Cooperative games don't get much better than Degrees of Separation. Its ingenious puzzle design and open-ended campaign are perfect for co-op fun while the gorgeous visuals and storybook narrative make it all the more engaging.
Graphics, Story, Gameplay, sound design, time, and even the price = all 10/10
Story = Never did I see a 2d puzzle game having such an amazing story that has a direct metaphore for falling in love (shes a hot girl, hes a cold person, they complete impossible situations together)
The graphics = are the best 2d looking game I saw on my PS4 pro.
The music which is rare these days were done right with good sound design, you will not mistake "his jump" and "her jump" since they each have their own voice.
The gameplay = you jump arround solving puzzles only, which I didn't think I would like since I dislike puzzle game but this is the only puzzle game I didn't hate.
The overall game was longer than I anticipated for this kind of game which means it has a lot of content (took me arround 10 hours to get each and every puzzle done).
Overall I give this great game that I got for only 10$ a score that complement its low price of 10 out of 10 for a 10 and you get about 10 hours of game.
BUY IT NOW.
Bought this to play with my wife. Enjoyed every moment of the game.
We were into the game primarily for the mechanics and environment. The way the world split between the players was beautiful and a core part of collecting scarves spread all over the 5 worlds and the castle (a nexus between the worlds)
The mechanics in each of the 5 worlds were very innovative, something we had not seen in any other game.
We felt this game hit a perfect balance with the complexity of puzzles. At no time did the puzzles feel too easy, or too convoluted. Mechanics of each world were introduced with just the right difficulty, after which they could be applied to solve other puzzles of gradually increasing complexity. Eureka moments were plenty, and they repeatedly reminded us of the thought that went into designing the puzzles, and crafting the world accordingly.
As the game was kind of turn based i.e. one player moves and then the other, coop becomes a relaxed affair. Otherwise, coop usually boils down to accurate split-second timing, positioning, etc. which takes away the fun part ****.
The number of elements that constituted the puzzles are minimal, limited pretty much to moving doors and ropes, but the number of ways these were used together with each world's mechanic resulted in interesting puzzles.
Story was something that could not interest us, but the gameplay certainly made up for that.
This game may not be challenging enough for some, but was certainly worth a complete play-through without feeling redundant or boring anywhere.
Degrees of Separation is a very enjoyable puzzle-based game, better played in coop. It’s very original and has a very interesting open structure, but it needs a wider variety of puzzles to prevent it from becoming a little bit repetitive.
Despite a stunning art style and puzzles as gratifying as they are numerous, a disappointing lack of features prevent Degrees of Separation from outshining others in its genre. When you're willing to overlook the repetition in favour of its intriguing central mechanic, however, this charming title will prove itself worthy of your time.
Degrees of Separation is difficult to judge. It features a traditional side-scrolling progression with hand-drawn graphic, but it’s somehow limited by its own design. This brings to a lot of puzzles that are actually frustrating instead of brain-ticklers. But this game also features an incredible fairy-tale atmosphere together with a great soundtrack. And are these features that save it from the abyss. But only from it.
Puzzle co-op game for two. It's one of the more fun co-ops I've played but the storyline was a little too much- it's nice that there is a story but these characters don't have dialogue sooo maybe the story can be less forced romance and more just combined powers for good? Regardless it's a good puzzle game that doesn't stress you out a bunch. It's a good beginner co-op.
Pros: fun puzzles and cool fire and ice type powers.
Cons: the storyline was not my favorite, sometime it was unclear where to go/controls to use.
Degrees of Separation
A cute concept but not really that fun
Degrees os Separation is on paper a cute little puzzle game that you can play alone or with your boo… or really anyone else..
Sortve like the whole unravel 2 thing, 2 characters working together to complete tasks…
I usually love such a concept, but degrees of separation only managed to separate me and my attention span…
Here you play as ember and rime as they awaken to fine their homes in ruin…
They set out to find answers.. but what they find is much more powerful…
I was so excited to play this game with my girlfriend but quickly discovered oh no… this wouldn’t be fun to play with somebody else at all…
each character has their own element attached to them, fire and ice..
Ember melts ice, she can breath under water, and rime of course freezes ice, you unlock other abilitie to complete puzzles as the game goes on.. but sadly this isn’t an unravel type game where its going forward together solving puzzles and moving on… it seems like that at first but it just isn’t…
It does the whole metroidvania thing of every level having thousands of different directions to go, so you can collect these scarfs and move onto the next world…
if youre new to the channel im not a Metroidvania fan, I hat backtracking, I hate thousands of diretions to explore in platformers, its overwhelming… and ontop of that youre adding puzzles and cooperation…
I don’t have the patience to play these types of games on my own, let alone with someone else trying to figure things out together…
especially when you cant just walk through or past eachother, I couldn’t imagine someone being in my way, or me being in their wy all while trying to figure out puzzles and grab these scarfs and try to remember where weve went and where we havnt went
its just too much…
if you and your boo love yourselves some metroidvania feeling games yall will have a cute little time with your song of fire and ice…
but it didn’t take make long to realize it just wasn’t for me
I give Degrees of Separation
I like the art style and music. The game play is easy when it's easy.
But I tried doing this game single player. It's NOT a single player game. Some things I simply could not accomplish because the AI is finicky and I really just needed a person to jump/move when I need them to.
I have to give credit to the developers who tried hard to make it work single player, but it's just too finicky. LEGO Star Wars handles AI way better, because your second player (the AI) knows all the puzzle solutions and will do their part. So, while they tried, the AI in this game is no match for another person.
So, if you have a friend - give it a try. Single players move along.
SummaryDegrees of Separation is a puzzle platformer where cooperation is built into every move. Two contrasting souls, Ember and Rime, fall in love, but are separated by an enigmatic force, and must use their powers to progress through a spectacular world of fantasy and adventure.