It Takes Two (Hazelight) - PC, PS, Xbox

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PostIt Takes Two (Hazelight) - PC, PS, Xbox
by Garth » Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:47 am



With Friend’s Pass*, invite someone who you’d like to share this genre-bending, mind-blowing, co-op only platform adventure with – for free*!

Play as the clashing couple Cody and May, two humans turned into dolls by a magic spell. Trapped in a fantastical world, they’re reluctantly challenged with saving their fractured relationship by the suave love guru Dr. Hakim. A huge variety of gleefully disruptive gameplay challenges stand between them and their return to normal.

PURE CO-OP PERFECTION – Invite a friend to join for free with Friend’s Pass*, and experience a thrilling adventure built purely for two. Choose from couch or online co-op with split-screen play, and face ever-changing challenges where working together is the only way forward.

GLEEFULLY DISRUPTIVE GAMEPLAY – From rampaging vacuum cleaners to suave love gurus – with It Takes Two, you never know what you’re up against next. Filled with genre-bending challenges and new character abilities to master in every level, you’ll experience a metaphorical merging of gameplay and narrative that pushes the boundaries of interactive storytelling.

A UNIVERSAL TALE OF RELATIONSHIPS – Discover a lighthearted and touching story of the challenges in getting along. Help Cody and May learn how to overcome their differences. Meet a diverse cast of strange and endearing characters. Join forces, and go on an adventure you’ll treasure – together!

*Friend’s Pass requires installation of the Friend’s Pass (Free Trial or Demo on Xbox/PlayStation) and one online Friend who owns the game on the same platform and/or next gen platform.


Looks pretty fun :D

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PostRe: It Takes Two (Hazelight) - PC, PS, Xbox 26/03/21
by Tomous » Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:01 am

Looks great!

Planning go try A Way Out with Jazzem soon :cool:

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PostRe: It Takes Two (Hazelight) - PC, PS, Xbox 26/03/21
by OrangeRKN » Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:33 am

I really liked Brothers and I absolutely loved A Way Out so I have high expectations for this. Trailer is looking good!

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PostRe: It Takes Two (Hazelight) - PC, PS, Xbox 26/03/21
by Monkey Man » Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:10 pm

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PostRe: It Takes Two (Hazelight) - PC, PS, Xbox 26/03/21
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:57 am

Much better reviews than i expected (and i liked "A Way Out" a lot). The only reviews i have read / watched (Giant Bomb, Polygon) have actually been pretty negative. I think thats is mostly because of the oversimplification of the subject matter rather than issues with the gameplay however.

I only have one mate who regularly plays games, and I cant see him wanting to play one half of a feuding couple with me.

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PostRe: It Takes Two (Hazelight) - PC, PS, Xbox 26/03/21
by abcd » Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:42 am

Going halves with a friend to play this. We both enjoyed "A way out".

My only concern is the subject matter. It's a bit raw for me.

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PostRe: It Takes Two (Hazelight) - PC, PS, Xbox 26/03/21
by Tafdolphin » Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:41 pm

Huh.

The only reviews that have come across my twitter timeline have been largely negative. One straight up advised against playing if you've experienced a situation similar to the one the game explores as it's so ham-handed in its storytelling.

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PostRe: It Takes Two (Hazelight) - PC, PS, Xbox 26/03/21
by Fade » Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:51 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Huh.

The only reviews that have come across my twitter timeline have been largely negative. One straight up advised against playing if you've experienced a situation similar to the one the game explores as it's so ham-handed in its storytelling.

The Eurogamer review was basically like

"The gameplay is amazing, but I have deep rooted issues about divorce therefore the story is bad"

:lol:

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PostRe: It Takes Two (Hazelight) - PC, PS, Xbox 26/03/21
by Jenuall » Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:54 pm

I too was once accosted by a magical talking book of love and it's quite painful to see that trivialised in a game

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PostRe: It Takes Two (Hazelight) - PC, PS, Xbox 26/03/21
by Tafdolphin » Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:10 pm

Fade wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:Huh.

The only reviews that have come across my twitter timeline have been largely negative. One straight up advised against playing if you've experienced a situation similar to the one the game explores as it's so ham-handed in its storytelling.

The Eurogamer review was basically like

"The gameplay is amazing, but I have deep rooted issues about divorce therefore the story is bad"

:lol:


Is that somehow less valid an opinion?

