It Takes Two – A masterpiece in CO-OP gameplay everyone with a SO (Or gaming buddy) should be playing

1 : Anonymous2021/04/01 12:27 ID: mhu72x

The game has become a favorite in this household. I've been on a mission since the PS5 dropped to get my GF into gaming as a means of coping with COVID-19 lockdowns and not being able to go out as often as she would like to, and thus far I've seen some success in that she will attempt to play Crash Bandicoot on her own. That said, she by far prefers playing a game with me... so most of her time playing a game has been LEGO Harry Potter, Sackboy, and now It Takes Two. The latter has now become her favorite (And mine) not only for the CO-OP gameplay... but the story being told throughout the game. I'd also argue her confidence in using a controller to play games has been improving rapidly, she still gets frustrated at times... but pushes herself through harder sections because she wants to see what happens next over putting down the controller.

We need more games like this that are couch CO-OP friendly and focus on collaboration (You'll get it if you play the game).

2 : Anonymous2021/04/01 16:23 ID: gt1nw09

Got this for me and my girl. Were gonna play it later

3 : Anonymous2021/04/01 18:09 ID: gt225ld

This game is a giant bucket of PTSD for me, and playing it is a chore as a result. The story is awful, I really don't know how you all think it's acceptable. The characters are incredibly thin, it starts out making the woman seem like the one in the wrong, they don't seem to ever change, and they make some really dark decisions that are difficult to justify. Playing this with my 8 year old does not feel great, it's often uncomfortable. A lot of people say the story is mild and doesn't have a lot to do with the game but I couldn't disagree more. The characters are constantly arguing, and as a human who grew up in a household of parents arguing with each other while I tried to ignore them and play video games, this has created a very dismal experience for me personally. I get not everyone has this experience, but a lot of people will, and dealing with something as heavy as this I think you need to maybe consider a bit more of a thoughtful approach to the story, or just.. you know.. tell a different story?

The gameplay is fantastic, but I'm having trouble mustering up the emotional energy required for me to continue on in it. I think everyone playing it should more deeply consider the messaging here, which seems to be "just get over it and like each other again you stupid parents."

ID: gt22gjy

It's a video game, I've enjoyed it for what it is. I'm sorry a video game is triggering you?

4 : Anonymous2021/04/01 14:22 ID: gt17zxv

Can both people earn trophies for this? I remember playing A Way Out and I'm sure it was the host that earned the trophies, so we played it twice

ID: gt18mah

Chapter progress trophies go to both accounts. Some, like the helltower one, go only to whoever completes it.

5 : Anonymous2021/04/01 14:59 ID: gt1cox1

I have had almost the exact same experience with this game with my wife!! We are loving it! I hope everyone plays this game. It's just that good.

7 : Anonymous2021/04/01 15:16 ID: gt1evdn

do you know how the trophies work? if i played online coop with a friend do we both get the trophies together or do only one of us get them?

8 : Anonymous2021/04/01 20:29 ID: gt2kaaq

I haven't played online, but for local co-op we both got trophies. I imagine the online will be the same.

9 : Anonymous2021/04/01 16:00 ID: gt1kt7l

My wife and I are loving it as well. Very fun gameplay mechanics and great story. Such a great idea for a game

10 : Anonymous2021/04/01 18:58 ID: gt28fa1

Will it lead to an eventual divorce like overcooked?

11 : Anonymous2021/04/01 19:00 ID: gt28n01

No, it's very forgiving. You can die over and over, and even if you both die the checkpoints are in abundance.

12 : Anonymous2021/04/01 20:27 ID: gt2jzke

Man is this subreddit beating this game hard.

13 : Anonymous2021/04/01 22:33 ID: gt2zi4i

My wife does not enjoy playing video games. I told her to watch ACG's review on it while I went and got food. Came back and she said "yeah, you should get it"...told her already did. Later that night I asked if we could start playing...her response "can we play Mario party instead?"..told her the Switch was dead, so she reluctantly agreed. Now we have had several days where she has asked if we can get through another level and loving it.

I have only had to help her on one part that she was getting frustrated about and overal has loved the game.

14 : Anonymous2021/04/02 00:34 ID: gt3cwq1

It's so fun that my wife is actively asking me to play every night. She never does this.

