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  • Summary: In Unravel 2, you play as two Yarnys (tiny magical creatures made of yarn and joined by a thread) in a puzzle-platforming adventure. Run, jump, swing, and solve your way through a world of natural beauty and shadowy dangers, either on your own or with a friend in local co-op.

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Unravel 2 - Official Reveal Trailer | E3 2018
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Jun 18, 2018
    95
    Unravel Two is just a pleasure to play. There is enough personality, charm, challenge, and life in this game to deem it a far better improvement over the original. The two-player complexity was a tough sell, but well worth the buy once you get into it.
  2. Jun 13, 2018
    90
    Unravel Two is everything a sequel should be. It stays true to the original but adds co-op which allows you to play and experiment together as you find your path through the beautiful environments. Unravel was already a very enjoyable game, but with co-op feeling as natural in this game as it does, Unravel Two is a delightful playground for fans of puzzle platformers.
  3. Jun 18, 2018
    85
    I immediately fell in love with Yarny and his companion, and the puzzles and platforming were consistently solid. It’s unfortunate the story was sidelined a bit, but the implantation of couch co-op surely helps makes up for it.
  4. Jun 11, 2018
    80
    Unravel Two may not have been at the top of players’ wishlists, even those who enjoyed the first, but the addition of co-op breathes fresh air into its yarn-based platforming. There’s still not a whole lot of content here, and its additional Challenge levels will ultimately depend on if you’re desperate to put your skills to the test, but if you want to embark on another platforming adventure, you could do a lot worse than Unravel Two.
  5. Jun 19, 2018
    80
    With its charming yarnlings and a newfound style of platforming, Unravel Two remains welcoming even at its most foreboding.
  6. Jun 12, 2018
    78
    Unravel Two is more beautiful to see and richer on the side of content, but at the same time it lacks that creative verve that its predecessor had courageously brought with it.
  7. 60
    Cooperative gameplay and challenge levels seems to have led to a lack of charm in this follow-up.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jun 11, 2018
    10
    Nice surprise and a sweet game for $20. Didn’t finish the first game but did finish this one and games are meant to be finished. Lots ofNice surprise and a sweet game for $20. Didn’t finish the first game but did finish this one and games are meant to be finished. Lots of challenges still to do (some are insane). Controls, puzzles and mechanics are much better this time around and coop design is clever. played on my own and then with my son - anything that can drag him away from Fortnite is a winner! Music, atmosphere and art a breath of fresh swedish air. Expand
  2. Jun 13, 2018
    10
    At $19.99, this game is wonderful for what it offers. (Disclaimer: I did not play this alone. Playing it with someone else, I feel, is theAt $19.99, this game is wonderful for what it offers. (Disclaimer: I did not play this alone. Playing it with someone else, I feel, is the whole point; otherwise, the experience may not feel worth the money, and players who plan to play solo should wait till it's the usual $14.99 indie game price tag, or less.)

    Now... I don't really understand the low reviews from people who played the original. Maybe when they mean "Unravel 2" is less challenging/easier, what they're really saying is "Unravel 2" isn't nearly as frustrating as the prequel was, unnecessarily, due to bugs that could've been ironed out before release.

    Another thing that may make this game "feel" lesser than the first is that we already know HOW it works, even if we never played the first. We know Yarny's "unraveling" is the telling of a story with happy and not-so-happy moments. It's no longer a surprise, and therefore, no longer as sentimentally absorbing. Sure, creators could've made the story in this one much darker, but then that would force a different rating on the game... and, I mean, why do that? So kids can't play it?

