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Unravel Two

Developer: Coldwood Interactive

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Co-Op Multiplayer
  • Price: $3.99 $19.99 (80% Off!)
  • Release Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • Number of Players: 1 - 2
  • On Sale Through: Mar 5, 2024 [$3.99]
  • Lowest Historic Price: $3.99
  • ESRB Rating: E [Everyone]
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    Charming design and smart puzzles that require some creative adaptation make this a great title to share with someone else

    One of the things I’ve enjoyed the most over the course of this generation have been the handful of terrific co-op titles that my wife and I have been able to enjoy together. The fact that she’s much more of a casual gamer overall can make finding titles that aren’t too dull for me but also too tough for her a challenge at times. Thankfully, through a variety of means we’ve been blessed with a number of co-op games that have done a solid job of accommodating both sides of such a coin, and Unravel Two is absolutely one of them.

    Mixing together a pretty wide variety of play styles across 7 chapters (as well as some truly brutal challenge stages), you’ll have to run, jump, ponder, experiment, and sometimes simply stumble your way to success… most ideally with someone else. I suppose tackling the game solo is a possibility, as you have the ability to switch between characters, but there are a number of puzzle sections where I’d think that would get tricky or perhaps just a bit too tedious as you try to get everything in place. If you’re like me and playing with someone (whether a younger gamer or simply someone not as nimble with a controller), the option for your partner to simply piggyback through the level is a great one to help minimize needless frustration.

    One issue I will say my wife and I had with the game is that the true nature of the attempted narrative, seen in misty vignettes along the way, remained a bit of a puzzle to us. We were so often perplexed by what precisely the developers were trying to convey in these moments that they could have easily been left out entirely and we wouldn’t have missed them. Outside of that quibble though, this is a wonderful title that’s well worth a look if you’ve got someone you’d like to spend a handful of hours enjoying playing together with.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Nindie Choice! [9.2]

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