So I downloaded the Lost Planet 2 demo, thinking it'd be much like Lost Planet 1, and saw that there was co-op. "Cool," I thought to myself, assuming it would be much like Lost Planet 1 but with one other person doing all the same things I was doing. Then as it was downloading I read that it's actually 4-player co-op. Now that piqued my interest, since it seemed difficult to balance a gameplay experience for 1 to 4 players.
Finished downloading, got into the game and... what's this? Three AI players, battling a gigantic monster? And they need ME to help!? :O
Even though they got clobbered out of existence pretty quickly and didn't respawn, it was actually quite an impressive battle and gave me some definite vibes of Monster Hunter. Just, y'know, without all that "hunting" crap. So Monster Killer.
There are some things I still don't understand, like how when I blew the monster's leg off a bunch of cubes fell out, and I got some sort of recognition for picking up these cubes. I guess in Lost Planet 1, monsters were made out of heat, and in Lost Planet 2, they're made of cubes. Maybe we need to kill them for building materials?
Either way, it wasn't what I was expecting and was actually rather fresh and interesting. Anyone want to try it co-op?