PS4, Reviews

Overcooked 2 is stressful as heck and I love it

It started off easy enough: Just make pasta. Everything was going pretty well, if a bit disorganized. Food lay scattered across the tables and floor, ready for us to grab whenever we needed it so we wouldn't have to run back to the dispensaries. Plates with half-assembled meals lay waiting for the final piece so… Continue reading Overcooked 2 is stressful as heck and I love it

PC, Reviews

Cosmic Kites is a fantastic multiplayer take on Snake

The key to a good local multiplayer game is simplicity. The easier it is to pick up and play, the better. Almost all local multiplayer games understand this, but some embody that quality better than others. Cosmic Kites from Fishmoose Interactive understands it well. A multiplayer take on Snake, Cosmic Kites takes a simple concept… Continue reading Cosmic Kites is a fantastic multiplayer take on Snake

PS4, Reviews

Nidhogg 2 is more Nidhogg, and that’s all it needed to be

Nidhogg was a perfect distillation of local competitive multiplayer games at their best. Where most of its peers focus on four-player mayhem, Nidhogg was more interested in tense one-on-one duels. But even with the lower player count, it was just as tense and thrilling — both to play and to watch — its game of… Continue reading Nidhogg 2 is more Nidhogg, and that’s all it needed to be

Articles, PC

A chat with Space Mace about Joggernauts

For as popular as local multiplayer games are these days, it feels like the competitive variety far outnumbers the cooperative sort. Space Mace, a small indie studio based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, feels that the local multiplayer scene could use more cooperative games. The studio has made them their focus, with their first game, Joggernauts,… Continue reading A chat with Space Mace about Joggernauts

PC, PS4, Reviews

Inversus Review – Black and white

Inversus has all the qualities of a good local multiplayer game. It’s easy to learn, the matches are quick, and it has a fair amount of depth. It even has online play, a rarity for games like this, as well as a solid single-player mode. As far as feature sets go, Inversus pretty well-rounded. But… Continue reading Inversus Review – Black and white

E3 2016, PC, Previews, PS4, XONE

E3 2016 – Local Multiplayer Indie Game Round-up

Apart from seeing new videogames, E3 is a good place to get some local multiplayer action in. There’s always a lot on display, and with so many people around, it’s never a challenge to find opponents. I wasn’t able to sample much of the local multiplayer wares this year due to time constraints, but the… Continue reading E3 2016 – Local Multiplayer Indie Game Round-up

PC, PS4, Reviews

Capsule Force Review – Multiplayer mayhem

Back at E3 I said Capsule Force was some of the most fun I’ve had with a local multiplayer game. For as much of that was born of out of the circumstances – the atmosphere, the people – I still stand by that statement. Developed by Klobit Games, Capsule Force pits two teams of two… Continue reading Capsule Force Review – Multiplayer mayhem