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Grow Home Steam Review

Grow Home Ubisoft Review - by TecRev YT of GeekEssentials for RealGamerNewz 6


The gameplay in this game is all around decent. It’s very simple, yet surprisingly fun. The game environment resembles a grid, what I mean by this is that you’re constantly doing the same objective or trying to complete the goal. In Grow Home the object is to explore and help the ecosystem. To do this you harvest crystals, flowers, also make larger plants grow. When you’re doing this you must climb many as well as tall mountains and objects.

This task really adds a unique element to the gameplay because it is not something done in most games. One particular thing I also noticed with the gameplay, but which I did not really care for at all, was the fact that BUD the robot you play as in Grow Home seemed rather “floaty” or “wobble like”. or another way to put this is when walking or jumping it feels almost like walking on the moon. but all and all the game play is not to bad matter of fact its rather fun. Anyone looking for a decent abstract action / adventure inspired platformer title and you enjoy a good old grind in a game I would recommend Grow Home.


In Grow Home the Ubisoft action platformer title you play as a robot names BUD. He doesn’t have much character to him beings he does not speak. there are no voice overs in Grow Home. Another character in Grow Home is M.O.M. This character is more or less the narrator of the game. Only the narration of Grow Home is done with text and hints rather than voice. I found this a little lackluster but nonetheless it does not take away from the fun factor of this game enough to really punish heavily for it, but could serve as an area of improvement for the future updates or sequels of Grow Home.

Grow Home Ubisoft Review - by TecRev YT of GeekEssentials for RealGamerNewz


The controls in Grow Home are not bad by any means. They are actually rather simple. If you are familiar with almost any action 3D platformer it’s not really difficult at all to play. On the Xbox One controller just install the Official Microsoft Xbox One Controller for Windows drivers, plug in, and play. You have your basic A for jump X for action as well as Y and B for backing out of things. A neat control feature to this game is you can pick between the L and R triggers, or bumpers to press one after the other in a left to right pattern to climb structures and or mountains. And as in just about every game you play in this genre, or with a controller for that matter, L stick moves and R stick looks around. Although the controls are simple and not all that innovative it does not take away anything from Grow Home, it is a well put together game when looked at from the control aspect.

Grow Home Ubisoft Review - by TecRev YT of GeekEssentials for RealGamerNewz 5

Final Verdict

Overall, Grow Home is amazing. Ubisoft has hit somewhat of a minor home-run with this game. Though it has his quarks and glitches it and could be a little bit better, it’s a fresh experience and overall feels like a complete game release. Your controller gets a workout. I love the way Ubisoft Reflections made the graphics and thankfully the gameplay is better than what I thought it could be. Grow Home is definitely worth the pickup on Steam or UPlay, and hopefully it comes out for the Xbox One, Sony PS4, Android micro-consoles, tablets, and smartphones as it seems to be fun for any kind of gamer. I want to play it over and over again, and you’ll probably feel the same. We need to see more in the form of updates or sequels, but we’re glad this game stands on its own without the crippling need for any DLC or micro-transactions. It’s just a whole lot of fun, and a true gamer’s game.

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GeekEssentials Video Review:

Overall Score: 8 / 10

RGN Rating : Silver Game

Developer: Ubisoft Reflections

Publisher: Ubisoft

Available On: Windows PC (via Steam)

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.

Written by TecRev and Shanerr of GeekEssentials for RealGamerNewz

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Destiny Controls And Gameplay Details Revealed By Bungie And Activision

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Bungie and Activision have released new details on the controls and gameplay that will be found in the upcoming Destiny game which releases for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Sony PS4, and Microsoft XO during the second quarter of 2014.

Gameplay Details

Destiny’s Co-Op, Competitive, and Single Player are all essentially one game. There are side missions that can be done solo but the rest of the game is meant to be played with other people, sometimes a lot of them. Some areas are meant for massive groups of people while others are just for concentrated co-op sessions in smaller groups and the enemies will be scaled accordingly so that it’s always a challenge but never too difficult.

The co-operative aspects of the game will be fed with players by something that sounds similar to the recent Defiance game release which sees many people on the same server who are thrown together automatically by drop in / drop out systems controlled by the games rather than the players.

