Submitted by stevivor 1261d ago | opinion piece

In memory of couch co-op

I was going to sit down and review Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, but instead I’m going to complain about a distressing current trend in games: lack of couch co-op.

Frankly, if I wasn’t such a Resident Evil fanboy (or needing a copy to write a review), I would have left the game on the shelf there and then. Operation Raccoon City is nothing BUT a multiplayer game, and I’m sure there are many couples who want to pop that disc in their console and take on zombies together. Alas, it’s not going to happen; you have no other choice than to defend Umbrella’s seedy side with remote friends or strangers. (Mass Effect 3, PS3, Rayman Origins, Red Dead Redemption, Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, Wii, Xbox 360)

TheFinalEpisode  +   1261d ago
Local MP is still way funner than online, even with headsets it just not the same, I don't play as well, laugh as much nor enjoy the game as much. There's simply something awesome about playing together in on one room that online doesn't seem to convey.
stevivor  +   1261d ago
Fully agree, TheFinalEpisode. Also, it's easier to start a game when you're in the same freaking building. Most nights on BF3 I've got friends with router issues that keep dropping in and out...
jony_dols  +   1261d ago
Quake 2 on the PS One, Goldeneye on the N64 ,Timesplitters FP & Star Wars Battlefront on the PS2 = Best local multiplayer games ever.

Online MP can't touch 2 vs 2 using multitap!
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Lord_Sloth  +   1261d ago
I miss Local Co-Op... Some of us don't feel like purchasing X amount of the same title to play together and its not very fair to make us.
Sharingan_no_Kakashi  +   1261d ago
We knew thee well.
NeoTribe  +   1261d ago
Well borderlands 2 is commin so that should keep you and a buddy busy for along time. Plus its easily one of the best coop games around.
Laxman  +   1261d ago
Oh, I didnt know it was offline co-op, thats awesome!
humbleopinion  +   1261d ago
Hoe is couch co-op being missed when there are more games this gen with couch co-op probably compared even to the previous 2 gens combined!?
MrBeatdown  +   1261d ago
This is why I still buy CoD games. People are so focused on complaining about the multiplayer that they don't pay any attention to newer additions like Spec Ops and zombies which offer split-screen.
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SecretPsycho  +   1261d ago
Also didn't world at war have co op for the whole campaign?
cpayne93  +   1260d ago
Local multiplayer is the only reason I own two cod games, and the only reason why I would get another. Don't want mw3, but I've played the survival mode and it was a lot of fun. Much as I don't like cod, I have to give them credit for being one of the few games that still has great local multiplayer.
Nunchez  +   1261d ago
Seriously how hard is it for devs to put in a split screen option? I can't believe SSX didn't have split screen! I miss having so much fun with the previous titles.

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