It Takes Two Review
Posted: 15 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.
The mother doll is made of wood and the father doll is made of clay. As you play you need to use their different qualities to solve each challenge. It's an existential journey that wants to land some real world emotions about relationships, vulnerability and coping with parents splitting up.
As in the developer's Brothers A Tale Of Two Sons and A Way Out games, this is a co-operative adventure unique because each player has a different perspective on the action and the game is always played in split screen.
The style of play changes as you progress. But throughout, it is set in a larger than life world from the perspective of the two dolls. Whether it is puzzle solving, action focused or platforming, the game leverages these interactions as metaphors for the reluctant couple saving their fractured relationship.
Some may find the simplistic approach to relationship advice a little trite. However, the beautiful setting and unusual topic offer a novel way to talk about this difficult subject that may lead to deeper consideration of what really makes relationships break down and how we can put them back together again.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 2 players online. Choose from couch or online co-op with split-screen play, and face ever-changing challenges where working together is the only way forward.
Cross-Play: You can't play PlayStation and Xbox, but you can play between Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S or PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
Also, you can play online with a friend even if the other person doesn't own the game. The Friend's Pass feature enables them to join for free.
It Takes Two
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.
You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
Account RatingYou need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
Subtitles are provided but are small and not adjustable. The game provides a Voice-To-Text option that you can adjust font size for. Any gameplay that relies on colour is backed with symbols as well.
You can adjust most of the accessibility settings separately for each player.
Our It Takes Two Accessibility Report documents 21 accessibility features:
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