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It Takes Two – Zero Punctuation


This week on Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee reviews It Takes Two.

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People often say to me “Yahtzee, why is it that you avoid multiplayer games, and when will you let me off this red hot grating?” Well, you know, it’s just that I prefer playing games to relax and unwind at my own pace and not be disappointed once again by other people and their unwillingness to learn how to tap dance properly. But as I said in my Outriders review stroke widdling session, I can appreciate a multiplayer game that actually designs itself around an essential multiplayer experience and isn’t just chucking three extra players into The Adventures Of Captain Scowlybuff and his Many Identical Friends for the sake of maximising user engagement the way one maximises the food order of an unpopular restaurant critic with the addition of bogeys and spit. So when my editor asked me to check out It Takes Two, a two and strictly only two player game, I was like “I’m down for that, as long as it’s not like that last strictly two player game I played, the laughably awful A Way Out, by Hazelight Studios, which played like if David Cage tried to adapt the Shawshank Redemption, realised it wasn’t long enough and filled in the rest of the time with three random DVDs he found in a bargain bin. Who’s this new game by, anyway? Oh. Hazelight Studios. Well, that might have been embarrassing for someone capable of shame.

About the author

Yahtzee Croshaw
Yahtzee is the Escapist’s longest standing talent, having been writing and producing its award winning flagship series, Zero Punctuation, since 2007. Before that he had a smattering of writing credits on various sites and print magazines, and has almost two decades of experience in game journalism as well as a lifelong interest in video games as an artistic medium, especially narrative-focused. He also has a foot in solo game development - he was a big figure in the indie adventure game scene in the early 2000s - and writes novels. He has six novels published at time of writing with a seventh on the way, all in the genres of comedic sci-fi and urban fantasy. He was born in the UK, emigrated to Australia in 2003, and emigrated again to California in 2016, where he lives with his wife and daughters. His hobbies include walking the dog and emigrating to places.