Degrees of Separation
Top Critic Average
Publisher: Modus Games
Genres: Puzzle, Adventure
2D ADVENTURE PLATFORMING
Experience beautifully crafted 2D worlds with a deeply immersive art style based on the aspects of contrasting temperatures.
Discover the potential of dual protagonists Ember and Rime and follow a complex story by acclaimed video game writer Chris Avellone.
Navigate distinct worlds and solve complex puzzles to organically alter situations and surroundings.
Harness the powers of Ember and Rime in both single-player and cooperative multiplayer to interact with the environment in a variety of ways, both separately and as a team.
Traverse through diverse landscapes that each introduce a new game mechanic, weaving together gameplay, narrative, and character progression.
DEGREES OF SEPARATION - Announcement Trailer
DEGREES OF SEPARATION - Features Trailer
DEGREES OF SEPARATION – Gameplay Walkthrough Trailer
Degrees of Separation has a great deal of heart built into it. Ember and Rime bring a light but appealing dichotomy to the world that's fun to solve puzzles with. However, both narrative and gameplay pacing suffer greatly due to creative choices. In the right hands, Degrees of Separation could be a personal favorite. However, a great companion is required to overcome this game's frequent, repetitive shortcomings.
In a week where I had two puzzle-platformers land in my lap, Degrees of Separations comes out on the bottom. The entire time I was playing it, all I wanted to do was switch back to The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince. Especially once I hit the third world in Degrees of Separation, where puzzle solving was no longer a fun challenge, but a grueling test of my patience. I wanted to love it; the art, the soundtrack, and the story were what had my heart set on enjoying while playing this one. I hate to say it, but I'm not sure if I'll ever attempt to put all the stars back in the sky.