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  • Summary: Degrees 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.

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  1. Mar 29, 2019
    80
    With simplistic controls ensuring gameplay is easy to pick up for players of all ages, a smoothly spoken narrative pushing the story along at the perfect pace and plenty of interesting puzzles found throughout, this is one cooperative puzzler that offers a memorable and enjoyable experience.
  2. Mar 25, 2019
    76
    If you're looking for a fun couch co-op game, then Degrees of Separation is a lovely 2D puzzle platformer that should definitely be experienced. The beautiful hand drawn backdrops, great music, with interesting narrative that cleverly tied into the game mechanics made this a pleasure to play, but at times the platforming and the puzzles can sometimes be frustrating and ruin the fun. At a mere $29.99 CDN, playing Degrees of Separation makes for a cheap (but fun!) date night in with your Player 2.
  3. Mar 20, 2019
    73
    If controls were better, platforming and puzzles would be a way more pleasing experience, less difficult to complete.
  4. Mar 4, 2019
    66
    Degrees of Separation presents us with a fascinating idea and a pleasing audio-visual production, but ends up being repetitive too quickly without meaningful evolutions in the formula and design while progressing.
  5. Feb 27, 2019
    60
    Degrees of Separation opens like a touching fairy tale complete with well-written narration and a soft tone of lovers determined to find one another. Sadly, the game betrays them and the player alike by structuring progression exclusively around collectibles. It results in a world that is pretty and pleasant to look at, but often tedious to move through. Still, it's better in co-op and won't take more than one or two date night sessions to see it all, leaving it a flawed fairy tale, but still one with heart.
  6. Mar 4, 2019
    56
    Degrees of Separation is definitely not great, but it's not exactly bad either. Instead, it's something potentially worse: forgettable. An intriguing premise is wasted on dull gameplay that never rises above simply being serviceable.
  7. Feb 20, 2019
    50
    Its technical failures and gameplay shortcomings can not be ignored and ultimately separates the game from the more polished titles offered by its peers.

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  1. Feb 19, 2019
    7
    It would’ve been nice to have been challenged more because even though I enjoyed the puzzles, none of them required much effort to solve. FromIt would’ve been nice to have been challenged more because even though I enjoyed the puzzles, none of them required much effort to solve. From the moment I began Degrees of Separation I was captured by the superb art style and the adventure at hand. Both the visuals and sound design definitely had a lot of time devoted to them. At the core this game is a puzzle game with platform elements combined and thankfully, the puzzles have been done well overall. The puzzles have been done well enough that I was prepared to look past the lack of difficulty and focused solely on the creativity within each of the puzzles. The environments had a ton of creativity and this meant exploration rarely got dull, all thought it was a nit cumbersome when I had to backtrack a few times during my play through. Degrees of Separation gets another nod, because everything runs smoothly and each mechanic is worthwhile and doesn’t hold the game back. I do have a couple of complaints though, as it isn’t a perfect experience but I could look past the lack of depth in the story and the backtracking because everything else is done well. In summary, this then means that recommending Degrees of Separation isn't difficult because it offers you a fun and enjoyable experience, I will say my time with the game was enjoyed playing with someone else, and I’m sure fans of this particular game will enjoy the single player and multiplayer aspects it offers. Expand