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Two controllers, one console: Is it worth it anymore?
Posted on Friday, November 7 2008 @ 23:37:44 Eastern

So it was my younger brother's birthday yesterday, and I wanted to get him something special. He's quite a gamer himself, and I thought a copy of Saints Row 2 would go down well. Unfortunately, I have only enough for half the game, but luckily he agrees to go half-half with it.

I bring the game home while he goes out to the zoo for the day, and boot it up. Sure enough, it works well and I spend a few hours playing it while he's out.

When he gets back, I immediately try for the co-op option, only to realise that same-console co-op is not included.

Naturally, this leaves me wondering about the state of same-console multiplayer as a whole. If new releases are coming out that make games like this one-man-per-console, then I am beginning to wonder why the 360 even supports 4 controllers. Sure, you get titles like Halo 3 which allows for split-screen, but there are plenty of other titles that require each player to have their own TV, console and copy as well as a controller.

Though I've never played one, I'm sure the PS3 has a similar problem. The Wii, not so much.

What's the fun of throwing your buddy into a busy intersection if he's not there in the room with you, laughing at every hit he takes?
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