Game: Savage
Platform: PC
Studio: Igames
Rating: 8.5/10

Game Company’s Description: Choose to be a commander and you will play an in-depth RTS managing the stronghold, or choose to be a warrior and you will play an intense game of first person combat. With the creation of a new game play genre, RTSS (Real Time Strategy Shooter), Savage expertly redefines the first-person shooter and real-time strategy genres by combining elements of both into one cohesive experience. As the commander in RTS mode, you will tackle resource management, develop a robust tech tree, plan your assault and lead real human players into battle. As a warrior in action mode, you will master many unique weapons, powerful units, and siege vehicles to fight a fast paced battle.
Set in a unique fantasy world eons from now where Humans and Beasts battle violently for their very existence. Savage transports PC gamers to the next level in multi-player gaming. Choose to fight on the side of Humanity, armed with science and technology, or take the side of the Beast Horde, masters of nature and magic. Each race has its own style of battle, its own leader, and its own way to victory. Which side are you on?

Look: The graphics had a dated feel, especially the blood. Great atmosphere and backgrounds as the days become night and nights become day. It couldn’t look better. The monsters that you encountered didn’t have any real dimension to them. It felt like they could have been paper-thin which takes away from the illusion you always hope for. Those feelings like you are in there fighting yourself. 7.5/10

Feel: The FPS and RTS combo couldn’t be anymore satisfying. There is a uniqueness that you might not have experienced before. It’s fantastic to have a commander give orders and have them carried out. Wow. You get a good selection of weapons and balance that will let you find a combination that suits you and your character. 9/10

Hear: Surprisingly good. Good environmental sounds and music. Both combined created a wonderful atmosphere to shed some blood. The voice-overs were well done, when used. 7/10

Frankly: There is tons of fun to be had. Honestly, this was a very welcome surprise. Some games are fun, but you can put them down. Savage wasn’t one of those games. Once you get going you don’t want to stop.

+ Rick Carey

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