Was encountered by 4 scary looking rabbits with rather large knives. I had nothing.
Their funerals were not open-casket.
All silliness aside, I recently bought this game after several instances of being bored and wanting something to toy around with. It's proven to be a great title that I hope makes further progress in the future.
Since all my other reviews are several paragraphs long, I'm going to keep it short and list some pros and cons:
+++ = Gameplay and visuals are fluid and clean, with a few bugs here and there
+++ = Nothing is more fun than walking away from a crowd of dead enemies with mortal wounds and one of their weapons
+++ = Parkour is great so far, still needs work, however
+++ = Slow-Motion and ragdoll feature! (The possibilities are probably buzzing around in your head, are they not?)
++ = Community content, a bit like the Steam workshop, but not as convenient (Maps, characters, fixes, weapons)
++ = SUM Launcher used for news, alpha updates, configurations
++ = Built-in level editor
++ = Open world
++ = 7 default characters to choose from (Rabbit, Rabbit civilian, Dog guard, Cat guard, Weasel guard, Wolf, Rabbot, etc)
++ = Nice combat mechanics; dodging, blocking, and eventual striking are a necessity to a successful duel
+ = Versus mode for split-screen offline dueling
+ = Several gametypes implemented so far
+ = Stealth
+ = Press V for "YYYAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUHHHHHH"
+/- = Semi-decent blood mechanics (changing the blood color to cyan or black is fun, though)
+/- = Furries
--- = Has been in the Alpha stage for six years (2008 was the first official version)
--- = Like most alpha Early Accesses, Overgrowth is not optimized for lower-end computers
-- = Many UI bugs that need looking into
-- = Runs with a sys32 window (Alpha, will most likely be fixed later)
- = Keybind list is incomplete, and therefore tricky to learn (Just remember to press V for AAAAUUUGGH)
- = Most menu tabs are lacking in depth or just incomplete
- = Acquiring the actual SUM launcher is a tedious process of key verifying and registration of several accounts
- = No campaign of any sort, it's basically Postal 2 with homicidal furries
- = No editor tutorial, therefore 3/4 of the features are difficult to manage
Community content: 8/10
Final rating: 8.5/10
TL;DR: If you're into third person beat-em-ups, parkour, furries, obnoxious battle cries, ragdoll physics, openworld roaming, or any combination of these, Overgrowth is a good choice!
NOTE: I think the whole 6 years in alpha is a load of bull, and think this is one of the prime reasons why Overgrowth is getting a bad rep.