A Way Out is an adventure game played from a third-person perspective, developed by Hazelight Studios and published on PlayStation Store by Electronic Arts in March 2018. It was directed by the same Josef Fares, a Swedish-Lebanese film director and game designer, after Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (video content and review).
The game costs around 25€, but you will find it part of the EA Access also, a good deal that will open a treasure chest that will try to ruin your real life. 🙂 A way out is a Sunday game. That means you can play it with your chum on a couch on a rainy morning, or find someone online who loves to play a good story, and you’ll get a platinum trophy to talk about it.
The story of the game is taking us back in 1972 when a guy named Vincent Moretti is sent to prison for fraud and murder. In jail, he meets Leo Caruso (voice-over by Fares brother), who has now been inside for 6 months for grand theft, assault, and armed robbery. The game begins with Vincent and Leo trying to escape from the prison, and ends in the United States after both visited Mexico to finish the plot.
There are a lot of adventures for Vincent and Leo to solve in their quest – that started by escaping the prison – to find a common acquaintance. And you can finish the whole story in one day if you want and have normal PS skills. My friend and I have finished the game in 5 hours and 11 minutes, as he already finished the game. He remembered some parts and knew how to save some time for us to finish the game faster.
The game has two endings, depending on some final actions in the game, but it will definitely blow up your expectations. I was lucky. My friend, who already played the game, didn’t say a word and I was totally surprised at the end, as I was finishing Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Another related thing is that A Way Out‘s team, which included some of the former members of Fares’ team for Brothers, wanted to create a cooperative game that is unique and different.
So they came up one more time with a genius idea.
🏆 Gameplay and trophies
A Way Out was designed to be played only in a co-op environment. There are no single-player campaigns or missions, nor other multiplayer types of games. You can play it with a friend online, or at home with two controllers on the same PS console. If you are playing online, just take into consideration that the game is free for one of the players who will download the demo.
For 90% of the actions, both players must interact with some elements of the environment for the story progress or trophies. The interactions might be turn-based or simultaneously, which makes the game more interesting and funny.
This situation applies to the trophies as well. Some of the trophies are unmissable, but there are trophies like 🏆 Home Run – you will be given the option to bat some balls and you will need to interact with the action one time for each player to take the trophy, or like 🏆 Mayday! – you will need to change the character also, as Vincent cannot be used to earn this trophy because he will not enter the helicopter.
📈A way out (2016) rating
|Content:||(5.0 / 5)|
|Sound:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Graphics:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Cinematics:||(3.5 / 5)|
|Control:||(3.0 / 5)|
|Average:||(3.9 / 5)|
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