Nine Parchments Stream Recap

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Nine Parchments Stream Recap

Frozenbytes' Nine Parchments arrived on PC and the Nintendo Switch last week, so this past Monday Nick, Locke, Jason, and Mike teamed up to check out this spell-slinging adventure, and see how exactly it differs from Paradox's Magicka.While there may be some shared ideology between the two titles, there's a definite gulf of difference between Nine Parchments and Magicka. The latter was more focused on having players memorize certain key/button combinations in order to make use of their spells and really leaned hard into the chaos that comes with friendly-fire. Nine Parchments, on the other hand, feels more like a twin-stick action RPG. There are a ton of unlockables in the form of purely cosmetic hats and game-affecting staves, and each of the nine playable characters (all but two have to be unlocked) offers something a little different.

Besiege

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We've added Besiege for the PC to our database of Co-Op games!

Sky Force Reloaded Co-Op Review

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Sky Force Reloaded Co-Op Review

In 2016, a mobile shoot ‘em up called Sky Force Anniversary made its way to consoles. Despite the humble origins, it proved to be a surprisingly robust and addictive game. Now Infinite Dreams has released the sequel Sky Force Reloaded on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam. With two-player local co-op and loads of new content, Reloaded just might be one of the best shmups ever made.

A Way Out Will Offer a Free Friend Trial at Launch

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At last week's "The Game Awards," a new gameplay trailer dropped for Hazelight Studios' forthcoming co-op adventure, A Way Out. In the midst of the game's director saying a lot of things, he also mentioned that when the title launches next year, it will feature something unique: a free co-op trial.Based on what's said in the trailer (see below), it sounds like this trial will provide your co-op buddy of choice the ability to play through the entirety of the campaign with you online; no time limit or "play to certain point." When the title was debuted at this year's E3, Josef talked about how the entire thing has been designed to be a co-op experience that requires a second person to play it, ideally on the couch. If you don't have a local co-op buddy, then the free trial will provide an avenue for you to still enjoy it. One person buys the game, and your buddy can download the co-op trial to play through it with you. That's it.All that being said, while the trial itself is free, your friend will need a few things in order to play it with you. Specifically, they'll need an Internet connection, an EA account, and an Xbox Live Gold or PS+ subscription (if you're playing it on the console).

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Will Support Four Player Campaign Co-Op

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During this year's Mech_Con, developer Piranha Games announced that MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will support four player co-op when it launches next year. The entire story campaign can be played with your buddies, meaning it won't be up to just you to lead your mercenary squad to glory.The central story of MechWarrior 5 revolves around a young mercenary (that's you) being suddenly thrust into the leadership position of a mercenary squad in the midst of the Third Succession Wars (here's a link to some background about what that means if you're interested in getting into the lore). You'll have to make some choices as the campaign (and years) progress, which will affect what happens with your squad during the course of the campaign. Of course, you could do all of this alone with the A.I. controlling the other members of your squad, or you could invite some friends into your game and have them pilot some mechs with you!The title will also feature mod support and Steam Workshop support when it launches late next year, allowing players to customize missions, biomes, and more.

Asmodee and Fantasy Flight Bringing LOTR Card Game to PC

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One of my favorite tabletop co-op games of the past few years has been The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game put out by Fantasy Flight Games. Over the weekend, Asmodee and Fantasy Flight announced they'll be bringing the title to the PC next year. I am so stoked!The main idea behind the game is that you construct a deck comprised of things like characters, equipment, and beneficial effects in order to guide three heroes through a preconstructed encounter deck. In other words, it's you vs a deck that plays itself. When playing with a buddy, each player constructs their own deck and chooses their own set of heroes. The game encourages table talk between allies so they can best plan out their strategy, and basically draws the line at having the players show one another their cards (in more formal tournament settings; when playing at home with a friend, anything goes!) There a variety of encounters to play through, and more have been added over time via card packs.

MMO Co-Opportunities Volume LXXXIII: Winter Holiday Events

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MMO Co-Opportunities Volume LXXXIII: Winter Holiday Events

Since we’re decidedly in the midst of the winter holiday season, I decided to do something a little different for this month’s issue of MMO Co-Opportunities. Holiday-related events are often well-received in the MMO gaming community because they offer the chance to do something outside the normal routine and usually net players some exc...Read More