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POSTED 18/9/15


TEARAWAY UNFOLDED

Media Molecule/Sony



What a rip-off!

...is what weíd say if this evolution of Vita charmer Tearaway was all crap and such. But it isnít. Itís as delightful as ever, and even manages to add more. Like anything that seems too good to be true, it isnít. But itís still good.

Got that? OK...

Youíre You. Thatís you, that is. Atoi is Atoi, and Iota is Iota, depending whether you wish to interact with a girlie or a boyie. Theyíre the wee peeps inside Tearaway Unflodded who are, in an authentically Bee Gees fashion, trying to get a message to you. Erm, You. Youíre the person peering down from a hole in the sky Ė if you have a PS4 camera or get appy-appy joy-joy. Otherwise You are a blank void.

But thatís not important right now. Youíre in a beautiful world where everythingís made of paper. The PVA budget must have been massive, let alone salve for all those scissor blisters (no relation to the popsters of similar appellation). The path to deliverance is fraught with pitfalls, especially nasty little Scraps. Luckily the further You progress the bangier your arsenal to deal with the little blighters.

How so? Well, the Dualshockís doodads are key to successful messengerdom. Youíll draw items of necessity on the touchpad, swipe for wind blasts, tilt to move stuff, use the lightbar to banish blechy newsprint, restore colour to white things (scoring real world papercraft patterns for your trouble) and even use the entire thing capturing critters to spit out at various targets. Eat your heart out, Wiimote!

Charm gets Tearaway Unfondled an awfully long way, but it doesnít make up for the utterly poo camera, which is a real drag as it often wibbles about doing everything that you donít want.

But some niggles are worth wrestling with. Tearaway Unfleedled is a gorgeous and rather unique ode to creativity. Just donít ever get it wet.

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