So I bought WFC, played it, liked it a lot. My 8 year old son loved watching me play and wanted to play it himself, so I created him a new file (minor irritant #1, you can't have more than one save file on a single memory device) and he played and beat the whole single player game. He loved it. So I knew there was co-op and multiplayer modes, including escalation. I thought it would be awesome to play alongside my son in either co-op story mode or in co-op escalation. Yeah, you can't. There is no local multiplayer in the game at all. I could play these modes with my son... by going out and buying a second XBox 360, second copy of the game, and second Gold account. Would splitscreen really have been that hard to implement? We've had local/splitscreen multiplayer in console games since WAAAAAAAAAAY before online gaming became the big thing. Why has it been dropped? Do folks not want to play locally with siblings, guests, sons or daughters, etc anymore? Sorry, I know its a small complaint, but it would have been MAGIC to play splitscreen WFC with my son and I know that there are no technical reasons it couldn't be done as the multiplayer code is all there.