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  • Summary: Destroy... Absorb... Grow... GRIME is a fast and unforgiving Action-Adventure RPG in which you crush your foes with living weapons that mutate form and function, and then consume their remains with a black hole to strengthen your vessel as you break apart a world of anatomical horror and intrigue.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Aug 2, 2021
    100
    GRIME is such a consistently astounding game that it’s hard to believe it didn’t just fall out of the sky fully formed. The world it’s set in is one of the most compelling in recent memory, the combat is weighty, satisfying, and incredibly difficult, and the ecstatic feeling you get upon conquering some of the bigger challenges rivals the same feeling you get in a Dark Souls game.
  2. Aug 12, 2021
    90
    GRIME is worth every second of your time, even with the middle section from hell. Its bosses and music alone are worth the price of admission, but you’ve got an impressively built Metroidvania with RPG and Souls-like elements here, as well. It rewards exploration and finds new ways to challenges players at every turn, and some of its unique mechanics stand shoulder to shoulder with other titans of any of its influences.
  3. Aug 29, 2021
    89
    Visual surrealism, difficult handling, vague and abstract lore. Grime is a title that every metroidvania fan should consider. Brutal and gorgeous, it gives the impression of a diamond in the rough that captivates you with all the perspectives that unfold before its carving. For us it's already the metroidvania of the year.
  4. Aug 3, 2021
    80
    Grime does a great deal of things in metroidvania and soulsborne gameplay quite well. It’s got an engaging combat system full of customization and fun weapons. Additionally, the ability to absorb enemies for unique abilities is a really great way to individualize your playstyle. It’s also got some incredible environments to explore chockfull of unique enemies and platforming to overcome. I really wish it had a better handle on fast-travel because of how tough and frustrating it can be. That aside, Grime is an invigorating, fun, and challenging journey with a rather outlandish story and a great handle on action-RPG platforming and combat.
  5. Aug 20, 2021
    80
    Grime is, much like its central character, an odd amalgamation of ideas, from Souls based RPGs, to platforming punch em ups, all oddly twisted into something that looks like a little nightmare all its own. If you’re looking for something different but utterly beautiful, then Grime is worth your time.
  6. Aug 9, 2021
    80
    A solid metroidvania that implements many elements from the souls series in a smart and interesting system. It's unique art style and inspired world greatly add to the overall quality, making it a valid choice for anyone who loves the genre.
  7. Sep 10, 2021
    55
    Grime is a game of gaping contradictions. It is one of the most visually striking releases of the year… and also one of the ugliest. It’s one of the most imaginative games in some time… and also one of the most generic. For all of Grime’s talk about chiseled stone, the experience feels like a half-finished sculpture – occasional details reveal tantalizing glimpses of the creators’ vision, but it’s largely an indistinct blob.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Aug 5, 2021
    10
    Ok, this game has completely blown me away so far I’m about 8 hours into it. If you are looking for casual gameplay this is not it, this gameOk, this game has completely blown me away so far I’m about 8 hours into it. If you are looking for casual gameplay this is not it, this game is brutal in a way similar to how the souls games are. If you’ve ever played Blasphemous, think of it similar to that but in my opinion this is way more polished. Expand
  2. Jan 31, 2022
    9
    GRIME es la mezcla perfecta entre un juego de exploración estilo "metroidvania" con combates a lo "souls". Con un diseño visual precioso y unaGRIME es la mezcla perfecta entre un juego de exploración estilo "metroidvania" con combates a lo "souls". Con un diseño visual precioso y una banda sonora espectacular. El universo de GRIME me ha parecido de los más originales entre los indies del género, con esa ambientación surreal lleno de seres esculpidos, desolado, bello, y en general mostrando un magnifico mundo pétreo. Expand
  3. Aug 13, 2021
    9
    It was cool! Only positive emotions. An interesting hero, weapons, monsters, locations.
  4. Sep 15, 2021
    7
    Review To "GRIME"
    ** Ok I will start with the fact that the game in Israeli development will not change the score **
    Now let's start from
    Review To "GRIME"
    ** Ok I will start with the fact that the game in Israeli development will not change the score **
    Now let's start from the beginning I played the game for 4 hours straight and really enjoyed it and then Mikey from Limited Edition explained to me what he did not like about the game, so I knew
    In what expectation to come to the game but on the other hand there was Shmuel who really liked the game so I did not know in what expectation to come.
    Then I played about 4-5 hours straight and enjoyed I did not understand what Mike was about
    And after about 7 hours I realized what Mikey was talking about, my bugs started, stuck animations, eight of me to move on.
    The stage design was fun for the most part there were just sections where the stage design was the same and something good about the game, the bosses were amazing and tough,
    The combat system is amazing, and the Parry system was nice.
    And my precious problem
    The game is just trying to be Ori and Dark Souls together and in my opinion does not work not so much
    And that's a problem.
    ** a story**
    The truth story is especially nice the torturous dialogues, and funny characters, of the game.
    Just a little word about the graphics.
    The graphics in my opinion look pretty good overall but still nice and so are the textures
    And the models look good
    And unfortunately I have nothing more to say
    You can summarize the graphics in one word ** "basic". **
    Now something that really bothered me with the game
    This game just throws things at you for no reason
    That the design steps look the same but what bothered me the most was that to upgrade weapons you need to go back half a map to some guy who gives you the option to upgrade.
    And why not have the option to do Fast Travel I heard that right at the end you get but I did not get it sucks
    In conclusion I think it's a game since it's worth its price just do not expect anything amazing but still a great game
    Final score || 7.5 / 10 ||
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  5. Aug 9, 2021
    7
    The game in the first days was in an Alpha state, which later they were fixing with some patches (they still need to fix some things), withThe game in the first days was in an Alpha state, which later they were fixing with some patches (they still need to fix some things), with that being said i'll tell you my impressions after 28hours.
    It's a good souls-like metroidvania (?, Not bad, artistically pretty and graphically not crazy but nothing to blame, it's good.