15 : Anonymous2021/04/02 00:37 ID: gt3d6ey

A short but good one is A Thae Of Two Brothers. It requires 2 people

16 : Anonymous2021/04/01 12:35 ID: gt0wdg3


17 : Anonymous2021/04/01 12:37 ID: gt0wlxg

I'm sorry you cannot. I just wanted to express my joy in that my own SO is having fun... and she is VERY picky when it comes to games. Talk to your SO about trying to game together? Getting mine to try has been a tough road, but she is coming around. Slowly.

18 : Anonymous2021/04/01 12:39 ID: gt0wquz

My wife really hates playing videogames. She is cool with me playing them but has no interest. She tried Mario Kart with assisted once and hated it. She also attempted very briefly to do one stage of overcooked and hated it. Shes just not a videogame or strategic board game person. She has zero desire to ever play a video game again, plus with a new baby it wouldnt be possible anyway and the last thing shed ever want to do is spend the little free time she has doing something she absolutely despises

19 : Anonymous2021/04/01 16:01 ID: gt1kv5x

I got lucky....wife loves games and when she saw BOTW she demanded she get her very own Switch as borrowing mine wasn't enough. This last summer she finished Uncharted 4, God of War and TLOF2 (this was her favorite with Uncharted 4 being close behind).

So as you can imagine we are having a blast with this one.

20 : Anonymous2021/04/01 12:59 ID: gt0yqdi

Then just don't play it? Of course people are going to recommend playing a co-op only game with your SO. That doesn't mean it applies to everyone. We don't need to hear all the reasons your SO doesn't like games.

21 : Anonymous2021/04/01 13:10 ID: gt0zrvg

Bang on mate, can't see a problem with people suggesting it, or there being an issue, as the OP stated if you've got a gaming buddy or SO, if you've got no mates or a partner to play it, then hard luck, everyone knows it's a co-op game anyway, so why are single players complaining? It's obviously not a suggestion geared towards you, so move along.

22 : Anonymous2021/04/01 13:14 ID: gt107jc


23 : Anonymous2021/04/01 13:09 ID: gt0zr68

My SO doesn’t play games at all aside from Two Dots on her phone. I got this game for us to play as a fun thing we could try together. The game isn’t as simple as old school Mario games, but it is still pretty basic: jump, double jump, dash, sprint, move, turn camera, occasional aiming and shooting. She is absolutely freaking terrible at the game, but the game is super charming and extremely forgiving (unlimited lives unless you both die at the same time and then you restart from a very recent checkpoint) so even though she is terrible, she is having fun. As long as I remain patient and explain the stuff we both need to do and constantly remind her how to turn the camera, it’s good. If you don’t have patience then maybe it won’t work, but my SO can barely hold the controller and we are having a blast with this game.

24 : Anonymous2021/04/01 13:23 ID: gt117ew

Are you me?
Pretty much describes my experience playing with the GF.

25 : Anonymous2021/04/01 13:17 ID: gt10jxh

Oh she absolutely doesnt have patience with games. Shes real real bad. Even family games like Mario Kart with assisted mode she despises. She really struggles with processing two things at once so anything where she has to move and jump at the same time she struggles with. She doesnt even really play mobile games at all either.

26 : Anonymous2021/04/01 13:27 ID: gt11nkt

Think if you have the game anyone on your friends list can play with you for free.

27 : Anonymous2021/04/01 13:33 ID: gt12bef

Correct but I do not have anyone on my friends list. I only have 1 friend who remotely play videogames and that is only on her switch. I just dont like the idea of actively not allowing an AI partner. Outside of A way Out which they also produced I cant think of a game that allowed zero ways to play solo (although I'm sure there are some I'm missing). If there was random matchmaking I'd attempt that but that is also not an option

28 : Anonymous2021/04/02 01:21 ID: gt3hqnb

There will be a huge amount of praise for this game now and throughout the year; no doubt it will be an awards contender. But having just finished it with my SO, we were crushed with disappointment at the writing, story and ending. We reaaaally disliked a lot of it and I think the whole subject was really poorly handled. THAT said, the gameplay and environments were absolutely brilliant and so much fun. That kept us going all the way.

29 : Anonymous2021/04/01 15:09 ID: gt1dydx

At 37 years old, any game entirely designed around co op is now dumb to me. This is why I stopped playing Destiny a year or so after launch, the whole game design getting more and more co op orientated even the stuff which wasn’t high level content. By my age most people have simply fallen away from big groups of friends and friends who still even play games is an massive rarity. I basically live entirely for myself, all my money is for me and my free time is for me to enjoy. I don’t have any friends to play these sorts of games with and 37 is too late to go out and make a bunch of new friends. I’m looking forward to co op focused games becoming less of a “thing” again although I doubt that will happen being realistic. It took me about 10 years to get those co op trophies on MW2 for the platinum, eventually found an old friend to play the levels. finding good players is hard.

30 : Anonymous2021/04/01 15:24 ID: gt1fya6

I’m sorry that you feel like you don’t have anyone to game with. Seems a bit silly to call the genre (or games that have co op mechanics) dumb though just because you don’t have anyone. A lot of people really enjoy these games.

31 : Anonymous2021/04/01 15:39 ID: gt1hzxc

Sorry but you just sound grumpy. There aren't even that many co-op focused games out there. Not every game has to cater to everyone.

32 : Anonymous2021/04/01 15:57 ID: gt1kgl2

But random online matchmaking would solve this. The issue isnt catering to people but rather accessibility. This game isnt accessible to some people who would otherwise love the game. That's the problem.

33 : Anonymous2021/04/01 20:28 ID: gt2k2o2

Dude, take a break from the internet and video games. You’ll probably reply with some snarky comment or disregard this, but I’m telling ya, you’re in a dark place and you need to start doing something about it now

34 : Anonymous2021/04/01 15:40 ID: gt1i2pv

Same experience but a lot of people on here dont understand that.

35 : Anonymous2021/04/01 17:30 ID: gt1wsbs

Perfectly happy to get downvoted, here. A bunch of 18 year old nerds who think their life will just stay how it is right now forever will know exactly what I’m saying this time in 20 years. “Friends” are a thing for young people. They take up a lot of time and energy, as you bend over backwards to maintain that friendship. Hit late 20s and and it’s all about you, and gradually you lose touch with that huge group of friends you had. I’ve personally fallen out or lost touch with every single friend I ever had bar 1, and he doesn’t even play games anymore bar that one final sitting of MW2 I mentioned. Making entire games co op only is dumb. It must be a childish, big silly game for kids if it’s designed entirely for co op.

36 : Anonymous2021/04/01 16:38 ID: gt1ptzp

Cringe take, do you need a hug?

37 : Anonymous2021/04/01 16:29 ID: gt1oqql

Guessing Dualshock 4 can't be used for this? PS5 game only right?

38 : Anonymous2021/04/01 17:12 ID: gt1ufyc

You can use your dual shock controllers for this game. Just make sure you are playing the PS4 version of the game. This is what I current do because I only have one dual sense controller.

39 : Anonymous2021/04/01 18:27 ID: gt24iye

Is that a separate game in the ps5 store?

40 : Anonymous2021/04/01 16:30 ID: gt1ovkd

I don't know. The physical release is a PS4 disc. I could try and report back I suppose.

41 : Anonymous2021/04/01 16:35 ID: gt1phst

If you get the time. I'll buy the game right now if I don't have to buy another DualSense to play with my partner

42 : Anonymous2021/04/01 15:10 ID: gt1e4nk

How long is this game?

43 : Anonymous2021/04/01 15:14 ID: gt1elzd

We haven’t beaten it yet. I think we are close to 20 hours, but we’ve been taking it real slow.

44 : Anonymous2021/04/01 15:14 ID: gt1eoz5

Interesting. Thanks!

45 : Anonymous2021/04/01 19:18 ID: gt2azo7

My wife gets nauseous when there’s too much 3D movement - how’s this game in that regard?

46 : Anonymous2021/04/01 19:19 ID: gt2b5e1

There can be a lot of 3D movement and other visual affects that might bother her.

47 : Anonymous2021/04/01 20:23 ID: gt2je9s

Us it cross play between ps4 and 5?

48 : Anonymous2021/04/01 20:33 ID: gt2kpnr


49 : Anonymous2021/04/02 01:05 ID: gt3g4ly

I have a wife, does she count?

50 : Anonymous2021/04/02 01:08 ID: gt3gcwp

Loving the game so far. My only complaint is the daughters voice/acting is terrible.

51 : Anonymous2021/04/02 01:08 ID: gt3gdcu

I really like balls


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