Have you ever moved to a new house and had a few things broken by the moving company? We’ve all been there and endured it at one point, but after playing Moving Out I don’t think I will ever use a removal company again!
I tried Moving Out in both single and multiplayer but as the experience was so different for both, I’ve decided to break the review down into sections to review both aspects individually as the gameplay was so different.
Moving Out Multiplayer Review
Let’s start with the best part of this game, Moving Out is quite clearly designed as a multiplayer game, and works very well as a party game.
The game itself doesn’t take itself seriously at all, which on its own is nice, as there are too many games that take themselves too seriously these days, which is why it’s nice to see a proper couch co-op that can be enjoyed with your friends.
In fact, when you pass the tutorial, you become a fully certified Furniture Arrangement & Relocation Technician or F.A.R.T, thus making more seasoned players old farts.
Team17 has made a name for themselves with big-name couch co-op games, from the well-known Worms to Overcooked, they’re no stranger to getting players together to have a great time.
The idea of running around someone’s house and throwing their items through windows, is every bit as fun as it sounds, playing with another person is definitely helpful when you are carrying giant couches, although they are made so they can be carried solo, I personally found trying to carry them alone was a nightmare.
When carrying items together, you have to coordinate to make sure that you are both working together or things become very hectic, very quickly.
Moving Out Single-Player Review
Playing Moving Out in single player just wasn’t as fun for me, it feels, like I mentioned before, like a fun game to play with other people and on your own, it just didn’t have the same appeal.
When playing by yourself, you will find that couches and bigger items have been made lighter so you can carry them, but you cannot throw them like you would be able to with two people.
Essentially the game works well in single-player, and they’ve done a great job of making sure that a game, clearly designed for more than one person, can be played solo, should you choose to. But in honesty, there is no excuse to play by yourself with this game, unless of course, you don’t have any friends or family, I suppose then you do have an excuse.
Moving out is another whacky title from Team17 who seem to have perfected the concept of zany party games over the past couple of years.
The game can be played solo, but after trying it on both solo and multiplayer, I highly suggest playing it with some friends, it’s much more fun with a group of people.
There is something oddly satisfying with ripping the cord out of someone’s TV and throwing it through a window and into the back of your moving van, you might get everything packed and moved, but we can guarantee any of it will work after we’re done.
If you’re looking for a game with longevity and story, well, you’re out of luck, but if you’re looking to have fun with a group of friends, and to laugh as players try and fail at coordinating the removal of giant objects, well, then you’re in for a treat.