Review: Degrees of Separation (PlayStation 4)

Degrees of Separation is a puzzle platformer where cooperation is built into every move. Two contrasting souls, Ember and Rime, fall in love, but are separated by an enigmatic force and must use their powers to progress through a spectacular world of fantasy and adventure.

Pros:

  • Degrees of Separation has beautiful graphics.
  • 972MB download size.
  • 3 save slots.
  • 10 trophies.
  • Degrees of Separation has local co-op support.
  • Puzzle platformer gameplay.
  • 2 playable characters Rime and Ember. One controls ice and the other fire.
  • Fully narrated story.
  • Degrees of Separation has an enchanting soundtrack.
  • In solo play, you can hot-swap characters and get the other one to follow you.
  • The transition between hot and cold is simply jaw-dropping, it’s done instantly. Just dropping over the other character shows off how truly wonderful this is.
  • Environmental puzzles.
  • Each character changes and interacts with the environment in different ways.
  • Solid controls.
  • So many eureka moments.
  • Best played in Co-op play.
  • Completely playable and you miss out on noting in solo play.
  • Degrees of Separation is fun.
  • Simple.
  • Helpful pop-ups.

Cons:

  • Degrees of Separation has no actual tutorial.
  • In the solo play, the character follows can go wrong at times.
  • Got stuck in annoying loops sometimes like a lift not working properly.
  • Helpful pop-ups seem more random than planned.
  • One time play with no reason to replay.
  • No platinum trophy.
  • Degrees of Separation doesn’t support online Co-op.
  • Some level design parts can annoy especially when you have to swap places or push something.

 

  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessability - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
8/10

Summary

Degrees of Separation is a wonderful game that is just so enchanting and whimsical. It supports Co-op play and I for one encourage you to play it that way, all though they do such a good job of giving power to the solo player that you can hot-swap characters at will and have the second character follow you. I just really enjoyed the world they create, the puzzles feel natural, they can stump you but it all fits into the design. Degrees of separation is a must play game for puzzle fans and couch Co-op fans.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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