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More Co-op Games Please |

One of my favourite games is Champions of Norrath (CoN). Prior to that game, I’d never played any RPG’s, so the idea was new to me and fresh. But that’s not the main reason I liked the game. Sure I played it a full weekend straight when my wife was away with the kids. After a while, though, playing single player didn’t interest me too much anymore. It’s the multiplayer co-op aspect that gives the game such lasting appeal. I still play CoN and its sequel, Return to Arms (RtA) with my friends and have a blast.

I’ve always made it abundantly clear here that I prefer multiplayer games. I love sitting down around my TV with my friends, gabbing about the latest happenings inbetween bouts of killing, racing, hacking, and slashing. And while playing against one another is fun, we’ve found that co-operative play can be even more fun.

It’s fun in games like Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter to plop ourselves down in a city with 40 bad guys and go on the hunt. “By the fountain! By the fountain! Got two – there’s another three sneaking around the west side!” It’s really a blast, and it helps to play on a large HDTV!

VicViper over at bits & bytes & pixels & sprites makes a strong case for co-op play as well, and he says it much more eloquently than I can. Check it out. I hope that in the next generation, co-op and multiplayer becomes more important, not less. It’s disappointing to see a game with such potential as PGR3 go to two-player. Let’s hope that more games go to multiplayer and co-op modes, like Resistance: Fall of Man.

bits & bytes & pixels & sprites – Dear Next-Gen, Can Co-Op Come Out and Play?

  • observer

    Agreed. Can’t wait for Guitar Hero 2! BTW, The Warriors had a great co-op mode.

  • Yep… cant agree more… Still remembering the times, when I and my neighbor got from school and played Double Dragon 2 on my Amiga for months.

    Dunno why Coop got ditched. Its REALLY funny (Doom rocked too!) and adds much to the replay value. When we are bored, me and my brother start up his Cube and play Mario Party or even Mario Kart. Sadly, he doesnt like WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006… I love it (played it long times while my time at the Luftwaffe with my comrad!)

    I am not the kind of FPS lover (except some, where thinking is a bit more encouraged, like Deus Ex or Swat or Rainbow 6… Btw the book is GREAT! Read it the third time last month… For a German reading Tom Clancy english, thats an achievement!) , but some games REALLY benefit from coop modes. I remember trying to hack Half Life to having coop mode. It did work a little bit, but was toooo buggy. That game HAD to have coop, but didnt.

    I just hope, R6 Vegas rocks. Lockdown was a letdown (PC version… Gladly it was rental). Swat was WAY better. And, if it has coop, it will be a sure thing, I’ll buy it!

    GTA with coop and multiplayer would surely rock! Imagine robbing banks in coop. One waits in the car and the other does the job. Man that’d rock!