I bought this game a few days ago and played through the prologue tutorial late that night before going to bed. I LOVED what I played. Loved the art style, the gameplay which is like a hack n slasher RPG meets Gears Of War. Loved the unique little nuances of it. The next day I told my buddy about ti and said it had 2 player online co-op. He decided to go get it and then the game went downhill. It's not the game ran or played worse with 2 player online co-op... quite the contrary, there were no glitches, lag, everything was awesome... the games fault is that after that prologue, the game gets DIFFICULT. Extremely difficult, even on casual. You can duck and cover a la Gears Of War to keep out of reach of the archer's arrows, but soldier type enemies will just root you out of hiding so not only are you taking damage fighting them, you're no longer behind cover and being pelted with enemy arrows as well. Sometimes your life bar can go from full to empty in 2 seconds. If you die, your friend can revive you, providing that they have a regen vial. These are few and far between and you can only carry one. Same goes with health potions, you can only carry one . We found stronger weapons and armor and it seemed to do little difference. One time we solved a puzzle and we found a secret area FULL of loot. I backtracked to leave the area thought my buddy was behind me and when I got to the exit I had to fight a boos. By myself, because my buddy was still down below. I beat the boss fairly easilt. We both died 5 minutes or so later fighting a group of enemies. When we loaded the last save we went through, found the secret area again and when we both tried fighting the boss he killed us in 2 hits. Makes no sense. We just died over and over, even when we took are time and tried using magic, the environment and other things against foes. It was so hard it just seemed like wer were doing something wrong, but when I checked online I found a lot of people stating they though it was difficult. It's not Demons Souls difficult, but it is a difficult as hell game. While I don't mind a challenge, I don't like playing a game that literally angers me while I play it. It's a shame too, as the game would no dounbt be near perfect if the difficulty was ratched down.
As for sleg, I know ther's a 100 point achievement if neither your or your partner drink any.