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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: 35 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  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. Jul 5, 2018
    86
    A whole lot of charm packed into a tiny little title, Unravel Two is an easy recommend for both fans of adventure titles and puzzle/platformers with cutesy protagonists.
  3. Jun 12, 2018
    80
    Unravel Two is equally as good as the emotionally pleasing original. The platforming may still be spotty, and some of the puzzles may not present players with much difficulty, but at least frustration doesn't set in because of viable attach points hiding in plain sight. The story may not be as powerful as the original, but the addition of co-op play makes up for that and offers new experiences. In the end, Unravel Two is a great title for platforming fans.
  4. Sep 12, 2018
    80
    Unravel Two is a fairly compact jaunt with only seven levels and some optional challenges for those who want them, but I found it to be the perfect length for what it is. The runtime offers a satisfying array of puzzles that function equally as well with one player as they do for two, it’s stunning to look at, a pleasure to listen to, and although they might not be ranked alongside other videogame luminaries, I adore yarnies. I’m not sure if a third game is in the cards considering how quickly Unravel Two was forgotten, but if so, I’d be more than happy to go on an adventure with them again.
  5. Jul 18, 2018
    75
    Unravel Two changes the formula in ways it improves the game, but diminishes the strong atmosphere. So it's a win-lose situation. But fear not, it is still a great game -AND you can enjoy it with a friend, in an all new co-op mode. It deserves the third installment, fair and square.
  6. CD-Action
    Sep 27, 2018
    70
    Unravel blossoms in co-op, which additionally alleviates one of game’s problems – again interactive elements in the environment are often hard to spot (especially under pressure), so second pair of eyes helps. Other than co-op it’s more of the same (sometimes I even wondered if I saw a particular level before), but still I enjoyed it more than the original game, even if the first Unravel’s visuals were more impressive when it came out. [08/2018, p.61]
  7. Jul 27, 2018
    50
    Charming and beautiful, Unravel Two does have some bright spots. However, those spots are few and far between thanks to some clunky platforming and dull puzzles throughout.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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
  5. 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
  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.
  7. Jun 29, 2018
    7
    Not so sure I like this follow up. For me the story has lost it's charm. It is told with less ability and is difficult to relate to. Also theNot so sure I like this follow up. For me the story has lost it's charm. It is told with less ability and is difficult to relate to. Also the children's pictures are not interesting. The challenge levels annoys me a lot. They are short, doesn't offer anything interesting. It was a total waste of development times. Most of the game now is about swinging and playing the alpinist. A lot of wall to wall jumping. The last chapter is completely at odd with the rest of the game. Suddenly you get a new power and magic areal support. Not much emotions are translate into the game. The music was excellent in the first game. This time it's a mix bag of good and boring. To be fair, the last two chapters have excellent soundtracks. The graphics are amazing, the sounds is very good. You can't fault this developer on it's skill, but I think the story just wasn't that great. In fact, I still don't know what the story was about and you can resume it in two phrases. I give it a 68%.

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