released on Nov 02, 2021
by Witch Beam
Unpacking is a zen puzzle game about the familiar experience of pulling possessions out of boxes and fitting them into a new home. Part block-fitting puzzle, part home decoration, you are invited to create a satisfying living space while learning clues about the life you’re unpacking.
Over the course of eight house moves, you are given a chance to experience a sense of intimacy with a character you never see and a story you’re never told.
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foi pequeno demais mas gostei de fazer algo que não faço irl...arrumar o quarto
Well, this is not my piece of cake
I really enjoyed the gentle environmental storytelling here, so many details that can be inferred from what items stick around between moves and which ones fall behind which in turn informs how you choose to sort and decorate these rooms, making the practical layout line up as best as possible with your understanding of the protagonist and how they'd use the space. There's some really lovely stuff here about how as we grow we both keep some parts of ourself whilst shedding others, and how moving home can be a moment that brings these changes into focus.
As much as those aspects of the game resonated, I'm filing Unpacking under "I wish this was a bit less of a game". At the end of every level, after decking out your new home, the game will highlight any objects that are out of place with a red outline if they're in the 'wrong' place, and then you get the job of placing each of those items in however many locations until they're in the 'right' place instead. So many of these placement rules feel arbitrary or even downright silly, and whilst I understand that the developers don't want you doing nonsense like putting toilet paper in the kitchen sink I did find myself wishing that I could be trusted a bit more to place things where they feel right to me. Not dissimilarly, everything feels a bit too neat to me at times; so often the amount of underwear you have will perfectly fill exactly one drawer, for example, which does partly undo the feeling of this as a life being lived.
Still very much liked the vibes of this game, and generally enjoyed the experience.
odami bile toplamaya üşendiğim için pqueenden izledim iyi duruyor
это просто гениальная игра, медитативная, уникальная, красивая. Сюжет рассказывают абсолютно без единого слова, всё передано через геймплей и визуал и ты реально проникаешься. Не ожидал, что это окажется чем-то большим, чем просто тыкалка про уборку хаты.
Very lovely and heartwarming experience that is very much tailored to me and my love of organization. I'd recommend playing it on PC, because using a control stick instead of a mouse on PS5 was about as awkward as you'd expect, but still super worth checking out!