    Things i liked: The world, the music, the combat mechanics (full parry) and the bosses, with some really fun fights, some challeging. A lot of weapons and armor (which is good, but not so much, I specify why in the things that I didn't like).

    Things I did not like: The worst of the game FAST TRAVEL, they give it to you with the final boss and being a metroidvania, where you do backtracking all the time to explore and look for places that you could not access before, doing it before the final boss is a pain in the ass. (They are adding more fast travels (portals) but they need to add more).This is a major issue.!!
    As I said there are a variety of weapons, several problems tho, you cannot test them without the necessary stats, some ask for many stats and since you cannot test them you don't know if it's worth spending them for that specific weapon, so basically you end up not using them, so ... many weapons but if they weren't there, it would be the SAME . Something to add is that stamina is spent very quickly and heavy weapons spend A LOT ,so it makes not much sense to use them, the best weapon in the game: the first one they give you.
    Armors Sets: a lot of sets, which is good, but they don't give you anything, it's purely cosmetic, which makes it not very attractive to search all over the world looking for them, unless you want to get the achievement (which by the way, is bugged So they don't give it to you :D, same with weapon achievement) I would add something small like some bonuses (10% speed, 10% strength, 10% defense,) I don't know, something.

    That is my review, in my opinion it's a VERY good game and I recommend it, if you are thinking on buying it , I would tell you to do it, but wait for them to put some more big patch on it, the devs are very active listening to the community and they are fixing things very quickly, so it seems this will be a great game!.
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  6. Aug 5, 2021
    6
    This is a good game, but far from being a 10. The travel system is really annoying or non-existing. Boss difficulty goes from insanely easy toThis is a good game, but far from being a 10. The travel system is really annoying or non-existing. Boss difficulty goes from insanely easy to "spend 3 hours memorizing every single move to be able to defeat it", which I know is souls like, but I find it bad gameplay. However, is always good to have a nice-looking Metroidvania (more souls) game. Expand
  7. Aug 14, 2021
    3
    This game is difficult in all the wrong ways. Every little encounter even with basic enemies feels like a technical challenge. TheThis game is difficult in all the wrong ways. Every little encounter even with basic enemies feels like a technical challenge. The all-important parry move is incredibly fussy, and you'll die constantly trying to learn the timing. Bosses are a mystery you have to die repeatedly to "learn". You can lose 80% of your health just be dropping down a blind ledge too close to a common baddie. I loved the art design, but all the mechanics seem to be a clinic on how NOT to make a game fun. Metroidvanias shouldn't feel like this. Expand

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