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  • Summary: Going Under is a roguelite-inspired dungeon crawler about exploring the cursed ruins of failed tech startups. You’ll wield office junk as weapons as you battle your way through the forsaken office complexes. Stab a demon with a thumbtack one moment, run over a goblin with a smart car theGoing Under is a roguelite-inspired dungeon crawler about exploring the cursed ruins of failed tech startups. You’ll wield office junk as weapons as you battle your way through the forsaken office complexes. Stab a demon with a thumbtack one moment, run over a goblin with a smart car the next–your options in combat are constantly changing. Expand

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Going Under Is Office Culture Meets Dungeon Crawling | PAX East 2020 Gameplay
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 90
    Going Under manages to upcycle the refuse of our everyday routines; its a Big Art Attack of 2-hour commutes, stolen tips and that one pinball machine your boss bought to make a chill room after he laid off three of your coworkers during a global pandemic. It’s one of the most honest investigations of existential digitisation and corporate greed ever made in videogame form. It addresses the farce of employment with creativity and humour, two things no malignant narcissist with a modest cash injection could ever take from us.
  2. Sep 27, 2020
    85
    Going Under not only does a great job as a roguelite, but also when it comes to delivering a great story and narrative. A parody of how business works that you need to play.
  3. Oct 8, 2020
    85
    If you are tired of the roguelike or have been looking for a perfect one to start with - you could try with the Going Under. A quirky, fast paced, humorous dungeon crawler, painted in neon baby colors that you didn't even know your TV could support. So be your friend and lower the color intensity, for you will most probably spend some hours with this one. Pretty addictive.
  4. Sep 22, 2020
    80
    Going Under is bright, colorful, and wickedly funny. The game's structure is enjoyable and using various weapons slap the hell out of monsters is entertaining, but don't expect anything particularly deep or lasting.
  5. Sep 30, 2020
    80
    Going Under is a fun dungeon crawler that parodies capitalism and the culture surrounding it. While a shorter experience, the game is given a solid level of replayability thanks to the procedural generation and wide variety of weapons. Though the combat feels like it’s lacking depth at times, it’s still fun to sling office equipment around at foes. Going Under is a great offering from the team at Aggro Crab and Team17.
  6. Sep 28, 2020
    80
    Unfortunately, Going Under arrived in the same month as Spelunky 2, Hades and other prestigious indies who are also roguelike. However, its proposal is solid and has a lot of personality. All of this, along with the narrative, make it a more than interesting title that it should be recommended for lovers of this genre.
  7. Sep 22, 2020
    50
    While I got some enjoyment out of the combat, it doesn't offer enough variation and isn't as polished as other titans of the roguelike genre like Dead Cells or Hades. Running through the dungeons began to feel like genuine work, which is suitable considering the subject matter but not what I want from a game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Jan 18, 2022
    10
    My husband and I have been having a lot of fun talking turns on this game. He's played roguelight games before and Ive never really been ableMy husband and I have been having a lot of fun talking turns on this game. He's played roguelight games before and Ive never really been able to get into them but this was equally fun for the both of us! It has so many little jokes and fun things to discover. The style, color, and music are all a lot of fun and it stays fresh even in replays. Expand
  2. Jul 21, 2021
    10
    I think the bad comments come from people got stuck in mid game.
    The game are really good, specially the ost, i recommend this to those gamers
    I think the bad comments come from people got stuck in mid game.
    The game are really good, specially the ost, i recommend this to those gamers who like the rogue-likes and difficult games.
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  3. Apr 6, 2022
    9
    It's an unpretentious game, it's fun to play, the story is good and kinda funny, the characters are good and there's some well placed criticsIt's an unpretentious game, it's fun to play, the story is good and kinda funny, the characters are good and there's some well placed critics about the working environment, with some interesting dungeons.

    One thing is that you'll have to headbutt your way through them, which becomes boring and/or frustrating, and it's not because "lack of skill", but due to random stuff on your rooms being able to hurt you and health being so scarce.
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  4. Jul 26, 2021
    9
    This is a really under-appreciated gem it has a good story with funny dialogue as well as instead of it being 90% luck like most games of thisThis is a really under-appreciated gem it has a good story with funny dialogue as well as instead of it being 90% luck like most games of this genre it is only 10% luck. Really fun recommend it and at 10 dollars it really makes up for it. Expand
  5. Apr 2, 2022
    8
    A fantastic but simple rouge-like. Beautiful art style that parodies the style used in ads from major tech corporations such as Facebook.A fantastic but simple rouge-like. Beautiful art style that parodies the style used in ads from major tech corporations such as Facebook.

    Combat is simple but fun and the game is easy enough for people who are new to rouge-likes to finish. There is still a good amount of content and a gauntlet mode that offers a challenge to those who want it. Story is great and writing is really funny and filled with jokes of different type of tech companies such as dating app developers and crypto. As well getting at the cut throat nature of working at these companies. It’s fantastic indie game I highly recommend to anyone.
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  6. Nov 10, 2020
    4
    Going Under benefits from unique, vibrant visuals and fairly engaging gameplay. It comes up very short in the areas of needlessly wordyGoing Under benefits from unique, vibrant visuals and fairly engaging gameplay. It comes up very short in the areas of needlessly wordy character dialogue that add nothing to the game and very, very unrewarding grinding. Too little time was spent developing the primary gameplay to sustain its necessary playtime, and too much hope was put into the bland, stock dialogue to carry the player through gameplay deadzones (which are too common and last too long). Oh, and there are plenty of gamecrashing bugs that like to come out to play right when you get to a boss. Expand
  7. Jul 5, 2021
    0
    This game is mediocre at best. I got bored of it's inane attempts at comedy and even more bland combat system. This genre is way too overThis game is mediocre at best. I got bored of it's inane attempts at comedy and even more bland combat system. This genre is way too over populated with games that were not worth the time to produce... Expand