Buddy. Friend. Best bud. Why the questions? Can’t we all just…hang out? Pet the squirrel dogs? Like pals? Yeah, like pals…
But noooooo Zhiro’s gotta go pointing out things the Keepers said. Way to RUIN the moment, Zhiro.
Cory and I went out to the used book & media store today (2nd & Charles) and picked up Little Big Planet 2 (we’ve been looking for a couch multi-player) and Hancock. LBP 2 is loading a bajillion updates as I post this, so I haven’t gotten a chance to play it yet, but I hope it’s a good experience. Cory and I wish there were more games we could play locally as a couple. That weren’t shoot-em-up zombie gore-fests, that is. I can handle the shoot-em aspect — one of the Uncharted games had a pretty fun multiplayer, and we play Borderlands games quite a bit — but the gore and the jump scares of zombie games just gross me out. It all feels unnecessary.
We got into playing local co-ops with Portal 2, which has a fantastic multi-player. Solving puzzles in Portal is fun solo, but something about doing it together, seeing how the other person thinks, or figuring out what each person’s strengths are, is really fun.
We tried to play Ibb and Obb, which was fun for a bit, but then we got to a section that required such perfect synchronization of movement that we couldn’t get past it and had to admit defeat. Which is never something you want to have happen in a game. Challenge, good. Unplayable for a mere mortal…not so much.
Anyway, playing video games with a partner is fun and I wish there were more good local co-op games out there. Also, I’m now trying to imagine what games the cast would play…I think Mario Cart for the main four would be good, although you just KNOW that Tama and Mizha would be cheap about it. Blue shell! BLUE SHELL! I see Kali as a sniper player in some sort of shooting game, though I’m not sure which. Mizha and Zhiro might both enjoy puzzle games. Dream Eater would be super into esoteric indie games just for the sheer enjoyment of the ingenuity of it all. And he’d love Journey. Love. It.
Any co-op games to recommend? For me, or for the cast, or for one of your own characters?