- Goddamn Bats: Goddamn mosquitoes. They can't hurt you, but they do slow you down and the noise they make gets extremely annoying after a while. Devs seem to be aware of this, hence the achievement for not swatting any of them.
- Heartwarming Moments: The Game, really. A sweet little yarn creature wandering through picturesque landscapes while the most charming and nostalgic music plays, gathering up happy memories of a family... On a meta and in-universe level, the level "Off the Rails" has the daughter of the family leaving home to live with her girlfriend. It's still uncommon for a premise about nostalgia and love to acknowledge that sometimes that involves a gay person, and for it to be portrayed positively.
- Memetic Mutation: Martin Sahlin, the very nervous (but clearly giddy) developer who presented the debut trailer together with his adorable little yarn-doll friend. He managed to strike such a chord with the audience that within seconds of the announcement, The Trembling Swedish Man of Yarn had single-handedly sprouted an entire fandom, complete with memes, hybrid-memes and actual fan-art.
- Once the game released, people started clamoring GIVE THE DARLING YARN MAN YOUR MONEY.
- Nightmare Fuel: The segments in "The Letter" that have Yarny having to navigate a field while avoid being carried off by ravens. The fact that they're bigger than you, coupled with being in such a wide open area, can make them look quite intimidating when they start divebombing Yarny.
- Reality Subtext: The "Down in a hole" and "How much is enough" stages are based upon real life events involving some rather shady mining companies and their "waste disposal" practices.
- Sequelitis: Zig-Zagged. Unravel Two has been praised for improving the first games gameplay, specifically, getting rid of the backtracking, and being enjoyable in both singleplayer and co-op. However, the story has been widely criticised as lackluster compared to the first one.
- That One Achievement: One particular trophy, Not So Fragile After All, requires you to beat every level of the game without dying. Considering the amount of things that can kill Yarny in every level, it's no surprise to find this achievement the rarest among the players.
- The Woobie:
- Yarny definitely qualifies for an Iron Woobie. Seriously, that poor guy is fighting himself through wild animals, polluted environments and deadly snowstorms just to make his owner happy.
- Speaking of which, Yarny's owner, the Old Lady. She distanced herself from her family after the death of her husband, presumably spending a good chunk in her home all by herself. She fortunately gets the happy ending she deserves after Yarny restored her memories.
YMMV / Unravel