As far as co-op goes, there's nothing truly groundbreaking, but what is here is very well done. Two players can team up locally, and can drop in or out at any point with just a few button pushes. The action is presented in split screen. Playing in co-op is a real boon for some levels, especially the timed puzzles in the garbage level, where two of the three available characters can be controlled at once. Toy Box mode allows both players to explore as they wish, unfettered by the desires of the other player. It's just two player couch co-op, and there's little in the way of actual teamwork, but it's very thoughtfully implemented.
My son and I were both pleasantly surprised by Toy Story 3. The beloved characters, above average variety in level design, and most especially Toy Box mode are excellent, far better than other movie-based games. Adding in two-player co-op makes it that much better. After all, why decide between Woody and Buzz, when you can simply choose both?
The Co-Op Experience: Up to two players can romp through the campaign or the Toy Box Mode together.
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