4th April 2016, 09:07 PM
Unravel combines nature and nostalgia to great effect in this moving puzzle adventure, starring the loveable Yarny.
Unravel is perhaps best thought of as a pastoral platformer, where the terrain itself is of greater significance than how Yarny, its immediately loveable hero, moves through through it. While there are some great physics-based puzzles to solve and plenty of fun mechanics to play around with, Unravel distinguishes itself less as a platformer and more by offering an emotionally ambitious and complex adventure set which plays out against a breathtaking and atmospheric landscape.
Every single level of this five- to six-hour adventure looks fantastic. Unravel creates the illusion of exploring each stage from the diminutive perspective of Yarny, our diminutive but charming protagonist. And by restricting the camera’s focus to the immediate foreground, it forces you to pay attention to the small details – tiny rocks, blades of grass, bright red berries, all of which are highly realistic and richly detailed. Playing Unravel feels like you’re looking at the world through a magnifying glass, and it’s wonderful to explore.
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