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Review: Journey to the Savage Planet: Hot Garbage

April 16, 2020 1 min read

Journey to the Savage Planet is one of 2020's standout surprises, a breezy adventure-platformer in the spirit of Metroid Prime. There's a lot to love -- a never-serious tone, fast ability-based locomotion, and a constant pull to explore in every direction all come to mind -- but the progression loop is the very best thing about Journey to the Savage Planet. You feel as though you're always becoming stronger and more capable, and that's reflected in how efficiently you're able to rip around this world. The Savage Planet doesn't seem so oppressively savage after a little while.

That's something of a double-edged sword when it comes to the first story add-on Hot Garbage. It's nearly impossible to replicate that stellar progression loop when you're already at the top.

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