Going Under Reviews
Going Under is an exhausted groan of a game. It looks and sounds great and the characters are amusing for the most part, but the mechanics clash in weird ways, and it just feels bad to play.
I have my demons whenever I play Roguelite or like games, but I’m glad I placed my concerns to one side and tried this one. The humour and many tasks heavily outweighed the annoyance of losing my gear and I enjoyed my time with it, mostly. Do I recommend it? Of course. It’s a; colourful, fun, fast-paced and enjoyable title that can be played casually. Can you make Jackie the best intern Fizzle Beverages has ever seen? Grab the nearest object and smash every monster in your path, your internship depends on it.
Devolver Digital makes the pleasant surprise and despite the fact that the game is not characterized by any innovation, it has managed to use all of its elements in a masterful way.
Review in Greek | Read full review
This office themed dungeon crawler has it’s fair share of ups, with solid gameplay and fun surprises, howerever the lack of multiplayer makes it a bit irrelevant in the long run.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Going Under is a dungeon crawler where most of the action happens underneath your new place of work. You are working as an unpaid intern looking to get your dream job but you are set the goal of defeating monsters instead. Each time your character thinks they are getting closer to their dream job they are then given another monster-bashing mission to do.
The life of an unpaid intern is pretty gruesome already. Add hordes of goblins you have to defeat, a nagging project manager, coworkers with clashing personalities, and a very odd Amazon-esque parent company. In Going Under, there is a lot to do, and a lot to smash. Overall, the game has it’s problems as well as plenty of strengths that make you want to come back over and over again. For just $20, there is enough to do to make it worthwhile.
I wouldn’t say that this game is on par with all those high-caliber games we have right now but I can say that this game can stand on its own and can be very entertaining for the right person. I don’t think I ever had this much fun in a game that seems so simple on the surface but has real depth into it. If you’re looking for a game to jump into while you wait for the next big game, I say give this one a try and I’m sure you won’t regret it.
Going Under deviates a little from the path of an ideal roguelike. Instead of enjoying the wonderful visuals, the great soundtrack and the fun premise to make a captivating, agile and action-packed game, the title loses a little focus on what really matters. It is possible to spend some good hours of fun with the game, but the technical problems in the combat, the little variety inside the dungeons (and outside them), the lack of information in some moments, and the excess of exposure in others, made that I never fully get caught up in the adventure.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
More than just a unique roguelike with a nice combat system and tons of customization options, Going Under is also a great piece of satire.
Going Under is a fun if short lived game. A nice bright roguelike that just fails to have that one more go feel to it.
Going Under‘s quirky bright colours, light-hearted dialogue and enjoyable slow-paced music creates a very calming effect and, as a result, playing the game feels almost therapeutic in the absolute best of ways.
Aggro Crab has really outdone themselves here. This is a fun, seamless, quick-paced dungeon crawler with beautiful aesthetics and great writing. I say, no matter who you are and what you play; please do yourself a favor and pick up Going Under.
Going Under is a rogue-like dungeon-crawling treat, with its brilliant combat brought to life by a wacky world that’s full to the brim with vibrancy. It was just a real joy to play, with the chaotic combat keeping each dungeon-run feeling fresh and frantic – even if there were some moments of repetition in the mix thanks to the low number of dungeons in the game. If you’re a fan of rogue-like dungeon crawling and like your games a bit… well… weird, you will really, really, REALLY want to give Going Under a playthrough.
Going Under is a great parody on the Silicon Valley, the rest of the game just could not impress me, however.
Review in German | Read full review
Finally, a game for the bitter intern. Going Under is a fun roguelike adventure packed with challenge and an amusing story players will enjoy.
Chaotic and fantastic fun, take the executive decision and take the time to get Going Under
Going Under captivated me with its crazy and eccentric premise. Exploring ruins of failed tech companies in control of an intern is strange and exciting, mainly because you can use almost anything as a weapon. The main concept gives room for experimentation and strategy, and it is necessary to constantly improvise in order to overcome the complicated challenges. The comical tone is present in every corner with humorous dialogues, unusual situations and countless amusing references. On the negative, the adventure proves to be a bit repetitive, even with roguelite aspects, and sometimes chaos gets in the way. In the end, Going Under is an internship worth checking out.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Going Under is a pleasant surprise and one that succeeds in short-bursts of game time. It’s fast-paced, rewarding, charming, and most importantly, fun to play. Each dungeon’s specific startup theme parodies a real-life business to great success and the core combat delivers a satisfying experience.
Going Under manages to keep almost a perfect line between delving and pushing forward. Each time I’ve felt I’ve hit a wall, that’s a great indication that I’m about ready to delve further. It didn’t feel like I was banging my head against a brick wall, which some other dungeon crawlers have done in the past. Probably my favourite part of Going Under is the humour. Many of the jokes have me giggling at the expense of the capitalist society we live in. And it does point out a lot of quite obvious points, but they are great points to reiterate to a group of people. I’m so glad I got to play Going Under, and it has definitely earned it’s place among my favourite titles so far.