Where do I begin...
Firstly, this game is not perfect, and completionists and currency hogs everywhere as well as the distance measuring camera jerking players, will die. A LOT. If you're into the mainly casual hey let's just enjoy the scenery or whatever game, you may or may not see these things, but when you're seconds from a mine near some cash and your turn animation puts you in mine proximity... It happens, trust me.
In my opinion, this game could have easily been made Co Op, beef up enemies, boom, teamwork required. But it's not, anyhow, as it is and from a glance it appears to be a grueling escort mission as you play the slave, where the entire prologue could have made the title itself seem so real. As you really get treated like dirt only to be... Needed shortly after in the worst of ways.
The game will surely pull your strings. However, it is not bad at all, but the way the game looks and behaves visually will make you question some of the more simpler things games had. Like being what it is and not slapping you with a kill trap. Though, you do in fact need each other's help a lot in this game, and unlike other look I have a partner, God they're useless games. There is enough there for you to enjoy playing and actually feel like there is some teamwork involved despite it really being mostly if not entirely micro management, followed with some story conversation and a lot of jesting and orders from her... Hopefully she quits or takes that helmet off soon, or there are some EA elements that allow some sort of character growth and choice that really allows a character to bond and not play soldier.
Regardless, it's worth a sale buy, and if you can let go of a few orbs or walk really really REALLY REALLY slow near the mines to get them. (Not exaggerating, at all) You can come to enjoy what this game has to offer rather than repeatedly waste three to five minutes of your life each time tripping the same mine in rapid succession in a stubborn "But I'm good at these" craze.
But in my humble opinion, if you're looking for a more accurate vision of platforming or even Co op, there are other better more precise or more checkpoint friendly games you could pursue. But as visuals and story experiences go, I think this won't disappoint here. As always, if you are unsure, hit a walkthrough and such.