Fortune and Glory, Kid.

My blog title matches the name of the final achievement in Lego Indiana Jones, which my girlfriend and I unlocked last night.  Now that we're 100% of the way through the game, I gotta say that Lego Indy was not nearly as much fun as Lego Star Wars.  The Lego gameplay aspect is still fun, but I think the source material is much harder to work with.  Indy's always been somewhat grounded in reality, well at least when compared to Star Wars, which doesn't translate well into game form.  My biggest complaint is that the characters don't really vary all that much.  That being said, I'm really looking forward to Lego Batman, as each character will be vastly different from each other.  Batman's a very character-driven series, so I'm interested to see how all of the different villians control.

Now that my girlfriend and I have beaten Lego Indy, we're sans co-op game for the time being.  Anyone have any suggestions?  She's not into FPS', and I'd like a game that we can pick up and play for 10 minutes and put back down.

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Posted by skrutop

My blog title matches the name of the final achievement in Lego Indiana Jones, which my girlfriend and I unlocked last night.  Now that we're 100% of the way through the game, I gotta say that Lego Indy was not nearly as much fun as Lego Star Wars.  The Lego gameplay aspect is still fun, but I think the source material is much harder to work with.  Indy's always been somewhat grounded in reality, well at least when compared to Star Wars, which doesn't translate well into game form.  My biggest complaint is that the characters don't really vary all that much.  That being said, I'm really looking forward to Lego Batman, as each character will be vastly different from each other.  Batman's a very character-driven series, so I'm interested to see how all of the different villians control.

Now that my girlfriend and I have beaten Lego Indy, we're sans co-op game for the time being.  Anyone have any suggestions?  She's not into FPS', and I'd like a game that we can pick up and play for 10 minutes and put back down.

Posted by PAJ89

Don't know the exact contents of your game collection, but N+ on the XBLA is great. Loads of fun on single player, co-op or competitive. Puzzle Fighter is also excellent, although there is no co-op, only competitive.

Posted by albedos_shadow

The only really good co-op game that springs to mind is Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. But it is a really good co-op game.

Posted by skrutop

@Albedos: I got that one already

@PAJ: N+ might work.  I grabbed the Puzzle Quest demo yesterday, so we'll play around with that and see if we like it.  For competition, Carcassonne seems to be the winner, as it's one of the few games at which she can consistently beat me.

Posted by PAJ89

Puzzle Quest is cool. The only thing I didn't like about the multi-player was there are no stock characters (though that probably won't be a problem if you're sharing a console and both playing the game). They just released a new map pack for N+ (200 points for 150 maps I believe) so I might pick that up. Great value if that's right.

Posted by psychomode

I don't think I even own any non-FPS co-op games, haha

Posted by EleFlameMax

I like me some Marvel.

Posted by Verdugo

UNO ROFL.

But I'm honestly not that sure. Marvel: Ultimate Allience does look like a great co-op game, doesn't look like it could hurt to try.