Re:Question about cooperative play
I suppose that you could break up the marines into two or three squads and have each player control one of the squads. The biggest advantage would be having another set of hands or two to help separate all of the counters at the start of the game! Either way, I would recommend the game. If you take the time to sit down and play, it can be pretty amazing how well the game gives you the feeling of movies like Aliens. The game system creates a sort of emergent behavior with the aliens and the crewmen and their interactions with the decisions the player makes. You'll be biting your nails trying to get your marines and any surviving crewmembers into the escape shuttles as the ship's orbit slowly decays. Good fun!