Out of all the games that I tried at EA or at E3 for the matter one of them stood out for me, and it’s not a sports game, or even a well-known series, it is an indie…. Unravel.
Unravel might be the best game that I played at this year’s E3. I went in with no expectations what so ever for it and left disappointed because I was not able to finish the game there. I honestly wanted to go back in line for another hour simply to play it again, the game is that good.
Yarny is the name of the character you will play in the game and I a little ball of yarn, the inspiration behind it was that the developer was away on camping with his family and the studio called him and requested he come up with an idea for a new game before the deadline. Being in the woods and nothing next to him he started walking around looking for something, until he found a little boy playing with a ball of yarn he asked him if he could take it and the rest is history. During the presentation they joked on having to find the little boy and letting him now that his little ball of yarn became a game.
While sitting in the screening room waiting for them to start the gameplay of the game an image was on the screen, I looked to the person to my right telling her that the gameplay image looked incredible just like any image taken from a game to show in a screening, then the developer took the controller and starter moving Yarny around, I couldn’t believe it, the graphics of the game looked just that good that I thought I was an HD image that they had taken.
When I actually had the chance to play the game, I fell in love immediately with that little piece of yarn. You walk across the map leaving a string of yarn behind you and the more you walk the less yarn you have, that it why you must find yarn balls located in the map. If you find yourself unable to go forward because you are missing yarn, at any giving moment you can walk back and recollect the yarn you left behind but you will have to find a new way of going forward.
Mini challenges are put in the game to make in more interesting, like tying your yarn on branches to help you jump on them and climb a tree. Also at one point you simply see a couple of apples next to you and a crater that I filled with water once you fall into it, the point of this challenge is to build a yarn slide for you to push the apples on and put in the crater to help you advance in the game.
While you are walking in the game you will sometime see images appear and you playing as Yarny will be collecting them but it is never revealed why. I asked one of the developers about the images and he revealed to me that they are memories from an old woman whose family is far away, leaving her to feel lonely and forgotten, Yarny is the connection between the memories of the old lady and her memories, and the more you collect the more he remembers but the end goal has not yet been revealed to us.
From all the games that I had the chance to play at E3, Unravel is the only one in which I did not find a bug or glitch in it. The graphics and mechanics are simply stunning and I highly recommend trying it out if you are into this type of games. Finally I simply wish to say that I am awarding Unravel with the award of Best Game of E3 2015 from my personal experience.
No release date was given for the game, but stay posted on imgmr.com and we will keep you undated when the announcement comes out.
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