired taste for some, but the focus on levity doesn't feel forced and actually enhances the overall experience. The focus on exploration also helps make this a lighthearted jaunt, as the exploration is enjoyable and the combat is light but capable. Combined with the game's classically inspired art design, Journey to the Savage Planet is a title that adventure fans should pay attention to, especially with so many other higher-profile titles getting delayed recently.
  4. Feb 16, 2020
    78
    Journey to the Savage Planet doesn't as savage or wild as I thought, actually the style is a little bit weird and funny. Of course, it's not perfect but at the end of the day, I enjoy spending time on the Planet especially with my friends.
  5. Mar 21, 2020
    72
    It's a parody of the entire survival genre on a massive scale and simple, light-hearted adventure wrapped in one game. You probably won’t regret signing up with Kindred Aerospace, but still, this game could have been more engaging.
  6. Feb 5, 2020
    70
    Journey to the Savage Planet wants to take you to an alien planet for an adventure based on exploration. But the further I went into the planet, the more I felt that my movements were too guided.
  7. Jan 27, 2020
    60
    This comedy exploration experience blasts off with a lot of fresh ideas, but doesn't quite stick the landing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 26
  2. Negative: 6 out of 26
  1. Feb 25, 2020
    10
    Потрясающая игра с очень хорошей графикой и классным юмором. Куча приключений, все локации максимально не похожи на предыдущие. Все времяПотрясающая игра с очень хорошей графикой и классным юмором. Куча приключений, все локации максимально не похожи на предыдущие. Все время хочется найти хорошо спрятанные секреты. По мере прохождения можно вернуться с помощью телепорта в начальные локации и уже прокачавшись открыть новые места в пройденных локациях.
    Исследоватеть эту планету очень весело!
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  2. Jan 28, 2020
    9
    As a bright and colorful retro science fiction lover, this game is right up my alley. It's not a super long huge ridiculously open world game,As a bright and colorful retro science fiction lover, this game is right up my alley. It's not a super long huge ridiculously open world game, but the content that is there is GORGEOUS, downright hilarious at points, and extremely polished. This is without a doubt one of the gems of 2020. If you're into exploring neon-colored alien planets, looking through nooks and crannies for secrets, punting adorable alien birds into the gaping maw of a living garbage disposal with tentacles, and silly dialogue...this is the game for you. Just don't expect a 20+ hour rpg. That's not what JTTSP is meant to be, but it also doesn't cost as much as one. The level of polish is worth the entry price imo. Just look at screenshots and if the aesthetic draws you in, take the plunge. Expand
  3. Jan 30, 2020
    8
    Imagine if Super Mario Galaxy was played in first person, but we give him a gun, grappling hook and jump boots. Or imagine Metroid Prime butImagine if Super Mario Galaxy was played in first person, but we give him a gun, grappling hook and jump boots. Or imagine Metroid Prime but much less serious and we place it in the wacky world of No Man's Sky or Spore instead. Then add a bit of the tongue-in-cheek humor from Portal or Stanley Parable and you get pretty close to what it feels to play Journey To The Savage Planet. It's a bit of an unusual mix but it works, and more importantly it feels fresh, fun and fairly unique.

    Gameplay wise the movement is fast, fluid and smooth. The controls are good and responsive, although if you play with a keyboard I think they could have done a better job of combining keys with each other, there is for example no reason that the "crouch" and "slide" key need to be different. What also is quite fun is that towards the later half of the game they essentially give you powerful enough movement options to essentially "break" the early areas of the game which you previously struggled with. I think this is quite fun game design since it makes the player feel empowered and gives a nice sense of progression.

    In terms of graphics it's pretty much gorgeous, the colorful cartoony style suits the game and it runs great. On a medium to powerful rig I think most people should be able to achieve close to 100fps or more. There are also some gorgeous vistas in this game with old ruins, floating islands, waterfalls, underground lava caverns etc. For me the world felt very much like Super Mario Galaxy with the graphics turned up 11, which I can only see as a good thing.

    The story has a fairly standard sci-fi exploration arc, but it's well done and narrated with plenty of humor. You might guess what's coming but you still want to see what's around the corner and how it plays out. There are however two things which might detract a bit from the game and they are as follows:

    1) The tone of the game is fairly inconsistent early to late game, perhaps a bit more than what can be chalked down to normal progression. The beginning of the game is so easy you might initially think this is a pure exploration game, then comes the mid-game and you now have a decent mix of exploration, platforming and combat. But then comes the late game and it's now a pretty advanced platformer with quite a lot of combat and mini-bosses. It's a interesting progression but perhaps the game is also trying to be too many things at once. If someone wants to explore they would probably prefer a pure exploration game, maybe with light combat. If someone wants to kill aliens they would probably prefer a game that focuses more on that. And while the platforming is well done they might have overdone it a tad. Personally I would have preferred more unique exploration and puzzles in the late game with less enemies and combat.

    2) The late game gets a bit repetitive. I think what's really missing from this game for me is a more Zelda like feel in the later half of the game. The game starts out extremely strong and the first time you see the world it feels very unique and interesting, it's a lot of fun to figure out how this world works and what the rules are. But in the later half of the game you've learned all the rules and the game now starts to feel a bit stale. There's quite a few things to collect but even those challenges start to feel pretty repetitive after a while, a bit like filler content. In the first half of the game the world felt very wild and like anything can happen, but in the later half of the game there are few surprises and you as the player feel a bit too safe and familiar.

    So if I was to change anything about this game I would tone down the combat and platforming in the later half of the game and focus more on exploration and story, give it some Zelda like dungeons and mystery. But as it stands this is still a fun and fairly unique game on the market, and it should work well for different age groups too. Here's to hoping we get more interesting and original games from Typhoon Studios in the future.
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  4. Aug 15, 2020
    7
    This is a humorous Metroid Prime that has an interesting world. Unfortunately, the gameplay gets a bit repetitive and the exploration doesn'tThis is a humorous Metroid Prime that has an interesting world. Unfortunately, the gameplay gets a bit repetitive and the exploration doesn't feel particularly rewarding. It's a pretty easy Metroidvania.

    It's not a bad game. I like the concept, but other than the humor, the gameplay gets bland fast.
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  5. Apr 5, 2020
    7
    Creatively, full points. JttSP is original, zany, and beautiful. The story and art are fantastic.

    Gameplay-wise, disappointing. It's an
    Creatively, full points. JttSP is original, zany, and beautiful. The story and art are fantastic.

    Gameplay-wise, disappointing. It's an exploration game with slow movement, crappy keyboard controls, invisible walls, and no map. It's a bog-standard metroidvania with collectathon mechanics. The combat is not fun.
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  6. Feb 3, 2020
    5
    gags / aesthetics wore out on me less than 20 mins in, i soon realized that this was not going to be my thing after being so excited that igags / aesthetics wore out on me less than 20 mins in, i soon realized that this was not going to be my thing after being so excited that i found a gem i hadn't heard about. if crazy color aesthetics and unlock upgrade / proceed to new area to obtain next upgrade to unlock the next area is you thing get it. but i cant recommend a buy. Expand
  7. Jan 30, 2020
    0
    Constant crashes I don't know why. Play fornite all the time without any issues. So I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong with this game.

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