You can play through the whole Career mode cooperatively, which works really well. In trick competitions, everyone's point total feeds into the group's, so if one person is struggling, everyone else has to step it up a notch to grab a spot on the podium. You can take part in four-player competitive battles as well, and you'll feel an evil glow when you nudge your buddy right when he's trying to land a trick or force him to wipe out right before the finish line. World Stage, like its predecessor, is a well-made representation of the winter sport that is easy to pick up, and it's satisfying to work your way to the top of the rankings. However, since there aren't any huge differences separating it from last year's release, anyone taking control of Shaun White once again will have a sense of deja vu. But for people new to the series, or anyone itching to take to the slopes again, this is a really fun take on the sport with excellent controls.