Nintendo's New Super Mario Bros. Wii is the overwhelming favorite when it comes to four-player cooperative platform titles in recent memory. I certainly enjoyed it as a single-player excursion, and it's great fun when I played it with my girlfriend. We also tackled Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One which had its moments, but went on a bit too long and became frustrating near the end of the game as interesting level designs and challenges were replaced with wave after wave of identical enemies all attacking at once. I wound up finishing that one by myself just to get the gold PlayStation trophy for finishing the story (and since I killed the final boss at the same time that it killed me, I was awarded the trophy, but not the actual ending sequence, nor did the game itself give me credit for completing it). LittleBigPlanet's physics are too floaty for it to be all that much fun in groups. I'm still trying to get a copy of Rayman: Origins from GameFly, but the service did send out Kirby's Return To Dreamland which we have yet to start. I love the idea of the co-op platformer, but the subgenre is still a bit rough around the edges. Like other genres though, I'm sure it'll grow and evolve over time.
Moving on, last week Capcom set the Mega Man fan community on fire once again by announcing that the bizarre off-model version of Mega Man as seen on the box of the original Nintendo Entertainment System title would appear in the upcoming Street Fighter X Tekken fighting game as a playable character. How do you feel about this version of the blue bomber taking the spotlight over the more familiar face that usually represents the properly? Do you question if Mega Man should even be in the game in the first place? Let's hear your thoughts.