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Unravel (Series) Review

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Posted: 16 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and Rich Adams.

OverviewOverview

Unravel and the two-player Unravel Two are a pair of jumping and swinging platform games where you control a character made out of wool. As well as making him look super cute, the wool is used to swing around and interact with objects.

As you progress through the landscape with your handmade character, you learn about the house he came from. You visit places and moments that were significant in the homeowners' lives, and discover their memories about the places. The starts bright and happy but has sad and darker moments too like one memory that reveals that the old woman's husband died from a heart attack.

DetailsGame Details

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Release Date: 09/02/2016, updated in 2018

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative, Platform and Puzzle

Developer: @ColdwoodGame

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 6 hours and 9 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game. Unravel 2 is a little shorter than the first game, although being able to play with another person extends its value considerably for families.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.

 

Unravel was rated PEGI 7 with violence against fantasy or mythical beings and creatures. The examiner's report expands this rating with the following: Players need to navigate obstacles, solve puzzles and stay clear of environmental hazards. Environmental hazards will include anything from real life animals to pools of acid. When Yarny is caught by one of the animals, he is trashed around rather violently and the screen will fade to black.

There are slightly creepy settings in this game such as dark caves and thunderstorms. In one sequence Yarny almost gets hit by a car, this is a rather abrupt scene that can startle players.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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