Savant: Ascent (Game Review)

When I saw a game with Savant’s name in it, I knew I had to play it. That is why I picked up this game. For those of you who do not know Savant, he is an EDM artist, with a unique style.

I went into this game expecting some awesome music and interesting gameplay, and was not disappointed.

Savant-Ascent-2

The game is essentially a really fast paced shooter, like a lot of “shoot-em-up” games. Although I feel like the game would have worked better as a flash game, the price is reasonably low, so it’s justifiable. The game begins with a very primitive story told in a series of pictures, featuring the man himself, with his own music playing. Although the story is really not necessary, it is a nice little touch.

You’ll find yourself engaged in combat as soon as you’re in control of the game. A series of robots float around the screen before tumbling towards you if not killed quick enough. There are different types of these machines and you’ll need to keep on shooting at them to be able to progress the level. There are three levels total, with the last containing a surprisingly difficult boss battle.

Savant-Ascent-3

It took me quite some time to beat the last level, but the game only took me around 40 minutes to beat. The game has some replayability in the form of high scores, and for me, speed runs. The only real difference in running through the game again is to use the power-ups earned through collecting four disc pieces. These pieces will assemble to form a new power-up.

The game has its fair share of technical flaws, however. It cannot run at a resolution of 1080p, which I found quite irritating. There are checkpoints in the game, but my game crashed at one point and, upon reloading it, the game failed to place me back at my previous checkpoint, even though I still had the abilities that I had unlocked prior to the crash.

Savant-Ascent-4

I was also surprised by the lack of documentation on how to even play the game correctly. Sure, it looks self-explanatory, but I found myself confused on how to progress through the game. I figured out after about ten minutes of mindless blasting, but I would have liked to have known what to do from the start.

Overall, the game certainly appeals to fans of Savant and just about all EDM fans at that, but it lacks heavily in content. If you’re up for some fast-paced shooting with great music playing, then this is the game for you.

3- Moderately k

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s