From the very moment it debuted Overcooked! in 2016, it became part of the best representatives of the party-games. A complete culinary madness that would end up enjoying a much more convoluted sequel two years later.
In view of his success, it is logical that imitators have come out to replicate his formula, having again in Team 17 an alternative "from home" with Moving Out, a joint work between SMG Studio and DEVM Games that just debuted today on Steam and current consoles. And since it's on Xbox Game Pass, it had no excuse so as not to give him a hint to see if his crazy proposal convinced me.
As Ross Geller would say: Pivot, PIVOT … PIVOT !!
What you propose Moving Out It is easy to understand: we are a moving company and we have just obtained the F.A.R.T. (Furniture Arrangement & Relocation Technician
Team 17 offers us a game with spirit again Arcadian totally partying who brings out the best in himself by joining three other people. It can be enjoyed alone, of course, adjusting its difficulty so that you do not have to transport so many objects and that the protagonist has more strength to carry the heaviest materials, but his true grace lies in seeing how we can understand each other. or shit like crazy for not knowing how to turn a sofa.
Each phase has a certain number of objects to load to the truck and our first objective, logically, should be to carry the largest and heaviest before the rest to calculate the space well. Because the smaller ones can be thrown, seeing that there is not one that can be broken due to being delicate material.
The design of each level is very well thought out so that there are different routes to follow, with the most risky ones, such as throwing objects through a pool without touching the water, to break the clock and get better times for the gold medal. And in this sense, you will have to put enough batteries to make the moves at lightning speed and know well which order is the most optimal.
Moving Out: the party continues thanks to Team 17
Moving Out It is quite replayable, not only so it can sting the fact of beating the clock in search of gold medals, but also for unlock all hidden bonus targets after passing a phase for the first time, such as preventing objects from getting wet, breaking (or not) the crystals and a very long etcetera. And this will be essential for "The Arcade" mode.
And what is it about? No, it is not a series of retro-style minigames, despite being located in an arcade, but a series of challenges that we will be accessing by accumulating coins from these hidden bonus objectives, where we will be tested with everything type of skills about a specific action. There will be some very difficult ones that give it a touch of color.
Needless to say, just like Overcooked! and a few more games, it has the characteristic pad-sharing to share the command with another person (or to control ourselves two players at the same time), what is called "Dual Moving Mode". Or we can choose to play with four controls, each controlling a single character. The only downside? That its multiplayer mode is exclusively local … unless we pull Remote Play Together on Steam.
For the rest, as soon as we like the genre, it will have us hooked almost without realizing it dodging all kinds of obstacles (with physics involved, with the randomness that that implies) to make it a move that the owners of the house do not forget. And if you are getting your hidden consoles along the way, better than better. Ideal to enjoy in the company of our loved ones.