Developer: SMG Studios
Reviewed For: Nintendo Switch
The Furniture Arrangement Relocation Technicians (F.A.R.T.s) are back, and they’ve returned with a bang in Moving Out 2 on the Nintendo Switch. Assemble a team of up to four friends and prepare for another round of uproarious moving truck mayhem.. Efficiency, speed, and a whole lot of yelling are once again the order of the day.
Moving Out 2 takes the zaniness to a whole new level by venturing into less grounded territory, unleashing delightful chaos. Players will find themselves navigating through multiverses, each with its unique quirks that throw the concept of moving furniture into delightful disarray. This whimsical approach adds a dash of unpredictability to the mix, although it may leave some longing for the simplicity of moving regular houses. Nevertheless, the constant stream of surprises keeps the game fresh and entertaining.
The core gameplay mechanics of Moving Out 2 remain largely unchanged, but the introduction of new gameplay elements compels players to approach levels with fresh perspectives. Some environments now demand manipulation akin to puzzles, creating an engaging twist to the formula. The sheer absurdity of these new obstacles makes them a joy to overcome. While Moving Out 2 leans towards greater difficulty compared to titles like Overcooked, it remains accessible to a wide audience, particularly those familiar with similar games.
Controls in Moving Out 2 are responsive but exhibit a certain floatiness. This imprecision is more noticeable compared to the Overcooked series, largely due to the game’s frenetic nature. However, this controlled chaos aligns perfectly with the game’s spirit, and players who don’t take themselves too seriously will feel right at home. Striving for 3-star ratings in levels isn’t overly challenging, and the majority of stages offer a satisfying blend of difficulty and fairness.
While Moving Out 2 delivers an enjoyable and uproarious moving experience, a bit more variety or innovative elements would have been a welcome addition. Nevertheless, as a sequel to the original Moving Out, it successfully upholds the franchise’s reputation for delivering hilariously chaotic cooperative gameplay.
Moving Out 2
Moving Out 2 is mostly more of the same, but that should be enough for fans of the genre.