Local co-op games have become non-existent. A very few developers are focusing on this genre and whatever is being made is at the very low level. In the midst of all this, EA trusted one of its indie development studios Hazelight. And they came up with the idea of A Way Out. It was revealed as a complete co-op experience and this was obviously a huge risk. Single player and multiplayer games are in fashion. However, no one expected that a developer would go out of their way to come with a complete co-op experience. The good news is that the risk was very much worth it. A Way Out is an amazing game that shouldn’t be missed by anyone. Those of you who have coop partner would enjoy it a lot, but those of who don’t have one, you must find people like yourself and play this title.
A Way Out was promised to be a story oriented game, and it delivers on that. From the beginning to the very end, it keeps you engaged with the power of its set pieces, cut scenes, and character interactions. The game always keeps moving the story forward, so there are no dull moments. Although most of the narrative can be seen as clichéd, but it works really well in the construct of a coop game. You are with your friend, doing all sorts of stuff, which makes it all more fun. The story does have twist that comes out of nowhere and is easily the best part of the whole storyline. It shook us when we played it, and we are sure that it will come as a huge surprise to other players as well.
Hazelight is not a big studio by any means, but they have still put a huge amount of effort in making the game and it shows in its visual quality. The character models and facial expressions are breathtaking at times. The towns, the houses, the streets, and the environment – everything has received great amount of work. It becomes particularly surprising when you learn that only a few people worked on the game, and even they were able to put an amazing looking game like this one. Great visuals compliment the interactive gameplay and provide more feel to it.
A Way Out was a huge risk and I for one, am glad that EA took it. It is easily one of the best co-op adventures out there. And if you haven’t really, then you should get on it. It is a must play game that should not be missed by anyone. In this day and age where stories are just backdrop for games, this new title is a breath of fresh air as it provides an amazing character drama that’s filled some incredibly intense moments. All of these traits combined makes A Way Out an unmissable experience.