I haven’t been able to stop playing “Tearaway Unfolded” since I downloaded it from the PlayStation Network. It’s free this month for PS-Plus members.
At first glance, I thought this game was going to be a pretentious hipster-game, and with the term “crafting” put in a lot of big titles these days, I thought I would take a pass. Thankfully, it’s definitely not that and so much more!
My “messenger” whose gone through many changes. You can customize virtually any feature they have using the presets, or draw your own!
It’s a platforming adventure game, where the entire world is made of construction paper folded and shaped into familiar things. The basis is that a hole has torn into the sky and ‘scraps’ have invaded infecting the world with dull newsprint. You play as ‘the messenger’ who is controlled by ‘YOU’, and you use your light to fix the world, make tribal people happy, and hypnotize and defeat scraps with the shine of your light.
Along the way you will meet characters what want things added to them, like a crown, moustache, or symbol to display.
I thought making a simple “V” for a victory badge would suffice…
…then I placed it on the Warrior Princess Squirrel’s helm.
You can take photos at anytime with your familiar selection of filters that you would see on any smartphone app. You can even do animated gifs.
Not to mention, you can use the PlayStation app on your phone as a second screen of sorts, take pictures from it, and it will upload to the game and texture the environment with that photo! This is great if you got a friend with you who will mess around with it as you play the game.
This is just the creative stuff!!!
The game-play alone is really fun, with stages that are game mechanic focused the more skills you learn. Some combine these skills with some neat results, or even just leave it open to you to decide how to approach it.
Also the use of the touch-pad on the PS4 controller has been implemented so well, I think this is the only game that ACTUALLY USES IT outside of just pressing the touch-pad button (at least in any other game I’ve played so far). It’s the primary button where in this game you draw, swipe, press, and flick. So good. So fun.
I don’t see anything wrong in this game that no player would like. You have be a person with no imagination, and a real square to not enjoy this game at all. I haven’t finished the game yet, but I recommend it to any PS4 player.
Is this a review? It is now. 5 cowboy hats out of 5 cowboy hats. Now I’m gonna go and draw a cowboy hat and put it on my messenger…
P.S. When you meet the Gopher who asks you to give him a new look, he’ll ask you to carry him along to his house for a prize at the end of each journey. So far I’ve been unsuccessful as each time I’ve met him he’s fallen to certain doom. I named him Horny Gopher (though his horns look like a moustache where I placed them).
Here’s the last of my screenshots of my first play-through of Fallout 4. I’m still playing this game. Love it…
I always felt like I was on another planet (ala Mass Effect), while in The Glowing Sea.
This Mirelurk Queen never saw it coming.
Piper just had to pose for this one.
A nice close-up of White, in conversation.
We swam to the eastern most area of the water to have a chat.
Piper decided she’d take up smoking.
A nice contemplation after killing a mirelurk.
This is was happenstance, as I hopped onto the pipe and looked up.
There’s been more than a few instances where I walk into a place and instant symmetry on screen catches my attention.
Piper I’m just in love with.
I’ve wrapped up the main story in Fallout 4 for the first time, so here are some of my favourite shots along my journey. Please excuse the HUD display. No spoilers.
Eerie. Gloomy. Who’s that at the end of the tracks?
“No…no…It’s not fair…There was time….”
Diamond City, made inside Boston’s famous baseball diamond.
Watching this fly over was something spectacular under the morning sky.
My collection of Power Armour.
Found this at the Atomic Cat’s Garage. One of my favourites.
A perfectly composed scene with Nick Valentine asking my character about Shaun.
A very artistic scene here. I tip my hat to the programmer who placed these here.
A gorgeous retro-futuristic poster. Nearly preserved in the Commonwealth.
I just love The Minutemen symbol.
I think I found this in an office somewhere.
This kitty lived in Covenant. The only thing not keeping a secret.
Piper wondering why this place stinks so much, and wondering when we’re gonna leave.
This Mirelurk looks like he’s doing “Buddy Christ”.
