Fromsoftware Needs to do Better with Its Cooperative Gameplay Systems

There's no denying that the Fromsoftware games are amazing, but when it comes to cooperative gameplay, they leave a lot to be desired.

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shinoff218373d ago

Maybe they could just cut the multi-player aspect theybdonhave and leave it single player. Yay more resources for the actual good part of the game.

blackblades73d ago (Edited 73d ago )

I would agree considering I never do coop in souls games to begin with hell really dont do coop in general. Overall I think they should keep it and do better with the coop for others that enjoys it in souls games.

EmperorDalek73d ago

I'd be surprised if the multiplayer aspect takes up many resources in these games. It's one of the most unique aspects of Souls games, it was really innovative when it was introduced in Demon's Souls. I don't think there's any reason to cut it out.

blackblades73d ago (Edited 73d ago )

Co-op and multiple means different things in my book. Co-op in these games shouldnt take up much like CoD multiplayer mode. Resources in general yeah probably why last of us and GoT multiplayer was seperate as it should be seperated.

shinoff218373d ago

Idc either way but it was mainly in reference to the article. It seemed the writer wanted a more beefed up multi-player where I'd rather them use those resources on the single player part of the game.

Rdeal73d ago

isn't there a mod out there that does coop properly?

shadowhaxor71d ago

Correct. But it's only for the PC. People forget that these games are available for consoles and PC.PC players get all the cool mods and fixes, but console players, not so much.

lonewolf1071d ago (Edited 71d ago )


Not sure of your point here, console game modding is hard/impossible depending on the game. Not my or the mod makers fault it cannot work on console,nothing to do with forgetting about consoles. As there are only PC mods for ER that I'm aware of, the assumption is the OP is talking about PC.

chobit_A5HL3Y73d ago

they're a talented dev. if they put in the effort, they could pull it off and it could be a great experience. no one expected ghost of tsushima to have co-op and it turned out to be a surprise hit. there were some issues, but as something that the game was never really supposed to do, it turned out great. not doubt from software could pull off something similar.

CrimsonWing6973d ago (Edited 73d ago )

I feel like their MP is deliberately and intentionally designed the way it is. Is it convoluted? Yea. Then again, it feels like such a FromSoft way to be. Honestly, Elden Ring wasn’t difficult to do MP, they made an MP menu and you simply click an item to ask for co-op or invade. Put in a code for a specific friend to join.

CBaoth72d ago

"put in a code for a specific friend to join"

looks like ex-Nintendo employees work at From. Never should there be fucking codes associated with co-op.

CrimsonWing6972d ago (Edited 72d ago )

I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. You can make it ABC, drop your sign, your friend makes the code ABC, your sign shows up in their world and you’re set. Don’t have to do a code again for them.

jeromeface72d ago (Edited 72d ago )

yea, cuz passwords haven't been a thing for idk, forever?

sadraiden72d ago

They don't have to do shit. They've become one of the hottest dev studios in the last decade despite you not having a fun co-op experience.

"But on the other end of the spectrum, progressing through the games, completing objectives, killing bosses, and things of that nature, I’m not too fond of."

Sounds like you just don't like this genre of game. No shame, but this reeks of "why doesn't DS have an easy mode?!"

You summon ghosts to help you. That's it. Soulsborne games aren't supposed to have lobbies. Low player count won't make a lobby system any more viable.

shadowhaxor71d ago (Edited 71d ago )

You must have missed the opening of this article, then. You're also completely wrong. I've beaten every Dark Souls title, Bloodborne, Sekiro, and Elden Ring, multiple times. I've beat Elden Ring, including Melania, before guides were a thing, as I reviewed the game and had access before most people did. I even wrote a few guides for the game. Beaten those games on stream, etc, etc.

I'm not fond of the way co-op works with progressing through the games, completing objectives, killing bosses, and things of that nature, I’m not too fond of

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