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  • Summary: Unravel 2 is a side-scrolling platformer in which players control a pair of fantastical creatures called Yarnys as they navigate environments.

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Unravel 2 - Official Reveal Trailer | E3 2018
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Jul 11, 2018
    100
    With beautiful graphics, a charming and emotive set of main characters, an amazing soundtrack, and wonderful gameplay Unravel Two is one of my favorite games to come out so far in 2018. I think the audience that can enjoy this is almost anyone because there is a fantastic main game for players but those who are not challenged as much as they want to be can find more difficult, optional puzzles. Yarny is still adorable too. This game just radiates joy, and in comparison to similar games like INSIDE, is just made for everyone.
  2. Jun 26, 2018
    90
    The story isn’t as moving or emotional this time around, but the invention and co-op addition is very clever and works extremely well. It is beautiful to look at and even more sumptuous to listen to, and I for one can’t wait for another sequel to come along soon.
  3. Jun 26, 2018
    86
    Unravel 2's gorgeous settings, clever puzzle design, and unique play mechanics make for an enjoyable game. In fact, I found that playing Unravel 2 is a great way to relax - it's the kind of game that's a good choice to play before turning in for the night. A dream-like game that makes for an easy transition to the land of dreams.
  4. Jun 18, 2018
    80
    In Unravel Two we are faced with cooperative puzzles with a less deep and shorter story than the previous one. Fun and with a great level design.
  5. Jun 22, 2018
    80
    Every bit the tactile, heart-rending experience that the first game was, but with added layers of complexity thanks to co-op - as well as enhanced replay value - Unravel Two is a fuzzy, warm hug of a sequel that'll make you smile.
  6. Jun 19, 2018
    80
    Unravel Two is still an experience worth playing. The introduction of cooperative does not hurt the solo experience and the challenge levels give an idea of how far the seemingly simple mechanics of the Yarnys can go.
  7. Jun 13, 2018
    61
    Unravel Two offers decent cooperative gameplay, but the the game itself is too repetitive, and the difficulty level is way too low.

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  1. Jun 15, 2018
    9
    In 2015 when at E3 something really caught my eye and that something was Unravel. It had a uniqueness about it that was quite profound and itIn 2015 when at E3 something really caught my eye and that something was Unravel. It had a uniqueness about it that was quite profound and it was a game that I followed quite closely until its release. When it did release to say I had a very enjoyable time with the game would be a massive understatement and it ended up being one of my favourite games of 2016. I enjoyed it so much that I was really hoping for a sequel and that wish was granted with the surprise release of Unravel Two at this year’s E3. Sequels aren’t often as good as the original game but this is different with Unravel Two because in some ways it’s better than the first game. Unravel Two has thrown a unique idea into the mix over the original and that is co-op. When played with a friend this game is absolutely flawless but don’t let that stop you playing on your own because it still delivers a lot of enjoyment when playing the game this way. Once again you will see a lot of platforming elements and puzzles included like the original and in a way these aspects are better this time around. The puzzles have more creativity in this game in my opinion and when you complete them with a friend you get a very satisfying feeling. Platforming in this game is absolutely flawless and on the whole the technical side of the game holds up extremely well throughout your time with the game. Thankfully the controls that have been implemented also hold up extremely well throughout as well and everything remained fluid and responsive at all times and not once did I come across any problems. One thing that really surprised me about Unravel Two was the amount of content it has. I wasn’t expecting there to be this much content avaliable and to say this game will keep you satisfied for quite a few hours would be quite the understatement. Despite the huge amount of content available I still would’ve liked to have had a little more content when it came to the game’s story though, but this is only a minor gripe and in fact this is my only gripe full stop which shows just how good the game is. Without a doubt one of my favourite things about the first game was its presentation and I’m pleased to say it’s also one of my most favourite things about this game as well. Visually the game looks absolutely stunning and when you combine the visuals with the fantastic sound design you end up having a very immersive experience. At the end of the day as far as sequels are concerned Unravel Two is definitely up there with some of the best sequels of all time. It’s took what was good from the first game and improved it quite considerably and to say this game gets a big thumbs up from me would be a massive understatement. Expand
  2. 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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