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Is the Single Player Experience Dead or Alive?

Last generation's most successful console, the PS2, didn't have built in online capability. Also, the amount of people with a broadband high speed connection back then wasn't as high as it is today. But with all the capabilities of our consoles this gen, and when taking into account the robust presence of Steam, PSN, and XBOX Live, you can begin to see a clear pattern, and it paints a very gloomy picture for fans of quality Single Player games. Here is a short list of Games that started this generation as Single Player only games, and now includes Multiplayer.

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NastyLeftHook01327d ago

alive and kicking, multiplayer games are great though but a single player game is more beneficial for me specifically as a gamer because i enjoy the pure quality and taking my time in a good game and enjoying a good story.

Cupid_Viper_31327d ago (Edited 1327d ago )

Same here for me. Multiplayer games clearly have their place in the industry, but I've rarely purchase game due solely on its multiplayer offerings.

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You hit it spot on. Publishers are trying to get games our as fast as possible, but are now requiring developers to split up the already limited time they have to add multiplayer. Now I'm not saying that this will be the case with Dead Space 3, let's hope not.

NastyLeftHook01327d ago

i agree, when it comes to games like battlefield 3, (for me) i usually look for the mp experience first, but when it comes to other titles (for example) the dead space series, i focus on the single-player and hope dead space 3 does too, its a great franchise and it would be a shame if the single player quality was compromised because of multi-player.

Eyeco1327d ago (Edited 1327d ago )

I used to think multiplayer games were awesome till I realised its the equivelant of cowboys and Indians as a kid.
Which is funny , because I remember back in the day we always used to talk about games of the future and how they might actually match movies, in terms of storytelling and action.
We've finally reached the stage where games are capable of that ,but with a few exceptions gamers and developers would rather focus on virtual cowboy and Indian/ Laser tag games something that has no longevity... Sad

Btw who remembers when multiplayer was going to an arcade and socialising with people you've never met by playing SF2

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prototypeknuckles1327d ago

its alive but, multiplayer has become an excuse to make games shorter, and for some like ea they believe it needs to be in every game

hadouken1821327d ago

Single player will never die. But since humans are a social creature it will have some hard times and we'll see less n less of it from this point on...it can't ever completely die though.

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