Originally Posted by skogan
One can't whip through Legendary H3 solo. But you may can online co-op. It's easier to do with a team.
I agree with you that I wouldn't knock a game for not having co-op. It's not quite standard yet. But I think it will be soon. T
he campaign is a lot more fun (to me anyway) when you do it with a friend. Further, H3 added the idea of an arcade mode for campaign, so that each player get's an individual score for things killed, etc. and you can compete against each other even in co-op mode. I think that will become stardard as well. Co-op should be on most shooters coming out next year. Exceptions apply, of course.
I've only played single player Halo 3 and it seems tough enough on Legendary to me! But I wonder how much continued use people get out of that co-op feature when they are great co-op fans BUT can whip through legendary so quickly. Do they keep playing it?
Again...not a big co-op fan personally... but I know more and more are liking it... I think if a game came out that was primarily a multiplayer-coop experience (perhaps such as LittleBigPlanet) and was successful, you'd see a lot more developers pushing the envelope in that area...
I guess I still look at them as single player "ports" and very few have held my attention the way player v player multiplayer can.
Originally Posted by instantpop
I never said nor implied that it was standard. I stated online multiplayer has become standard and games get ripped for not having it (I saw several posts in the Ratchet and Clank thread where people said they refused to buy it since it was single player only). Then games get ripped for them only having it (Warhawk got slammed several times for only being online).
I simply said it would be nice if offline co-op started to get the same attention that the other multiplayer aspects of the game do. Resistance has a great offline co-op (being able to play through the campaign) as does Vegas (both campaign and terrorist hunt modes are fantastic).
Wishing and stating are two VERY different things, free.
Yeah... sorry instantpop... I wasn't meaning to call you out or anything.. I didn't mean to say that you
implied it should be standard... You were just the final post on all the co-op talk and I was just wondering when this moment came that so many seem to be demanding multi-player co-op be included in all games... or have reviews dock points for not having co-op.
I totally agree that if co-op started getting some attention from developers of different games, that would be a bonus. But there's only so much focus to go around. If CoD4 and IW chose to focus on single player and multiplayer (and they BOTH turn out to be GREAT), then I'm a very happy camper.
If another game doesn't include player v player and focus' on co-op making that really shine, that will be good for games too. Make great games and people are going to be happy (well, most people).
I guess when some brilliant developer is able to make the perfect single, co-op and multiplayer game all at the same time then the reviewers will have to push their ratings scores to 11.