These pictures were taken during the first leg of the “Built To Fuck, Born To Tour”, ending at COLD WAVES II. The Rabid Whole providing direct support for BILE, back in September 2013. It was a very memorable time, especially in Chicago. I got to meet some new people, and get some of my friends in on this. I thought I’d post these on here instead on leaving them on facebook, hoping they’d reach a wider audience. -G
Krztoff from BILE — This is when I first had the idea to get this theme going. I realized the potential of other musicians I’d meet along the way. He. Was. Hammered. http://bilenyc.net/
Brendin from Sagan/Armor/BILE — Brendin probably showed the most attitude of this group of pictures. He has a weird sense of humour, but by the end of the tour I had made a decent imitation of him. I thought of stealing this chair for the rest of the tour, for other people to sit in, but I realized that the damn trailer was already packed. http://www.facebook.com/BrendinRossOfficial
Rainbow from The Birthday Massacre — At our Toronto show, Rainbow showed up, so I just HAD to ask him to have a seat, and flip me off. http://www.thebirthdaymassacre.com/
Reece from All But Over — We had a day off in our home-base of Toronto. I chose to work at my day job, and got my boss (who is also a great singer) to participate. http://www.allbutover.com/
Avi and Matt from ART vs. INDUSTRY — We stayed at Matt and his lady’s place in NJ, and Avi flew in to check out our show in PA (or was it DE?). Super cool guys, and their music kicks dick. http://artversusindustry.bandcamp.com/
R.H. Bear from BILE — Sitting at a McDicks, in Chicago. Bear was super cool, and told some crazy ass stories throughout the tour. But I’m sure the tatts from head to toe could tell a whole lot more! http://www.bilenyc.net
Chalsey Noelle from The Rabid Whole — I didn’t want my band members to be in this gallery, ’cause I thought that’d be pretty close to putting myself in the gallery. Right after I took Bear’s picture, Chals asked “I wanna be in it!!!” Fine, Chals, you get to give the biggest middle finger of them all! http://www.therabidwhole.com
Eric Powell from 16Volt — In the dressing room at Cold Waves II at the Metro, in Chicago. Eric may look like a bagel-loving biker, but beyond the “I don’t give a fuck”-vibe from this photo, he’s a nice guy! http://16volt.com
Burton C. Bell from FEAR FACTORY — He is my fav singer of all time. He stopped by Cold Waves II to participate in the festivities, and sing on-stage with some of the acts! When I asked him for a favor, he seemed hesitant, but knowing it was showing me his middle-finger salute, he didn’t seem to mind. http://fearfactory.com/
Chris Connelly from Revolting Cocks/Ministry…the list goes on! — Mr. Connelly was sitting right beside our, and Bile’s merch booth, selling some of his stuff too. Paul Barker walked in to talk to him about something, but after he left, I was too chicken-shit to stop him for a pic. Chris, however, obliged. Fucking awesome! http://chrisconnelly.com/
Mark Durante from The Waco Brothers/KMFDM — I passed by Mark in the hallway, and he said something (I forget), then said “Don’t listen to me, I’m a crazy old man!” The stupid thing was I didn’t recognize him right away. It was in the dressing room when Oscar (from my band) mentioned it to me, that he used to be in KMFDM, that I just had to contain myself. We sat down with him and heard his brief story being in KMFDM, and got this pic (which is probably my favourite). The shirt just goes with it! http://durantula.com/
Zoog Von Rock from ANGELSPIT — I’m pretty sure Zoog snuck his way into Cold Waves II. I was happy to see him. He’s an eccentric guy, and makes me laugh. Truely a man’s artist. If you’re ever at his place, ask him about the Tennessee Moonshine. He offered me water, and gave me that! http://www.angelspit.net/
Brian from The Gothsicles — He was taggin’ along with Zoog. Nice guy! I wasn’t familiar with The Gothsicles (even though I heard the name a few times. DUDE! Eggplant wizard from KID ICARUS!), but I really liked his participation in my little gallery. The last one I got…or will it be? http://www.thegothsicles.com/
Right after our last show in Austin, during SXSW this year. We went to this fancy place on 6th (I forget what its called). Had some drinks there with my band and company. The bathrooms reminded me of the Titanic. Neato!
I believe that this is in a “Bikini’s” restaurant, that was right beside our hotel, in Austin, TX. The burgers were awesome!
Real dark in this here batharoom... Ah-hyuck!
In "Bagels, etc." in Montreal. Greatest breakfast! YUM! Monte Cristo, FTW!
Another unsuspecting dude... I try to avoid these ones, as I don't want my ass handed to me.
I'm in a bad mood in this one. Can't you tell? 😛 Bathroom looked similar to another I've been in...
Hate this pic. I apologize... Although the shower had 2 HEADS! It was AWESOME!
Found this darn cowboy hat when we moved into our house in Toronto. Slapped my goggs on. Boom.
The most romantic bathroom pic ever! Taken on their wedding day, my buddy Steve, and his beautiful wife Janelle, tied the knot, and took time to snap one of these for me. Now that’s awesome.
The only thing to top this would be a pic from a port-o-potty attached to a bungee cord off a bridge or something.
The beautiful M.J. gets smeared on my bathroom stall this weekend. Aww yeah….
Another white-ass bathroom, that makes me look like I'm in purgatory. Wearing my stage outfit... yeah. GUY-LINER!
Mz. Z with a friend ready to tear up the night! w00t!
I think this is one of my favourite shots...
That’s right. I’ve started doing this. It will happen every day. I hope.
This, I received back in January. I found it on my phone! I should have posted this earlier. Ms. C, Ms. Z, and Ms. J, thank you very much! 😀