Parents' Guide to

Tearaway Unfolded

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun creative puzzler almost as good as original Vita game.

Game PlayStation 4 2015
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Although this creative adventure game isn't quite the revelatory experience that its cousin was on PlayStation Vita, it's still a lot of fun. Its paper world jumps to life in new ways in HD on giant TV screens, allowing players to appreciate Media Molecule's inimitable artistry in new ways. The upbeat story remains a refreshingly wholesome and whimsical alternative to darker, grittier video-game narratives. Plus, the ability to download blueprints of your favorite paper-craft models and build them yourself in the real world remains a great and utterly unique feature in the realm of games. It's a fantastic way for game-loving kids to take a break from the screen yet continue exploring their hobby in new ways.

All of this said, the PlayStation Vita edition of Tearaway remains the definitive version. Forcing players to use additional devices -- including a PlayStation Camera and mobile device, which not everyone will be able to easily access -- to fully exploit all the game's features isn't ideal. And while new play mechanics -- such as using the PlayStation 4 controller's light as a flashlight -- are fun, they don't fully replace those we've lost, such as tapping the Vita's rear panel to push our fingers through the world's paper floor and see them poking up on the screen. Tearaway Unfolded is still an enjoyable and inspired experience, but if you can play only one version and have a Vita, go handheld.

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