Beardhammer wrote:Also, 3500km? Jeeeeez-us.
? It's only something like Sydney to Perth, or across the continental US/Canada. Not like it's Kansas to India or something.
That's still a hell of a distance. Shit, as far as I'm concerned the East Coast (bunch of stuck-up fucking New Englanders) and the West Coast (bunch of lazy good-for-nothing hippies) might as well be different countries.
emceng wrote:Borderlands? It's FPS with RPGish elements, but lots of fun co-op. Saints Row 2 is also a ton of fun co-op or solo, but I think it's only on the 360. NWN is a good suggestion though.
Borderlands is very fun co-op. Just be aware, just like Diablo (it's basically Diablo with guns and cars), it gets repetitive very fast. Virtually every quest is some variety of "Go here and kill this motherfucker," "Go there and kill a whole bunch of those motherfuckers (and possibly steal their shit while you're there)," or "Go here, there, and over there, collect a bunch of journals and shit, then bring them back so I can yell at you to mind your own fucking business." Alcohol comes highly recommended - it's one of those games, as my brother so eloquently states, "You can play this sober?" That's not saying it's a bad game while sober - just that it's actually really, really fucking fun when drunk (depending on what kind of drunk you/she is/are, I guess.) Oh, Borderlands has a pretty funny sense of humor, too. And gibs. Lots of glorious gibs. I also like the art style.
Oh, and for someone looking for something Metroid-like:
Go pick up Capsized from Steam. It's a little indie 2D side-scroller with really fun physics and it's actually pretty tough - I've been playing it on hard and I actually failed to complete a level the first time through. I can't overstate how fucking rare
that is for me, regardless of genre. It's not as heavy on exploration as the Metroid titles are (it's an indie game, what're you expecting? Super Metroid?), but every level has a few different little secrets (they aren't necessarily hard to find - the difficulty is in finding the secret entrance to get to them, which quickly stop being "there's an invisible hole in that wall.") There's 12 missions in the campaign, and I'd guess it'd take three, maybe four hours to plow through them (I'm on the 7th and I'd guess I spent maybe... 90 minutes on the game today?) and apparently some fun little arcade modes as well - there's a time attack mode where you have to scamper around finding oxygen tanks (assuming you also have to kill shit while doing this), a last stand type mode where you fight endless waves of monsters, and an unarmed mode where the only defense you have are your gravity ram (knock objects around, instantly kill little weak monsters) and your grappling hook (grab things like rocks and logs and drag them around, and alternatively blast them forward to use as impromptu weapons.)
Supposed to be a two-player same-screen co-op mode, but I've heard it's really buggy.