No need to go it alone on an alien world, Crashlands has been updated to include local co-op support.
With the 1.4 update released earlier this month, a second player can join you as the Juicebox character which comes with a few handy abilities. It can help heal, pull enemies and all sorts:
Definitely going to take another look at it now and see if it makes it more interesting. Especially as they've improved gamepad support with this update too, with numerous quality of life adjustments to make it a nicer experience.
What I do love about Crashlands is the self sorting inventory that's endless, no dealing with backpack weight or any of that nonsense. Along with how many possibilities there are to craft, it can end up as quite an engrossing experience for those who like a game with a bit of sass. After they overhauled the combat back in May, it definitely seems time to give it another go.