Co-op in About a Blob is merely adequate. A second player can drop into and out of the blob's adventure at any time. Many sections are much easier with a second player than they would be solo. Teamwork puzzles are included, but just as often, two players slows the game down a bit. There is no revival mechanic, so when a player dies, they must wait until the respawn timer clears and hope their buddy doesn't die, or it's back to the checkpoint. Online co-op, sadly, isn't available.
There's much to like in Tales from Space: About a Blob, don't get me wrong. But I was expecting to enjoy the game far more than I actually did. What seemed to be a cheerful, Kirby-esque title I could breeze through with my kids ended up being a rather challenging platformer with a definite learning curve. The inclusion of time-based levels and a par system serve to reinforce the idea that About a Blob is for the more experienced gamer. For the right audience, the game delivers, but more casual gamers might want to look elsewhere.
The Co-Op Experience: Each player controls a blob in this platformer/puzzle game. In co-op play you can use the spit/attract abilities to pass objects back and forth between players.
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