Exploring planets is so much fun in Grow Home.

Today’s Partner Feature takes us to one of the most joyous planetary explorations ever made as TGN Partner Musical Anti Hero plays through Grow Home. It’s an adventure-platform title from Ubisoft and was like a sleeper hit of it’s year; which means it’s far better than you could’ve imagined.

But don’t just take my word for it and watch this Grow Home gameplay video instead which will give you a thorough and close-up experience of the game. Let’s check it out.

 

Worlds Away

Grow Home is one of those rare videogames that can captivate you from the get-go. At first, the game may look like simple kiddy-grade stuff but don’t let that fool you, it’s actually a deep and addictive 3d platformer which doesn’t suffer from any of it’s genre tropes.

It also proves that a game doesn’t need the high polygon game engines to look great and Grow Home‘s cell-shaded, aesthetically vibrant visuals can look as great as they will on a latest Tri-SLI configuration as they will on a wheezing old PC. And that way, the game will never really feel ‘outdated’, in terms of looks.

 

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Say hello to bud…

 

But while the visuals are more than impressive, Grow Home‘s simple-but-satisfying gameplay is the sole reason why you’ll love to play this title over and over again. It mostly revolves around climbing into myriads of structures and surfaces and this is where Grow Home‘s mechanic truly shines. To put it simply, this game has probably the best climbing and parkour mechanics you’ll see. It’s both tight and fluid—allowing the player to effortlessly get or climb into just about anything.

And you won’t believe how much verticality this game has—more often than not, you’ll need to parkour your way to astonishingly top in-game structures like more than 500ft. While it may seem a bit daunting that you’ll need to spend a large amount of time just climbing but rest assured, Grow Home‘s joyous mechanic makes it all feel easy (and smooth).

 

Growing Planet Sized Plants

This playthrough starts right from the beginning of the game and so sets up all the key plot elements. Apparently, the events of the game takes place in the future where mankind needs to find habitable planets to survive, kind of like Interstellar. And you play as an adorable robot named Bud (a clever plant reference) whose task is to help grow huge Star plants which in turn will result in a life-sustaining ecosystem in the planet.

 

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Flying with Bud…

 

After a few moments (and some really cool looking cutscenes), we see Bud (Botanical Utility Droid) getting dropped off from a huge spaceship. A few seconds later when he finally hit the ground, the game showed a notification that Bud’s internal power is currently running low. Now apparently, Bud’s abilities are unlocked according with his available power so at this point, all he can do is just move around (in all directions).

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The gameplay has just begun but it’s best if you watch all of it by yourself. Also, the live commentary by TGN Partner Musical Anti Hero is pretty awesome and really makes the whole viewing experience even more enjoyable. So if you want to watch more Grow Home playthroughs, do yourself a favor and watch it all in his channel.

As always, thanks for reading and we’ll see you next time. Happy gaming.