River Tails: stronger together is a lively adventure game aimed at two players – a cat and a fish – who will have a very different experience of the game.
I got a chance to play some of this game at EGX this year, where I had a great time. You can play as a small fish or a big cat (or both, if you want to go solo). These two different characters have different skills and functions, making for an interesting experience. Asa vis, you have to stay in the water. As a cat, you hate water and have to jump around on platforms. These two characters provide an interesting game to play through as you get to choose which character and experience you want. It feels like a great game for a kid and an adult to play because you can really help your friend and make sure they are guided through the game.
When playing as a cat, you must jump from area to area and open doors so that your fishy friend can keep moving forward with you. Your fish also need protection – if other fish appear in the water, get close to them to scare them away so they don’t chase your friend. As the fish character (which is an easier role), you have to pull ropes to open up areas for the cat to jump to, as well as keep moving forward with the cat.
The game requires cooperation, but it’s very clear where you’re going and what needs to be done next. If your fish jumps out of the water or gets attacked by another fish, it’s not a problem as there are plenty of checkpoints along the way. The same goes for the cat getting caught in the water – you’ll just both be brought back a bit.
River Tails: stronger together is a beautiful well-made platform game that is so much fun to play with your friends or family. It’s relaxing, simple and offers just enough challenge in puzzles that you have to think a bit before moving on.
River Tails: Stronger Together is currently in development, but in the meantime you can add it to your Steam wishlist.