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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Aug 15, 2016
    83
    Grow Up is a more enjoyable open game than Grow Home. What hasn't changed is its incredible vistas and sense of wonder when on top of some strange mountain stuck in the sky.
  2. Games Master UK
    Oct 3, 2016
    78
    Wonderful and full of charm, but it can't reach the heights of the first game. [Oct 2006, p.70]
  3. Aug 28, 2016
    75
    Compared to Grow Home there is not a lot of new stuff in Grow Up, but it still offers a great world to explore, addictive, relaxing and frustrating gameplay (it exists) and an arty game to really enjoy.
  4. Aug 15, 2016
    70
    Grow Up delivers a nice and fresh platform experience: if you liked Grow Home, this new episode will please you as well.
  5. 70
    Grow Up expands the sandbox-like world of Grow Home, giving the players more gameplay possibilities and more room for movement, but the endemic flaws of the predecessor are still there. Despite all that, the experience can be pretty unique and mesmerizing at times.
  6. Aug 20, 2016
    70
    It's a routine sequel and that's why the special nature of the predecessor gets lost in the huge game world.
  7. Sep 1, 2016
    50
    Grow Up plays with gameplay elements that are unapologetically unwieldy. When even basic things like jumping and climbing feel clumsy, it’s difficult to get excited about playing with B.U.D., even if he elicits a laugh or two. There’s enough charm and visually rewarding exploration to make Grow Up worth a look if you can get past the control issues, but that's ultimately easier said than done.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 8 out of 16
  1. Aug 17, 2016
    10
    good and fun game. cute robot B.U.D and cool physics. Grow home and Grow up not so different but world are become more huge and we get a newgood and fun game. cute robot B.U.D and cool physics. Grow home and Grow up not so different but world are become more huge and we get a new gadjet who can spawn different plants and with them we can get to the different places. Cool arcade/platformer/adventure game. 10/10 Expand
  2. Aug 20, 2016
    10
    If you liked Grow Home (and I did) then you'll love this. More of the same great climbing and growing game play with some new mechanics toIf you liked Grow Home (and I did) then you'll love this. More of the same great climbing and growing game play with some new mechanics to keep it interesting. Not sure what the zero raters are smoking. It really is a game you cannot hate. I love it. Expand
  3. Aug 17, 2016
    8
    Grow Up is only playable offline (which is easily done by disconnecting from the network) removing the Ubisoft Club and achievements part ofGrow Up is only playable offline (which is easily done by disconnecting from the network) removing the Ubisoft Club and achievements part of the game, nonetheless it is still very enjoyable and relaxing. I have also played Grow Home and they are very similar games except for scenery and challenges making it more enjoyable. Expand
  4. Jan 19, 2019
    4
    When he runs into a meteor storm B.U.D crash lands on a strange planet and must piece together his ship in order to escape.

    Despite its
    When he runs into a meteor storm B.U.D crash lands on a strange planet and must piece together his ship in order to escape.

    Despite its clunky controls I quite enjoyed Grow Home and a big part of its appeal was the singular focus on climbing higher and higher to reach your escape ship. This sequel adds a few new ideas but none of them really add to the gameplay and the larger map, with its endless icons find and tick off, makes Grow Up feel like a bit of a chore to play. Sometimes less is more...
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  5. Aug 16, 2016
    1
    Don't get too riled up, it is much more of the same, and not in a good way. The mesmerizing Grow Home, was an innovative game that looked andDon't get too riled up, it is much more of the same, and not in a good way. The mesmerizing Grow Home, was an innovative game that looked and felt great. When Grow Up was announced, it became evident that it was the same game stuck together with a few other mechanics. Flying is a big aspect and feels great, and happens often. Your objectives are almost the same and the gameplay is the same as well. It is fun in parts, but it always felt like I was playing Grow Home but with a DLC pack. The fact that this is a fully fledged product is mind boggling. The crashes too, this game is definitely not playable on day 1, bugs, restarts and annoying glitches are all showing up. The story the developers are trying to tell is still a mystery, and will confuses most gamers. It is just the same thing! And whatever new it does is a partial success. Grow Up is a lazy excuse for a game, it the same game but with an ugly patch up of bugs, glitches and a pile of excruciating and lousy storytelling. Expand
  6. Aug 17, 2016
    0
    possibly one of the worst games and controls i've ever experienced. some of the worst physics I've ever seen in a game. jumping up onto apossibly one of the worst games and controls i've ever experienced. some of the worst physics I've ever seen in a game. jumping up onto a platform is even a hassle. avoid like the plague! Expand
  7. Aug 17, 2016
    0
    The game simply doesnt work. Crashes on startup. I wasn't going to leave a review stating this but I can't find info on this anywhere. I'veThe game simply doesnt work. Crashes on startup. I wasn't going to leave a review stating this but I can't find info on this anywhere. I've looked all over. I installed a 1.0.1 update that did nothing to help. Right now I'm dead in the water and out 10 bucks. Really wanted to play this but I have to put this info somewhere since right now no record exists of this problem I'm having. I just want an answer on why it doesnt work and when they're going to fix it and that they are aware this issue exists. Hate to do this to them but I have to give them a 0 since that's what I've got right now 0 game and 0 info. Expand

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