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Submitted by ObnoxiousGamer 1260d ago | opinion piece

Do Good Single Player Games Need Multiplayer?

ObnoxiousGamer: With the recent news that the multiplayer portion of Bioshock: Infinite was pulled entirely from the game, a major question has arisen - if a game is more renowned for its story - is it necessary to include a multiplayer aspect? (BioShock: Infinite, Dead Space 2, Dead Space 3, PC, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Futureproof   1261d ago | Spam
bigfish  +   1260d ago
No they dont, my best gaming experiences have all been single player
The Meerkat  +   1260d ago
'Would you kindly' give me more bubbles?
josephps3  +   1260d ago
how did you lose bubbles in the first place?
Sono421  +   1259d ago
if only he could answer...
DarkSymbiote  +   1260d ago
Make a top 100 list and 90 of those games probably doesn't even have MP.
steve30x  +   1260d ago
I never play multiplayer. I rather play offline single player.
byeGollum  +   1260d ago
There are games that don't need multiPlayer. However there are games that do well with both. Sometimes I play multiplayer to relax If can't be arsed playing singleplayer, depends on my mood. But there are certain games that just don't need multiplayer period.
NYC_Gamer  +   1260d ago
I'm tired of the every game needs online modes trend.
CanadianTurtle  +   1260d ago
I actually remember one of my friends told me that he didn't like Infamous all that much because it didn't have multiplayer. He was a casual gamer by the way.

When I heard him say that about Infamous, I was like "wow....so this is the mind of a casual gamer."

Companies always want to attend to the casuals as well because they make good money out of them. I'm not saying it's right and I don't like it either.
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Khan_k  +   1260d ago
I used to play multiplayer but after a while I found that you just need to find one way to play the map to win. Stick to that and it's an almost guarantied victory, wich makes MP very boring.
Best gaming experiences for me always come out of the single player, I haven't bothered with getting a Live account for my xbox in years.
A7XEric  +   1260d ago
Nope they don't need multiplayer, but they do need a way to extend their value. Panzer Dragoon Orta is one of my favorite examples. It's exclusively single player but the overwhelming amount of unlockables that game had to offer kept you playing at least twice as long as the length of the main game.

You can't just have a game be a 6-8 hour story mode and then end. You need a way to extend the life of it whether it be through appropriately-implemented multiplayer, extra game modes, new game plus, unlockables, etc.
Venox2008  +   1259d ago
good sir, good, that's what I wanted to say.. new game plus and unlockables (not just concept art, but maybe like re4: ada separate ways)
JKelloggs  +   1260d ago
It depends on the game
boybato  +   1259d ago
Lets see them develop a multi for the game heavy rain.
specialguest  +   1260d ago
If the good single player game was short, like 5hrs short, then yes it needs a multiplayer to add more value to the package. Vanquish is one example. The game was too short and the fast paced gameplay if done right would've been awesome in a multiplayer mode.
HmongAmerican  +   1260d ago
I rather have online/offline co ops. We need more of those mode in some of this gen awesome IP.
StrawberryDiesel420  +   1259d ago
We need more games like Demon's Souls, they reinvented mp in 2009.

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