Friday, June 10, 2011

Co-op games: Are you against me?

I had this topic on my mind for the longest time, and it bothers me alot. I may sound like a crybaby about it but I'm just gonna spill my opinion and maybe some of you can give me your opinion or clear it up for me so I won't think about it again.

Have you ever had one of those games your playing with a local partner and experienced some of the following:

1. you have only 2 bullets left and your partner runs and picks up the ammo without asking if you need it.

2. you have 25% health left your partner has 75% health left and yet he picks up the health that YOU needed.

3. Some games require separate points and your partner only has the sole intention on getting more points so they try to run ahead of you every time, and kill everything.

These are just some things I don't understand. If it's a "co-op" game then why not supply for both, otherwise it becomes the survival of the fittest. And if it's a co-op game why are the points separated aren't we suppose to work T-O-G-E-T-H-E-R? These type of instances focuses mainly on adventure-type games, and I am aware that some games allow you to trade items and such. I remember playing older sega games with my little brother like streets of rage and he would always grab everything and leave me to die. I'm just saying, we are suppose to get through this together.

Then, in this time and age I play games with my hubby like little-big-planet (story mode) and I swear he's trying to compete with me and stay ahead on points more than working together so he can feel like he's done the most. I've confronted him about that he always says "It's just a game"..... I'm thinking, uh-huh, you wouldn't have the same tune if you were loosing.

Does anyone have some clarification on this topic, or am I the only one that feels this way?


  1. I know what you mean :)

    Finding a good co-op partner can be a trick. There are definitely folks who think co-op means trying to one-up their partner and take all the 'glory' or it in turn becomes a competitive multi-player game.

    I'm not a fan of that either and am particular when choosing co-op partners. Typically one that understands what being in a team actually means helps.

    I understand your frustration and hope that you find someone that compliments your play-style :)

  2. I know how you feel. I had play with gamers who thinks they are the best in this games. Like right now I'm playing LittleBigPlanet and it just pisses me off that they run ahead and not wait till I can climb, jump over something, or try to get those prize bubbles. They mostly kill me since I fall back since they move ahead too fast.

    It's hard to find a good co-op player. It's better to play with your friends. You'll be lucky to find a player who plays like you.

    - The Girl Gamer

  3. Yeah, we have all played with that guy/girl who falls into one if not all those categories. But communication is the key to any co-op game.

    One of the best online co-op I had was in Dead nation with Beatfreaker over at Portable Solder. WE literally planned out our attack..stand here..use this weapon when these enemies come out..fall back to here if we get overwhelmed ,etc.

    But talking with your partner is key..if they still don't listen. Then most likely I don't play with them at all or too often.

  4. When I play co-op with my brother or my bf - I am usually that annoying competitive person that "wants" to be better than the other; simply just to be annoying lol. But when playing online, I'm the complete opposite. Maybe I take online co-op/multiplayer more seriously.