Unbox – A Game That Delivers
Welcome to the first segment in the 3D Platformer (3DP) Renaissance series! Today I am looking at Unbox, a game from a Manchester indie studio, Prospect Games. This isn’t a review. I’ve not played nearly enough of this game to give a review, but I have to be honest, I was surprised at the quality of this game. Unless there are some really big problems later in the game, I feel fine suggesting that if you want a cool, unique 3DP with fun characters and tons of charm that you need to play this game.
In Unbox you are Newbie, the newest in a line of sentient, self delivering packages created by Global Postal Service (GPS) in an effort to cut costs by replacing human postal workers. It’s a very strange idea for a game and if I weren’t so hungry for for the genre I might never have given it a chance. That would have been a big mistake because Unbox is gorgeous, well polished, imaginative, funny and everything else you could hope for in a 3DP.
It has what looks to be a lengthy single player campaign as well as various split screen multiplayer modes. I only go into the single player in the video, but on my own time I’ve tried out the multiplayer and it could keep me entertained for hours if I still had real life friends. Curse you adulting!
Anyway, that’s enough yammering from me. This video will keep you busy long enough. It’s like, 40 minutes long or something. It’s a real investment but I hope you think it’s worth it. For now if you want to leave comments letting me know what you think you’ll have to head over to the YouTube channel and leave them there. Eventually I will have some forums set up here and we can all hang our there for a good virtual chin wag about what you liked and what you didn’t like.
For next week I have a few games I could look at. There’s Zissi’s Island, Poi, Ty The Tasmanian Tiger or Freeze Me. Check out those links and leave a comment below the video on YouTube for the game you want to see next. If I don’t get any votes, I’ll just pick for myself. Also, if there are other 3DPs that you want to see, just let me know and I will see what I can do.
Daryle Henry | Dads And Dragons