Robotic other-worldly gardening simulator is coming to PS4.
BUD, the Botanical Utility Droid and protagonist of Grow Home, is seriously adorable. He’s like a cross between an enthusiastic toddler with uncontrollable marionette limbs, Nintendo’s Box Boy! and Disney’s Pixar’s WALL-E.
Got that image straight in your head? Good. Then we’ll proceed.
The idea of Grow Home is simple: BUD must save his home planet, using his botanical knowledge. To do this, he discovers new plants and explores their unique properties to access strange and interesting new levels, and generally gets really high (in height terms) by climbing up the plants he’s growing.
Unfortunately, BUD can be a nightmare to control at times, but that’s all part of Grow Home’s charm. You find yourself controlling BUD’s limbs independently to climb in a sort of vertical-QWOP scenario, which can be hilarious and frustrating in equal measure, but he’s just so damn adorable you can’t help but love him. It’s also a charming reminder that Ubisoft can do fun, different things when they have a mind to.
And now, Grow Home – which is already available for PC – is coming to PS4 on September 2, 2015. You might even be able to get it for free in Sony’s Vote to Play programme, which kicks off later this week.
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