GamePointsNow takes a look at just why couch co-op could soon be a thing of the past thanks to our new shiny consoles.
This and last gen pretty much already started killing it off already.
It really dissapoints me that couch co-op/ split screen is slowly dissapearing. I really liked going to a friends house and chilling with beers and doing nothing but rotting on split screen. I understand the whole online co-op and all, but i still like the option to see and play with friends in person. I would really love more support. When resistance first came out on ps3, split screen for that was epic!
This is why it is not next gen for me... I want choice between online multiplayer and local multiplayer, having just one of the two, is bad, even though, I would choose local over online anytime. I am not a big fan of sitting alone at home playing games online against people I dont know.
Its already dead. Its funny because this one of the main reason to game on consoles now its fading away. Fast I might add. I dont remember the last time I seen local coop. It one of the reasons why mostly playing on PC Dont bother me, that and the ton of games plus the gfx . Oh n free mp
True, consoles become more and more like PCs, but all act like its better on PCs, then if you ask why this console is better than the other console, they mainly say things, which were PC things.
It won't kill it off, but it will cause the customers who want that experience (for instance, the Wii crowd) to leave the market. X1 is poised to be the best couch co-op system in the regard, what with Kinect being integrated and all. But the price and brand image won't give it the same oooomph as the Wii had.
lol wut? Even though I _completely_ disagree with the Kinect part I have to add that I enjoyed PlayRoom more than any Kinect game on X360. I still have a few videos of us messing around with the PlayRoom and we even watched them a second time because it was so fun.
I refuse to let the Halo online splitscreen drinking games die out!!!!!!!!!
Last gen did it :(
I just hope somewhere somehow it doesn't. Last gen started it and its so frustrating really. It should be standard requirment for a co-op game
Couch co op is the first thing i look at when a game says "multiplayer" on the box lol. I feel like couch co op is coming back strong actually. You just need to know where to look. -Double dragon neon (beat this with my gf. Fantastic game i loved it) -Dead nation (co op at its best in my opinion) -Resident evil 5/6 (they kinda suck but still fun with friends) -CoD (yeah i know its CoD but its still fun with friends too) -Uncharted 3 (fun as hell to play with a friend) -Diablo 3 (havent played it yet but i know i'll like it) -Borderlands series - Gears of War (not big on the series but people love it) - Dragons Crown - PS All stars battle royal - Donkey Kong - Mario - LittleBigPlanet - Guacamelee
That list Dont look like a come back . Old game remakes, old games, and genres that expect to have local coop(sidescrollers) do not equal. Most maybe Dont want to spend time and resources on it especially how console gamers are starting to care more about gfx.
I honestly cant understand what your saying for most of that paragraph but i gathered that you pretty much just brushed all those games off like nothing. Co op is still here and will only get stronger. Its not like the old days but its still here. Annd all those games do count by the way. You cant say "it doesnt count" because those ARE co op games. Theres a whole bunch of other games that i didnt even mention
Maybe, but it won't stay down. Just look at the way board games are resurging - people want to play together, and videogames need to remember that.
It's funny no one mentioned Nintendo yet for trying to keep this social activity alive...
Are you new here? They we never admit that or the fact that nin the only one that tired something new.
lol Def not new and 100% agree... NEVER...
The day fighting games no longer have Offline Vs. in their options, I will quit gaming for good. It's gotten to the the point where I can't even get a win without a "mysterious disconnection" which makes me despise playing anything online anymore Online is a good option but nothing beats a a great beat-em up or shooter on the side. God, I miss the arcades.....
Im pretty sure fighters won't remove such a necessary feature, i mean EVO tournaments are offline VS. to avoid unnecessary lag.
I just hope that there are more people like me that absolutely love couch co-op. If there's a demand, supply will follow!
I thought couch co-op was dead for the most part. I know there are a few games that support it but couch -co-op was killed by online play a long time ago.
Why should it? This new consoles have more than enough power to please both camps I think.
last gen did kill local co-op, my hope is that this gen resurrects it. Remember golden eye on N64? it was amazing and I don't know why nobody makes games like this anymore...
MERCENARY KINGS says hello. So does Samurai Gunn. Ah hell Trine's dropping in to say hi too.
Even killzone shadowfall dropped there coop story mode. Ruined it for me.
Yes it will kill it. I've had my X1 since November, i bought 3 extra controllers.... Those controllers are literally sitting behind my TV in their original boxes. Never even opened, I just never got around to returning them.
Consoles cant handle it. Developers have to squeeze every ounce of performance out of the hardware they were given to delivery the best looking game. Then to split that between multiple players? Asking an awful lot for one system. Shame tho, I miss the splitscreen days
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