‘I’m afraid of heights, okay?’ – A Way Out, 2018

Happy bank holiday everyone! I hope you’re enjoying our next bit of warmer weather! This week I’ve been playing a couple games with Seb and there’s just one I want to tell you about! We’ve spent a couple long nights playing this and laughing a lot. It’s totally worth a review! You might recall I was waiting to be able to play this from this review!  So without further ado, here’s A Way Out!

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Vincent and Leo making their escape – A Way Out, EA, 2018

A Way Out is played with 2 people. And only 2 people. It is designed for co-op and it cannot be played alone, it must be played with another player through either local or online play. Leo and Vincent, our two main protagonists; a mafia mob boss type man and a super quiet “banker” (In our current playthrough I am Leo and Seb is Vincent – take that as you will), two convicted prisoners who must break out of prison and stay on the run from authorities. As the story of both protagonists is told simultaneously, their progress may not be synchronized, which may result in one player being able to control their character, while another watching a cutscene. We’ve needed to cooperate with each other in order to progress, which has been absolutely hilarious I might add, and each situation can be approached differently, with both characters taking different roles. For instance, Vincent (Seb) pushed Leo (me) out of a plane and we both wet ourselves laughing.

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At certain points we’ve had to work together to not get killed, like the above – A Way Out, EA, 2018

I really enjoyed playing this game. The split screen perspective of the screen have been really helpful. When Seb’s not been able to see anything, or vica versa, we’ve been able to work together to find out how to do something. It’s also helped when Leo’s been on a high up place and he can only look down, whereas Vincent can actually look around – there’s been police looking for us and only he’s been able to see them.
We’ve had a really fun time getting achievements, and playing the minigames. At one point we both tried to swing together, and it was the most awkward thing in the world. And the most hilarious thing ever. There’s lots of stuff that makes us both laugh in this, including the dialogue options with random NPCs.
It’s a really good story so far, we haven’t finished it – no spoils please! – but I cannot wait to. Seb and I think that Vincent is some undercover something or other, his story is shady (like really shady), but it’s obvious that Leo is a guy who deserves to be in jail.

I cannot wait to finish this game. I am so excited to play all the other options we didn’t do, like driving a police car off of a bridge instead of just crawling underneath it.

Have you played A Way Out? What did you think of it? If not will you play it? What do you think of it being only 2 player? Leave a comment down below!

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