We only talked a brief bit about Shadow Complex on the site a few weeks back, and mostly it was due to its lack of cooperative play. But Shadow Complex is the perfect example of a game that in no way needs co-op play, it's a tight single player experience with high production values, great voice acting, and a cheesy fun story. Did I mention it was a $15 XBLA game?
How many times have you sat down with a Metroid style puzzle and thought "I could really use a hand with this." Or, "wouldn't it be cool if there were co-op exploration here?" What about tackling a Castlevania monster, wondering "What if I attacked its legs, and my buddy climbed the beast to puncture its brain?" Shadow Complex, a "Metroidvania" style game, gave us hope that we'd see some co-op like this.
Found 2 Articles