It Takes Two - A coop adventure

This game is fucking unbelievable and incredible and I cannot say enough good things about it.

I’ve played with a friend for 5-6 hours total across 4 sessions and every 60-90 minute session is so packed with innovative ideas, beautiful scenery, and pure fun, more than some entire games. We’re in chapter 3 of 7 so far.

Every 10 minutes you’re doing something new, executed so well, i just shake my head over and over again wondering how this team pulled off such a game in only a few years since their last (especially with one of them happening during a pandemic)

I get that the story might immediately turn some people off, but if you can push past it you’ll find a genuine game of the year candidate that people will be talking about for a LONG time.

I liked Brothers and A Way Out, but It Takes Two is such a tremendous improvement in every way.

By the way - even if neither you nor friend own the game, you can still play the first 90 minutes for free with the buddy pass download.

The gameplay here looks pretty fun, but yeah, the theme looks like a big downside. I generally play co-op games with my wife and/or kids, and telling them “hey, let’s go play a game about a family breaking apart!” would be a hard sell, to say the least.

Skip the dialogue scenes, and the game is actually family friendly. It’s on the easy side, it has a nice cartoon style, no blood, etc

Wow, does this game looks good. Very high bar in the visual art, despite having very varied zones. The lightning is great, like the materials, in special the game looks superb in a 10 bit color monitor as it has lots of colored lightning creating gradients on screen.

And funny thing, being so varied gives me the impression the game is longer than it is. I think I played 4 hours or so, but it feels as if I had played more than 5 hours, minimum.

Favorite moments so far? The monkey boss fight was great, piloting the plane outdoors was cool, the Diablo clone part was a nice surprise.

I think it’s the boost coop experience… ever.

Dumb question: does the buddy pass allow you to share the game with just one person, or can the owner invite more than one person? For example, could I buy this and play through it with a buddy, and then play through it a second time with my kid?

I guess the graphics are more than the switch can handle? Shame that, as it seems like a good fit for the platform.

Yes, the latter. The only requirement is that from the two players connected, one of them has the game.

Awesome – thanks!

I’m sure they could fit it onto Switch, but it would take a lot of work. Some of the environments are absolutely massive, with no loading times, and lots of fast motion taking you between areas and thus leaving little to no time to quickly stream new assets into memory.

I’m playing it on Series X and it’s honestly one of the best-looking games I’ve played on the system.

The game part is really good and fun, but oh my God, this game has the absolute worst cutscenes I have ever seen. Just truly disastrous, and there are a ton of them, and they are long. I mean, the characters are charmless, the vocal acting is bad, the animation acting is completely perfunctory, there’s a talking book for some reason that has an accent that’s somewhere between irritating and truly offensive, and it’s just one crude, shouty, top-of-their-lungs scene after another. All unskippable!

I get why people like the theme of the game, and they’re right – it’s not a good theme for a game that otherwise is perfect for parents to play with children – but I don’t think there is any possible theme that could survive execution this terrible.

Why do games like this even bother with cut scenes? I mean, the story is so simple, it could have all been done with incidental dialog while you’re actually playing the game. They obviously didn’t have the budget or the core competency to do it right, so why not just cut the whole thing? There’s a part of the game that they clearly know how to do very very well, and another part of the game that they just can’t do at a professional level. So don’t do it! Save the money! Baffling.

Hold the B button. Both players have to do it.

Thanks!

oh, look at that, a pair of weeks after release, it has climbed up to the top of the Steam topsellers list!

1 million copies sold

Been playing this with my sister and it is an amazing game. I really liked A Way Out also, but this is just gaming perfection. The only caveat I have is if a divorce situation is a trigger for you. Granted, that’s just where the story starts.

Two millions sold now

Girlfriend reviews made a video about it, and well, given they are a couple, it feels very appropriate for them

Thinking about picking this up to play with my girls (12 & 9) but I’ve read there might be some heavier themes in this game. Anyone here played it can comment on that? Appropriate for younger girls?

Yeah, no problems. Tthere is a kinda mean moment, but it’s more played for laughs than anything.

I’m playing it with my 13 year old son with no problems and girls are supposed to be more mature so…