‘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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Games I’m Looking Forward to Playing in 2018

Merry Monday, readers! How are we all today? Other than a stinker of a cold (I know – I think I’m cursed) I have had a really good week!
Last week I gave you the games I’ve enjoyed playing this year, so this week it was suggested that I give you all the games I want to play in this year – ones that will release in the next 9 months! Let’s just get on with it shall we!

Sea of Thieves – Released 20th March 2018

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Sea of Thieves, Rare, 2018

Everyone loves pirates, right? I’ve wanted a good looking pirate game since Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, which was a great pirate game (and awful assassin’s game!) I’ve seen some amazing footage of this game, played by big gaming channels like Funhaus, and it just looks like a tonne of fun! I love the idea of hoisting the sail, steering a ship and getting the booty from long lost islands! My only qualms with it is the character generator making everyone look like a potato, so hopefully they’ll be changing that for the actual game release. This game looks like it’s going back to the early days of Rare, from before it was brought out by Windows and the awful Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts, and I am so excited!

 

A Way Out – Released 23rd March 2018

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A Way Out, Hazelight Studios, 2018

A Way Out is the second game by Josef Fares (of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons fame). This is a pretty revolutionary game. Whilst lots of large narrative games are single player only, this game has no single player – only a multiplayer (local and online). Players must work together as Leo and Vincent, two convicted criminals, to escape their prison. The story is split screen, so players can see both narratives at once. This idea, to me at least, is so cool! I love playing games with other people; as much as I do like a singleplayer game, it’s really refreshing to play something whilst chatting to someone – and I have just the man I want to play this with! (Our resident Man on the Silver Mountain if you hadn’t guessed! He’s also looking forward to playing this one too)

 

State of Decay 2 – Released 22nd May 2018

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State of Decay 2, Undead Labs, 2018

Zombie games make it twice on this list, and this is number one! I was recently introduced to State of Decay last year, and brought the Game of the Year edition last week for myself. What I’ve always thought that game lacked was a multiplayer. Which is why I’m glad that they didn’t change much about this game for the sequel, other than adding a multiplayer. I’ll be going through the first State of Decay to get myself through the wait for the second one!

Shadows Kiss – Released Sometime in December 2018

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Shadows Kiss, Clockwork Throne Studios, 2018

This is the first game I’ve ever backed from the beginning of it’s development. I love a good supernatural game, as well as an MMO, so putting vampires and multiplayer games together is a big yes from me! It draws a lot of inspiration from Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines, which I’ve never finished but do love to have a play of every now and then. I can’t wait to run around and eat some humans, whilst running around and killing werewolves with friends – nom, nom, nom!

GTFO – Released Sometime in 2018

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GTFO, 10 Chambers Collective, 2018

The second installment of zombies on this list. Except this one is much scarier, and I won’t be able to play by myself at all! GTFO is by the people that made Payday, which is obvious when you look at gameplay trailers. It’s a 4 player cooperative game, which I hope can be played with less than 4 players, and you team together to go around an abandoned facility, grabbing loot and killing undead! I am an awful shot, so I hope that people can help and bear with me!

Ooblets – Released Sometime in 2018

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Ooblets, Doublefine Studios, 2018

Thought I’d end this on a nicer game. I love simulation games; and loved Stardew Valley when it came out. This is very much like that, with a mix of Pokémon too. It’s just about living a life – harvesting, exploring, joining clubs, collecting things and meeting the towns residents. It’s just a calm and relaxing experience which I can’t wait to have! It’s all so cute and adorable, and I will feel cute and adorable playing it!

Have you seen any of these games before? Wanting to play any? Perhaps you hate the idea of them? I’d love to hear! Leave a comment down below!