Why the quirky action-adventure should be on your to-buy list
A colorful uncharted planet with weird and wonderful creatures, and consumable glowing goo - it's a recipe for adventure in the newly released Journey to the Savage Planet.
Typhoon Studios, which consists of ex Ubisoft veterans among its ranks, has finally launched its first game for Epic PC and console, in which you - a rookie astronaut with little equipment - venture to an unknown planet and determine it's fit for human habitation - good luck!
If you've seen the game leading up to launch and wondered what's it all about, we're here to paint a space age picture of what you're missing out on. Without further ado, we take a look at five reasons why you need to play Journey to the Savage Planet.
A big part of Journey to the Savage Planet's gameplay is exploring the environment to obtain resources. Using your trusty 3D printer, you can turn any old space trash you discover into useful items.
Your designer skills will come in handy as you'll need to upgrade your tools including a laser pistol, a rocket pack for boost jumps, rocket boots for swift descents and much more, in order to access new areas.
Den of Geek reported in its review that the main story will take around 12 hours to complete, but there is still lots to do after you breathe a sigh of relief when the final boss is defeated.
Secondary missions include scientific experiments that require you to scan specific environments, capture live specimens and kill enemies in a certain way.
Creative creatures and plenty of them to find
Some are cute and friendly, while others simply want to smack you around and eat your face. Journey to the Savage Planet has over 30 creatures roaming across planet AR-Y26, each with their own unique behaviors, threats, and abilities.
Flying squid monsters, cute Pufferbirds that you can feed to obtain more carbon (or straight up kill), Pikemander lizards with powerful rolling attacks and many other creatures with too many teeth and limbs are waiting to eat you... I mean greet you!
Some creatures can be quite tricky to take down, and you'll need to locate their weak spots in order to bring the pain.
Quirky humor throughout
One of many great features about Journey to the Savage Planet is the quirky humor that this world offers you. The in-game adverts brought you by your in-game employer Kindred Aerospace pay homage to the over-the-top 90s TV adverts for wacky kids toys.
There's certainly a 'Rick & Morty's Interdimensional Cable' vibe on show in this sci-fi action-adventure.
Fun with friends
Exploring an uninhabited planet alone is okay, but wouldn't be great to bring a space buddy along for an even bigger adventure?
Well, fortunately for you and your best mate, Journey to the Savage Planet also has a co-op mode. As you can see from the video above from Yogscast, playing the game is co-op can create hours of fun!
What lies beyond
If you're one of those gamers that gets distracted by secret passages, shiny objects and all that jazz, you're in luck. Journey to the Savage Planet features hundreds of collectables and secrets along the way.
Look out for tentacles to find and open vaults containing precious Alien alloys and many more secrets along the way... perhaps you are not the first to set foot here after all!
Like what you've seen of the game? Grab your officially licensed Journey to the Savage Planet Epic key from the Fanatical Store now.