Review: Moving Out (Xbox One)

Moving Out is a ridiculous physics-based moving simulator that brings new meaning to “couch co-op”! Are you ready for an exciting career in furniture? As a newly certified Furniture Arrangement & Relocation Technician, you’ll take on moving jobs all across the busy town of Packmore.

Pros:

  • Chunky cartoon graphics.
  • 772.8mb download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Awesome 90s VHS style intro video.
  • Opening training level.
  • Dyslexic support.
  • Assist mode-makes the game a bit easier.
  • Four players local.
  • A huge amount of humor throughout.
  • Interface scale slider.
  • Controller-four layouts along with separate toggle options for grab and throw.
  • 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.
  • Smash Windows, break doors, and more in a fully destruction filled world.
  • Gameplay-pickup certain items and pack them in the moving truck as fast as you can.
  • End of level breakdown and a reward like bronze, silver, or gold rank.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Every level has a couple of bonus objectives that are unknown initially but are revealed after the first level clear.
  • Goes for and nails the 90s atmosphere.
  • Well thought out levels.

Cons:

  • Initial learning curve.
  • Throwing is difficult.
  • Easy to get stuck on the scenery especially doors.
  • Not as much fun in solo.
  • Had items get stuck.
  • No way to reset items it’s all or nothing.
  • Little customisation of characters.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.6/10

Summary

Moving Out is a game that 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, have 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 and Moving out is no exception l, 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.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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