Two games series consumed massively by the masses, but not exactly for the single player. Lackluster and desensitizing sum that experience, but only in multiplayer games have I ever clocked over 200 hours on a single game. Why? It’s not new stuff.
No. At least not in my book. Certainly things have changed, a lot, but great single player games are surely a viable genre.
I bought Max Payne 3 a couple of weeks ago, I finished it yesterday, the mulitplayer really doesnt interest me the least bit, thats why ive not tried it I shall play through it one more time then trade it in I did however buy the new maps for BF3 today, so I do like multipalyer games, IF the game is made for multiplayer its different I do prefer a good singleplayer game, Demons/Dark Souls is PERFECT, more games should be the same
No, why would it? I like playing solo, I like playing in LAN and I hate cheaters.
no way if i had to invite someone over, go to someones house or go online to play games i would probably go near stopping playing games alltogether . it's nice to be able to play games alone or in peace.
or on the road.. or when the internet connection is down
Playing solo tells a story in a way that you just can't do with multi player.
No. From aliens colonial marines to bioshock infinite there are a slew of single player focused games on the horizon that have me turned on. Not to mention the never ending stream of indie titles which are focused on SP - or all the rpgs that are getting kick started. Things like obsidian's new one. Also let's not forget big players like Bethesda who specialize in single player titles. They're working on something new and sweet, and so will any companies they own like human head (prey 2) and iD (doom 4). No - single player games are not dead. Once again an over zealous journalist has leaped forward with a glorious insight into the industry only for it to be complete trite.
Single Player will never be dead.
Single player should never die. Sometimes all of us want to escape the idiosynchrosies of other d1ckheads in life, & single player games allow us to do that & be immersed into a universe & be & do what you only dream of in real life.
Multiplayer to me is also awesome, but I will always enjoy single player experiences.
Sad fact is, many genres have already been largely culled....I mean, look at 360, that machine hasn't seen a 3rd person 3D platformer since Kameo released as a launch title, & PS3 has only just been better thanks to the awesome Ratchet & Clank games that are truly classics, that Insomniac churn out to help the cause of keeping 3D platformers alive.
Nintendo play a part in that as well, but even they only really have the 2 Mario Sunshines representing the genre.
Survival horror games are also dead in the water, & nobody can convince me that Dead Space series compares to RE1,2 or 3 as survival horror series.
Some great single player focused genres are definately going by the wayside, & it's unexplainable why they have recieved the chop, as both my example genres, thrived in the PS1 days, & it seems like developers are all fighting for dominance in a few certain, casual friendly genres, & it has to be hurting them somewhat.
I mean, did Mario Sunshine 1 & 2 sell horribly, do the Ratchets sell like crap...I mean, Insomniac are continuing to make there platformer series, but due to poor sales, have dropped there awesome Resistance first person shooter series.
Insomniac are living proof that platformers still have a place in the market......and you don't get a more single player centric genre of game.
The age of single player only high budget games are gone.Don't expect many huge franchises to release without some type of social element.Most of all the big publishers are going in the adding mp route because they believe in brings in more players/profit.
Of course NO
People have been asking this for years, and the answer is always the same. Maybe it's because console gamers are still relatively new to online multiplayer? Anyone remember if PC gamers were petrified about single-player gaming disappearing back in 1992 or whenever?
Hope not ,cause community gaming sucks Arse. MP gaming is like high school all over where everyone is in their own little clicks or groups & if your not good or u just don't play like them they boot you. So i hope for the sake of the industry they don't contemplate the elimination of SP that would be stupid for all reasons.
Lets see now, how did The Old Republic do compared to how well a KotOR sequel would have done. I think we all know the answer to that question.
NO NO NO NO *slurps drink* NO NO NO NO
I'm actually finding myself moving away from multiplayer and playing more singleplayer games than I've done in the past 10 years. I just can't be bothered with people anymore. The asshat to cool dude ratio is just way out of whack these days (not so much 10 years ago). To make matters worse, I find it hard to get a consistent multiplayer gaming experience. You're either roflstomping people or getting roflstomped yourself. Finding a good match where both teams are equal and everybody is putting in 110% because it's oh-so-close is just awesome when it happens. Too bad you have to facepalm, sigh and snorefest yourself through 10 pointless matches to get there. Oh, and don't get me started on raiding in MMOs. Sitting for hours watching YouTube or random porn because the healer is late, or it turns out that the main tank is 13 years old and didn't do his homework, so mommy pulled the plug on him. Heh, and then the day everybody shows up on time, it turns into a giant drama bomb because someone didn't get the fat loot drop he wanted and then in anger he lets out that the guild masters girlfriend (who is also in the guild and always seem to mysteriously get raid/loot priority) has been cybering one of the guild officers. Oh the joy. At least with singleplayer games I know what to expect and can usually dial the difficulty up or down depending on what I feel like going up against on that particular day. With multiplayer games, it's like putting on a blindfold and sticking your wiener into the first thing that feels like a hole. You never know if that hole turns out to be a fire ant nest or the vacuum cleaner that sucks you dry.
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