A malicious orb has cast Savant out of his tower and transformed his surroundings into dangerous enemies! Dodge and shoot your way back up the tower, and blast down waves of enemies as you make your way towards the top! As you progress, you unlock CDs that not only give you new tracks to play to, but also grant you powerful new abilities!
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Erg positief (2,262 recensies) - 94% van de 2,262 gebruikersrecensies voor deze game is positief.
Releasedatum: 4 dec 2013

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24 december 2015

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“Savant: Ascent Is The Best $2 You’ll Ever Spend”
IndieStatik

“Pure shot of adrenaline!”
9/10 – Retr0J

“Quite Genious”
4/5 – IndieGameReviewer

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A malicious orb has cast Savant out of his tower and transformed his surroundings into dangerous enemies!

Dodge and shoot your way back up the tower, and blast down waves of enemies as you make your way towards the top! As you progress, you unlock CDs that not only give you new tracks to play to, but also grant you powerful new abilities!




You play as the powerful Alchemist, a mechanical wizard who tries to possess the power of the mysterious orb. He's able to shoot vollyes of magic missiles, aswell as being nimble enough to dodge and jump out of harms way.



Unlock 6 unique soundtracks from musical artist Savant each with unique powers to help you ascend the Alchemist's tower, or reach new highscores in Time Attack or Endless Mode. There are also secret powers to unlock, and several achievements to challenge the most experienced of players.

Can you make it to the top?

Features:
+ Challenging dodge & shoot gameplay!
+ Powerful abilities, fast action, hoards of enemies to obliterate!
+ 6 unlockable soundtracks, each one gives you a new power
+ Several modes to play
+ Secret powers!

Systeemeisen

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Besturingssysteem: Windows Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Core2Duo
    • Geheugen: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: OpenGL 1.4 or better
    • Opslagruimte: 120 MB beschikbare ruimte
    • Aanvullende opmerkingen: Minimum 1024x768 screen resolution
    Aanbevolen:
    • Besturingssysteem: Mountain Lion v10.8
    • Processor: 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Geheugen: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: Intel HD Graphics 5000
    • Opslagruimte: 120 MB beschikbare ruimte
    • Aanvullende opmerkingen: Minimum 1024x768 screen resolution
    Aanbevolen:
    • Besturingssysteem: Ubuntu 13.10
    • Processor: 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Geheugen: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: Intel HD Graphics 5000
    • Opslagruimte: 120 MB beschikbare ruimte
    • Aanvullende opmerkingen: Minimum 1024x768 screen resolution
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Recentelijk geplaatst
Jarl Hamm
( 1.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 28 mei
Savant is a fast-paced, difficult game with beautiful pixel art and a neat approach on a platformer. You unlock abilities as you unlock CD's - which also unlock new soundtracks! This game gets to be very, very difficult, but totally do-able.

No, you're not going to find some kinda advanced story here (or, really, any story at all), but for the price this game is totally worth it. Hours of entertainment for $2!
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
LogicalFrank
( 1.4 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 27 mei
1. This game doesn't have any pretense of being too long or involved and really isn't. The hour or so it will take most people to get through the story mode on this is a fun hour w/ really no dull moments. If you are fine w/ that, this game is for you.

2. It sort of feels like an old shareware title from back in the nineties where you got the first episode of the game for free and then had to pay to get the rest. Only in this case you pay up front and there is no more game when you're done.

3. Just kidding, there are actually two extra modes unlocked once you've finished. Not the same as more levels but, hey, it does add some replayability beyond just going for a high score.

4. This game goes out of its way to call attention to its soundtrack but the music is only pretty good.

5. Graphics are also pretty good.

6. Overall presentation strikes me somehow as just feeling very loud, almost feels like the game was designed to stand out in an arcade. I suppose the avalanche of indie titles these days does approximate the din of a packed arcade though so fair enough. I never would have played this were it not for the black metal sounding intro music in the trailer (which sadly devolves into some wubby techno).

7. This controls better w/ mouse and keyboard than with a controller but it controls really well either way. There are definitely frustrating moments in this game but it's because you are a palsied and ill-coordinated nerd and not because you didn't doge in sync w/ your inputs.

8. If you quit before you finish on your first session, you have to start at the beginning again but you maintain all your power ups so it's a bunch easier.

9. There is a weird mechanic in this where you don't get to use any of your powerups until you die. This would make for a great hardcore challenge--to beat the game w/o dying means you don't get to use powerups--but *spoiler* you can't kill the final boss w/o the first power up. I saw an explanation from the devs about this and it still doesn't make any sense.

