developer: Coldwood Interactive AB
publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen, players: 1-2
Unravel Two is a platformer, enriched with logical elements. The game was developed by Coldwood Interactive studio, the same which was responsible for the first part, released in 2016.
In Unravel Two we again direct a nice mascot, braided entirely of thick red yarn. This time she does not go on the adventure alone - she is accompanied by a friend, also from the wool, but blue.
As they play, the characters travel through locations inspired by real places in Scandinavian countries, including villages, forests and coasts almost untouched by the presence of man.
The game has a very economical plot. Instead of a complex scenario and sudden twists and turns, we get a simple story about the journey and heroes who have to rely on each other to cope with adversities.
In terms of mechanics, Unravel Two is a classic 2.5D platformer. This means that although the graphics are three-dimensional, the game itself takes place in two dimensions. Typically arcade challenges are varied by logical elements, which require inventing a way, e.g. to remove an obstacle from our path. The fact that the characters are made of wool plays a key role in the game. Heroes can develop part of the string and use it like a rope to swing on it or drag objects behind them. All of them are ruled by an extensive physical engine.
Compared to the first page, the biggest change is the addition of a second character. In order to achieve success, the two men have to work closely together - for example, to hold the end of the vagrant so that the companion can climb over it. The game allows you to have a cooperative fun in two people, but we can also play alone - in any place to switch between the characters, and when we do not need the help of a companion, we can simply take him to a ram and control only one man.
Moreover, the gameplay has become more dynamic. More exciting sequences appear. However, the need for cooperation between the characters, as well as the fact that their swords are constantly interlinked, ensures freshness of the puzzles.
Unravel Two has retained one of the biggest advantages of the first part, i.e. excellent quality. Graphics captivates with its beautiful visual style, offering attractive locations and unusual atmosphere. On top of that there is a catchy, atmospheric soundtrack.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz / AMD FX-6100 3.3 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 670 / Radeon R9 270 or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 650 Ti / Radeon R7 250X or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit