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The UnderGarden (Xbox 360)

The UnderGarden (Xbox 360)
alaScore 83

20 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the gameplay and design, whereas many are negative about the controls.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the The UnderGarden (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 20 reviews)

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The Undergarden Review

 

Game studio Vitamin G has finally figured out a way for parents to discuss sensitive topics without having to refer to archaic similes like “birds” and “bees” but instead allow them to talk in terms of pollination. And they made a pretty good game...

The UnderGarden gave a fun few hours of gameplay and is one that I recommend purchasing. This is for anyone looking for a good game that really helps you unwind as it’s almost therapeutic in the way it’s played and presented. With any luck, we'll be...

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The UnderGarden Review

 

A little less Zen, a little more irritating

Very pretty. Collectible elements can be fun

Not as deep as hardcore racing fans might want; audio doesn't work perfectly without surround sound

Mike Thompson is a regular contributor to GameShark and is finishing up his triple major at Northern Arizona University. He contributes regularly to Gamezebo , The Escapist , and College News, and has written for publications Ars Technica , Diablo...

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The UnderGarden

 

It is a real shame when a gorgeous game has nothing beneath its skin-deep beauty. This feels like the best way to describe The UnderGarden, unfortunately. You see, graphically it is all sparkling charm and blooming flowers, often looking more like the...

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The Undergarden Review

 

In recent years, Xbox Live and the Playstation Network have become fertile ground for unique “small” titles, proving you don't need to spend several years and a small fortune to make a great game. Vitamin G Studios (a subsidiary of Artech Studios, the...

The Undergarden is a highly successful example of the adage, “less is more”. Its elegant simplicity will keep you engaged for hours without shooting, powerups, upgrading, leveling, dialog trees or versus play. The game's artwork delights and its music...

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The UnderGarden

 

In The UnderGarden, you are in control of a furry little creature that sets out to pollinate all the flowers of the UnderGarden in order to see life prosper. What's so intriguing about these types of games is the fact that there are no over-extended...

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The UnderGarden

 

This is one voyage to the bottom of the sea you might not want to take...

For me, mediocre games are the hardest kind to review. How do you write a thousand words about one without coming off as bland as they are? What possible angle is there to take in the write up? It won't be the first or last time I have to struggle with...

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The UnderGarden Review

 

Eye-catching visuals, a dynamic score, and a variety of puzzles make it easy to lose yourself in this magical world.

Causing flowers to bloom is empowering and beautiful ; Dynamic musical score with interchangeable layers ; Punishment-free levels create a relaxing atmosphere ; Clever puzzles give diversity to the gameplay ; Hidden collectibles give tangible reward...

Utilitarian controls remove joy from movement ; Sharp camera shifts can be jarring

It shouldn't take much longer than five hours to play through the 15 levels in The UnderGarden, but it's worth going back for more. There are hidden gems and special flowers in each world, and you get a bonus for collecting every musician and causing...

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The UnderGarden (Xbox Live Arcade) Review

 

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...

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Some games are so adorable that it is distracting when playing. Filled with vibrant colors, abundant life, and cute characters, The Undergarden fits that description pretty nicely. If you enjoyed aesthetically-pleasing games like Braid, Everyday...

I wish that there was more meat on the bones. I really wanted to give The Undergarden a higher score, but it is so light on substance that it is basically more of an interactive and highly polished screensaver than an actual game. Thankfully, the price...

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The UnderGarden

 

Eye-catching visuals, a dynamic score, and a variety of puzzles make it easy to lose yourself in this magical world.

Causing flowers to bloom is empowering and beautiful ; Dynamic musical score with interchangeable layers ; Punishment-free levels create a relaxing atmosphere ; Clever puzzles give diversity to the gameplay ; Hidden collectibles give tangible reward...

Utilitarian controls remove joy from movement ; Sharp camera shifts can be jarring

Via GameSpot.

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