Obsidian Entertainment’s new title, Grounded, will seem a lot like other survival games at first blush–even though it’s Honey, I Shrunk The Kids-like setting puts it at a super-small scale compared to titles like Minecraft or The Forest. Like those games, you still need to drink water and eat food to stay alive, construct shelters to keep from getting overwhelmed by indigenous life, and craft equipment to help you keep alive and thrive in your new surroundings.
Though Grounded has a lot in common with other games in the genre, its shrunken approach to the survival genre means it has quite a few of its own quirks. From how you’ll uncover crafting recipes, to the creatures keen on eating you that live in the backyard, there are plenty of nuances to understand. Here’s a quick rundown of 10 key tips that’ll help you adjust to life in the lawn.
1. Pick Up Everything And Analyze It
One of the first things you’ll come across when you start a game of Grounded is a strange little science facility called a Field Station. This is your first inkling that there’s something bigger going on here than a weird dream. Inside every Field Station is an item called an Analyzer–something that’s extremely useful.