In a game that mixes the best parts of several genres, there's so many ways to play.
Posted by stenchy on Aug 14th, 2009
atching the S2 Games' live stream of Savage 2 yielded a number of generalizations from its hundreds of viewers:
"Are you playing World of Warcraft?"
"This looks like WoW PvP."
"This game is free?!"
While it does have similarities to that massively popular MMO (which designers should take as a compliment), I'd have to argue that Savage 2 cuts a lot of the fat. It's fast, instant action without the monthly fees and the extensive grinding just to get to the same point of comparison. Savage 2 has a lot of great elements plucked from various genres which add to its depth of strategy, but first-timers can get flustered at their inability to be effective (hint: buy items in-between spawns). Nevertheless, S2Mercenary has striven to educate others about Savage 2's greatness. Here's a couple of videos talking about some high level tactics.
Before I left the stream, there was a some good quotes that came from fans of the game which stuck in my head.
If you haven't tried out Savage 2 for yourself yet, check it out. It's priced just right, arguably one of the best games to be had for absolutely free.
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