Sticking Together...Or Not
HWM Singapore|September 2018

Unravel Two

Salehuddin Husin

Unravel Two is undoubtedly the biggest surprise launch at this year’s E3, unveiled at EA’s press conference and made available the very same day.

Yarny the red knitted thing is back, and this time he has a blue friend. Unravel Two opens up the puzzle platformer for co-op, though it can still be played solo if you want. A lone player may swap between both characters or fuse them together, depending on the obstacle at hand. The two are basically tied to each other, and while you can extend the tether to overcome some puzzles, one can only go so far before you run out of yarn.

It’s a weirdly fun dynamic that isn’t as fleshed out in single-player as it is in co-op, where it can prove devastating to progression in a good and bad way. It all depends if you’re in sync with your partner or not. Naturally, any huge differences in player skill can destroy friendships. Unravel Two calls for good communication and platforming skill if you plan on keeping your sanity.

If Overcooked’s multiplayer gave you high blood pressure then stay far, far away from this heart attack in the making.

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