Super Mario Odyssey
Top 5 Co-Op Games of Q4 2017
As rare as it may be to find today, there’s a wonderful joy to be had in co-op play. Whether it be lending a hand in controlling one of gaming’s signature mascots or shooting Nazi Zombies alongside a buddy across the weathered fields of World War II, playing towards a common goal in co-op modes allows us as humans to connect with each other on a carefree, imaginative level. Friendly competition helps ignite positive rivalries that help us grow stronger, and building, racing, and even dancing together lets us blow off some steam while fostering time to get to know each other a little more. All in all, co-op play has a lot to offer us as a species reliant on social interaction. The following is a list of titles released in the past quarter that reflect some of the best the market has to offer in terms of co-op play, each possessing its own unique hook to let every user feel like he or she really matters.
One of the most anticipated and critically acclaimed games of the year actually features a fun co-op mode right in the box. Indeed, Nintendo’s Super Mario Odyssey, which released on October 27, allows one player to take control over the company’s signature mascot Mario while the other player takes on the role of Cappy, a powerful ally that has taken possession of Mario’s hat.
Together, two players can venture across the vast expanse of Odyssey’s many worlds, each of which contains its own flair reminiscent of the different countries on our very own planet. Though the game is usually a single-player experience, having a friend join in on the journey allows you both to tackle more challenging platforming aspects of the game, as the second player is able to control Cappy more freely and can serve as a much more versatile extra platform for Mario to jump off from. Having an extra pair of eyes alongside you is never a bad thing when it comes to Odyssey either, as the game is packed with interesting secrets to find that you’ll undoubtedly miss on your first playthrough.