Tearaway Unfolded - PlayStation 4

Release Date:

September 08, 2015

Viewing USA:

Also on UK.
7.7

Summary:

Tearaway Unfolded has landed on the PlayStation 4 and takes place in a storybook of sorts, a type of world which is made almost entirely out of paper. You take the reins of Atoi who is a Messenger that has been told to deliver a letter to a portal in the sky called 'the You', this portal has mysteriously been opened. To make matter even worse Atoi must also save the world from Scraps which are villainous creature’s intent on causing mayhem and disruption via invading the paper world.

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Details

  • Developer(s):
    • Media Molecule
  • Publisher(s):
    • Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Release Date(s):
    • September 8, 2015
  • Official Site(s):
  • ESRB Rating:
  • Player(s):
  • Online Player(s):
    • N/A
  • Remote Play:
    • Supported
  • Add-Ons:
    • Available

Technical Information

  • DualShock Compatible:
    • DualShock 4
  • Required Disc Space:
    • 6.8GB Minimum
  • Supported Video Output:
    • 1080p
  • Game Format:
    • Blu-ray Disc
  • Average Playing Time:
    • 25 Hours
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Posted:
2015-10-28

Darren_Summerell

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PS4

7.5

Tearaway Unfolded on the PlayStation 4 is a platform based adventure video game which was developed by Tarsier Studios and Media Molecule, and later published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The game was released on September 8, 2015 exclusively for the PlayStation 4 next generation console.
Storyline.

The game takes place in a storybook of sorts, a type of world which is made almost entirely out of paper. You take the reins of Atoi who is a Messenger that has been told to deliver a letter to a portal in the sky called 'the You', this portal has mysteriously been opened. To make matter even worse Atoi must also save the world from Scraps which are villainous creature’s intent on causing mayhem and disruption via invading the paper world.

Gameplay

Tearaway Unfolded can be considered a platform game with the added incentive that the player is able to control the landscapes, almost in a god like fashion, there are various mini-games which pop up within the game and these are obtained from various interactions with various characters which you will meet within the game. You will have numerous scraps with the scraps (pardon the pun), as well as other bazaar and ungodly creatures, you will illuminate objects, cast gusts of winds, throw objects, interact with objects in order to progress forward. So for example, using the gusts of winds the player is able to send enemies off the cliffs, or use the gust of wind to unfold rippling bridges. In order to perform this act the player simply swipes the finger across the PlayStation 4 touch pad in order to send out gusts of winds. Other features of the touch pad include using your light bar, this is used to light up areas within the game that appear dark and gloomy. The touchpad is also used for interacting with the world at large and is used with certain platforms which may require the player to grab, hold, or drag them off the environment to achieve an objective.

During the qameplay you may be asked by various characters to draw various items which are then offered to these paper characters, for example I was asked to draw a mustache because some crows had stolen the paper gentlemen’s mustache. You will also during the game collect papercraft models, these can be later printed out and placed in your own home, this may appeal more to the younger generation of gamers, it didn’t appeal to me. Incidentally you can also use the PlayStation Camera or the PlayStation App to directly input their drawings.

Graphics

The graphics depicted in Tearaway Unfolded are colorful and shown in a 3D type paper environment, the camera angles do change, sometimes it appears as though you are in an overhead view, and at other times it feels like you are sitting directly behind the player at floor level. The actual environment can be considered a platform based adventure style setup, with plenty of colour mostly rendered in 3D, or what appears to be in 3D. The graphics are not the best I have seen for a platformer but they are not poor either, above average you could say.

Final Thought

Tearaway Unfolded is kind of a unique game even though it is a platform based title, the interactions you have using your controller, camera or app (you do not need them all) makes for a unique experience. Obviously this title seems to be geared towards the younger generation, but the last time this sort of interaction was done was shown in the Book of Spells which depicts the same sorts of interactions using the aforementioned.

Overall, Tearaway Unfolded on the PlayStation 4 received some positive reviews around the web with the average score being around the 7.5 rating mark out of 10, I would say this game is above average so I would agree the with the overall rating.

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