We don't normally give the full review treatment to MMOs around these parts, but Defiance's simultaneous multiplatform release and promise of an open-world shooter has grabbed our attention. While it's built on a solid framework, does it hold its own as a game, or does it come across as a cheap tie-in to the TV show? Grab your guns and hop into your Roller and let's find out.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has both straightforward online co-op and slightly unorthodox system link co-op. Here's a quick guide to get you hunting monsters and making clothes out of them with your friends.
Monster Hunter games have always piqued our curiosity due to their massive bestiary and strong co-op community, but we haven't put one through its paces before. That's about to change, as we've checked out both the WiiU and 3DS versions of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. Will the co-op goodness shine through, or will we be stuck grinding for materials? Let's find out!
It's hard to believe it's been almost four years since BattleBlock Theater was first announced, but its release is getting closer, step by step. If you'd like to help The Behemoth put the finishing touches on it, they've opened up an application to their beta test, which should take place "somewhere between February and March".
Nintendo keeps cranking out New Super Mario Bros. games, and each time the co-op has been hit or miss. The platforming is as good as it's been since the old days, but is the third time the charm for a solid co-op Mario experience? Read on and find out.
Far Cry 3 is an open world shooter that takes place on a beautiful, and fictional island. But the beauty of the island is contrasted with the brutal conflict that takes place on it. We dive into the game and check out both the single player open world mode and a co-op mode that is, in a way, similar to Left 4 Dead.
Konami's been experimenting with the Silent Hill formula for a while now, but nothing has been quite as drastic as converting the venerable survival horror series into an Action RPG. Silent Hill: Book of Memories is the result of this crazy mashup, and throws co-op into the mix. How does it stand up? Well...
I really like Serious Sam, and had an awful lot of chaotic fun with the PC version of Serious Sam 3: BFE, so when an Xbox Live Arcade port was announced, I was more than happy to check it out. As with most good things in life, it comes with a downside, and a potentially... Serious... one.
Warren Spector is one of my personal heroes in the game industry, and when I heard we were given an opportunity to sit in a roundtable session with him to talk about Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, I jumped at the chance. We were treated to an hour-long discussion and hands-off demo of Epic Mickey 2 and learned just how much of a Disney nut Mr. Spector is.
It's been a long time coming, but Torchlight 2 has finally arrived. Are all those disenfranchised Diablo players going to find themselves a new home, one that has great co-op and a distinct lack of controversy? We think so. Read on and find out why.
Nintendo has delivered the second Mario game in under a year to the 3DS, bringing an unquenchable thirst for gold coins and co-op along for the ride. New Super Mario Bros. Wii had a love-it-or-hate-it co-op mode - will New Super Mario Bros. 2 deliver the goods, or will it fall into a pit of frustration?
For me, The Cave was one of the standout games I saw at E3, in no small part due to the fact it's an adventure game by Ron Gilbert and Double Fine. Sure, there's some pesky platforming involved, but don't be fooled: this is an adventure game in the old style, complete with logical-yet-nonsensical puzzles and the trademark Double Fine humor. We weren't able to put hands on the game at E3, but when we heard a more recent build would be playable at PAX, I told Nick we needed to make an appointment post-haste.
It sure seems like we've been talking about Monaco around these parts for a long time, and we have! The first time we put hands-on with the game was shortly after PAX '10, which might as well be an eternity ago. The good news is that Monaco is almost done, and creator Andy Schatz couldn't be happier.
We first played The Bethemoth's BattleBlock Theater way back at PAX East 2011, seems like ages ago. While the campaign mode and many of the challenges are cooperative, The Behemoth actually prefers the term "co-optional", as screwing with your friends is just as important to the game as working with them. For instance: need to get across a pit of spikes? Chuck your unsuspecting friend into it and use their corpse as a platform, of course!
Hey! The Last Story is here, making it the second of the three games that Operation Rainfall targeted to make it over to US shores, how about that? With a concept from Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of Final Fantasy and a soundtrack from Nobuo Uematsu, how could you go wrong? Read on, and I'll tell you! (spoiler: it's the co-op.)
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