Posted: 18 months ago, last updated 8 months ago.
With no timers or scores, you slowly place a large number of items. It’s like a hidden object game in reverse. You'll learn about the unseen owner of the objects, their likes and dislikes and watch how they change throughout their life.
With the lack of dialogue and narrative prompts, Unpacking is a great for children and families. It's fun to use your imagination to construct the lives of the people you help unpack, filling in the gaps the game leaves. Following an anonymous character through their life and seeing them at their most transitory stages (i.e. moving to a new home) allows children to come to terms with growing up and adulthood.
9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although younger children can play this game, those who can understand the stages of life the rooms represent will get more from it.
You can opt to disable the puzzle element that requires you to place items in correct places. This makes the game easier. On the Switch you can use motion controlled pointed in place of a mouse, this enables you to play with one hand.
Text is large and good contrast but is a handwritten font-style. The buttons to press are always indicated on the screen. You can make this head-up display larger by two or three times. Although items are sometimes small you can zoom in substantially (items are still pixilated).
You can flip between rooms or use a map of the house.
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