World of Goo is a Platforming game available on the Wii. It can be played in Cooperative Sharedscreen modes.
World of Goo is a Platforming game. Platform games task you with getting from point A to point B. The world you journey through is usually based on different levels, and populated with enemies, switches and lifts to be negotiated. As you work through each level you pick up various collectables that accrue score, special abilities and access to hidden areas.
World of Goo can be played in a Cooperative mode. Cooperative Multiplayer games provide an experience that is played symaltaneously by multiple players. Unlike the simple arena competitive multiplayer style games where players try to kill the most enemies, true co-operative games are designed to take a group of players through a campaign experience together. This will involve sections where players have to work together to proceed - either from the sheer difficulty as in Halo 3 on 360 or by the design of levels such as LittleBigPlanet on PS3.
World of Goo can be played in a Sharedscreen mode. Shared Screen Multiplayer games create a multiplayer experience where players all share the same screen space. Rather than splitting the screen into portions for each player the game scales to fit each player in view even when they are a long way apart. Football and fighting games often take this approach as the shared view doesn't impede the players ability to take part in the action.
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There are not many times that good video gaming ideas are allowed to stand on their own merits. There seems to be the need to embellish and enrich our gaming experiences until that initial imaginative spark is overpowered.
World of Goo is an exercise in how to let the star run the show. What was originally a technical demonstration of a physics based building mechanic has been lovingly pruned and shaped into a compelling video game. And all this has been done without overshadowing what made it fun in the first place.
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