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  • Summary: BUD, an adorable yet clumsy, stumbling, tumbling robot. Spaceship wreckage scattered across an entire planet of abundant alien flora and thrusting star plants. A distant moon with your spacecraft’s beating heart yearning to be rescued. A fantastical acrobatic adventure in a world that’s asBUD, an adorable yet clumsy, stumbling, tumbling robot. Spaceship wreckage scattered across an entire planet of abundant alien flora and thrusting star plants. A distant moon with your spacecraft’s beating heart yearning to be rescued. A fantastical acrobatic adventure in a world that’s as challenging as it is beautiful. Welcome to Grow Up. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sep 18, 2016
    90
    Grow Up is an excellent sequel that builds on a strong foundation to make a spectacular game. If you liked Grow Home, you’ll want to play this too.
  2. Aug 19, 2016
    78
    Though it doesn't introduce many game-changing ideas, Grow Up takes B.U.D. to a bigger playground to climb in.
  3. Aug 28, 2016
    75
    Grow up was a uniquely calming experience, from the soft colors and bioluminescence, to the ethereal music that played along with the visuals. I highly recommend it as a refreshing break from more conventional high-paced, thrilling, adrenaline pumping titles that fill the gaming industry.
  4. Aug 23, 2016
    73
    A superb remix of Grow Home that gives BUD a bigger sandbox to play in, at the expense of some challenge.
  5. Sep 20, 2016
    70
    All things considered, I did enjoy Grow Up but it doesn't seem to have grown up much at all.
  6. Aug 26, 2016
    70
    Grow Home had a simple purity to it—you were a robot, it could climb, and so it did, all the way up to space. Grow Up repeats this journey but steadily turns BUD into Inspector Gadget as you complete its trials.
  7. Aug 26, 2016
    60
    Drifting over the polygonal landscape looking for crystals is still a peaceful good time, if you can overlook a few flaws.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 29, 2016
    10
    Some of the critical responses confuse me. The hate for collectibles, exploration, having to think and plan, and being able to deal with newSome of the critical responses confuse me. The hate for collectibles, exploration, having to think and plan, and being able to deal with new gameplay mechanics on the fly? And being frustrated by these elements? Why are these people reviewing video games in the first place? It sounds like they'd be happier reviewing movies. I think they're just annoyed at how decrepit and incapable they've gotten. It's all I can think because I'm baffled. I loved Grow Up, anyway. It's a lovely time. Provided that a.) you have a tiny prerequisite of capacity for thought, and b.) you're not easily frustrated by video games (especially ones that really aren't that hard). Expand
  2. Dec 2, 2016
    10
    To preface this review, I just want to say that Grow Home was a massive sleeper hit for me. It came out of nowhere and blew my mind. Such anTo preface this review, I just want to say that Grow Home was a massive sleeper hit for me. It came out of nowhere and blew my mind. Such an intelligent, relaxing and incredibly fun game. In my eyes, it was going to be extremely hard to follow it up, so I wasn't expecting much from Grow Up.

    I am incredibly happy to say that not only did it exceed my expectations, but it also overtook my enormous love for the first.

    This is quite possibly one of the best sandbox game/physic simulator I have ever played.

    The music, the atmosphere, the collecting, the exploring, the creative thinking used to get to the next platform, the smart implementation of physics, and that absolutely fantastic abilities all come together to make one of the best games I've ever played.

    Highly recommended to anyone who wants to relax but still have fun, or just wants to mess around with some incredible physics.

    10/10
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