We can say, openly, that It takes two It’s one of the best cooperative video games out there. currently on the market. At a time when, unfortunately, this series of titles is scarce, the work of Josef fares slaps us in the face and takes us back to those times in our childhood where we shared laughs and commands on the couch at home with friends while we flipped screen after screen.
Still controversial for expressing his opinion Josef fares he’s not really new to video games. This director / screenwriter / actor / game designer who at the age of 10 fled the Lebanese civil war carries titles such as Brothers: a tale of two Yes Output. These are profound works which, in their own way, have made the difference in an increasingly saturated video game market and stand out above all for their interaction between his characters. It takes two It was not going to be less and the relationship between its two protagonists is what will mark the future of the story. Do you want to know a little more? Join us!
A marriage about to break
May and Cody they are a married couple on the verge of divorce. Their daughter, who catches them talking about the subject, falls into deep sadness and throws them a spell that turns them into dolls that she herself did. After waking up transformed into figures (one in clay and the other in wood), the couple meet the Dr. Judge, a mysterious talking love book that will encourage the couple to join forces and work as a team to resolve their differences and thus be able to break the spell.
What’s really special about this job is that problems as serious as the separation of a couple are solved, their clashes, incompatibilities and scuffles in a light and carefree way. The argument is quite original and it is not widely used in this video game. In addition, the development of the story is magnificent
It Takes Two is fun and varied
Regarding its playability It takes two It turns out to be way above many exhibitors of the same genre. The control of the characters is simply sublime. Platform jumps are so refined that even someone untrained in video games can enjoy them to the same level as someone who has been playing for years and years. Proof of this is that I tried it with my partner and it was she who suggested that I continue playing game after game, although not a big fan of this world. And he loved it.
It’s such a varied and versatile 3D action platform adventure that you just can’t get enough of it.. Throughout its 14 or 15 hours of duration incorporates mechanics of all kinds, which makes it something really special. In order not to get into too many spoilers and in order for the player himself to find out on the fly, we will only mention that we can find times when we will go from a game of planes to the one of the 1vs1 fights. in seconds, through shooters, races or even musical levels. Each of them is made with exceptional care.
Is it over?
However, this could be one (perhaps the only) downside to the game. As we are constantly changing tests or mini-games, we may suffer from a slight frustration. I’m not talking about having to learn new mechanics all the time because the grip is so good that it won’t take us more than a few seconds to learn them. Rather, it’s the sadness you feel when, once you get the hang of it, you leave the test you liked and start a new one. The situations are so funny that time flies by and it is very sad that when you have the best time the game changes and presents you with other new things. You still have the feeling that they could have gotten more juice and leaves you wanting more.
Split screen is fast becoming a house brand
Like the previous game Hazelight Studios This title is also developed on a split screen, let’s play locally on the same TV or online via the network. As already happened with Output the screen division responds to a need for organization between the two actors. In almost all scenarios, you will need to see what your partner is doing to coordinate their moves with yours and successfully complete the level. It is not a playable drawback and is gradually becoming house brand
However, it is curious that the mini-games that we find when exploring the scenarios are developed on one screen, as cooperative video games were played in ancient times. They are always small tests that provide a small degree of “sharpness” the many hours of cooperation in the game. They are played player against player and will delight the most competitive, in most cases ensuring a strong dose of laughter.
Graphics power and excellent performance
The title it looks really good on Xbox One but in Series X it’s already a delight. The graphics are so detailed and colorful that, as we have already mentioned, it will look like we are inside an animated film. Cody is made of clay and may of wood, with woolen hair. It wouldn’t be necessary for anyone to tell us as it can be seen with total clarity as we play. The textures are at a level bordering on excellence. It can be perfectly distinguished when something is fabric, metal, wood or plastic. In addition, the play of light is also at a very high level and will give us some truly magical moments: flashes on surfaces, rays of the sun entering through the window of the room and other moments that we will not reveal which will leave you with your mouth open.
More, the game is very fluid. He has fast and dizzying situations and everything moves wonderfully, with total gentleness. It is true that at times the physics of the characters with certain elements on the screen do not work as they should, but these situations are very specific, almost residual, and in no way affect the normal development of the adventure. .
Special mention for a masterful dubbing
The sound section is also Excellent. The sound effects are at a good level and with the most varied melodies, they provide a wonderful feeling of immersion. But what comes from another planet is the dubbing (in English) of the title. Are we up against the best character dubbing in the world of video games? Well, I won’t be the only one to say no. Joseph balderrama (Cody / Dr Hakim) y Annabelle dowler (May) does a colossal job in this job, delivering a naturalness rarely seen in a video game. I think it’s one of the few times we’re not going to miss a voiceover in our language. Special mention to the character of Dr. Hakim who has clear Hispanic origins and is really funny.
“It is impossible, and call on me with this, to be bored with this game”
Read thus the most forceful declarations of Josef fares sure It takes two just a few months ago. And, after trying it for many hours, we can’t help but agree with it. It takes two, the new title of Hazelight Studios Yes EA Originals is a 3D action platform adventure exceptional. A game that tells a mature, current and very human story with a joyful, rapid and frantic development. And above all, the most important: It’s hilarious!
Since Xbox Zone we recommend it without hesitation to any type of player. His wide variety of situations and excellent handling They will allow almost anyone, whether or not they are experienced in this video game or not. And this is very important because it is a title that is exclusively cooperative since all puzzles are supposed to be solved with the help of a second player. In connection with this, the game includes the already known Friend Pass this will allow us to play with another person online without having to have a copy of the game.
Don’t miss the opportunity to try the one that, according to editorial forecasts, will be a strong contender for the 2021 Game of the Year.
It takes two
- AMUSING. So with capital letters
- Gorgeous, detailed graphics and spectacular voice acting
- A very well told story
- He does not finish completely immersing himself in certain mechanisms
- Some mini-games are not the best
- Not having an X series to get the most out of it