Co-Optimus Feed for Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with previews A custom RSS feed on co-op gaming for: Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with previews http://www.co-optimus.com en-us http://www.co-optimus.com/images/cooplogo.pngCo-Optimushttp://www.co-optimus.com Dauntless Early Access Hands-On ImpressionsTally Callahan

After playing several hours of Dauntless Early Access (both during the Founder’s Alpha and the Closed Beta), I wanted to share some of my preliminary impressions of the game for those who have not invested in Founder’s Packs. It’s important to stress that since the game is still in Closed Beta, this is not a review, and I fully ex...

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Double Dragon IV Co-Op PreviewPaul Acevedo

A recent update to the Double Dragon IV site revealed tons of new details about the game. Although we still don’t know much about the actual story, the developers have revealed its place in the series timeline. As it turns out, the order of the previous games is as follows: Double Dragon>Double Dragon III>Double Dragon II. Thus Double Dragon IV directly follows the conclusion of Double Dragon II, which is appropriate since the new game uses many sprites from part II.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14759/double-dragon-iv-co-op-preview.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14759/double-dragon-iv-co-op-preview.html MMO Co-Opportunities Volume LXXI: Guardians of Ember PreviewTally Callahan

This month for MMO Co-Opportunities, we’ll be previewing Guardians of Ember, an MMO from Runewaker now in beta. Since the game isn’t released yet (and the content in the beta is very limited), we’ll be looking at the potential MMO co-opportunities I’ve found in my time with the game. Guardians of Ember (henceforth GoE...

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/editorial/1976/page/1/mmo-co-opportunities-volume-lxxi-guardians-of-ember-preview.html http://www.co-optimus.com/editorial/1976/page/1/mmo-co-opportunities-volume-lxxi-guardians-of-ember-preview.html PAX East 2016: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Hands-On ImpressionsTally Callahan

Divinity: Original Sin 2 (henceforth D:OS2) is currently in pre-alpha, which means that only specific parts are currently ready for player consumption. The new feature Larian Studios was demonstrating at PAX East was the Player Vs. Player (PVP) Arena system for the game. Had I known I would be facing Swen Vincke (founder, creative director, and CEO of Larian) himself in PVP, I may well have decided to stay in bed that Saturday morning. As it was, I found myself going up against him, both of us with two characters: a Warrior and a Ranger.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14154/pax-east-2016-divinity-original-sin-2-hands-on-impressions.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14154/pax-east-2016-divinity-original-sin-2-hands-on-impressions.html Zombasite Hands-On PreviewJason Love

Your main objective in Zombasite is to survive the fantastical zombie apocalypse by one of four methods. You could opt to crush any and all rival clans (Military), make peace with them (Diplomatic), gather up a large amount of food (Logistics), or solve everyone’s problems (Adventurer). If you achieve any one of these conditions, you “win” and can move on to a new area, keeping all of your followers and wealth. Which you choose is up to you, just keep in mind that the other in-game clans have their own motives and, just like Ghandi in Civilization, may decide to “go nuclear” at any moment.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14110/zombasite-hands-on-preview.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14110/zombasite-hands-on-preview.html Satellite Reign is Adding 4 Player Co-Op, We Have the Developer InterviewNick Puleo

Satellite Reign is a real-time, class-based strategy game, set in an open-world cyberpunk city where players control a team of four agents that can be customized, shaped, and tailored to the mission and player. It's a game heavily inspired by the classic Bullfrog (Peter Molyneux) game Syndicate, where players have a lot of choice and freedom to solve the objectives. And on most levels, it succeeds and extends the formula creating an open world for players to explore.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13928/satellite-reign-is-adding-4-player-co-op-we-have-the-developer-interview.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13928/satellite-reign-is-adding-4-player-co-op-we-have-the-developer-interview.html How to Survive 2 Mixes Minecraft with Left 4 Dead, Hands on PreviewNick Puleo

