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A Way Out is a far out cooperative experience


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I remember when I had just picked up my very first PlayStation 2, and suddenly I had become one of the coolest kids on the block. But the best feature about the PS2 and from consoles before it was the ability to sit down and play with friends from the neighborhood. Cooperative games that could have been played by a single player but added for fun and frustration to play with two. This brings me to the present, where you can’t find many games to sit down with another person and play the same game together. A Way Out is changing that.

A Way Out is a cooperative action-adventure game published by Electronic Arts and directed by Josef Fares, who also directed Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons. Released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, A Way Out is not a single player game. In fact, the only way you can play the game is with another person online or with a friend in the same room. The main point of the game is to get players to strategize and work together by actulally talking to each other.

In third-person perspective, you play as either Leo or Vincent, two convicts determined to break out of prison and run from the law. Although you may be playing together, the story and objective on either end sometimes may not synchronize. This means at some moments, Leo might be moving around and interacting with characters, while Vincent is in a cut scene. But most times you will need to work together to escape.

Although it seems that A Way Out is just a walk-around adventure game, it plays more like a bunch of mini-games. But the character development in the game improves throughout the story, and the decisions you make change the more you know more about Leo and Vincent. The game’s graphics are very relaxed but bring out the best details in history.

Overall, this game brings people together and I had a blast while playing with others in such a classic cooperative experience.

4 out of 5 Spurs.

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