...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
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.