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I've recently started playing this game with Karen, and if you're looking for a co-op platformer, this is a good one.
The players control a princess or her fiance. Together, they have to push, pull, or swing around a chariot containing the remains of the deceased king. Latching the chariot to your character is done simply by pressing ZR while in range, and you remain tied to it until you let go. The L button pulls on the rope, and the ZL button gives some slack.
To progress, the most common maneuver youíll use is pushing the chariot to out-of-reach platforms so you can use it as a stepping stool, then latch on to it and pull it up with you. In co-op, one player will frequently have to act as an "anchor" while the other, attached to the other end of the chariot, swings and tries to jump on otherwise unreachable platforms.
In co-op, communication is key, as one false move can mean dropping the chariot, which makes a loud noise that can attack critters who then steal whatever loot youíve been collecting. There is no health in the game : your characters canít die, and the chariot canít break, but sometimes youíll be carrying special items on the chariot, and you CAN lose those if youíre careless. And the loot you collect is used to purchase and upgrade items.
It looks like itís a pretty meaty game. Weíre just at level 1-4, which was incredibly long (and we havenít explored it 100%). Weíve also found only one item so far, a hook you can tether the chariot to for a limited time.
Iím not sure what the experience of playing solo is like, but I do think some challenges are only accessible when you have 2 players.
I think you might miss out on some of the appeal of the game, but so far, it looks like only small sections of the levels will be closed off. I don't think it will penalize you too much. It certainly seems like there is enough game there for a solo player.