It Takes Two

It's time for some co-llabo-ration! This week on Tales from the Backlog, Dave is joined by fellow A Top 3 Podcast co-host Aaron Angle to discuss It Takes Two, the 2021 Game of the Year award winning co-op platformer from Hazelight Studios.

Aaron is a returning guest of many previous episodes of the show, including the episodes about Persona 5, Ghost of Tsushima, Hades and Rocket League. Aaron is also one of the co-hosts of Dave's other podcast, A Top 3 Podcast. Aaron and Dave have been friends since high school, and have spent many years playing and talking about video games together.

It Takes Two is a mandatory co-op game, and Dave and Aaron played this game together, thanks to the wonderful Friend Pass system, where only one person of the pair needs to purchase the game. And what a game it is! It Takes Two tells the story of Cody and May, a married couple who are nearing a divorce. One day, their daughter Rose overhears them talking about splitting up, she goes out to the shed, yada yada yada, and Cody and May are transformed into dolls. You and your co-op partner assume the roles of Cody and May as you work through fantastical 3D platforming levels, solving puzzles and fighting bosses in order to get back into their real bodies and possibly repair their broken relationship.

Listen in to episode 28 of Tales from the Backlog to find out how Dave and Aaron felt about the game, including the various gameplay mechanics that are swapped in and out through the game, the story, and the infamous Dr. Hakim.

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