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Out of Space: Couch Edition

Publisher: Plug In Digital

Board Game
  • Price: $9.99
  • Release Date: Nov 25, 2020
  • Number of Players: 1 - 4
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  • ESRB Rating: E [Everyone]
  • While they don’t necessarily come along on as regular a basis as I’d like, co-op multiplayer games have actually become quite well-represented on the Switch and feature a variety of feels ranging from pretty casual to some higher degrees of intensity as well. Out Of Space is a bit of an oddity, and while it may look like a pretty light co-op game with you working with friends to clean up and maintain your space ship it quickly becomes clear that without a fair amount of cooperation and planning failure will always be an option. The first sign of trouble is actually seen in the tutorial where you’ll barely get your feet wet with basics before things just start feeling a bit complicated to try to digest everything once alone, let alone playing with up to 3 friends and mutually understanding the need to manage sleep, eating, buying essential items as needed, and dealing with setbacks at the hands of a steady onslaught of mucky aliens. If you and your friends or family have blown through the likes of Overcooked or Moving Out and are looking for something to raise the teamwork bar further this may not be a bad choice, but otherwise those titles or some others would probably be a better starting point than this often over-complicated co-op experience.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Fair [6.3]

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