Hey Dave, I'm going to go visit my online girlfriend irl in a month, and I'm pretty excited. I wanna bring a game to play couch co-op with her, but all people recommended was Rock Band/Guitar Hero and lego stuff, and I don't think she'd be into that. Any suggestions for PS3, Wii, or 3DS co-op games?
First I would have you refer to this post, just to be sure there’s nothing applicable on it. I will bold the first reference to each game on this list so you can just scan it and not waste tim with my bullshit.
If you got a PS3 and a Wii on hand you got access to the whole virtual console/PSN library. That’s a lot of games! Get on that Secret of Mana!
There’s a little-known game for PS2, available on PSN, called Cookies and Cream where you both control pastel rabbits. It’s pretty cool co-op. You can also play it one player with both analog sticks if you’re a weird savant or something.
On Wii you’ve got access to a bunch of light gun games like House of the Dead 2 and the Resident Evil Chronicles games (the second one is more fun than the first).
You can also play Trauma Center: New Blood and Trauma Team! Both are really great co-op if you’re eager to make your partner hate your guts because you can’t figure out how to defibrillate a 10 year old girl with a heart condition and you’re stuck on the same level for two hours. If you guys are long distance then I assume your relationship is still young, in which case maybe you don’t wanna test your love so soon because WHY DOES SHE ONLY HAVE TEN HEALTH THAT’S NOT FAIR.
Truly the life of a doctor is hard work; I understand now the lesson Trauma Center was teaching us…
BUT ANYWAY. New Blood is traditional Trauma Center just with two players, very fun! Trauma Team kind of screws the pooch by removing almost all simultaneous play from the co-op, but it’s much more varied, and also you get to play as a Japanese heiress with her family heirloom, the resplendently lacquered endoscope she sticks up people’s butts. Trauma Team also has investigative bits if you’re like Graz and me and like to play Phoenix Wright-style games together.
So there’s like a dozen Phoenix Wright-style games, if you want to try that (Ghost Trick!) If you’ve got two 3DSes on hand there’s always Monster Hunter if you feel like sinking an entire weekend (or your entire life). There’s also Resident Evil: Revelations, which my wife won’t play with me because she’s a hater. :( But also it’s just a bunch of time trials, so it’s kinda not the -most- engaging game ever. But also it’s got Russian Hat Jessica and her idiotic axe kicks, so it’s not a complete waste.
Dragon’s Crown is unthinkably fun. I’ve recited its baggage like a hundred times, so you probably know the caveats I would lay out already. Every time Dragon’s Crown comes up I think “you know, we really ought to play some more Dragon’s Crown.”
I think this is a good start? It certainly makes me want to dive into a Trauma Center/Dragon’s Crown hole, or maybe find a way to combine the two with Phoenix Wright-style visual novel segments and oh I just figured out what game I’m going to program that’s going to make me rich.
On the cheap tho, check out that virtual console stuff. Maybe you will bond over long nights of River City Ransom.