Publisert: 3. juli
How I Played
Stacking is a clever, colorful, family oriented little game, that is easy to understand and quite simple to work through. I mean, hell, it comes with it's own cheats.. err, hints, even.
In fact, it seems that if one were to do only the main objectives, one could easily complete this game in about 90 minutes. But then, one would be stupid, because Stacking is, actually, not a game, at all.. it's a toy.. to be played with. More precisely, it's a toy box full of animated old wooden dolls. Robust characters, diverse in size and personalities (though, not ethnicity, as everyone seems to be white.)
But, wait a minute.. they're not just dolls, but vehicles, too! They're easy to jump in and outa, and speed around in, and take screenshots from. And, as if all that isn't fun enough, each doll type possesses a talent or skill (from gross bodily functions to amusing cartoon antics) to be mixed and matched, and otherwise, experimented with, and giggled at.
Frankly, the only reason I ever moved on to the next level was to get more dolls, and different places to ride em around in.
How You'll Probably Play
In Stacking, you'll play Charlie, the youngest member in a family of old-world themed nesting dolls. They're poor (of course), but happy (of course), until one day when Charlie's dad goes out for a pack of smokes, or something, and doesn't come back. Eventually, and mysteriously, all of Charlie's older siblings disappear, leaving young Charlie the task of rescuing them, all.
"Don't worry, I'll bring them home." He tells his mother, then bravely bobs off in search of family.. and adventure.
No Matter How You Play
I think there's 5 levels, each with a main challenge, as well as some optional side trips. In general, the challenges are simple, and puzzle-ish (unless you're crazy enough to set it on hard), which allows for a stress free, laid back gaming experience.
Well, that is, until Charlie's last challenge..
You'll probably need to sit up a bit, to get through that one.
I got my copy as part of a bundle, so paid about 1/4th Steam's retail price of $9.99.
This copy of Stacking also included The Lost Hobo King DLC, which I have not, yet, played.