In every way that Savage 2: A Tortured Soul lives up to be a worthy successor to Savage: Battle for Newerth, it also portrays similar faults of the first title. To be fair, however, many of the faults have one foot set upon factors way out of S2 Games' control.
But those issues aside, Savage 2 is still the gem that Savage was before. Sure, it's not the perfect kind of cut, but it's fun, it's addicting, and damn near worth getting into the offices early for. It's also got QJ.NET's minds churning out battle theories and plans of conquest. Now if only they could get someone to carry out their dastardly plans - it's hard to achieve anything when everyone wants to play commander.