10. Don't worry. You are almost certainly going to die on your first attempt and many times after that. Nobody who has seen the sun in the past fifteen years has spent enough time playing shmups to crush this thing on the first go.

11. I dig that this is a Game Maker game. I once tried to make a Game Maker game to snowball into the indie game avalanche and only got as far as making a couple sprites flit about randomly while you shot bullets at them that did absolutely nothing.

12. Games don't have to be big and complex to be good. They just have to be good.

13. At the end of the day, my judge of an aracady shmup type game is if when I beat the final boss I give out my secret aracady shmup boss beating victory yell and I did that w/ this game. I call this a win for DPad Studios. I am looking forward to more titles from them.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Brayd of Guy
( 1.9 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 24 mei
I would f#ck this soundtrack
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
silverlunastar39
( 1.2 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 19 mei
What a game. What a strange beast of a game. Part twin stick shooter, part platformer, Savant - Ascent is a whirlwind of color, music, and exploding robots. It's also incredibly bizarre as you play a Guy Fawkes lookalike alchemist whose goal is to retrieve an orb that has the essence of a purple Mario clone called "Vario" in it and...yeah. It's a weird game. But it's pretty fun, too, and that's important.

As you play Savant - Ascent, you hop from one of three platforms, dodging enemies and their incoming fire all while firing back at them. That's it. That's the whole game. It's super simple. As you progress through the levels, you can unlock record pieces that, when fully formed, not only grant you new music to listen to, but new upgrades to your own weapon. Very straight forward, but it works well.

Savant is extremely short, however; with determination, you can probably beat it in a sitting, 100%. It's tough for sure, but nothing patience can't fix. If I had a problem with it, it's that when you aim at an enemy, the camera pulls towards them, leaving you blind in the opposite direction. Expect many, MANY, deaths because of that. But still...what to make of the mish mash of steam punk, EDM, and weird Mario insertions?

Fun Fact: I was at work the other day (a supermarket) when I saw a customer walk by with a t shirt with this game art on it. I thought, "Oh, wow, that's cool! I didn't know this game was so popular!" I talk to him about it and learned that Savant is actually an EDM artist. The game, Savant - Ascent, is actually a strange side project featuring his music. IT SUDDENLY ALL MADE SENSE.

I think I got this for a dollar. Buy it. It's worth the one dollar.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
[ses]freelinefreak
( 22.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 15 mei
Awesome little game that, for the price of just 2€, delivers a real challenge (at least to me). Ascent definitely isn't the kind of title you would play every day/week/month, but it's loads of fun every time!
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Audax
( 7.5 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 14 mei
Best two dollars I have ever spent in my life.
Pros: Quick, amazing, and fun gameplay. Being a badass. Amazing music, and addicting gameplay. Challenging gameplay.
Also its only 2 dollars. Buy it now.
Cons: Not long enough. Also if you are prone to rage quitting this is not your game.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Grospoliner
( 0.6 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 9 mei
Port of an iOS game. Less of a game than it is a mostly brainless twin stick shooter. Nothing intrinsictly wrong with it, just not worth more than a buck.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Bassmatrix
( 0.9 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 8 mei
Not long enough and doesn't have replayability
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
L.A.B.R.Y.S
( 4.1 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 6 mei
11/10 would Ascent again
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Shirokuma
( 3.9 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 4 mei
Hello there everyone, and welcome to my first [or second i cant count] Review.

This is for SAVANT:Ascent. Enjoy, Or not, Your life.

Postive [A breif overview]:
Really dam good pixel graphics.
Good Controls, shooting works fine.
Design is fantastic, especially SAVANT&The backgrounds. Did i mention this game has dam good graphics?
The CD mechanic is intresting, its a bit diffucult for me as im not good at this game at all, but whatevs.

Now for some negatives, because no game is perfect:
The enemy designs are simplistic [Note:I mean the normal enemies, not any bosses if there are any]
Pretty hard, though thats really more nitpciky on my part. Alot of people might like that challange.
The soundtrack,atleast to me as its really not my thing, is awful.
Now this last one is prooooably just me, but at the beginning screen, it glitches out nonstop, showing 01010101s and a few other werid things. I dunno, might just be me.
The CD grabbing can be delayed, or not even registered.

FINAL GRADE:7.5/10.

