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Grounded

The world is a vast, beautiful and dangerous place – especially when you have been shrunk to the size of an ant. Can you thrive alongside the hordes of giant insects, fighting to survive the perils of the backyard?
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Grounded

The world is a vast, beautiful and dangerous place – especially when you have been shrunk to the size of an ant. Can you thrive alongside the hordes of giant insects, fighting to survive the perils of the backyard?
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  1. adriancog
    Grounded is the game you didn't imagine
    10

    Grounded is the game you didn’t imagine you needed until it came out, because I don’t think anyone had enough imagination or balls to develop such an ambitious game. It is a unique game of its kind where enormous exploration is mixed with enormous amounts of facilities equipped with pure history of the game. It is openly a survival but with “lore” or story throughout the entire map, where it is not that only if you pay close attention you will understand how the hand comes or you should watch some explanatory video… Here the game gives you ALL the tools to know what is happening to you, why it is happening and what you have to do to try to end it. In practically all its aspects the game seems like a 10 to me, except for the difficulty part. I do not consider that the difficulty is at its maximum score to be something positive, but rather something disproportionately negative. I recommend you buy this little gem on Steam, and if you still have doubts about living this experience, let’s go into detail.

    Huge exploration, everything within reach of the player’s focus but at the same time so distant. You are not aware of the true distance from one point to another. Any object that you can imagine in a courtyard is there in Grounded and not only does it visually enrich the map but 90% of them would tell you that it is interactive (either because it contains things for the inventory, because it hides something else or because it can be interact directly with it).

    But what is the best thing about exploration? The physics of this blessed game. Our characters are the size of an ant, with the same weight (or less) than them, so not only can we but we will do (of our own free will) parkour among bushes, grass and stones because it can be done and it feels too good . Even though sometimes we go faster running on the ground, we are going to get on a grass and we are going to jump from one to another because the physics are crazy. Because then a big bug passes by (spider, ladybug, beetle) and just by touching the grass it will move everything (if you are on top it will knock you over), while if a bug of our size or us ourselves passes by, the grass will not he’s going to flinch.
    What do I mean by a huge exploration? Dozens of objects, 78 milk molars, 45 gold molars, 52 SCA.Bs, more than 100 notes and images that correspond 100% with the lore (story) of the game, dozens of collectibles and 4 hidden bosses (in addition to all the of history). Does the map look bigger now?

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  2. mortdecai
    Grounded: A short review
    8
    • Pros
    • Coop mode
    • Beautiful world and creative gameplay
    • Great storyline
    • Engaging base-building mechanics
    • Regular developer updates
    • Cons
    • Some technical issues and bugs, especially in early access
    • Lack of diverse biomes or environments to explore
    • Balancing issues with difficulty scaling
    • Lack of variety in enemy types
    • Progression can feel slow and grindy

    Grounded is an amazing game that shrinks player to the size of a bug and creates an awesome adventure right in your own backyard. It has survival elements, combat elements and a coop mod. The game is unique and beautiful and is definitely worth checking out.

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  3. NightShadowXO
    Grounded is one of a kind game
    10
    • Pros
    • Different Biomes
    • Huge Open World
    • Storyline to Follow
    • You can do Quests
    • Great Graphics
    • It offers Survival With A New Feel
    • Devs Are Pro-Active in their Community
    • Variety of Crafting Items & Weapons
    • Extensive Base Building & Traps
    • Cooking & Making healing items

    Grounded is a big, beautiful and dangerous place, especially when you have been shrunk to the size of an ant. The game is made by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Xbox Game Studios. Grounded will allow you to thrive alongside the hordes of giant insects & fighting to survive the backyard. You can face the backyard alone, together, online or with up to three friends but not only that, but they added the Shared Worlds feature, you can continue to play in your shared world even if the original host is not on, with all your progression saved! Which is great when everyone can’t play at the same time.

    Grounded has a storyline to can play solo or with a friend. You can build a base, trap or other things with also crafting Items & weapons with healing items. Grounded has many bosses & bugs for you to fight and run from. You can also replay the game many times with 4 different characters to pick from with their own storylines, interests & voice lines you can hear when playing.

    Grounded is great! You should try this game. I had a great time. Thanks Obsidian Entertainment.

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  4. sirkraken
    The Good, The Great, and the Ugly!
    9
    • Pros
    • Nearly any and all QOL features I want in a game are already in this game.
    • Variety: of enemies, of gear, of building pieces, of biomes...the list goes on.
    • Learning Curve: Learning this game is less complicated than many survival games I've found, mostly because of the great story that holds your hand in a "stand back and watch you squirm" kind of way.
    • Cons
    • Creature taming. This game seems already setup to have tames, but alas there are only a couple tiny tames and they do nothing.

    As a dedicated survival fan, I am always on the lookout for something new, something exciting but something that scratches that all too familiar itch. Grounded does this and then some. First off, if you don’t like survival games, this may be a survival game for you. The settings and difficulty adjustments make it so anyone can jump in and learn the ropes without drowning. This may not be for you, but I have my doubts. Obsidian is well known for their story driven games that leave players wanting more and this is no exception. Without spoiling the entire story, just know it is astounding. Every time I think I have a complaint or critique, I find out it’s already in the game. The devs seem to really listen to the community and that is a huge thing with all the hot garbage AAA games we are being water tortured with. This game is not just a great survival game, but also a great game. Period.

