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  • Summary: From Hazelight comes It Takes Two an innovative co-op adventure where uniquely varied gameplay and emotional storytelling intertwine in a fantastical journey. Founded to push the creative boundaries of what's possible in games, Hazelight is the award-winning studio behind the criticallyFrom Hazelight comes It Takes Two an innovative co-op adventure where uniquely varied gameplay and emotional storytelling intertwine in a fantastical journey. Founded to push the creative boundaries of what's possible in games, Hazelight is the award-winning studio behind the critically acclaimed A Way Out and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.

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    Bring your favorite co-op partner and together step into the shoes of May and Cody. As the couple is going through a divorce, through unknown means their minds are transported into two dolls which their daughter, Rose, made to represent them. Now they must reluctantly find a way to get back into their bodies, a quest which takes them through the most wild, unexpected and fantastical journey imaginable.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. Mar 24, 2021
    100
    It Takes Two is co-op gaming genius and is going to go down as both a classic of the genre and a Game of the Year contender. There's not a single dull moment in the entire game, and we didn't run into any glitches or technical issues of any kind either. It Takes Two is polished to near-perfection, and an absolute must-play for co-op gaming fans.
  2. Mar 24, 2021
    95
    It Takes Two is one of the most delightful and ceaselessly entertaining co-op games I’ve played. Hazelight offers so many exciting levels, abilities, set-pieces, and mini-games, but does not let this extreme level of variety affect its quality. Every new idea is introduced to the game with care and used in a way that players can enjoy, before promptly being recycled out for an even better one. That this is the developer’s first platformer is staggeringly impressive, and I can only hope that this won’t be its final flirtation with a genre it’s clearly head over heels for.
  3. 90
    It Takes Two is endlessly creative. Gameplay speaks to narrative, while narrative informs gameplay, and the entire experience just feels incredibly polished and detailed. It nails relationships in ways that so many games—and even other forms of media—just can’t. It asks the player to engage with the the story through mandatory co-op to tell the tale of a couple on the verge of divorce, rediscovering the good in their relationship. It’s not just one of the best action platformers in recent memory, but also a fantastic and unique story representing a dynamic that you don’t often see represented in games, at least not to this depth and nuance.
  4. Apr 2, 2021
    90
    Alas, what should be a runaway creative success for the game’s director, Josef Fares, is marred by a tone-deaf narrative element which shows that asinine ethnic caricatures unfortunately still exist in video games.
  5. We have a game that deserves all the praise with its gameplay dynamics, storytelling and most importantly, its dynamic structure from the beginning to the end.
  6. Mar 24, 2021
    85
    A fun, gorgeous platforming romp that makes great use of its split screen-only twist in both gameplay and narrative. Hazelight proves that co-op lightning can definitely strike twice.
  7. CD-Action
    Nov 15, 2021
    70
    I adore A Way Out, so I had really high expectations for Hazelight’s new game. Instead of sticking to the proven, perfect formula of AWO, the developers decided to give us more of everything and as a result overdid it in many respects. The levels are too long and there are too many minigames, while the story can’t keep up. It seemed to me the narrative is just a pretext to introduce as many different gameplay mechanics as possible, and as a result the relationship between the protagonists is implausible. [05/2021, p.26]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 196
  1. Sep 10, 2021
    10
    Incredible: It Takes Two is not only catchy, but also fascinating. I used to play it with my sister, which is a literal newbie when it comesIncredible: It Takes Two is not only catchy, but also fascinating. I used to play it with my sister, which is a literal newbie when it comes to video games. We had some hard times trying to find the solutions to some mysteries, but at the end of the day, we had so much fun and we really enjoyed the story. A must-have on PS5 to play with friends or family members. Expand
  2. May 8, 2021
    10
    Best coop game we have played in a looong time. Its not perfect and a bit dull here and there but its definately an amazing experience whichBest coop game we have played in a looong time. Its not perfect and a bit dull here and there but its definately an amazing experience which will keep you engaged until the credits roll.
    Snappy fast gameplay, 3rd person is a plus, great grapgics, well polished with little to no bugs and dazling art direction... worth every penny and a must play if you are into local coop games
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  3. Mar 27, 2021
    10
    This is genuinely a great game full of moment to moment fun. It’s basically a puzzle platformer with a story, but There is a huge variety ofThis is genuinely a great game full of moment to moment fun. It’s basically a puzzle platformer with a story, but There is a huge variety of mechanics, so it never gets old. If you are a fan of the genre, or especially if you have a kid to who wants to play games with you, this is a must have. Expand
  4. Mar 27, 2021
    10
    this is how you do two player co-op correctly. The fact that you have unlimited lives also makes this a great game to play with someone not asthis is how you do two player co-op correctly. The fact that you have unlimited lives also makes this a great game to play with someone not as skilled in platforming. Currently going through the mission with my girlfriend and shes having a blast (usually she gets frustrated when she dies often). Memorable characters as well, cant recommend this enough for some couch co-op. Expand
  5. Apr 5, 2021
    10
    Best co-op game out there! Cool and creative game mechanics. Much variation, you never get bored. Masterpiece.
  6. Apr 19, 2021
    10
    I don't think there is a perfect game ,but this is pretty close to it. Amazing journey and platform. The art and world of breathtaking. Can'tI don't think there is a perfect game ,but this is pretty close to it. Amazing journey and platform. The art and world of breathtaking. Can't wait to play again. Expand
  7. Nov 19, 2021
    0
    It Takes Two is an action-adventure computer game developed by Hazelight Studios and published by Electronic Arts through the EA OriginalsIt Takes Two is an action-adventure computer game developed by Hazelight Studios and published by Electronic Arts through the EA Originals program. The release of the game on the PlayStation 5. Well, first of all, a subscription from EA is required, and I was also not satisfied with the adventure itself, and in some way the fps drawdown. Expand

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