For me, a soundtrack is a BIG part of a game, and thats why im not giving it like a 8 or 9. I do reccomend this for you players out there who like your Shoot-Em-Ups, And your difficulty. Just dont expect that theres no bugs with the game, mkay? Thank you all for reading!
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Chocolate Thunder89
( 2.6 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 24 april
Short little game, wish it was way longer. The music is at least half the reason to play it and it is amazing. I liked it...if there's ever a sequel or any DLC, I'd get that Day One.

Overall: Fun but short.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Manok
( 6.5 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 21 april
Do you like short playtimes or just need to play something for a while?
Do you like music?
Do you like flailing your mouse around in panic when everything starts exploding around you?
Do you like hard, but fair games?
If you said yes to any of these, you should get this game.

Also, spoilers the game does NOT end after Vario there is 1 more boss and it is crazy
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Woods_Ninja
( 0.7 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 20 april
The maker of this game is also a Musical artist, he also helped with [bass for autism] which a fundraising program Via Bandcamp, which donates to helping kids with autism.

i didn't beat the game, maybe i'll add a review when i beat mario...
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
۞_۞ 忍びz7
( 1.9 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 19 april
At first i was like tha F___ and then i was like oh this game is easy. 40 min later i ended the game.
Wtf... gg
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
IceShard
( 0.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 18 april
A small little game, but it was really enjoyable and fun. Deffentily worth it
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Shy Guy
( 2.0 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 18 april
This game is a 10/10
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
UNSCsprt
( 0.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 17 april
I'm a big fan of Savant's music, so I figured I'd give the game a try. I don't play a lot of 2D games like this, but I enjoy this one a lot, if nothing else for the music and action.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
kaikaips3
( 0.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 16 april
I've only played 20 minutes of this game so far, and it's one of the most engaging and addicting games I've ever played.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
It's Okay!
( 0.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 12 april
skrillex, diplo, and justin beaver throw down in the all new dubstep dlc: savant-ascension.
contains:
-2 maps
-15 guns
-new zombie gametype
-limited edition recess and jack u tracks

requires call of duty black ops 1
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
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Aanbevolen
1.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 24 mei
I would f#ck this soundtrack
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
1.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 mei
Savant is a fast-paced, difficult game with beautiful pixel art and a neat approach on a platformer. You unlock abilities as you unlock CD's - which also unlock new soundtracks! This game gets to be very, very difficult, but totally do-able.

No, you're not going to find some kinda advanced story here (or, really, any story at all), but for the price this game is totally worth it. Hours of entertainment for $2!
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
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3 van de 3 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
7.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 maart
Savant - Ascent is a two dimensional, action-packed, point-and-click, arcady shooter. It revolves around a mysterious figure, who aims to climb a tower in order to find the secret source of magic. Countless and diverse types of enemies try to hinder him and you need to help him getting rid of the evil forces that guard the philosopher's stone.

Design & Art
The game is nicely designed and features an original gothical artstyle. The character and enemies look very detailed and well animated. In my opinion, the visuals were crafted with tender, love and care, they positively enhance the atmosphere of the game.

Controls
Controls are pretty straightforward; you aim with the mouse and the game offers a tutorial for the moves you are able to do. Also, the Savant - Ascent features complete controller support, for people who want to play that way. Nice!

Sound & Music
The soundtrack is what keeps this game alive. The game features a set of electronic/dubstep songs, that accompany you during your play. In my opinion, the music is really awesome and makes the game feel more arcady, even without repeating chiptunes!

Sounds are nice too. Overall, the sound of the game enhances the gameplay and lets you feel the action from start to finish. It really feels like you are playing an arcade game!

Gameplay
The gameplay is kept simple: you, enemies, shooting, surviving. You aim in the general direction enemies are in and shoot. That's it. Disc parts you can find or unlock throughout the game will give you a new track you can listen to, but they also grant you a special power (more damage etc.). There are different powers and all of them make you somewhat stronger. Try to find all of them, in order to beat the endgame content this game has to offer!

Chain up kills to increase your score multiplier and reach that sweet, sweet highscore in the leaderboards. But be careful not to get hit, since it reduces your multiplier, aswell as your lives. Three hits and it is game over for you!

Next to a small story, this game features and endless mode, in which you have to survive as long as possible (and consecutively gain very many points). Lastly, there is a timed mode for the storymode, in which you will need to beat the game as fast as possible. Small eastereggs are also included.

Weakpoints
Unfortunatly, music is (as always) a matter of taste. If you feel a strong dislike for said music, I would advise against buying this product.

