So, I was going to review Borderlands today, but WordPress decided to delete my entire review before I could post it (quick review: it’s awesome). However, Borderlands reminded me how important a good co-op experience is in games these days. The Halo and Gears of War series’ are always commended for having excellent co-op gameplay, and the co-op among some of the most fun I have with those games. It got me wondering why more games do not focus more on the co-op gameplay? Uncharted 2 has co-op, but it is hidden far down in the multiplayer menu, so some players do not even know about it. In a day when developers are trying their best to entice players to keep their games with downloadable content, the addition of co-op to a game should be one of the first things developers use to their advantage.
So, my dear readers, the questions I ask of you are these: Is co-op important to your gameplay experiences? Why or why not? Do you have any co-op games that you and your friends keep going back to?