    I would definitely recommend and I can’t wait to have time to do a coop playthrough. Did I mention it has that? Yeah, it does. You’re welcome.

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  5. fromnippon
    The review after +100 hours play
    10
    • Pros
    • While it has the essentials of a traditional survival/architecture game, it has originality in its worldview.
    • It has a good storyline for a survival game.
    • The volume of the game is very large (it takes about 50~100 hours to play normally).
    • There are convenient features such as automatic sorting of items into chests and storing them.
    • The game continues to make major updates even after its official release.
    • The level of completion is comparable to AAA titles.
    • Cons
    • I recommend those who should not like insects avoid it. The expression of dismantling insects when collecting materials is grotesque.
    • Enemies are quite strong even at the beginning of the game. The game is designed to grasp the enemy's attack patterns while dying.
    • Material items are designed to glow, but even so, they can be overlooked in bright places.
    • The sandbox skeleton with item that can't be taken after the major update.
    • You need to have an account with either Microsoft or XBOX to unlock achievements.

    Those who have played a lot of games will probably feel a sense of deja vu with this world, but you have the mental toughness and skill (both of which are owned by you), and you don’t need Pikmin.

    The story is surrealistic, sort of like an impression from Bioshok and Fallout, and while it’s easy to get used to, it’s hard to get into your head where it is not bothered you into this game.
    The game’s difficulty level is rather a challenge, to be honest you shouldn’t hesitate to throw away your moral and do cheesing.

    Still, by the end of the game, you will be surely stronger, both physically and mentally, you will doubt yourself at the beginning of the game!

    I recommend this game and apologize to those who did not like this game.

    It is a fun game.

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  6. Magic Flyin Potato
    Best Survival Game Released in A Long Time
    10
    • Pros
    • Great Graphics
    • Open World with a Storyline to Follow
    • Quests
    • Different Biomes on a Small Map
    • Survival Game fighting Bugs not fighting Zombies, Undead, or Monsters
    • Devs Are Pro-Active with Community
    • Crafting
    • Base Building
    • Cooking
    • Cons
    • Fighting Can Be Difficult Early Game
    • Some Minor Game Issues (What game doesn't have them)

    Now you can play and be part of Honey I Shrunk the Kids! This game was developed of that movie. The developers are from Obsidian but are a small group that has a great relationship with the Grounded Community.

    You start off as one of four characters that have been shrunk down to the size of a bug. Now you are faced with finding out bits of information of what happened and how to change the shrinking process. Craft tools, weapons, armor, food, bases and more to help you survive the backyard! Weapon and Armor upgrades and traits that will give you an advantage on certain bugs but not have any effect on others. Grounded is a game on constant learning and adapting to the environment such as diving Underwater, dealing with Deadly Gas, or living for more than 30 seconds in Extreme Heat.

    Explore and fight Solo or with up to Three other friends in Co-op play. The more friends you bring with you, the difficulty level ramps up in fights!

    I have been following and playing Grounded and creating content for it since Early Access Beta and have gone through the Highs and Lows of the development of the game. I have to say I have stayed with Grounded for the 2+ year journey because it is FUN!

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  7. GDPDuncan
    Smallest Survival game made by the biggest studio
    8
    • Pros
    • Unique setting
    • Lots to do
    • Building
    • Quests
    • Bosses
    • Cons
    • Can be unclear what to do

    Grounded is set in a backyard and you have shrunken down to the size of an ant.

    Most survival games are set in a forest or on an island or Canada for some reason, and there are many backyards in these games but what if that backyard was the entire game map? This is probably what Obsidian Entertainment thought when they were developing this game.
    The developers over at Obsidian Entertainment clearly thought outside the box for this game, from the game’s biomes to enemies it all fits within the setting without standing out. From a BBQ that is fallen over to a bug spree can that is leaking and creating toxic gas they create environments that I would never think of. This is probably what interests me the most about the game.

    Of course you need something to do and most survival games go beyond the survival aspect these days and Grounded is no exception to this. Your main goal is to find out a way to grow back to normal size, but besides the main quest goal you can also unlock side quests although most of these are kill or fetch quests. There are also a lot of different building materials to unlock and building in this game is really simple. The main issue I always face in most survival games when building is that there is no good flat area to build on. Grounded found this simple fix of not only being able to raise the building with foundations like most others but also to build through the floor of the map so that walls line up really nicely and there are no gaps in your build. The is also no shortage of building materials, over the course of the game you can analyze any material and this will unlock more buildings and decorations (as well as weapons and armor).
    Grounded also has a couple of bosses you can summon and these really test your skills in the game since they are pretty tough.

    My main issue with the game is that it does not clearly convey what the next material is that you need in order to upgrade to the next level. But luckily the map is not all too large so you can find out what you need rather quickly if you start exploring.

    Grounded is a really good survival game and it has multiplayer so you have someone that can help you while you run away screaming from the huge spiders.

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