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PostRe: It Takes Two (Hazelight) - PC, PS, Xbox 26/03/21
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:17 pm

Jenuall wrote:I too was once accosted by a magical talking book of love and it's quite painful to see that trivialised in a game


That story sounds like a real..... page turner.

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PostRe: It Takes Two (Hazelight) - PC, PS, Xbox 26/03/21
by Fade » Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:41 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Fade wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:Huh.

The only reviews that have come across my twitter timeline have been largely negative. One straight up advised against playing if you've experienced a situation similar to the one the game explores as it's so ham-handed in its storytelling.

The Eurogamer review was basically like

"The gameplay is amazing, but I have deep rooted issues about divorce therefore the story is bad"

:lol:


Is that somehow less valid an opinion?

No, I just think it's a silly reason to mark down a game.

Sometimes divorcing parents do work things out. I read a news article about some random celebs doing it a few weeks ago for example.

It's just came across as very close minded and biased when I was reading it.

Plus it's a kid friendly game, not strawberry floating Marriage Story :lol:

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by Tafdolphin » Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:12 pm

Fade wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:
Fade wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:Huh.

The only reviews that have come across my twitter timeline have been largely negative. One straight up advised against playing if you've experienced a situation similar to the one the game explores as it's so ham-handed in its storytelling.

The Eurogamer review was basically like

"The gameplay is amazing, but I have deep rooted issues about divorce therefore the story is bad"

:lol:


Is that somehow less valid an opinion?

No, I just think it's a silly reason to mark down a game.

Sometimes divorcing parents do work things out. I read a news article about some random celebs doing it a few weeks ago for example.

It's just came across as very close minded and biased when I was reading it.

Plus it's a kid friendly game, not strawberry floating Marriage Story :lol:


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PostRe: It Takes Two (Hazelight) - PC, PS, Xbox 26/03/21
by ITSMILNER » Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:45 pm

I have never been divorced but I was planning on playing this with my GF, will completing this effectively destroy our relationship?

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PostRe: It Takes Two (Hazelight) - PC, PS, Xbox 26/03/21
by Jenuall » Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:47 pm

Yeah reading up on what the overall message is and some of the specific example of story points and exchanges between the characters on this is giving me big yikes energy :dread:

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PostRe: It Takes Two (Hazelight) - PC, PS, Xbox 26/03/21
by Tomous » Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:22 pm

Jenuall wrote:Yeah reading up on what the overall message is and some of the specific example of story points and exchanges between the characters on this is giving me big yikes energy :dread:



I don't know what the hell they were thinking for some of the bits I've seen :lol: :fp:


The gameplay does look brilliant fun though.

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PostRe: It Takes Two (Hazelight) - PC, PS, Xbox 26/03/21
by Fade » Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:11 pm

Absolutely loving this game so far, the co-op interactions are so well thought out and interesting. Every so often you'll run into full on mini games where you have to do stuff like compete against each other to shoot targets or have a tank battle, it's really good.

Also it has an amazing Street fighter reference

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PostRe: It Takes Two (Hazelight) - PC, PS, Xbox 26/03/21
by Holpil » Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:34 am

Really enjoying this, surely one of the best split-screen games I've ever played. We've been playing it for an hour or so a day and still not made it to the end.

I love that there's just a shit-ton gameplay mechanics thrown in and all of them are polished enough to work well, with none outstaying their welcome to the point they become boring. Hopefully we see more games like this in the future.

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PostRe: It Takes Two (Hazelight) - PC, PS, Xbox
by fry87 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:31 am

A couple of hours into this playing online with a friend. Early impressions are very good. It takes what was good about A Way Out and expands upon it with more variety in gameplay mechanics and a great art style. I'm particularly enjoying the mini games that break up the story. Definitely excited to see if they can keep up the variety as the game progresses.

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by The Last Ginja » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:46 am

fry87 wrote:A couple of hours into this playing online with a friend. Early impressions are very good. It takes what was good about A Way Out and expands upon it with more variety in gameplay mechanics and a great art style. I'm particularly enjoying the mini games that break up the story. Definitely excited to see if they can keep up the variety as the game progresses.


They absolutely do. We're probably a little over halfway and the game continues to surprise and delight in equal measures. I haven't laughed at a game so much in years, it really is a pleasure to play. Definitely my favourite(new) game I've played all year.


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