by Hilary Goldstein
"Co-op is a simple setup where, at any time and at any point in the adventure, a friend can plug in a controller, hit start, and join your game world. This player is considered a henchman, who assists on your adventure. He can do anything he might do in his own game -- fart, kill Hobs, kick chickens -- and takes all his earned experience, gold and renown with him when he pops back off to his own version of Albion. The only thing he won't have is his own dog. In part because the team at Lionhead didn't want to create a butt-sniffing animation, but mainly due to framerate issues".