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Josef Fares, Geoff Keighley and Twitter Reacts to the It Takes Two Metacritic Review Score

Here's how Josef Fares reacted to his latest game's Metacritic score.

By Sam Woods

March 24, 2021

It Takes Two is the latest release from esteemed game developer Josef Fares and his company, Hazelight Studios.

It releases on the back of Fares’ last game, A Way Out, and seemingly pulls from and builds on the successful formula that the title had.

A Way Out had a singular focus on co-op gameplay, something which has been replicated to seemingly great effect with It Takes Two.

So much so in fact that Josef Fares and Twitter as a whole have reacted to the It Takes Two review scores. Here are the best reactions we found!

Who is Josef Fares?

Fares is a Swedish-Lebanese game designer. He’s worked as a designer on three games total, with Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons joining the pair of aforementioned titles.

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He’s known for being outspoken and for having no filter, in the nicest of ways. During The Game Awards in 2017, Fares appeared on stage in which he declared how passionate he is, before screaming “F**k the Oscars”. More recently, Fares called the Xbox Series S/X out for having “a F**King Confusing Name.”

How did Josef Fares react to the It Takes Two Metacritic score?

After the initial release of reviews, It Takes Two scored a staggering 90 on review aggregator site Metacritc. Despite being a “passionate” guy, Fares played it super cool – just saying “This is looking good”.

https://twitter.com/josef_fares/status/1374747039347642370

How did Twitter react to this?

One of the first to respond was The Game Awards founder, Geoff Keighley who simply exclaimed “Bro!!!”

Fares also received a heartwarming message from Xbox head Phil Spencer, who stated he was “a huge fan of [Fares’] focus on co-op gameplay.”

Of course, joining Keighley and Spencer was another heavyweight in the industry – Kitkat who offered their own congratulations.

https://twitter.com/KITKATGaming/status/1374748410486665230

The review scores seem to have generated extreme hype levels for Josef Fares’ It Takes Two and it’s great to see. Fares’ seems like a genuine guy and truly deserves success.

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Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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