Be aware of the fact that this game is short and might not keep you engaged for a very long time. Fortunatly, the shortness is compensated with its price. Consider it a tasty snack you discover, so tasty you want to savor it by not eating it too often.

Concluding Thoughts
Savant - Ascent is a game that could really be called a new age arcade game.

For a game that small in size and content, I really had lots of fun with it. The soundtrack enhanced my complete experience with it and kept my heart pumping and my head banging. The gameplay feels overly satisfying, wrecking some enemies with POWER OVERWHELMING has never felt that good for me.

So you should definetly give it a try, because Savant - Ascent took the term "Brevity is the soul of wit." and "Sometimes, less is more." very literal. So literal, that I can't even believe I didn't spend more than two dollars on this game.

Friendly advice: Just be careful not to headbang too much or you'll wake up with neck muscle hangover the next day.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
1.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 16 maart
Simple, quick and most importantly: runs on lower-end machines. Great way to pass time.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
0.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 10 april
A quick and short shmup with some replayability. You can easily finish the game within 15 minutes, like me.
But then I came back to it...and again, and again. The game control perfectly, the action can get quite crazy (especially
in the unlockable Endless Mode) and overall the game is just a blast to play.

The best 2$ I could have spent on that type of game, ever.
I really hope the developer could make a much bigger sequel.

Highly recommended.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
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Aanbevolen
1.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 3 januari
├Honest Review┤
Review is based on current state of game.

Game Pros
• Quick Startup
• Easy concept
• Awesome soundtracks
• Challenging but not overly difficult
• Great visuals

Game Cons
• Game was too short. I know it's not high budget, but I just wish there was more.

Relateable Games
• N/A

Conclusion
Savant - Ascent is truly an amazing game based of the music artist "Savant" and his music. Jump between platforms and kill the enemies to progress through each level, and collect CD shards to unlock speacial abilities. Best couple dollars i've ever spent. Fun fact, The definition of "Savant" is "a person who does not have normal intelligence but who has very unusual mental abilities that other people do not have. and or "a person who knows a lot about a particular subject which this artist has. Hence his stage name.

(If you found this review helpful, consider giving it a thumbs up!)
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
14 van de 20 mensen (70%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
5 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
Aanbevolen
0.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 26 december 2015
I can't get past the first screen and it gave me a nose bleed 10/10
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22 van de 37 mensen (59%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
11 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
Aanbevolen
0.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 11 december 2015
Cons:another endless survival game
Pros:SAVANT
10/10
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
4 van de 4 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
2.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 januari
A really short aracade game, with a an amazing soundtrack and great fast paced eciting gameplay but the length is really a killer to game that could trully be something amazing, but still at the price of R12($0.50) when on sale you'll more than get your money out of it so its worth picking up when on sale or just for the great music.
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5 van de 7 mensen (71%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
3 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
Aanbevolen
8.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 4 januari
DAMN SON! WHERE'D YOU FIND THIS?!

Gameplay level: OVER 9000!!!
Dankness rate: 9/11

And that's all what'ya need, m8. Buy and play!
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
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Aanbevolen
10.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 8 februari
It's difficult
However I recommend it because it can really pass the time
It seems repetitive, but it does get harder, get endless mode, after about like 15 million it gets insane
it's cheap so you can't go wrong
oh yeah and visuals and graphics are awesome
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Aanbevolen
1.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 12 februari
If you are a fan of Savant you will like this!
IT.IS.EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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2 van de 3 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
6.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 14 december 2015
HOLY ♥♥♥♥. THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY.

GET. THIS. ♥♥♥♥. NOW! THEN YOU'LL KNOW THE MEANING OF THIS REVIEW.

