It Takes Two

General

Platform: Windows 8-10 [Steam, Origin]
2 Players
Split Screen, Online, Co-op
Rating:★★★★☆ (Single) ★★★★★ (Multi)
Developer: Hazelight
Publisher: EA
Genre: Action, Adventure
Released: 26/03/2021
Country of Origin: Sweden

Embark on the craziest journey of your life in It Takes Two, a genre-bending platform adventure created purely for co-op. Invite a friend to join for free with Friend’s Pass and work together across a huge variety of gleefully disruptive gameplay challenges. Play as the clashing couple Cody and May, two humans turned into dolls by a magic spell. Together, trapped in a fantastical world where the unpredictable hides around every corner, they are reluctantly challenged with saving their fractured relationship.

Master unique and connected character abilities in every new level. Help each other across an abundance of unexpected obstacles and laugh-out-loud moments. Kick gangster squirrels’ furry tails, pilot a pair of underpants, DJ a buzzing night club, and bobsleigh through a magical snow globe. Embrace a heartfelt and hilarious story where narrative and gameplay weave into a uniquely metaphorical experience.

It Takes Two is developed by the award-winning studio Hazelight, the industry leader of cooperative play. They’re about to take you on a wild and wondrous ride where only one thing is for certain: we’re better together.

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Details

Included Media: None
Rating: Teen
Added: 2021-08-08
Region: Universal
Resolutions: Any
Hardware Support: XInput Joystick
Save Method: System

EA/Steam integration inside Proton is still iffy. At the time, I needed to manually run the Origin installer from within Steam:

$ export STEAM_COMPAT_CLIENT_INSTALL_PATH=~/.steam/steam
$ export STEAM_COMPAT_DATA_PATH=/opt/steam/steamapps/compatdata/1426210
$ /usr/local/games/steam/steamapps/common/Proton\ 6.3/proton run '/opt/steam/steamapps/common/ItTakesTwo/__Installer/Origin/redist/internal/OriginThinSetup.exe' 

It may also be beneficial to run Steam through the terminal if the game does nothing while attempting to run, in order to debug it. I eventually moved both the game and Proton to my /opt install. Now that the accounts are linked, perhaps just running Origin with Proton-Caller might be easier.

Play Status/History

Progress: Fully Completed
Queue: Not Queued
Myself from 08/08/2021 to 14/11/2021