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Picked this game up for $1.25 That alone makes it a steal. The balance in this game is great. Nothing is ever overwhelming and casual players can easily pick up and play this title with ease. The game does not try to trick you or test you to the brink of your abilities rather than just challenge you to figure out the task at hand instead. For a cheap title, it provides a decent amount of content and a fun time waster as well. Pick this baby up.
This game strikes a great balance between simplicity and stimulation, wherein it manages to maintain the player's interest without demanding a strenuous amount of concentration. It is in this way that it achieves the state of zen for which it strives. The clear and dynamic impact the player has on the environment makes it feel truly organic. The sound effects which go along with these visual changes are complemented by the atmospheric music, which in itself can feel as much a part of the game world as the plants. The control scheme can take some getting used to. It feels, to me, as though great pains were taken to minimise the number of inputs required to play, which resulted in some slightly uncomfortable overlap. The tutorial prompts could have been contextualised for the input method to alleviate this, rather than having the player pause to check what "Grab" means, how "Boost" works, etc. This is a small gripe, however, and is far from a show-stopper. In conclusion, The Undergarden is a lovely experience, well worth a play.
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