Submitted by acronkyoung 1281d ago | opinion piece

Multiplayer doesn't need a narrative

The new hot feature for multiplayer isn’t a mode type, a perks system, or even a mute button. It's a story...the one thing that might not actually belong. (Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Culture, Halo 4, Mass Effect 3, Max Payne 3 , PC, PS3, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Xbox 360)

THR1LLHOUSE  +   1281d ago
I don't think I've actually played a multiplayer game that had a "narrative" but I like the idea in theory. Of course, it doesn't add a whole lot, but I think it can still add an extra layer to what is otherwise just "NOW IT'S DEATHMATCH TIME KILL THOSE PEOPLE."
SybaRat  +   1281d ago
I don't need deeply nuanced characters and themes to take and hold a Crazy Kings hill. I need a rocket launcher AND FURY.
no_more_heroes  +   1281d ago
I have chortles...

dexter11628  +   1281d ago
if the narrative put into multiplayer feels forced and unnatural, then I agree. but if the designers find a way to add it in a way that adds enjoyment to a game and does not feel forced, then i'm all for it
CommonCent  +   1281d ago
Hot feature since when? Max Payne 3 is the only game I have played in I think ever that had a narrative and it does it quite well...
h311rais3r  +   1281d ago
Halo 4 is going to be doing it. That's why there is so much talk about it. All they have said they are giving each team a reason to be fighting.
Ducky  +   1281d ago
Brink tried it too. That's all I can think of.
Unless if you want to count KZ3 too.
Hicken  +   1281d ago
NEED? Maybe not. But if done well, it certainly doesn't HURT.
miyamoto  +   1279d ago
When playing action games like Streets of Rage you don't bother with story because all that;s in your mind is to win.

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