Moving Out 2 Review (Xbox Series S)
For this Moving Out 2 Review, where we are playing Moving Out which is back and wackier than ever, and now with ONLINE PLAY! Return to Packmore and use your moving skills across brand-new dimensions and some old favorites. Help rebuild Smooth Moves and become an all-star F.A.R.T. (Furniture Arrangement & Relocation Technician)!
Moving Out 2 Review Pros:
- Cartoon-style graphics.
- 1.7GB download size.
- 1000 Gamerscore.
- Crossplay can be turned on and off.
- Controller settings – can rebind controls, and set grab and throw from hold to toggle.
- Accessibility options – screenshake slider, subtitles, dyslexic-friendly font, and user interface scale slider.
- Over 30 playable characters with half of them unlocked from the off.
- Online multiplayer.
- Friends list integration.
- 3 save slots.
- Gameplay-pickup certain items and pack them in the moving truck as fast as you can.
- In-game cutscenes.
- The opening tutorial are showing you the basic controls and mechanics.
- Assist mode (optional) settings – longer time limits, objects disappear on delivery, reduced difficulty, skip level on fail, lighter 2p items, and moving in snap plus.
- So accessible.
- Unlock new characters as you play.
- Coins earned from bonus objectives.
- Good loading times.
- Map-freely drives your van around and interacts with other cars and points of interest.
- So much fun to play.
- Balances the game between solo and team play.
- A handy button that shows all items that need to be packed onto the truck.
- Fully destructible objects from Smashing Windows, breaking doors, and more.
- Up to four players at once.
- The definitive way to play is in Co-op.
- End of level breakdown with stars earned.
- All locations are now more varied and fun so it’s not just weirdly shaped houses but farms and nighttime moves. It adds a whole new layer of immersion but also danger.
- You get an initial flyover of the location.
- Can replay levels.
- Every level has a couple of bonus objectives that are unknown initially but are revealed after the first level is clear.
- Surprisingly easy to pick up and learn.
- Slap/high-five items and players to clear a path.
- In the overworld, you can find reward crates, smash-down fences, etc.
- Each level has a pass and pro time.
- Can skip some interactions.
- The camera is set at isometric.
- Humour throughout.
- Every character has a couple of clothing choices and you can have them in or out of a wheelchair.
- Local multiplayer support.
- Fragile items will break if dropped.
- Items can be still plumbed or wired in so you have to pull the appliance far enough away to break it.
- You are an F. A. R. T member. (Furniture Arrangement and Relocation Technician)
- Mentions and references the first game a lot.
Moving Out 2 Review Cons:
- No Invert axis options.
- Doesn’t have a Colourblind mode.
- Initial learning curve.
- Throwing is difficult.
- Easy to get stuck in the scenery, especially doors.
- Not as much fun solo.
- Had items get stuck.
- No way to reset item placement.
- They say you can explore the world and find crates but they are clearly blocked off until you proceed so far.
- A lot like the first game and if it has been a while it plays, looks, and feels just like that game all over again.
- On the character select screen the first thing you see is a group of movers paid DLC.
Moving Out 2:
Developer: DevM Games
Publisher: Team 17
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- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 7/107/10
- Accessibility - 7/107/10
- Length - 8/108/10
- Fun Factor - 8/108/10
Moving Out 2 is more of the previous game but with a bit of polish and a lot of location variation. At its core, the game takes a lot of the formulas that worked in Overcooked and applied them to the world of moving house. Frantic races against time to collect items and put them on the truck is a now-standard affair. Moving Out it should be noted, has put a lot of accessibility options into the game from colorblind sliders to dyslexia support, and for that I commend them. The gameplay is actually a lot of fun if only in the short term when playing solo, you see a lot of issues and never get a fair shake at the time in solo. That said games like these are built for Co-op and it is where they truly shine Moving Out 2 is no exception, it will have you laughing one minute and swearing the next, it’s just one of those games. What is handy and this is true in Overcooked is that it’s a game that can be picked up and played almost instantly, they keep the controls light and breezy so anyone can join. Levels are crazy and build with complexity over time. In solo or messing with friends and family, you will have no issue clearing the game whereas the more serious gamers have the timer rewards to aim for and encourage higher-level play. Overall it’s a fine balance of fun and Mayhem and a game you instantly buy for the kids or family get-togethers. As a sequel, it does just enough to be different but if it has been a while then it may just feel the same.