|a game by||Starsoft Entertainment|
|Editor Rating:||10/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||2D Platformer Games, Action Adventure Games, Hack and Slash Games, Metroidvania Games, Pixel Graphics Games|
Savior is an exploration meets platformer type game following the main character, Sam. Sam is caught between two major religions. These religions are destroying the world in an effort to destroy each other. In this game, Sam must unite these two beliefs that have been separated far too long, and help ease suffering communities caught in their wake. You must not only help these communities through their own unique trials, but also dig deeper into this world to solve the greater crisis surrounding the world.
Deep world building
Savior’s world building is incredibly well done. When you make changes in a community, these changes are permanent. You will not come back to find the same catastrophe. The villagers will also remember you and remember conversations you have had in the past.
How they respond to you will depend greatly on how you completed a task. They’ll respond differently depending on what you did. While gameplay will always be more important compared to storyline in the game, the developers made a special effort to give you a fun and compelling reason for that gameplay through the story.
The actual dialogue in the game is also well done, with branching options that allow you plenty of options in conversation. You can use these both with friends and enemies alike, to help make the changes needed for the game.
Savior is done in a pixelated 90s art style, similar to Monkey Island and other titles from that era. The style is meant to be nostalgic, but this style is still exquisitely rendered to make the most of possibilities. The stunning artwork manages to keep the artwork while still somehow improving on past pixelated games.
If you notice similarities to old 90s games of the past, it may not be your imagination. Savior has several veterans from notable gaming companies on board, including people from Nintendo, Sierra and LucasArts. You can definitely see some of the talent inspiring the beauty and artwork that surrounds this amazing game.
Savior is a platformer game at its heart, but it offers a lot more movement than other games. Sam can jump, swim, and climb. Many of the jumps and climbs are context dependent, making it look a lot more realistic when the character is climbing a rope or jumping from wall to wall.
Director Weston Tracy says that much of the game was inspired by Japanese boxing game Punch Out!! In terms of movement and even appearance. Another common comparison to the game is Prince of Persia, and while Tracy says this wasn’t an actual inspiration for the game, the team is honored to be compared to it. There’s currently no official release date for this game on Steam, but estimates from Tracy suggest winter of 2022 as a possible date.
It’s very difficult to judge a game without seeing it, but Savior appears to have a perfect mix of story, art, and movement. This game mixes all the right elements together to create an exciting game will capture the imagination of those who play it.
- Stunning graphics
- Deep story
- Plenty of exploration
- Exciting platformer movement
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP