Degrees of Separation Review

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Posted: 4 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Degrees of Separation is a running and jumping game where you control two characters from different seasons, Ember and Rime. Each has different abilities to change the environment and help you to progress: freezing water, melting ice and the like.

They are animated like cardboard cutouts from a story book and the tale of co-operation, love and fate extends this aesthetic. Although this is more suited to younger players the intriguing back and forth of winter and summer to progress is enjoyable for all.

You can play this alone, pressing a button to switch characters, but it's much more fun to play with someone else. You each control one the characters and their related season. Communication is key to solving puzzles and progressing.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE

Release Date: 14/02/2019

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Narrative, Platform and Puzzle

Developer: @DofsGame

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 7 hours and 10 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 2 players online.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One. You will need Nintendo Online (must be 18 to purchase, but can be any age to use) to play online with Nintendo Switch. You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3+.


This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.


Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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