505 plans to release How to Survive 2 in Steam Early access sometime around Halloween. The current plan is to release new updates to the game every two weeks or so, with specific goals in mind of feedback during each cycle. This is the first foray for 505 into this uncharted territory of early access, but it sounds like they at least have a battle plan for release - which is refreshing compared to what we've seen from other early access titles.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13623/how-to-survive-2-mixes-minecraft-with-left-4-dead-hands-on-preview.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13623/how-to-survive-2-mixes-minecraft-with-left-4-dead-hands-on-preview.html MMO Co-Opportunities Volume LVIII: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Beta Preview, Part 2Tally Callahan

Last month, MMO Co-Opportunities featured part 1 of a hands-on preview of the upcoming expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns. In it, I gave some impressions of the new profession (the Revenant), one of the new elite specializations for the game (the Dragonhunter for the Guardian), and some thoughts of the general feel of the new zone. This mo...

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Most of you probably know by now that I’m a big fan of the Tales franchise. It should probably come as no surprise to you, then, that I’m eagerly awaiting the release of the latest installment, Tales of Zestiria (henceforth ToZ. For this upcoming game, the designers have gone back to the pure fantasy theme and aesthetic, this time with a strong Arthurian tone. Dennis, a PR representative for Bandai Namco, talked me through the demo and answered all of my questions. He was really outstanding, and clearly shared my passion for the series, so a big thank-you to him for going the extra mile!

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13441/tales-of-zestiria-and-dark-souls-iii-preview.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13441/tales-of-zestiria-and-dark-souls-iii-preview.html MMO Co-Opportunities Volume LVII: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Beta Preview, Part 1Tally Callahan

This month for MMO Co-Opportunities, we’ll be previewing the Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns expansion. Contained within will be my preliminary impressions of the expansion, based on my experience during the first beta weekend....

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/editorial/1492/page/1/mmo-co-opportunities-volume-lvii-guild-wars-2-heart-of-thorns-beta-preview-part-1.html http://www.co-optimus.com/editorial/1492/page/1/mmo-co-opportunities-volume-lvii-guild-wars-2-heart-of-thorns-beta-preview-part-1.html Dying Light PreviewLocke Vincent

I was ready for the whole zombie thing to be done, but after tasting Dying Light I think I can sit down for another fleshy meal. Techland has learned quite since Dead Island. The balance of open world, rpg, and action is a delicate one at that and Dying Light adds even more to the recipe with a slick freerun system.  

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12656/dying-light-preview.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12656/dying-light-preview.html Evolve Hands-On Impressions (PAX East 2014)Tally Callahan

Starting with the basics, Evolve has four Hunter characters/classes: Medic, Support, Assault, and Trapper. These classes all handle uniquely with their own special weapons and tools. The medic can heal others, the support can shield others, the trapper can tether and contain the Monster, and the Assault can bring some massive pain. All of the non-Assault classes can do damage as well, just not as efficiently as the Assault. During my play session, I was selected to play the Support and was teamed up with three other Hunters against a Monster player. While my experience was in the competitive 4v1 scenario, many of my observations should still be applicable to a co-op experience.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11647/evolve-hands-on-impressions-pax-east-2014.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11647/evolve-hands-on-impressions-pax-east-2014.html Dead Island: Epidemic Co-Op ImpressionsNick Puleo

Like the Dead Island series that Epidemic is based on, weapons, loot and crafting items are the focus for the free to play game. As you play the game's modes you'll earn weapon parts and blue prints to craft new weapons to bring into the game. On top of this there dozens of characters that you can pick from that each have defined class roles like healer, damage dealer, and support. It appears as if most characters will be locked and you'll earn a form of currency for playing to purchase new ones. There are also skills, boosts, and several other tweaks that can be made to your character to customize it to your liking. One thing I really enjoyed was that all the characters weren't just human, some were mutated. 

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