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Darling it’s better, down where it’s wetter, under the…garden?

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Buzz's Words

Gaming can be stressful. Whether you're seeking cover from a hail of bullets in Call of Duty, mastering a difficult dungeon battle in World of Warcraft, or sweating to top
the weekly leaderboard in Bejeweled Blitz, this hobby can take a lot of out of

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The UnderGarden - Atari

The folks at Vitamin-G understand this. As a palate-cleanser between intense bouts of
virtual action, they're offering something a little more chilled out; a game
where there's no time limit, no violence, and where your cute little avatar can
never, ever die. That game is The UnderGarden.

This stylish underwater adventure is distinguished by its relaxed,
set-your-own-pace vibe and by its beautiful, slightly surreal scenery. The goal is nothing more than getting from Point A to Point B — and pollinating the weird and wonderful plant life that inhabits the caves along the way — but as is so often the case, it's the
journey that matters. Progress depends on solving physics-based puzzles, often
overcome by towing weighted seeds and placing them in the appropriate
locations. Along the way you'll encounter musicians you can bring with you — their unique instrumental stylings will seamlessly harmonize with the background score. And as if your character weren't adorable enough to begin with, you can customize him with unlockable outfits.

The UnderGarden is set to release in early November over download retail channels for the PC, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3, at a modest $9.99 price point.


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