Co-op Mode Reviews



A monthly video game podcast where four guys talk about a game of their choice.


  • Hyper Light Drifter

    12/03/2021 Duración: 01h35min

    Mike, Dan and Joe are joined by composer, Rich Vreeland aka Disasterpeace, to discuss his experience about the production and playthrough of the game. It goes without saying how incredibly humbling it was to have Rich on the show. We hope you enjoy your time as much as we did. A video version is available on YouTube. Thanks for listening! Developed by Heart Machine. You can purchase the soundtrack here. Keep an eye out for Heart Machine's and Disasterpeace's next game, Solar Ash.

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World - The Game

    08/02/2021 Duración: 01h32min

    After it's departure from various online retailers in 2014, the re-release of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World have the gamers rejoicing to commemorate its ten year anniversary. Mike, Jake, Neal and Joe fans of everything related to Scott Pilgrim, willingly paid again, specifically for the online aspect, to play the game as a group. However, there are more issues than Scott dealing with his seven evil ex's: the internet.Enjoy the episode!If you're in love with the music, you can purchase it here. (Amazon)Also, you can witness Neal's platforming dilemma along with the deadly balls of steel. Good times.

  • My Brother Rabbit

    14/12/2020 Duración: 01h15min

    It has been a "minute" since a point and click adventure game was discussed on the show. Mike, Lili, and Dan discuss Artifex Mundi's title, My Brother Rabbit. It's a story revolving around a brother trying to comfort his sister due to an illness by utilizing his stuffed rabbit. The conversation revolves around how the beautifully surrealistic world is crafted incorporating elements of the narrative to convey the mood of the situation along with how the game provides no form of text - exception to the main menu - or auditory clues on the challenging puzzles to solve. Oh! The music is exceptionally well-crafted too. Enjoy the episode!

  • River City Girls

    15/09/2020 Duración: 01h36min

    The beat 'em up genre continues! Jake Baker, guest on Streets of Rage 4, comes back to discuss an anime infused girl power centered RPG like fighting game that has "flown" under the radar. Prior to the main discussion, Jake talks about his progress through The Last of US 2 (spoiler free!) along with the ever so popular party title, Fall Guys. Take a listen as the guys discuss the official sequel to River City Ransom.Cheers!Jake's Podcast, Clear Tinted Classics, can be found here:SpotifyAnchorYouTube

  • Streets of Rage 4

    29/05/2020 Duración: 02h01min

    It has been 26 years since the last iteration from this well-known Sega born franchise. Skepticism shrouded around the first trailer back in 2018 along with wonderment on whether not this was simply a cash grab or a game developed with passion and care. Mike, Jake, and Matt, fans of the franchise, discuss their history with the series as well get "bare knucklin'" on why Streets of Rage 4 is a successful and worthy installment in the franchise.

  • Resident Evil 7

    18/06/2019 Duración: 01h39min

    The Resident Evil franchise seemed to be in a funk for a certain period of time after the release of RE4. RE7 breathed new life into the franchise returning to form - and then some - with its unsettling atmosphere, claustrophobic environments, and an unraveling of your missing loved one. Enjoy the episode!

  • Hollow Knight

    18/04/2019 Duración: 01h45min

    "Whackin' people off" - In this critically and commercially successful "gem", the guys engage a divisive conversation pertaining Hollow Knight's gameplay. All the while, the game receives universal praise from the group regarding the aesthetics especially the music which was wonderfully composed by Christopher Larkin. Enjoy the episode!

  • Florence

    08/03/2019 Duración: 49min

    “Mobile Delight” – It's rarity that a mobile game gets discussed on the podcast, but the buzz surrounding this charming game was hard to pass up. Enjoy the episode!

  • God of War (2018)

    31/01/2019 Duración: 01h33min

    “BOY.” – When God of War was announced for the PS4 the reception among the guys was lackluster due to that its previous nature was "samey" and tired of the two-dimensional character. Upon its release, the word spread fast how God of War is easily one of the best PS4 games. Listen as to why the guys say the hype is real. Enjoy the episode.

  • Guacamelee

    22/05/2018 Duración: 01h16min

    “Lucha-tastic!” – In 1994, Super Metroid, the popular and highly regarded SNES title, still plays a major impact in the video game industry. Not as its own entity, but it has inspired developers to use its formula with their own spin. Drinkbox Studios did just with their light-heartedness take on Mexican culture where the player controls an El Luchador to save the president’s daughter from an evil skeleton donning a mariachi suit, Carlos Calaca. The guys look forward to the sequel which is due out in 2018 soon-ish.

  • Wolfenstein: The New Colossus

    04/05/2018 Duración: 01h35min

    “Try this new penis out" - World War II is without a doubt one of the most famous wars in American history. Though, how many times in video games – even film – can that story be told and not become flat? Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, the sequel to The New Order, takes that war infused with advanced technology and turns it upside down: the Nazis are the victors. With its ‘colorful’ characters and engaging narrative, The New Colossus is a concoction of absurdity but yet manages to ‘ground’ its characters. One more thing. The guys reassure that there are good people within the Nazis/alt-right group……PFFT. Yeah right. F ‘em. Enjoy the episode!

