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  • Summary: Moving Out is a ridiculous physics-based moving simulator that brings new meaning to "couch co-op"!

    Are you ready for an exciting career in furniture? As a newly certified Furniture Arrangement & Relocation Technician, you'll take on moving jobs all across the busy town of Packmore. Smooth
    Moving Out is a ridiculous physics-based moving simulator that brings new meaning to "couch co-op"!

    Are you ready for an exciting career in furniture? As a newly certified Furniture Arrangement & Relocation Technician, you'll take on moving jobs all across the busy town of Packmore. Smooth Moves may not be the biggest moving company, but there's no task too dangerous or strange for this busy team of go-getters. Grow your business to brave new heights, recruit colourful customizable characters, and save your town from furniture peril!
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Moving Out Gameplay - Overcooked But For Moving Furniture
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 80
    While one title is about kitchens and the other concerns movers, it’s impossible to avoid comparing Moving Out with Overcooked!. Ultimately, this game is not as fantastic as its inspiration, but it’s still absolutely worth your time. Like Overcooked, the magic of Moving Out is in full completion. Going for the accolades of gold medals and challenge completions requires strategy and coordination that demonstrates the full potential of the game’s chaotic cooperative play. If you just walk on through collecting bronze medals, you’ll still have a solid time tossing beds and getting in slap fights, but you’ll also be robbing yourself of the game’s true strategic depth that nearly rivals the best of its genre.
  2. 80
    Moving Out is a simple game with an easy to understand premise, and even without its superficial similarities to games like Overcooked, it’s likely to be welcomed warmly by any couch of friends. SMG Studios has designed an interesting set of challenges for teams to tackle, textured with interesting gameplay gimmicks that are just as likely to elicit a groan as they are a chuckle. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to share a game like this, which is just so effortlessly fun in every facet of its design.
  3. Aug 29, 2020
    80
    If you put in some time, activate Assist Mode and bring in a few friends to fill out a multiplayer team of up to four simultaneous employees, you can have a ton of fun playing Moving Out. [Issue #47 – July/August 2020, p. 69]
  4. May 15, 2020
    79
    Moving Out is a title that can be defined as a fun and humorous experience. Its physics and the variety of its levels make this game a really recommendable option, especially to play it with friends.
  5. Apr 27, 2020
    75
    Moving Out is a great game to pull out on family night or when hanging out with friends, though don’t blame me if this ends in an argument about how to get a couch through a door properly. Still, its cartoonish charm will easily entertain a group for a few hours. Even though the single-player offerings aren’t as enjoyable as the multiplayer mode, there’s plenty to enjoy through the optional objectives and zany environments. Those looking for the next over-the-top party game will find what they’re looking for in Moving Out.
  6. Apr 27, 2020
    70
    Played in the mindset of having old-fashioned fun rather than pushing your gaming skills to their limits, Moving Out has quite a lot to offer. It looks good, sounds good and plays well; it's just a shame there isn't a little bit more to get your teeth into. It's a lot of fun causing chaos with friends – throwing toasters through windows or trying to balance that last lampshade on the back of an over-stocked removal truck – but it's just not resonant enough as a co-operative experience to stick in your mind. A very good effort, but in our view, just too slight to be a lasting classic.
  7. Jun 15, 2020
    70
    Moving Out is a silly, simple but enjoyable romp that follows the successful blueprint of series like Overcooked very closely. As a result, you have a game that delivers the same style of loud and manic cooperative fun but at the same time fails to do much that’s new and surprising. In the end, Moving Out is perfect for those hungry for ‘another one of those’ but perhaps a tad too safe for others who have since moved on.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Jul 6, 2020
    9
    A fantastic 'couch co-op' game. This game is just great fun. You can customize your characters to give them some personality and can even giveA fantastic 'couch co-op' game. This game is just great fun. You can customize your characters to give them some personality and can even give your character a wheelchair which is something too few games do. My partner even fell in love with this game and she's not a huge gamer. We have spent hours playing this (it's definitely better with a buddy) but it has so much content with so many different scenarios. Worth every penny and very impressed. Expand
  2. May 9, 2020
    9
    This game is overcooked, but for furniture, and it's great. the controls are weird, but that's the point. me and my friends had lots of funThis game is overcooked, but for furniture, and it's great. the controls are weird, but that's the point. me and my friends had lots of fun with this game, and i think you and your friends will, too! Expand
  3. Jul 16, 2020
    8
    This four-player co-op game has tremendous potential for having fun! With this simple recipe:

    • Pick your character • Pick your job • Get
    This four-player co-op game has tremendous potential for having fun! With this simple recipe:

    • Pick your character
    • Pick your job
    • Get moving

    Complete multiple levels with timed objectives. Move those objects in the truck while navigating:

    • Enemies
    • Traps
    • Various obstacles in your path

    Each job has its own twist and bonus objectives to keep you on your toes. You have a set time to get everything moved into the moving truck. You can't avoid teamwork if you want to win this game.

