thedonproject
Pode
◉ ◉ ◉ ○ ○(3/5: decent)
Playstation 4
Henchman & Goon (2018)
Puzzle
A lovely little couch co-op puzzler.



Teamwork! This clever platform-puzzler requires old-school couch co-op skills. The ones where you have to work on your communication by asking questions like "I wonder what happens when you shine your light over there?" or "What if I launched you out of my face across that gap?" or "Is there a walkthrough on the internet?" It also requires some solid character maneuvering skills from both the star character and the rock character, so bear that in mind if you and your partner come from different levels of commitment to gaming life.

In general, the puzzles consist of learning a new movement or manipulation technique via trial/error or cheating by looking it up, then using that new skill in a selection of puzzles while lighting up designs, finding secret crystals/plants to grow with your auras and working together to navigate some fantastical underground world. We haven't finished the game in our house yet, but the gameplay has been enjoyable so far and calm enough to play as a couple. I might like a little more to the story of the characters to tie it all together but, in general, we've had a good time with it.

"Jump up there and do that star thingy to warp me to you!"

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Last updated: 10/16/2023
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