- Publisher: Merge Games
- Release Date: Jul 25, 2017
- Also On: PC, Switch, Xbox One
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Jul 24, 2017While the mixed reviews of Yooka-Laylee made people question if 3D platformers were just a thing of the past to be forgotten, Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure shows that new things can still be done in the genre to produce some real gold dust.
Jul 27, 2017Unbox: Newbie's Adventure is a delightful surprise full of enjoyable gameplay set within a charming and downright hilarious world. If you consider yourself a 3D platformer fan then this is one game that you shouldn't overlook.
Jul 28, 2017Unboxed: Newbie’s Adventure will be a pleasant surprise for many 3D platforming fans. Although fairly unassuming, it offers a simplistic, lighthearted approach to the genre with hours of fun to be had.
Jul 24, 2017While the story is built around an original premise (sentient self-delivering boxes), the gameplay is lacking in creativity and becomes repetitive fairly quickly. If you must play a 3D platformer with sentient boxes, then you must play Unbox: Newbie's Adventure. If not, then stick to Crash Bandicoot.
Jul 24, 2017If you are a fan of 3D platformers and are intrigued by this game’s unique control scheme, it’s worth giving a shot — just be aware that it can fall victim to some of the genre’s more frustrating problems.
Jul 24, 2017Here’s the thing, Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure is a platformer that doesn’t bring anything new or fresh to the genre and can be downright frustrating at times. Rather than try and evolve the genre, developer Prospect relies on simplistic standards that have been done to death.
Jul 31, 2017Occasionally enjoyable, Unbox: Newbie's Adventure is nevertheless plagued by horrible controls, a terrible camera and repetitive gameplay. Upvote the concept, downvote its execution.
Jul 24, 2017Unbox: Newbies Adventure is a cute and somewhat original concept wrapped in technical issues that make it hard to recommend. While it can be occasionally fun; Unwieldy movement, infuriating combat and glaring graphical foibles make it a less than stellar package.
User score distribution:
Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
Aug 5, 2017Unbox: Newbie's Adventure is one of the silliest 3D platformers in modern gaming.
If you are looking for a traditional 3DUnbox: Newbie's Adventure is one of the silliest 3D platformers in modern gaming.
If you are looking for a traditional 3D platforming/collectathon experience, then this is yet another game in a growing list of new releases this year that fits the bill.
The game is rather small, all things considered, but for $20 you are dropped into a colourful world filled with silly characters and plenty of collectables that (despite its lack of worlds) still provides many many hours of fun, whether by yourself or with friends.
The first thing I took notice of with this game is it's unique control scheme.
In the game, you play as a delivery box (all the character are boxes) and this can be a little disconcerting at first because...well, how do you control a box? How does that work? Well allow me to explain.
Your box character might be a box, but it has full 360 rotation allowing you to move around with ease.
You have 2 moves you can use, Slam and Unbox. Slam is used to knock out and destroy enemies while Unbox is a unique mechanic designed specifically to help you get around. You see, your box character is actually made of many boxes inside each other, and each unbox gives you a huge jump boost but also uses one of these boxes inside you which act as your health. This jump boost mechanic allows you to traverse huge distances really quickly, which is needed to get around the extemely large worlds.
Speaking of the worlds...
There are 3 major worlds and a hub world in this game, technically making 4 areas in total.
The hub world only has the collectables in it whereas the 3 major worlds all have mission and secrets aswell. Each world is it's own huge open area with tons of NPC's, missions, collectables and secrets that all ofer something unique and fun. Exploring them is an absolute treat and I only wish there were more.
All in all I think Unbox: Newbie's Adventure is a wonderful addition to the growing list of 3D platformer releases this year. There was a clear passion and ambition behind this game and I absolutely love it.… Full Review »