I’m not really much of a gamer. As a girl, I had an Atari. Since I’m only forty, it’s likely that it was my parents’ Atari and us girls just played it. After the Atari we had a Nintendo (NES) with a handful of games. Mostly I just played Skate or Die or Paperboy.
I am, however, Mrs.Gamer. (That would make a great gamer tag!) On more than a handful of occasions I’ve been known to play a game with my gamer husband or the gamers we raised.
an absolute hoot
This last Sunday was one of those times. Clark and I played Unravel Two. Oh my gosh, y’all, this game is such a hoot. We laughed so hard I cried.
In Unravel Two, you work together to solve increasingly difficult challenges. It’s a perfect couple’s game.
Once your Yarny discovers another Yarny, they tie their loose ends together and become bonded as one. Should those bonds ever be severed, the Yarnys will die.
Together, your little Yarnys venture out into the real world. It’s a scary place out there. Sometimes there’s a bird or fish trying to eat you. At other times, you are just trying to work your way through a level without getting cut or burned.
It’s a side scroller puzzle game. You use the environment, your own yarn, and each other to keep moving. Sometimes you drop yourself or each other. On occasion (and extremely laughably I might add) you grab a hold of the other just as they let go to fly, effectively stopping them in their midair tracks.
This game requires thinking together, working together, solving together. It’s a perfect date night game for even the most casual of gamers. We laughed at our predicaments. We laughed as things went terribly wrong. There were a whole lot of “Why’d you do that?” and “What are you doing?” and the inevitable “Oops, sorry, was watching you instead of me.”
“When you cut ties to the past, new bonds form. In Unravel Two, create relationships with other Yarnys in local co-op or as a single player, fostering friendship and support as you solve challenges together. Chase the spark of adventure through stunning landscapes to watch your surroundings blossom with new life.”