  • Dishonored 2

    03/04/2018 Duración: 01h56min

    “Swept under the rug" - With its release back in November 2016, Dishonored 2 didn’t necessarily have the gravitas for an immediate day one purchase. It offers more of what the first Dishonored game gave the audience, but with a few gameplay tweaks, beautiful art and set design, the second installment has proven to be a delightful successor for the gents.

  • Uncharted 4

    08/02/2018 Duración: 01h40min

    “ah crap" - Naughty Dog’s capability of providing a quality product to the gamers goes without question. Its latest installment, Uncharted 4, received mixed reactions at its E3 reveal. The reliance on previously established franchises from the prior generation of consoles came with some fatigue. Though, the question at hand was, did there need to be another Uncharted game? Surprisingly, the answer is yes. And not only that, it’s the better, if not the best, of the franchise. Listen to see if you agree. Enjoy the episode!Support the show (

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

    19/01/2018 Duración: 01h53min

    “30 Years” – 2017 was and is a milestone for several reasons: a newly released Zelda entry, the first Zelda title hit store shelves, SEVENTY episodes and FIVE years of yours truly. Needless to say it was a time to celebrate. With that in mind, we chose a game that kicked off the title into stardom not only for itself, but for future games to come. We felt that it was appropriate to add a couple more guests to the show, Joe Wood and Matt White, to talk about this beloved title and franchise. We send our gratitude to the past guests on the show and to our listeners. We love what we do: play video games and chat about them. Thanks and enjoy the episode!

  • Abzû

    18/12/2017 Duración: 01h00s

    “Underwater Journey” – In this episode, the guys chat about Giant Squid’s visually sumptuous title, Abzû.  Through and through, the game feels familiar with its visual presentation and the gameplay mechanics.  Even with that said, the guys still found their aquatic adventure still worth the time even if it doesn’t reach the highest of highs.  Enjoy the episode!Support the show (

  • The Stanley Parable

    17/11/2017 Duración: 01h16min

    “Lots of walkin’” – In 2013, The Stanley Parable received recognition and high praise for its writing and narration.  With its witty narrator, the game reveals many layers showcasing its depth and commentary on the state of video games and or even life.  Listen to the guys who are joined by guest host, Neal Lewis, of Gone Home fame to discuss the meaning of life…okay, that’s a bit of a stretch.  Enjoy the episode!

  • LOTR: Shadow of Mordor

    27/10/2017 Duración: 01h29min

    "An unexpected surprise" - Licensed games can sometimes be iffy.  Much like this entry, Shadow of Mordor, the talk was quiet until the game was launched.  As soon as the game was within the consumers’ grasp the gaming community talked a lot of hype specifically for one element, the Nemesis System.  While some of the guys share the similar enthusiasm about the game, the other gents are not really buying into the hype.  Music is by Garry Schyman.  We do not own the rights to the music.  Tracks used, the gravewalker and could you really rest.

  • Inside

    30/09/2017 Duración: 01h33min

    "Same hallway, different views" - Playdead's successor keeps it approach similar to their first game, Limbo.  Both games have a young boy at the forefront navigating through a bleak world trying to unfold the story at hand through visual cues.  The standard discussion takes place and dives deep into spoiler territory about the game's endings and themes the guys discovered.  Enjoy the conversation!

  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    29/08/2017 Duración: 01h42min

    "Gameplay and story are equals" - It's very common for games to be set up in a manner where the controller merely acts as just as a device to perform the actions of the character(s).  Starbreeze Studios decided that the all aspects of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons should be treated as equals.  The big question at hand for the guys is, does the game's controller schematic work?  Does it create the impact that the game wants the player to feel?  Is the game better off being a co-op experience?  These are some of the questions and more that the gentlemen discuss.  In addition to the main feature, the guys catch up on other games they've been delving into in their spare time.

  • Gears of War 4

    12/07/2017 Duración: 01h12min

    "It's safe." - After what seemed to be a definitive conclusion in Gears of War 3, Coalition releases the fourth entry - not counting Judgment - that continues the story twenty-seven years after the locust had fallen.  Given the current trend with the Xbox One and PS4 titles, familiar franchises are on the rise but, haven't really offered anything new.  The same can be said about Gears of War 4.  Ben and Chris dissect the pros and cons of the fourth title in the franchise.  Despite the step(s) back Gears of War 4 takes, the guys believe the trajectory it's on is a positive one.  Enjoy the episode!  We do NOT own the rights to the music.  Music is from the Gears of War 4 soundtrack.  Composer, Ramin Djawadi.  Tracks: Anvil Gate and A Nightmare Reborn

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