♥♥♥ WITH ME IF YOU WANT TO LIVE
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Aanbevolen
6.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 5 december 2015
is good, you shoot the robot with the beat, then the ninja man try and kill but you kill first, then he kill you anyway
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0.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 21 mei 2014
GOD DANGIT! I played this for 1 Minute and im already Addicted to it! I cant stop playing is Hardcore game!!! I ♥♥♥♥♥♥ LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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268 van de 301 mensen (89%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
1.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 4 december 2013
A VERY highly recommended game for music lovers and Shoot 'em up gamers, I've been a fan of Savants for quite a long time and in no way expected to see this sort of thing appearing on Steam :D
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Aanbevolen
0.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 4 december 2013
Savant, Aleksander Vinter, is one of my favorite electronic musicians. I became a huge fan of his music ever since the first tune of his I heard. He dabbles in dubstep, glitch hop, electro, house, complextro, and some other styles. The superb music is great in this game! It really goes well with the intense action. The gameplay, so far, has been fast, fluid, exciting, and challenging. The CDs you complete for new powers are aquired fairly quickly. I've only played for about ten minutes and already have all but two pieces, of four, for the last CD. Being that Savant is a musician I, honestly, didn't expect much from this game but I wanted to support the artist for all the wonderful songs he's made. I'm glad that I was proven wrong. For the measly $2 you need to spend to buy Savant - Ascent I most certainly got my money's worth. When I'm done with this review I'm turning up my speakers and going to jam out while slaying baddies some more. There even appears to be a mini-boss enemy and I'm hoping that there will eventually be a final boss.

Pros:
- Fluid animations
- Crisp old-school graphics
- AMAZING SOUNDTRACK!!!!
- Challenging, but enjoyable

Cons:
- None, I don't know what else I could ask for with the small $2 price tag.

Bottom line:
If you're a fan of electronic music, or Savant himself, then you should immediately buy this game. Anyone could play it and enjoy themselves for at least an hour. Seriously, guys and gals, it's no more expensive than a candybar but the gameplay, plus the music, is a much sweeter experience!
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152 van de 161 mensen (94%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
72.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 4 december 2013
Savant - Ascent is a pretty short, absolutely gorgeous, and entirely unique game. It's fast, fun, simple enough to pick up in minutes, and deep enough to warrant long discussions and in-depth guides, and still leave room for new discoveries. The first release from D-Pad Studio (to my knowledge), made in collaboration with the titular musical artist, Savant (Aleksander Vinter), this is definitely a good example of how to make a game the right way.

Story mode is pretty short, consisting of only 5 levels that each take 2-5 minutes (except perhaps the final boss), and the gameplay itself is very simple, consisting of attacking enemies and moving between 2 platforms (and sometimes not even the latter). However, the game really shines through in its ability to stretch everything it offers to the limit. Story mode done? Try to race yourself, your friends, and the rest of the world with time attack, or go for an all-time highscore in endless mode. Maybe [SPOILERS] don the mask of the vanquished Vario and replay story mode with different attacks and movement for a change-up. During play, collect CD pieces from special enemies to unlock bonus soundtracks and new abilities, working your way up to obtaining the ultimate power that is the whole reason you're at the tower. Then try to take on the final boss, a lighting-fast, teleporting robot samurai in space with laser-shark friends who want nothing more than to see you reduced to a pile of ashes with a silly hat. And when all of that's done, maybe think about unlocking all of the achievements in the game. There aren't a lot of them, but when you accomplish them for the first time, they are certainly deserving of the name; the devs intentionally made them difficult to accomplish so it would actually be worth getting them and not just some extra stuff they threw in on a lazy Friday.

The music and visuals of Savant - Ascent also need to be mentioned; and they are both spectacular. The soundtrack is entirely composed by Savant himself and each song goes perfectly with the crazy, upbeat feel of the game. Some parts of the game even feature specific music not available in the 7 records you unlock, and the final boss seems to fight you to the beat of the music playing in the background. The graphics are simple, 16-bit images with that nice comfortable, retro, pixel-y feel while still being grand and beautiful (seriously, take a second to look at the background in the screenshots or during play).

For a while, there were two extra unlockable versions the game: GOTY and X-MAS versions, which changed the look of the enemies and added a nice little change. They aren't currently available as of writing this, but maybe X-MAS will come back for the holidays, and perhaps GOTY will come back in a patch or a further update.

Now for the price. I'm sure this is a big issue for a lot of people, and it definitely is a factor for me. Luckily, this game costs only $2! If you can't quite afford that, maybe it'll go on sale for 50% during one of steams big sale events. I would say this game is definitely worth more money than just 2 dollars, but I'm more than happy to pay just that to play the game.

Alright, this is getting lengthy... In summary, I would absolutely recommend this game to everyone, even if it's just to try the unusual gameplay for a few minutes. The music is great, the visuals are stunning, the features play off of each other perfectly and the Devs obviously knew what they were doing when designing the unlockables, achievements, special abilities, enemies, and levels. Play this game. Seriously, though, play it.
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Geplaatst: 23 oktober 2014
before the void update it was a good game

after the void update its one of my favorite games
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Best elevator music i've heard in my life 10/10
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