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6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 29 Ratings

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  • Summary: 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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Nov 16, 2021
    92
    Unpacking is one of the best games of the year due to its brilliant idea: telling a person's life through their moves. Perfect in playability and sound, the story of Unpacking deserves to be lived.
  2. Nov 12, 2021
    90
    Unpacking uses its simple, satisfying puzzle gameplay to tell a moving story about the things we take with us.
  3. Nov 15, 2021
    83
    Unpacking has found a unique voice in how it has chosen to tell a story and for that deserves to be on everyone’s play list.
  4. Nov 9, 2021
    80
    Unpacking is real gem that deserves a wide audience. It is short, but the sheer love and care put into the entire game shines through at every turn and the careful balance achieved between freedom and restriction ensures satisfaction without frustration. Add in a wonderfully realised and intimate narrative that makes brilliant use of the values we place upon objects and you have an indie game that should find a place in your collection.
  5. Nov 12, 2021
    80
    Witch Beam fills with magic and originality a gameplay as simple as it is effective: open boxes, take objects and place them wherever possible. With a level structure that ends up being recursive, the game does not aim to surprise with its mechanics, but rather to serve as an open book adaptable to the tastes, preferences and even hobbies of each player. Bedroom, kitchen, bathroom... Memories, in short, that remain by our side despite the circumstances, despite the changes of residence that we have to make – even if some of them are against our will. Unpacking manages to make you participate in this complicated process of turning a house into a home. Visually beautiful, it is a clear example of the video game's unique capabilities.
  6. Nov 22, 2021
    73
    Unpacking is a relaxing and entertaining experience, that lasts long enough to still be fun by the end of it, and not become a chore in the process.
  7. Nov 2, 2021
    70
    As someone who generally hates sorting things out and often leaves boxes out for weeks at a time, I can say that Unpacking is a much better experience than the real thing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Dec 18, 2021
    9
    The game is very beautiful, meditative. I'm waiting for the game to continue.... Unpacking 2
  2. Dec 27, 2021
    9
    A pretty stressful, yet nicely made and paved out game. I have a natural appreciation of organising, so this game is really fitting to me andA pretty stressful, yet nicely made and paved out game. I have a natural appreciation of organising, so this game is really fitting to me and my personality. It gives a feeling of stress, the one that you feel you deserved because you did something wrong, in a nearly idiotic way, sometimes.

    The game's story is suddle, yet visible, as you can estimate who you're playing, what kind of person they are, and many, many other things that you might notice throughout the game that show some 'lore'.

    The graphics are amongst the most interesting; they are very shiny and lively, yet not shiny enough to give me a negative view. The pixel art and room designs are straight up beautiful, giving me a feeling of nostalgia that I've never experienced.
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  3. Nov 22, 2021
    9
    El juego es muy bonito y relajante, además te cuenta una historia pese a que parezca tan simple. 100% recomendado
  4. Dec 11, 2021
    8
    Gran juego para pasar el rato, está muy bien y te lo pasas muy bien jugando
  5. Feb 20, 2022
    6
    Pra um jogo na teoria relaxante, você acaba se estressando muito, não tem nada de muito especial no jogo, também re-descobri o porque os jogosPra um jogo na teoria relaxante, você acaba se estressando muito, não tem nada de muito especial no jogo, também re-descobri o porque os jogos de puzzle não são muito meu estilo, e esse aqui não tem nada que me faça amar ele.

    No geral é um jogo que não é ruim, só não é bom
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  6. Nov 23, 2021
    6
    Juego muy entretenido y relajante. Vas viendo la vida de la protagonista a medida que pasan los años y colocas sus cosas en casa. Recomendado
  7. Jan 5, 2022
    0
    L’étron indé du soir est comme d’habitude en 2D et 16 couleurs… tout aliasé avec plein de bords pixélisés qui vous regardent éhontément : uneL’étron indé du soir est comme d’habitude en 2D et 16 couleurs… tout aliasé avec plein de bords pixélisés qui vous regardent éhontément : une honte graphique assurément ! mais il ne s’agit pas ici d’une daube habituelle à plateformes… mais d’une daube à déballer !

    Dans ce ‘simulateur’ de déballage, on clique sur le carton, un objet apparaît et on le place… à sa place dans la chambre, le salon, la cuisine ou la salle de bain… L’espace est assez restreint cela dit, alors il faut bien tout ranger comme un gosse qui range sa chambre en désordre…

    Une petite musique niaise d’ascenseur vous accompagne, ce faisant… ainsi que l’ennui à couper au couteau qui se manifeste très vite. Sans compter la débilité totale du truc, en fait. Et ils osent le vendre, ça ! mais où va le monde, franchement… je me torcherais le cul avec si je pouvais !
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