This is an entry for the A to Z Challenge (see the sidebar for more information).  These are just some of my initial impressions on the Steam, GOG, and other online games throughout the month.  It is not as much of a review as it is a summary of my feelings on the game.

The UnderGarden is a 2D underwater (sort-of platformer) game that is structured around puzzles.  I’m sorry if there is nothing more to add, but that’s really all there is to it.

While it’s puzzle-like nature is similar to other side-scrolling adventures like Rochard, NyxQuest, and Ecco the Dolphin, Undergarden’s theme of “Make the world beautiful” reminds me very much of Okami.  This theme, coupled with a light, easy soundtrack make Undergarden a relaxing, pleasurable experience.

I’ve read some complaints about this game; one article characterized it as “an artsy game made by a bunch of businessmen, rather than an artist.’  I don’t care for such snobbery, though, and can’t bring myself to agree with them.  Even if it means that I am the Willaby in the room, I find this game to be quite enjoyable.