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The Undergarden

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Overall 8

The UnderGarden (Xbox Live)

Break it Down
5 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Summary The UnderGarden is a cute, artistic and calming romp through a bioluminescent underwater world full of dormant plants that you need to repopulate. The only challenges you encounter in the game are physics puzzles that must be solved to continue through the level.
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Overall 6
Graphics 7
Sound 4
Control 8
Addiction 6

The UnderGarden Review

Cheat Code Central
14 March 2011

The UnderGarden Review

15 February 2011
  • Excerpt: It's a strange time in the independent games market when in the last five years the approach to visual design seems to almost be standardised. These days the unconventional, often highly abstract design route that's steadily been adopted within the Art Game circuit is a visual signifier of the genre, which explains why there has been such a knee-jerk reaction comparing The Undergarden to flOw or Flower.
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Overall 7

Test The UnderGarden

Generation NT
11 February 2011
  • Conclusion: The UnderGarden propose une expérience calme et tranquille, où le joueur peut apprécier un moment de détente accompagné d'une bande son et d'effets de lumière harmonieux. C'est donc en toute connaissance de cause que vous franchirez ou non le cap de l'achat. Sachez surtout que l'on entre dans ce jardin magique pour le plaisir qu'il procure, la détente qu'il octroie. Non pas pour un gameplay trépident et rythmé, mais bien au contraire pour la sérénité des lieux.
  • Pros: Ambiance relaxante, Bande son et effets de lumière, Un gameplay qui évolue, Une véritable récréation bienfaisante
  • Cons: Quelques redondances, Un mode coop anecdotique
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Overall 6

Real Football 2011

10 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Real Football is the latest in an exhaustingly long line of football simulations for the Apple iPhone. The App store is famous for its spontaneous purchases but that’s where SquareGo come in; read on dear reader and see if Real Football 2011 is actually worth your time and money. Gameloft studios have clearly set out to ensure that Real Football 2011 (RF2011) doesn’t fall for the same pitfalls that other similar titles do.
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Overall 7

The UnderGarden Review

7 February 2011
  • Summary: It’s not too much of an issue, because the whole game is over and done with in a few hours. But with very little else to offer, there’s nothing much to recommend. Unless you’re anally-retentive about finding every last collectable or, more likely, bumping up your gamer score, you won’t want to play the game again. You can pollenate with a friend, which I’m sure would be very pleasant for the both of you. Maybe afterwards you can cuddle for a bit.
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Overall 9

The Undergarden

31 January 2011
  • Summary: Describing The UnderGarden is a very tricky prospect, because every description you could give automatically runs the risk of turning potential customers away. It's a slow-paced game, with no narrative to speak of, and your only goal is to make flowers grow in a series of underwater caves.
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Review: The Undergarden (Xbox 360)

Diehard GameFAN
28 January 2011
  • Summary: The Undergarden is a relaxing simple puzzler that draws inspiration from the cave exploring adventure of Pixel Junk Shooter and the music altering flora-blooming of Flower . It’s easy to pick up, fun for all ages, and has the kind of vibe where you can just prop your feet up after several hours of blasting the Covenant and just let the act of tending your sea garden take you away. It’s the Calgon of XBLA.
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The Undergarden Review

Zeitgeist Review
11 December 2010
  • Summary: There isn’t much to be said about The Undergarden really. Its just simple concept wonderfully executed and truly worth the $10 price tag especially for the 7+ hours of content it provides. It actually kind of gave me the same feelings I had while playing Braid and The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom. The graphics are just beautiful and I love the cartoony little character that you play.
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Overall 6

The UnderGarden

Defunct Games
9 December 2010
  • Summary: The UnderGarden can't quite decide what it wants to be. Is it a simple puzzle game in the vein of Ecco the Dolphin, or is it a Zen experience? Had the developers focused on one or the other this could have been a great alternative to Call of Duty and Halo, but as it turns out this is yet another soothing game that goes nowhere. Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
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