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  • Summary: Yarny's mission is to mend broken bonds and the yarn represents the love and connection between people. The player will use Yarny's thread to do things such as swinging across gaps or rappelling down trees. Te game will also challenge gamers to use the thread in clever and creative ways.Yarny's mission is to mend broken bonds and the yarn represents the love and connection between people. The player will use Yarny's thread to do things such as swinging across gaps or rappelling down trees. Te game will also challenge gamers to use the thread in clever and creative ways. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Unravel: Gamescom 2015 Gameplay Trailer
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Mar 22, 2016
    100
    Incredibly cute adventure that will inspire, entertain and maybe even touch you. A must-have for the fans of platformers.
  2. Feb 21, 2016
    90
    With its expressive character and amazing environment depictions, Unravel excels in sending the player through a cascade of positive emotions. From its narrative to its core technical elements the game can only be described as art at its purest form. The perfection of simplicity.
  3. Mar 7, 2016
    90
    Amazing platformer nearly without any mistakes. Visually stunning, soulful, great, pleasant and with catchy music. Unravel is a pleasure to play no matter your genre preferences.
  4. Feb 11, 2016
    83
    Beautiful and moving jump & run with puzzles, solid game mechanics and a great hero.
  5. Yarny is one of the most adorable characters among the games that we played recently. Unravel has a beautiful environment but the gameplay mechanics are repeating themselves at the same time.
  6. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Mar 14, 2016
    75
    Most of the time Yarny will be traversing beautiful locales, but you’ll also have to visit a chemical waste dump and a house overflowing with cockroaches (which will tear Yarny apart like a school of piranhas). At moments like these, all charm of the game totally disappears. [Issue#207, p.76]
  7. Feb 24, 2016
    50
    Unravel looks beautiful, but it's ultra-slick sheen with nothing much to say. Faux-emotional, if you will.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 40
  2. Negative: 4 out of 40
  1. Feb 11, 2016
    10
    What a wonderful game. Unravel is the most beautiful game I have ever seen, combined with a wonderful game mechanic and physics engine,What a wonderful game. Unravel is the most beautiful game I have ever seen, combined with a wonderful game mechanic and physics engine, Coldwood deserves much respect for creating such a beauty. I hope it won't be the last adventure with yarny. Expand
  2. Dec 28, 2020
    10
    A subtle platformer that covers the transformative experiences of a lifetime, Unravel is interactively engaging, visually gob-smacking, andA subtle platformer that covers the transformative experiences of a lifetime, Unravel is interactively engaging, visually gob-smacking, and emotionally moving. Expand
  3. Jan 30, 2017
    10
    Easily one of the prettiest games of 2016 with incredibly detailed sound effects and delightful music. The gameplay was perfectly balanced forEasily one of the prettiest games of 2016 with incredibly detailed sound effects and delightful music. The gameplay was perfectly balanced for my gaming level - challenging and diverse enough to keep being fun throughout. And even though a lot of people are poo-pooing the sentimentality, I liked the somber undertones and the story unraveled (sic) just at the right speed to keep me asking for more. Would not hesitate for a second to recommend this game, wonderfully executed! Expand
  4. Dec 8, 2021
    8
    I didn't really enjoy the sequel because so it's two player puzzly nature so decided to try this one. And i was not disappointed with what iI didn't really enjoy the sequel because so it's two player puzzly nature so decided to try this one. And i was not disappointed with what i saw there. Buy this and not the sequel. Expand
  5. Jan 12, 2020
    8
    A family-friendly platform game with more focus on riddles and story than skills. As we are going through levels, we are uncovering the storyA family-friendly platform game with more focus on riddles and story than skills. As we are going through levels, we are uncovering the story of a family and a land that accompanied by music and nice visuals is really heart-warming. Expand
  6. Oct 23, 2017
    6
    Beautiful game. And that's about it.

    Music is incredibly repetitive to the point where I would mute the game after a while... this is not a
    Beautiful game. And that's about it.

    Music is incredibly repetitive to the point where I would mute the game after a while... this is not a good thing, as I am one of those people who appreciates game music to the point of comparing it with film music (yes, even indie game music - Journey and Ori are great examples). Imagine being stuck in a level for twenty minutes - and you will - while having to listen to the same overtly, misplaced emotional string track.... on repeat.....

    The story, if there even is one, is garbage. Heck, even The Unfinished Swan had a better story than this, and that was a total bummer at the end.

    Buy this game, on sale if possible, if only to see the possibilities of what can be done with beautiful graphics and hard(ish) work, from yet another indie developer (Coldwood Interactive). But also for proof of why AAA games are starting to lack creativity with their rehashed, overly-hyped-does-not-deliver formulas, adopting microtransaction schemes on top of base prices, while games like this one and others can wow you for hours (if you enjoy them) for anywhere between $15-$40.

    In short... this game is wonderful visually - looks better than many games out there (even now in 2017) - but everything else needed a lot more work. Feels like an idea that was never actually... uhh... knitted properly, and the seams are too visible.
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  7. Nov 18, 2019
    1
    Hold D while pressing S and type "who the F designed the controls" then press Enter

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