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|Playstation 4 (2015)
|9/10, based on 1 review
|9.0/10 - 2 votes
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|Action Adventure Games, Action Games, 2D Platformer Games, Side Scroller Games
Tearaway Unfolded is an expanded remake of the old PlayStation Vita game of the same name. A third person platformer game that focuses a lot on player engagement and environmental interaction. Instead of the old Vita hardware, players are now asked to interact via their controller inputs. This is a game that focuses largely on the player moving through the world of paper and helping non player characters with whatever problem they may have. If that is something you are interested in, then stick around as I talk more about it.
As I stated, this is a third person game that focuses mostly on player interaction with non-player characters scattered throughout the world. They may ask for any number of things, usually whatever it is requires some input from yourself through your gamepad.
Maybe you need to draw something for them, alter the world in some way or create an item that helps them out, it really could be any number of things and that adds a lot to the excitement of the game.
The controls for this game are tight and refined, input is responsive and pleasant, the game really helps ground you in its action this way. There are a lot of features from the Vita that have been lost and thus the gameplay has changed in some ways, those who played the original will recognize this first. That being said, there is still a lot here for players, its just different this time around. You can create blasts of wind, alter the orientation of gravity, manipulate items and swipe enemies away with the Touchpad, all things that engross the player and make you feel like what you are doing has a real impact on this little world made of paper.
The story is pretty similar to the old game, players pick their representative gender and get into it. Enemies are invading and its up to the player character to deliver a message to a portal that shows the player themselves. Throughout the game, the player character will traverse many worlds both old and new, in order to reach the portal and save their world. It’s a simple story but it doesn’t appear to be very prevalent throughout the game. Yes, it’s a driving force, but this is not a narrative title and instead the story merely accompanies the character as they go from one place to another. You won’t miss much if you don’t pay a lot of attention. You’ll still know who the bad guys are, one way or another.
The visuals for this title are unique and I cannot say a bad thing about them. Brough up to 1080p HD with 60 frames per second, this title looks stunning and really makes me feel like this was the intended visual medium all along. The world, being made mostly of paper, really feels like it was crafted from a handful of scrapbooks by creative children and that provides a very special sense of wonder that you carry with you all throughout.
A fantastic game that offers a lot to players. Whether you’re returning to the series or if this is your first time, you’ll have a blast with it.
- Great Visuals
- Excellent Gameplay
- Lacks some of the flair from the previous incarnation