    -DWN Family TV
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  4. Apr 30, 2020
    8
    It’s pretty simple. If you liked Overcooked, you’ll like this. But it lacks in one area that Overcooked does not.

    First of all, this is a
    It’s pretty simple. If you liked Overcooked, you’ll like this. But it lacks in one area that Overcooked does not.

    First of all, this is a game about... moving out! You can play solo or with friends (locally only). And the goal is simple, move stuff out of a place and into your moving truck as fast as you can.

    Second of all, you can probably tell by the trailer that this game is classic video game fun. The goal is simple, the controls are simple enough, and everything breaks or reacts to your actions. This means simple chaotic fun. It’s very easy to enjoy this alone or with a group of friends. The gameplay is executed well enough to be a fun casual game for all.

    Now here’s the first thing you might not have totally guessed: this game is funnier than Overcooked. The overall vibe of this game deserves praise for its execution of its vibe. It’s very 80s, very ridiculously upbeat yet destruction heavy, and very aware of all of the above. For example, in the first level the characters are super happy about the “backbreaking” work they’re about to do. And despite “The Boss” sounding like an awful person, they seem to think he’s amazing. Underscoring all of this is happy 80s music written by a famous 80s songwriter (seriously). So where Overcooked had a quiet charm, this game has a more ridiculous charm to it. And I think it’s brilliantly executed.

    There’s one major flaw to this game though - beyond not having online play, which I don’t really care about - and it only shows itself when you try earning Gold on a level. The game’s physics and animations can seemingly randomly get in your way. When I earned Gold on a level, it wasn’t just because I got better at the game. It was because the physics worked in my favor. For example, when I was dragging the fridge onto the truck it took a favorable bounce and tucked itself neatly in between a table and couch. And when I went to grab a coffee table on this particular run, the front door didn’t swing open and slam shut on my arms. Because of it did, the coffee table would be stuck on the other side, propping it shut, and I would have to run around the house to continue the job. And those few seconds are all it takes to ruin your chances of getting Gold. In Overcooked, I would devise a strategy and continually tweak it until I earned Gold. And when I did, it felt like I was in control of everything. But in Moving Out I feel like I got lucky and, if I played the same stage again, I couldn’t guarantee my next run would be Gold-worthy. Too many little things would come down to chance, adding on 10 seconds to my run. My solutions? For one, they should let players use the whack button to knock down doors, removing the obstacle that causes so much frustration.

    Minus the disappointing issue above, this is a great game. The appeal is obvious. Almost anyone can pick it up and play it immediately. As long as you don’t take it too seriously (and this is anything but a serious game), you’ll have a blast. If you have enough interest to read this far, I’m sure it’s a game you’ll enjoy.
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  5. Apr 29, 2020
    6
    Nothing too exciting, game itself is fun, but the controls are just too wonky to make it competitive fun

    -movements cannot be made with
    Nothing too exciting, game itself is fun, but the controls are just too wonky to make it competitive fun

    -movements cannot be made with necessary precision, which leads to frustration. especially when trying to pickup a 2-person furniture (i.e. couch), because it requires it to be picked up precisely at the opposing ends to be able to throw it.
    - cannot use the D-Pad
    - most buttons are unused. Only L-shoulder, B and Y
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  6. Jan 2, 2021
    5
    Disclaimer: I've only played demo. This game is couch co-op gold. It's repetitive as any similar title. But the unique tactic here isDisclaimer: I've only played demo. This game is couch co-op gold. It's repetitive as any similar title. But the unique tactic here is negotiating bigger, non-chuckable items and manipulating them with your partner. Try this game on the third River setting on the demo with a partner and it's the most fun you can have on a couch without Dr Freud and a prescription of md Expand
  7. May 17, 2020
    2
    We loved Overcooked and thought this looked similar but the gameplay is repetitive, boring and challenge-free. Unless you're going for gold,We loved Overcooked and thought this looked similar but the gameplay is repetitive, boring and challenge-free. Unless you're going for gold, there's no real urgency. One to avoid. Expand

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