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April 1, 2013

Multiplayer Games -- An All-Points Bulletin

Well, I was originally going to do a post on I Hraet You, but I’ll push that one back a few days.  Right now, I’m in what could be generously described as a state of emergency.

I’ve made it no secret that I don’t particularly care for Call of Duty, least of all its bloppiest iteration yet.  And I’m all right with that; as long as I could put some distance between myself and the game, I would have figured we’d both be better off.  Problem is, lately I haven’t been able to put some distance between us; my gaming buddies are eager to pop in the disc every time, and with it being a two-to-one vote, I end up suffering through having a few rounds.  The only thing that can save me from the game is offering up another, better game to play -- and as of late that’s been getting tougher and tougher. 

So that’s where you come in, readers.  I’m putting out another all-points bulletin; recommend me some good (local) multiplayer games that I can pick up, in the hopes of diverting their attention and saving me from some serious headaches.  That way, the next time I trot on over to GameStop I can maybe grab an old game or two that’ll give us hours of fun (and dissuade more trade-ins).  Right now my preference is for PS3 games, so that we can exchange the PlayStation All-Stars => CoDBlops2 cycle with an All-Stars => Significantly Cooler Game cycle.  But I’m not opposed to hearing some Wii or 360 games being named.  (Doubly so for the Wii, in case there are some GameCube gems.)

Got a recommendation?  Then let me hear it in the comments.  Keep me from meeting with a horrible fate.

Hmmm.  I think I need to do a post on multiplayer games one of these days.

9 comments:

  1. If you have a PC, I'd totally be down for Marvel Heroes on June 4th when it comes out. It's free to play. Looks like a cross between Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Diablo. Hey, there's a good multiplayer game, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2. It can be mind numbing but you get to smash the hell out of Marvel baddies.

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  2. Double Dragon Neon is a blast. But I might be a bit jaded considering I grew up with the original. *shakes old man cane*

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  3. Oh yeah, I remember the Ultimate Alliance games. Played those quite a bit a while back...which reminds me, I've still got X-Men Legends laying around. I might have to pop one of those in one day.

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  4. I'm gonna cruise into the sunset
    Don't ever need to hit the brakes!
    On the horizon, whole world's open wiiiiiiiiiiiide!

    A blast, indeed -- and that soundtrack....Mmmm-MMM! Delicious. Maybe that one's worth a shot. There are punks that need to taste some fists of fury, I'd wager.

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  5. So, no sports games ? I mean, FIFA and PES are quite good and there's also the NBA2K series which is great.

    Otherwise, I haven't played it (I don't have an Xbox but it's soon (now ?) will be available on PC), but some friends that I trust told me that Trial Evolutions is wonderfully awesome.

    Left for Dead 2 is really nice to play as a team, but I don't know how it is in local multiplayer with a Xbox.

    But personally, I haven't found anything better than Super Bomberman 5 on SNES (if not the 5, go for the 3 or the 2).

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  6. Sports games, huh? Hmmm. You know, I don't think I've actually grabbed one of those since...well, ever. To be fair, I DID have the Wii version of NBA Jam (which was awesome), but alas, dear old big bro decided to trade it in on a whim. Like an idiot. Now he has to play more Mario Party whenever the Wii's hooked up.

    But back on topic, I might have to give sports games some closer consideration. It'll probably be the closest I'll ever get to performing well in a contest of physical prowess. There are some scars from my Little League season that'll never heal...

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  7. Cheap Boss AttackApril 5, 2013 at 6:09 AM

    If you're looking for more modern stuff, both Borderlands games, L4D games, Portal 2, Halo and Gears of War all have couch co-op options. If you want some cheaper stuff, the first two Army of Two games kinda suck but suck in a good B-movie way if you're playing locally with someone (the same goes for Kane & Lynch). Since you prefer PS3, there are also some classics that are good fun like the dungeon crawler Sacred 2, Dungeon Siege 3 & Dark Legends. Any of the LEGO games are couch co-op as well.

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  8. Cheap Boss AttackApril 5, 2013 at 6:10 AM

    Neon definitely favors the co-op as the solo play is punishingly hard unless you're a pro at dodging.

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  9. The LEGO games, huh? Hmmm. Might have to give those a look. I've never given them a shot before (outside of a demo or two), but maybe it's time to change that.

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