Thinking about Snowblind (who did Champions of Norrath) also did Lord of the Rings: War in the North (360 - but multiplatform). Which I didn't like as much as the Norrath games, but I did think was kind of fun and played a couple of times.
Which reminds me that I quite liked the co-op fantasy title that InXile put out at around the same time - Hunted: The Demon's Forge (360/PS3)
LOTR: WITN is a wicked awesome game but I'm actually already playing it wiht my brother over steam so I don't want to double up
Final Fantasy 6 (3 US) can be played co-op, btw (but not the GBA version). Cheapest way to play it would be on the Wii VC. FF9 (PS1) as well, which should be dirtcheap nowadays. Bear in mind that the two FF games are 'turn-based'-ish (active time battle, officially). You have 4 characters on screens whose action bar goes up in real-time.
I owned those games for like ten years and this is the first time I've ever heard of them being co-op. The sad thing is, now I've looked it up, it turns out it's true. Menus eh, who ever reads those things?
Yeah I can't believe I missed it either, apprently you can do it in Earthbound as well.
Path of the Exile, although a hack'n'slash is pretty darn good with a buddy. It's not too fast and it's not so slow that the faster player has to wait. RPG wise, the story can be good if you spend time on it, but you don't really.
and then it's free of course.
this. Path of Exile is the best Diablo game since Diablo II. if you like hack'n'slash you'll love it.
I tried PoE a few months ago it didnt feel right
For hack and slash with some good writing:
Deathspank and the Thongs of Virtue
Played them all..several times...probably will play several more times...really wish tere was a co-op option for thgat it would be SO MUCH fun.
Anyways I don't know why but those games remined of thast super hero cartoon show "The Tick"
The only problem is that player 2 does not get to level up, but has to play a predefined character such as Steve the bard. "STEEEEEEVE!"
Yeah I looked into it earlier it was too late to edit my post though but without the ability to level up/equip the second player its no fun (same issue the fable series has w/ co-op)