The new action-adventure game A Way Out, in which you can play with a friend even if only one of you has purchased it, comes to us for review
From the moment it was announced I was waiting for the release of A Way Out, an indie game from the action-adventure genre that comes from the studio that created the exciting game Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons. The creators promised us a unique gameplay that requires two players to play simultaneously and collaborate, but did they really manage to create an experience that has never been seen before? We will find out right away.
In the game we play two characters, Leo Caruso, a veteran prisoner whose violence is usually his first solution to any situation, and Vincent Moretti, a quiet and calculated guy who at the beginning of the game just goes to jail. Soon, the two connect, and due to several prison events decide to escape and treat At the head of a crime group that is connected in one way or another to both of them, beyond that I will not expand, because it will ruin your plot.
We said two characters, and indeed you and a friend will have to choose which of you will play which character throughout the game, with it all run on a split screen, Leo on the right and Vincent on the left. You can play with a friend via the internet, and what's nice is that in that case only one of you will have to buy a copy of the game - very considerate from the creators, or you can, as in the good times, invite your friend home and play on the same couch, a much more fun experience in my opinion.
In any case, the game does live up to its promise - throughout, the two players will have to resolve the various situations that Leo Vincent encounters by cooperating. For example at some point the two have to use a screwdriver to remove the toilet in their compartments to gain access to the prison pipe system. While one of them is messing with the threading, the other should serve as an observer and warn you when a jailer arrives, and even employ him for a few precious seconds. At another moment and a little more optimistic, the two try to grab breakfast for themselves, and one of you will have to try to skewer some fish while the other smuggles them towards you.
In addition, some of the moments in the game will bring you to a crossroads where you will have to make a decision on the right way to act. Usually the choice is between Leo's fast and violent way, or Vincent's safe and calculated way, which can lead to a discussion between you and your playmate, because you both must agree to get going.
Although the game is full of moments like this that make you feel like you're really in this story together, some of them are a little redundant or not even well made. For example certain parts that require you both to stand at a door and press the same button at the same time - it feels really forced when it is repeated over and over again. Or parts of the shot that are made in a medium and down shape.
Also the plot and writing of the game in my opinion is not one hundred percent there. Leo Vincent is starting to trust each other a little too quickly, especially considering that Vincent is in jail for exactly five minutes, and Leo is not really a likable type and as a veteran prisoner should be a little more suspicious. In addition, entire parts at the beginning of the game feel suspiciously like a combination of walls of hope and escapes. And if at first the plot quickly rises to an interesting place and continues to maintain pace and action, towards the end it becomes meager and the game begins to feel like a mediocre shooter. At least the end of the game is great and will leave you with food for thought.
But overall A Way Out is a good experience with a mostly interesting story, and it will be really fun to pass a game in collaboration with someone else, wrestle with him about what the next step is, or how to solve the problem you face, feel the tension and action together and trust one On the other he will do his job so that they do not catch you both.The game is just not perfect and it has some weaknesses, but you also really really will not regret that you chose to play it, and it is definitely worth its full price.
Sabta S. She develops websites and is a gamer at heart, you are welcome to follow her on her YouTube channel GameGems