Journey to the Savage Planet on Nintendo Switch. WELCOME TO THE PIONEER PROGRAM! As the newest recruit of Kindred Aerospace – The 4th best interstellar space exploration company – Your job is to determine if the planet ARY-26 planet is fit for humans. You may be short on equipment and experience, but good luck!
Journey to the Savage Planet archives what No Mans Sky could not, which is to make exploration fun. On ARY-26 you find signs of intelligent life, and your mission is to find out the secret of the towers littered around the planet. This is done by exploring the planet, but you can’t do that with the tools you have. So you have to catalogue animals and plants, and collect samples, this then allows you to get tools and weapons. These can gain you access to other parts of the planet. This “loop” style gameplay works well, as you can explore a new part of the planet each time.
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Crafting tools and weapons is done by collecting various elements around ARY-26. These elements include Carbon, Silicone, Aluminium and Alien Alloy. These are sent back to your ship, where you can then use the 3D printer to access any weapons and tools you want.
The mixture of genres makes for a fun gaming experience. The first-person gives this an FPS feel while jumping from different floating rocks gives me a heavy platformer vibe. Then there are puzzles thrown in to mix up the platforming and shooting. What I love is the balance of these genres, no genre feels heavily used and each is given its own time to shine.
The landscape design is bright, energetic and makes exploration a joy. Creatures and plants have an almost cartoony look to them and make them jump off the screen. The game feels open-world, while sections are blocked off until you unlock the tools needed to get to that area. There is also a great fast-travel system, which I used mainly to travel back to the ship.
Graphics do take a hit, as do these kinds of ports to Switch. But, overall the game still feels great to play and look at. There is so much to do in this game, that the fact it’s under £30 is mad. It’s even got two-player local co-op which makes the game even more fun to play.
Overall, Journey to the Savage Planet on Nintendo Switch is a fun game to play. Though it may not be the best version to grab, for the price it’s a fantastic deal to have in a handheld console. Finally, check out Jabba Reviews. Also, follow us on Twitter or Facebook.