Hey on console local coop, can my partner make their own character and level them up, gear them, and build them the way they wanr? Or do they have to pick a premade henchman?
Really disappointed in the local coop, I was hoping it would work like the coop in Diablo.
The equipment thing is only partly correct. It's right that I can see my weapons' skills and my support equipment, but I still failed to be able to see for example: Eye implant, armor, inokulator, main implant, sigma -> everything defensive (I wouldn't need values) that would be worth knowing in terms of effects, and of course knowing, what the inokulator of the crusader does, because trial/erroring isn't that appealing.
Also as the henchman you can't choose your support item (can't even look at it), which kinda limits the way you play immensely. (Kinda sucks if you want a heal on "your" psyker and all you got is an item that decreases warp heat)
You can check the Henchmans items and skills at the Local Coop panel where you can pick your character. ;)
And about the unusable loots: You can sell it/salvage it or store them in the Stasis Casket (at the Command Bridge) and you can give it to your other character who can use it.
Oh well, theres always D4 :)
So even if they have a ps plus account they cant have a custom character and get loot, gear, and level up?
The one who initiates the party will be able to choose characters, the rest of the members will play henchmen tuned to the main character's level.