|a game by||Wolfire Games|
|Editor Rating:||6/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||8.0/10 - 5 votes|
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|See also:||Action Adventure Games, Action Games, Martial Arts Games|
It's about time we had a game dedicated to the marvelous art of bunny warfare. Sure we've had games where cutesy rabbits tear each other apart in various calibers of the battlefield. Nobody has ever taken this grandiose concept seriously, however - until now. Developers Wolfire Games have listened - and now Overgrowth has entered the chat.
Now we finally get a bunny based game that touches on the story and plight of anthropomorphic rabbits. There isn't any silliness like in Rayman Raving Rabbids or the Bunny Grenade from Worms. We're getting into the intricacies of rabbit wisdom through a martial arts action game. Will it deliver on everything we rabbit fans could have wanted?
Hop, Skip, and Punch
The narrative for the game is almost perfect, considering the category of the product. You will play a bipedal bunny named Turner, who is trying to protect his fellow bunnies from being enslaved by cats and dogs - an almost fairytale-like ambiance. A story that's taken out of a blockbuster martial arts film and gameplay that varies in combat style would make for a game to remember, right?
There are enough questionable traits about Overgrowth that make the game a little stale. The dialogue never flourishes enough to create an intriguing storyline - and the visuals look incredibly dated for the time it was released. Let's not even talk about the animations - almost resembling test combat in pre-alpha builds of games.
Having said that - if players can look past the many bugs littered throughout Overgrowth - it can be enjoyed. The combat is varied, providing some rewarding fights in various approaches. Whether you choose to go stealth with your bunny or totally tear the enemy dog apart - each and every way works. It's fun to engage with, but it does get pretty easy a couple hours in.
These Bunnies Don't Fly High.
The concept of Overgrowth does excite those players who love the idea of ridiculous thought mixed in with serious prowess. The design of the game does have the potential to be something magnificent.
But it does feel that the developers didn't have the resources to deliver on their promises. What should be a seamless narrative-based experience is often interrupted by breaking bugs or obnoxious combat sequences.
Overgrowth bears some resemblance to Crackdown - more specifically Crackdown 2 - where it could have been good. But lack of time, direction, and assets delivered the same experience that feels broken in many places. Perhaps there's room to try again with the bunny world. As aforementioned, the ideas are all there - but they need some serious finetuning if they are going to grab a healthy player base.
- Combat approaches are fun and varied
- Diverse environments keep the game interesting
- The concept for the game is magnificent
- Visuals and animations look dated and incomplete
- The story feels a bit stale
- Game breaking bugs drag away from the experience
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP