My husband and I struggle to find video games that are appropriate to play around the kids. I don’t mean games to play WITH the kids, that’s a whole different problem. I simply mean games that we can play while the children are awake, and possibly in the room. The majority of “grown up” games are far too explicitly violent for me to feel comfortable with my kids viewing them. Your opinions may vary. To me, no five year old needs to watch people being beheaded or shot. Which means while I may enjoy playing and/or watching hubby play games like Assasins Creed or Arkham Knight, they don’t hit the screen until the kids are fast asleep.
So I am always on the lookout for relatively peaceful games, that we can potentially play while the kids are awake, that are still fun and not too kiddie. Which is why I was eager to test out Tearaway Unfolded. It looked like fun. Little Big Planet was fun and this was made by the same company, so that peaked my interest. I also immediately fell for the quirky paper-craft art style as displayed in the various trailers. And it looked like something I could play without worrying that the kids might walk into the room. Win/Win/Win
What I wasn’t expecting was how much my kids would end up loving this game. The open ended exploration, their wide-eyed wonder as they explore the immersive “paper” world of Tearaway Unfolded. The excitement, and the giggling, as they figured out how they could interact with the world. I would never have guessed how much of a kick they would get out of a game which spoke to them, or out of being addressed as a “You”. Seriously, so much grinning and giggling going on.
Discovering that this was the perfect game to let my kids play was a delightful surprise. Oh and did I mention that it’s disgustingly cute?