Rather than simply placing two characters in a massive level, each offers a different play experience. Playing as the prince offers a "standard" action experience; he can run, jump, and sword fight his way through levels. Meanwhile, the wizard has a compliment of spells at his disposal and is primarily a slow, ranged character. Another cool aspect of playing as the wizard is he canít die while in ghost form, which helps a lot. Although youíll make the most use of each playerís skills during puzzles, combat situations also require players to play off each otherís strengths. Itís a really cool, innovative approach to the playstyle.
But, once again, gameplay is where Tristory makes a massive roll of the dice. You can attempt to play both characters at once, but it wonít work for long. Itís possible early on, but as the game grows in complexity, there are sections where youíll need to do two things at once. Iím sure a "Solo Playthrough" will hit YouTube at some point, but if you want to play Tristoy, youíll need to find someone to join you on your adventure, either online or sharing a monitor (with LEGO style split-screen play.
As much of a gamble as Tristoy is, it is shaping up as a fun game if you have a reliable co-op partner.