I’ve been playing more co-op games recently than I ever have and when you’re playing with the right people they’re the most fun you can have with your clothes on. If you play with your clothes off then that passion could have no boundaries, so be careful. I’ve got two words to sum up my thoughts on this Portal 2 video posted over at RPS this morning:
Edit: Gametrailers’ embedded videos are lousy so check it out in HD here.
I played through Braid with my girlfriend and it was brilliant to be able to share the experience with somebody else even if the game wasn’t explicitly co-operative. In the past me, my brother and mum used to sit together working our way through various adventure games, sharing our thoughts on the different puzzles and scratching our collective heads trying to solve them: being stuck was what it was all about and when that elusive solution emerged the satisfaction was palpable. But to see Portal 2 embrace an out-and-out co-op puzzle experience, one where the players interact directly with each other in the game space just looks so refreshing and downright incredible, and well, downright Valve. After a seemingly endless supply of co-op action shooters I just can’t wait for this. And just look at those god-damn robots.
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