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Massively: A Pondering of Purpose

Massively: "Why aren't there any co-op RPGs?", the podcast cohost asked me during the week. I thought about it a bit and realised I was struggling to name even one. He's something of a console gamer, and was obviously coming at the question from the FPS side of things; Gears of War, Halo and similar, where cooperative campaign play seems to be a common thing. I ran through the list of big recent Role Playing Games through my head; Oblivion, Mass Effect, Fallout 3, Knights of the Old Republic, Bioshock, etc and quickly realised his point; RPGs tend not to confuse their earnest storytelling with the messy inclusion of multiple protagonists.

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Darkfiber3475d ago

I was thinking this exact same thing yesterday when I was trying to find a co-op RPG for me and my girlfriend to play. The only thing I could come up with was Sacred 2, which isn't bad, but not my ideal game. She absolutely hates MMOs and would refuse to play one (other than maybe the new Star Wars one which isn't out yet anyway), but we are looking for a console one with local co-op and there really isn't anything out there.