It Takes Two is the latest co-op adventure from Hazelight, the studio behind A Way Out, and in much the same way, it’s designed to be played with a friend offline or online. That’s pretty much where the similarities end; It Takes Two ditches the gritty prison escape drama of A Way Out in favour of a romantic comedy with a bickering couple at its centre.
So who better to help me figure it out than my partner? Other than the odd spell of Minecraft, we don’t often play co-op games together – my preferences and hers don’t often align, and third-person platformers like It Takes Two are definitely not her cup of tea.
We briefly discuss who wants to play as which character. Given the option, she chooses engineer May, while I choose stay-at-home dad Cody. We don’t spend long with the couple in human form, as they’re promptly transformed into dolls after announcing to their daughter that they’re getting a divorce.