Savage Skies

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Savage Skies
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Developer(s) iRock Interactive
Publisher(s)
Director(s) Robert Stevenson
Producer(s) Mike Pearson
Designer(s) Randy Greenback
Rick Raymer
Robert Stevenson
Brian Tate
Programmer(s) Paul L. Rowan
Brian Stone
Composer(s) Jack Blades
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Windows
Release
  • NA: March 28, 2002
  • JP: March 6, 2003
  • EU: March 12, 2004
Genre(s) Combat flight simulator

Savage Skies, a video game created by iRock Interactive, is a combat flight simulator set in a fictional world.

Gameplay[edit]

The player can choose between three factions of mythical creatures. The three factions were created when the King of the Land fell to the necromancer Mortalvis, and the land was divided into three. The first two were owned by subjects of the late king, whilst Mortalvis took the last third.

Once all the monsters are unlocked, they can be used on any campaign level and any multiplayer level. There are additional items that can be unlocked, including cheats, such as vampirism, and in-game movie sequences.

Critical reception[edit]

Gamezone rated Savage Skies at 6.5 out of 10, finding the game concept to be fun with good variation in play style between the three factions. Criticisms included the average graphics, bad sound, and several missions with excessive difficulty.[1]

Ozzy Osbourne endorsement[edit]

At an earlier stage in its development, Savage Skies had been set for release as Ozzy’s Black Skies, complete with an endorsement from Black Sabbath front man Ozzy Osbourne. In the original concept, each of the game’s three playable factions would have been led by a different ‘Ozzy character’. The game was also to feature music from Osbourne, including "Crazy Train" and "Paranoid," as well as a track recorded specifically for iRock (the song was called "Black Skies").[2]

However, in late 2001, the tie-in was dropped for reasons including its high financial cost and "misconceptions about the game that made it difficult to secure a publisher."[3] Its name was subsequently changed to Savage Skies.

Xbox version[edit]

An Xbox version of the game was planned but cancelled.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Savage Skies Review". I personally thought that this game had a lot of fun to be found, and I will still play it going forward, but I still have to give it a rental recommendation overall prior to making the final decision to spend your hard earned cash on it. 
  2. ^ Walker, Trey (2001-05-18). "Preview of ''Ozzy Osbourne's Black Skies'' for Gamespot". Uk.gamespot.com. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  3. ^ Walker, Trey (2001-12-06). "Ozzy drops out of Black Skies". Uk.gamespot.com. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  4. ^ "Savage Skies - Xbox - IGN". Xbox.ign.com. 2003-02-19. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 

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