One of the games we got the chance to experiment at E3 was Journey to The Savage Planet. Let me start by saying this adventure game was one of the most satirical and funny experiences I have had in an E3. This unique game comes from the hand of Typhoon Studios and 505 Games. The sense of humor and the way Journey to The Savage Planet approach its story and characters is very original and surely delights. But, is it just funny or does it actually worth your time?
The Savage Planet
The game tells the story about a company that sends people to investigate if a planet has enough resources and meets certain criteria to be habitable. You are part of a company who is proud to be the number fourth company in the business. No joke. This comfort and tone of overall mediocrity pull effective puns regularly.
The humor in Journey to The Savage Planet extends from this company. The world in itself and its lifeforms manage to be hilarious. I was exploring outside the spaceship and just a few meters away, one weird thing that resembled a two-necked flamingo saw me. When he started running he screamed like if it was a scared chicken running. It is an incredibly well-designed world, filled with life and interesting things to scavenge and do.
Space exploration made fun
The core element here is crafting survival equipment from resources you scavenge form the planet. This in itself doesn’t sound fun at all. In honesty, this is not my cup of tea either. Still, Journey to The Savage Planet makes this very entertaining. Every part of the world you explore has something interesting or funny happening. This keeps you invested in getting better equipment so you can explore more and more of the sprawling and excruciatingly hilarious world.
There are some elements that still need some work. I experienced some bugs, but the devs in place were able to quickly provide a solution. It is worth mentioning this is a work in progress. Even then, everything looks great. The overall world is beautifully designed and always feels alive and captivating. In summary, there’s a lot of potential for Journey to The Savage Planet. This demo is everything I wanted No Man Sky to be and I am excited for its upcoming release on Early 2020.
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