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A visceral, brutal fighting game with no subtlety and no ambition for it. Long loading times and a poor camera don't detract massively from the animalistic fun Overgrowth provides.
Overgrowth might be a good game if it weren't under a layer of glitches, vacant characters, and ancient mechanics. It would be a good indie game if it traveled back in time to 2005. Unfortunately, it's just a glorified tech demo instead.
Overgrowth is a depressing story hooked onto a capable 3D fighter/platformer with wonderful aesthetics.
Overall, while the game can be fun and enjoyable at times, there were things that could have been done so much better. So if you’re looking for a game that doesn’t give you much of a story, but has decent and fast- paced combat mechanic, then Overgrowth is definitely the game for you.
The combat of Overgrowth is exhilaratingly fun with everything's working as it should, but that's not very often. You also have to get used to the wonky and weird way it interprets both combat strikes and landings. It's a shame that everything else about Overgrowth, whether it's the story, the level design, or even the physics system, feels undercooked. It's not hard to find some fun here, but it's fun you'll soon forget.
Overgrowth's opaque combat, off-putting presentation, and unremarkable ideas would have made it a mediocre game ten years ago. Today, they make it a bad one.
It's a triumph of valuable development keystones which support each other, making it a game far greater than the sum of its parts – I certainly couldn't put it down, and so I can't recommend it enough.
_________________________ “It has all the pieces to be a great martial-arts, parkour, bonanza, yet the buggy controls, repetitive fights, and short campaigns all let it down.
Overgrowth is a difficult title to recommend. Though there's entertainment value in whooping some cottontails, the included story mode doesn't offer nearly enough content, nor does it excel at showcasing all of the game's capabilities. However, there are plenty of fun mods to play around with. The various battle arenas and parkour stages are pretty decent as well, and there's even a downloadable grenade, because blowing up a crowd of rapier-wielding cats never gets old. In any case, if players are willing to test ideas and experiment, then their time is likely to be well-spent here.
After nine years of development, Overgrowth finally arrive at its final versione, but the action melee games needs some very improvements.
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