A Way Out – 23rd March 2018
Platform – Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
Hours Played – 7 Hours (Story Finished)
Today I’m going to give you my review and thoughts on A Way Out, a game developed by Hazelight Studios and published by EA on 23rd March 2018.
So What Is A Way Out?
A Way Out is an action-adventure game played from a third-person perspective. It is specifically designed for split-screen cooperative multiplayer, which means that it must be played with another player through either local or online play.
I heard about this game a while back and I think it was before Christmas and me and one of my friends said we would give it a bash when it came out and so we both bought it on release day for £24.99 on the Xbox Store.
So In the game, you can control two characters which are Leo and Vincent which are two convicted prisoners who must break out of prison and stay on the run from the authorities. However, their progress may not be synchronized with one another which can result in one player being able to control their character while another is watching a cutscene. And Players need to cooperate and talk to each other in order to progress through the game and each situation they come across and every situation can be approached differently with both characters taking on different roles through this situation.
When I first saw this in trailers and Gameplay videos I thought this was amazing there aren’t many games like this around and it has that something special due to this, the first thing that came to my mind was connection issues with playing online with friends I expected lots of issues when playing this, but I was wrong with the 7 hour run of playing this game we didn’t come across one connection failure which blew my mind.
And the best thing about this game is you don’t both have to own the game to play only one of your friends has to own the game to play they can invite you to the game and help you get through the game without owning it. This is a big sell point for me and more games should be like this I remember when Farcry 4 did that with Co-op missions and I feel this could be the future of gaming but only time will tell.
Now with Completing the main story I know the Plot of the game, however, I’m not going to post it and ruin it for anyone but all I can say is that the storyline is great, the way it was written and put together flowed very well and kept me enticed but was also Directed by Josef Fares who also Directed Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons which I haven’t played before but I will look into giving that game a go after seeing what he did with A Way Out.
Another thing I liked about this game is the choices you had to make to escape the police or just to get by both players had to agree on such choice but also means there will be a different play through with all the different decisions you will have to do giving me another reason to play this game again to see what happens with the other choices.
I really liked this game and is different compared to the usual games that are released and here is my Pro’s and Con’s
- Great Game
- Both Players Don’t Need To Own The Game
- Brilliant Co-op Game
- Easy Controls
- Great Cutscenes
- Could Have Been A Longer Game
- More Choices
All in all, I’m giving this game a 4/5 Stars I really enjoyed this game a lot so much so that I am willing to replay the game to do the other choices and try and get some of the Achievements I missed out on.
Well thanks for reading people, but what did you think about A Way Out? Let me know in the comments below.
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