Bungie describes this as some sort of new matchmaking concept though and more needs to be revealed before we see exactly how Destiny will re-invent this mechanic. Destiny will also feature competitive (Player Vs Player AKA PVP) shooting and Dynamic (changing) maps.


Key: X360+ONE / PS3+4 Button = Command

  • A / X = Tap Once To Jump, Tap Twice For “Focus” Ability Movement
  • Y / Δ = Switch Weapons (Primary, Secondary, Heavy)
  • LT / L1 = Aim Down Sights
  • RT / R1 = Shoot
  • LB / L2 = Throw Grenade
  • RB / R2 = Melee
  • LS / L3 = Sprint
  • Hold LB+RB / Hold L2+R2 = Special Ability (Super Move Slot)

Details On Races, Character Progression, and the Locations that Destiny will feature are also revealed today and you can find those by clicking on the source materials below.

[Some Info Sourced: CVG via E]

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Thunder Wolves Review

Intro + Game Background Info: Thunder Wolves is a PC game (also available on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live) in which you play as helicopter mercenaries, not just any helicopter mercenaries either, the best in the business. You are set for action at any time. The game is published by bitComposer Games and they’ve published the Air Conflicts series, so these guys definitely know how to do air combat games; they have also published Jagged Alliance: Crossfire . The developer is Most Wanted Entertainment, they have put out a few games as well including Defenders of Ardania and Joint Task Force.

The Story: You are playing as a new hotshot pilot known as Blister. He is being trained in by Max one of the best pilots. You are doing all sorts of missions from attack missions to recon missions. You are attacking against a terrorist organization called the Serpent. Of course missions do not always go as planned as with any mission. The game covers missions held in the 80’s and 90’s as you get the change in different terrain from them.

Gameplay: The gameplay is held from a third person point of view when you are flying your helicopter. This is no simulation by any means so it’s a lot more forgiving when flying. All of the helicopters will have a machine gun on them and then they all really differ what type of missiles you have such as normal rockets to heat seeking rockets.

The game is a ton of fun to play it takes elements from all types of games and throws them into one. Some of the most fun moments in the game are being thrown in and just being able to destroy everything. You also have moments when you have to do sniping missions as well and play the role as the main gunner in an arcade style gameplay.

Controls: The game has very basic controls. You can either play with a mouse and keyboard and use just a few basic buttons to control throughout the game. I have found it a lot easier to play the game using an Xbox controller, you just plug it in and instantly the button layout switches and it’s a lot easier to control using a controller. It’s really a preference thing.

Graphics: This game will definitely run on about 80% of pc’s without any problems as long as you have a video card running directx 9 or higher you will be able to play this game. The buildings don’t feel very detailed but you do get a full map with lots of targets to shoot so I would say it makes up with the gameplay for the lack of intense graphics.

Soundtrack/Voice: The soundtrack is great for this game with a mix of hard rock and heavy metal makes it great to play this game. It ramps up as the action gets heavier. The voice acting is decent in the game with some comical humor here and there to spice things up. The game has very “meh” characters they are there you get the occasional commentary and it seem to repeat itself over and over. They do try to ramp up the commentary when the action ramps up.

Replay Ability: Moderate with all the score chasing and 20 Steam Achievements to play for.

Final Verdict: 8.7 out of 10 this game was a ton of fun to play, was nice to play a game where you don’t have to worry about following the story so much and just destroying everything in the mission. At a cost of $15 for this game you are definitely getting a lot of bang for your buck.



Overall Score: 8.7/10

RGN Rating: Silver Game

Developer: Most Wanted Entertainment / Publisher: bitComposer Games

Available On: PS3 / 360 / PC

Played On: PC

Review Copy Info: A digital game voucher for this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for purposes of this review.

PC Specs of Review System:

  • Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
  • AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
  • Gigabyte Technology – GA-990XA-UD3
  • 8192MB RAM
  • PC Power and Cooling 750 Watt Power Supply
  • 256Gb Sandisk SSD Extreme 
  • Evga Geforce GTX 670 4GB Superclocked
  • Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013
  • Steelseries MLG Sensai
  • Astro A40 Headset


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