Review: Savage Moon

Review: Savage Moon

Tower defense meets Starship Troopers. What's not to love?

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Hmmmmm, actually sounds quite good. I think you've sold it to me Susan. This might be just the game to tide me over for a couple of weeks, until I can officially afford to buy a full new game.

Wait, Don't tower defence games belong on the interwebs?
Interesting cross to a console, even if tower defence is basicly all the same. Gotta love Starship Troopers though.

I bought this game a few days ago and it's actually surprisingly fun for a tower defense; however, it really is only for people who are somewhat frustration resistant IMHO.

Air creeps,the pure bane of all Tower defence

Would you say that a person with Pixeljunk Monsters should bother, or leave it? Trying to make that decision myself.

Indigo_Dingo:
Would you say that a person with Pixeljunk Monsters should bother, or leave it? Trying to make that decision myself.

Hmm...tough call...depends on how much you love tower defense games in general, I suppose. If you just dabble in them, then Monsters will probably keep you well satisfied.

Susan Arendt:

Indigo_Dingo:
Would you say that a person with Pixeljunk Monsters should bother, or leave it? Trying to make that decision myself.

Hmm...tough call...depends on how much you love tower defense games in general, I suppose. If you just dabble in them, then Monsters will probably keep you well satisfied.

Is it less brutally difficult than Monsters? Or is that the standard for tower defense games and I just really suck?

Indigo_Dingo:

Susan Arendt:

Indigo_Dingo:
Would you say that a person with Pixeljunk Monsters should bother, or leave it? Trying to make that decision myself.

Hmm...tough call...depends on how much you love tower defense games in general, I suppose. If you just dabble in them, then Monsters will probably keep you well satisfied.

Is it less brutally difficult than Monsters? Or is that the standard for tower defense games and I just really suck?

I would say yes, less difficult than Monsters, because I didn't want to throw anything when I played it. I finished one level - the one I was talking about in the intro to the review - only because of a glitch in the AI that left an enormous super scorpion walking aimlessly in circles. I beat the level, but it wasn't an honest win, so I thoroughly plan on being it fair and square. Beating anything in Monsters was really more a sense of relief than anything else.

Hmmm, its strange, but I wanna play GemCraft now, for some reason. Okay, lets do that...

*goes off to Armorgames*

Susan Arendt:
I would say yes, less difficult than Monsters, because I didn't want to throw anything when I played it. I finished one level - the one I was talking about in the intro to the review - only because of a glitch in the AI that left an enormous super scorpion walking aimlessly in circles. I beat the level, but it wasn't an honest win, so I thoroughly plan on being it fair and square. Beating anything in Monsters was really more a sense of relief than anything else.

I cannot agree emphatically enough with every word in that post. Savage Moon is more fun for a whole lot longer than Monsters, and I LOVE Monsters (yes, even the old school, stupid hard version).

I played this game all last night (PSN release times are GMT, so US gets things at 8PM the date before release, generally), and it's very much like playing an updated version of the original Tower Defense in Starcraft. The updates would be the full 3D and the fully Starship Troopered settings. This version adds just enough newness to make the whole thing fun again, and with console friendly controls to boot.

when will they stop making tower defense games???!!!

pyromcr:
when will they stop making tower defense games???!!!

Never, which is good.

I wish they would create this game on more than one console though.

Another great video review. You are truly a great writer Susan, you are able to explain the genre, the game and still make jokes to keep it entertaining.

It makes me frustrated that I want to take that little eeyore like avatar and rip its head off and take out the stuffing. At the very least light him on the fire with the fire pony.

Also quick word to Dommyboy, congrats on winning second place in the photoshop contest!

EDIT: Do not even THINK about posting that song about Christopher Robin. Do not do it!

You convinced me not to buy it, lest the Tower Defense Monkey on my back is woken from its slumber and I'll never do anything constructive in my life ever again.

I always liked tower defence games sence WC3 (I'm a statgy game junkie, real time or otherwise). Though like with any new genre that becomes popular waves and waves of knockoffs come out and you have to sort through them to see which ones got it right. This one looks to have done so. I'd say this looks to be the most graphicly advanced one I've seen.

Spacelord:
You convinced me not to buy it, lest the Tower Defense Monkey on my back is woken from its slumber and I'll never do anything constructive in my life ever again.

That's why I didn't buy Worms on XBL.

Well geez... I've never played a tower defense game. And here I was thinking I had seen it all. Is there anything similar available on Xbox Live, perchance?

Clemenstation:
Well geez... I've never played a tower defense game. And here I was thinking I had seen it all. Is there anything similar available on Xbox Live, perchance?

I don't own a 360, so I can't tell you if it's any good, but "Defense Grid: The Awakening" is a TD game for XBL and PC. Google has all your details. Hope this helps.

Interesting....there seems to be a problem with buying it. I downloaded the Killzone 2 demo, so its not the PS Store, and I bought Alien Soldier on the Virtual Console, so its not my card. Interesting.....

SaintWaldo:

Clemenstation:
Well geez... I've never played a tower defense game. And here I was thinking I had seen it all. Is there anything similar available on Xbox Live, perchance?

I don't own a 360, so I can't tell you if it's any good, but "Defense Grid: The Awakening" is a TD game for XBL and PC. Google has all your details. Hope this helps.

Well that sounds pretty great, although it has a suspiciously lame title ("The Awakening"? Seriously?). I will download the devil out of the demo version at the very least.

Thank you SaintWaldo, you... long legged pixel turtle thing, you.

... Star Wars?

Clemenstation:
Thank you SaintWaldo, you... long legged pixel turtle thing, you.

... Star Wars?

You're welcome. And my avatar is a M.U.L.E.

SaintWaldo:

Clemenstation:
Thank you SaintWaldo, you... long legged pixel turtle thing, you.

... Star Wars?

You're welcome. And my avatar is a M.U.L.E.

Which made me smile, since I remember playing M.U.L.E. when it came out for hours and hours and hours ...

I bought this game, and I must say, she's almost right on spot for the gameplay. She's also right that it's not as frustrating as Monsters. Monsters made me want to kick innocent people.

the bottom line: Reviewers like this woman should stick to writing objective reviews and not try to put their own humor into the voice on the video reviews, its actually laughable

i think you are a great reviewer on paper but your casual bantering at the end of the video just made you seem unprofessional and made me disregard your opinions

sorry :(

 

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