    Truth is, this game is PERFECT for kids. I can definitely see kids and adults alike quitting Unravel out of frustration, but I see no reason why anyone would want to stop playing Unravel 2. Everything flows so beautifully in comparison. And to me, that is what makes this one superior to the first, despite the story not being as engaging - or not seeming as engaging - possibly for reason stated above.
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  3. Jun 11, 2018
    10
    I was so excited when EA announced on Saturday that there was going to be a new Unravel and even more excited when I got to buy it straightI was so excited when EA announced on Saturday that there was going to be a new Unravel and even more excited when I got to buy it straight away. It is an absolutely beautiful game, as good as if not better than the first. The platforming is improved in my opinion, the puzzles are more varied, the tutorial more in-depth (OK maybe a little long) - and the spark that guides you is perfect. BUT the best thing is I get to play this with my 8 year old daughter. With Unravel 1 we played separately - each finishing the whole game in separate play sessions. In Unravel 2 we play together, sometimes we race each other, but all of the time we figure the puzzles out together, deciding what role each of us will play in solving the puzzle - and we laugh at the situations we get ourselves into. And we help each other, I am not as good as her at the side to side jumping - so often she grabs me on my back. It's super fun. The game can be played like that all the way through but we prefer to play in co-op. We love the music and the settings to. And now we are on the bonus levels. it is a wonderful game. Expand
  4. Jun 10, 2018
    9
    Отличная игра получилась, очень достойная вторая часть. Надо учесть, что это не продолжение, а именно другая игра Unravel. Жаль что сталоОтличная игра получилась, очень достойная вторая часть. Надо учесть, что это не продолжение, а именно другая игра Unravel. Жаль что стало меньше крупных планов, но огромный плюс за реализацию локального кооператива. Игра - маленький шедевр Expand
  5. Jun 13, 2018
    8
    I liked this one far more than the first, it has a great charm with levels that are challenging and fun. The added co-op play is what reallyI liked this one far more than the first, it has a great charm with levels that are challenging and fun. The added co-op play is what really drew me in and it is so enjoyable. Expand
  6. Jun 10, 2018
    8
    Outside environments still look stunning, inside is again not as great visually, that game is a tad short and feels quite a bit easier thanOutside environments still look stunning, inside is again not as great visually, that game is a tad short and feels quite a bit easier than the first one. The challenge levels are an immense increase in difficulty and get frustrating quickly. Also the Story is not as memorable. That said, it is still very charming and a lot of fun. Expand
  7. Jun 9, 2018
    8
    Unravel Two
    a bit of a step back
    Unravel Two is a 4 hour long puzzle platformer that can be played both single player as well as co op…
    Unravel Two
    a bit of a step back
    Unravel Two is a 4 hour long puzzle platformer that can be played both single player as well as co op…
    Either way here youll be controlling two characters.. characters than can be customized
    and if youre playing solo you can pick the other character up and carry them with you so it isn’t an annoying switching back and forth inching towards level progressing
    you use these characters as support for eachother to overcome every obstacle thrown at you..
    of course theres a warm message here.. this is an unravel game..
    I feel though that Unravel Two is much less warm than the first game
    there is no sweet old lady here to put pictures in a scrap book and make you cry, this time you’re following two teens through their journey together..
    The first game to me felt like a heart warming passion project where every level was stitched together by hand… Unravel Two on the other hand felt more like just a game.. though that’s not to say its without charm, it has its charm.. it just has a lot to live up to considering the first unravel is my favorite puzzle platforming game of all time
    This game consists of 7 chapters as well as 20 optional challenge levels where your goal is to rescue a yarn friend…
    The 7 chapters here to me felt a little too samey..
    the first game every level was memorable ,it was alive and different..
    here ill probably remember nothing but the turkey sequence..
    theres much less bringing the background and world to life here which is disappointing…
    its not fair to critique as this isn’t something I would notice if it didn’t have the name unravel attached to it, but since it does it is noticed…
    you still get the same colorful levels here.. but the style and feel of these levels never change…
    the puzzle solving here is also dumbed down making this feel mire like a momentum based game than a stop and think game it is a bunch of using each other to swing to locations, hold items so the other can jump, and distracting…
    its best if you think of this game less as an unravel sequel and more of a co op game set in the unravel world…
    it just doesn’t live up to the first game but as a stand alone title that has nothing to do with the first game story wise.. there is tons of charm here, there is care put into the animations, there are a couple of puzzle that stumped me for a couple seconds, though there is an optional hint system here…
    there are collectables here as well but again back to momentum, the levels aren’t really designed this time to explore like they were in the first game, so youll spot a lot of them as you run through naturally.
    The music is beautiful and this game still brings its levels to life better than any other game out there not including the first unravel of course…
    these levels are living and breathing.. they feel real… you feel like youre a little yarn person running through the forest or through a factory…
    Theres an insane amount of care and polish here.. there there is an annoying invisible wall thing going on during a platforming section that’s just infuriating.. I had to use the games slow mo mechanic to get past it…
    I really want to see this series continue so I hope unravel two does well…
    if we do get an unravel 3 I hope it goes back to the solo play of the first game where you had to actually manage the yarn and be more clever…
    this was a nice pallet cleanser but give me the real thing again
    I give Unravel Two
    a 7.5/10
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