Submitted by HereThereBeGamers 997d ago | opinion piece

Are single-player first-person shooter campaigns a lost cause?

The Independent: "Half-Life 3, if you’re out there, you’ve got a lot of hopes resting on your shoulders." (Call of Duty Series, Culture, Half Life 3, Halo 4, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

ElementX  +   997d ago
No. Moving right along...
csreynolds  +   997d ago
otherZinc  +   996d ago
Perfect example of Peter Moleneux's comments on reviewers not playing games & not knowing what the hell theyre talking about.

Halo is different everytime you play it. Its a sandbox shooter with a fantastic "Star Wars" quality story!

Halo has "Best Selling List" Novels based on the "Story" not the Multiplayer.

Now if your single player game is "Scripted": COD, MOH, BF, "New" Ghost Recon:FS", etc... then the single player is an issue!

Halo & Half-Life can be in the same sentence due to its sandbox style of play.
However: Halo stands alone as it can be sandbox & play the entire "Campaign" in 4 player co-op!, Without being cell-shaded.

Also, the author mentioned playing COD on Veteran: same scripted events!!! It will be the same game, same pop up shooting.
Halo on Heroic: different game everytime you play! Not Scripted, Not Corridor, You play as you like!

Well said comment below.
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ATi_Elite  +   996d ago
NOPE.....Cause Half Life 2 Ep3 SP Campaign is gonna once again set a new Benchmark in Gaming!

Plus Metro Last Light SP campaign is gonna be good....Bioshock Infinite aswell.

SP campaigns all depends on if the Dev/pub wants a quality title or if they are just trying to copy COD MP!

Anyone wanna tell me how Halo 4 campaign is? good or bad let me know!
awi5951  +   996d ago
Go play half-life 2 and say that pc version of course.
t0mmyb0y  +   997d ago
I prefer a single player FPS almost more than online. Call me weird?
Monstar  +   997d ago
How is that weird?
t0mmyb0y  +   996d ago
It was a question lol. I thought most people these days preferred online gaming is all.
e-p-ayeaH  +   997d ago
That´s the true essence for buying a specific game in my opinion.
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Legend  +   997d ago
That's good Ricky! It means you're thinking!
Panthers  +   997d ago
I am so done with online FPS games. I only play single player now.
JsonHenry  +   997d ago
Depends on the game. I've never played through a CoD, Battlefield, or MoH campaign since the first games in the series. But I love the multiplayer. But give me a STALKER, Bioshock, or Doom game and I will play the single player.
The Meerkat  +   997d ago
No. Black Ops and Bioshock both contained WTF moments you can't get from MP
Monstar  +   997d ago
What a dumb discussion. Of course NOT.
DudeJets  +   997d ago
I loved the medal of honour campaign not played war fighter can't comment there
The_KELRaTH  +   997d ago
There's only one group that thinks we shouldn't have SP, Coop, Assault, AI players etc etc and that's the publishers.
Somebody  +   997d ago
I haven't played any online shooters for two...maybe three months. Last year I played BC2BC mp for a whole year (I only get to play it on weekends) until I finally reached Rank 50 just a week before BF3 is released.

With BF3, I gave up after rank 31 just as new players with Premium stuff started showing.

I really don't want to spend so much time doing the constant grindings online (FPSes or RPGs...you only grind around in the same maps when online). I want a story to enjoy or discover. A reason to do those stuff that I do. I might go off trail and cause wanton, mindless destruction and terror in Just Cause 2 or Prototype 2 but there will be a story element to make sense of things.
-GametimeUK-  +   997d ago
The generic shooters are still somewhat mindless fun. I enjoy the big set pieces and fast paced action. I think I will continue to truly love FPS campaigns as long as more games drift off the path that make it a standard shooting game. Metroid Prime had its exploration. in many ways it was an adventure game first and a FPS second, but you still shot from the first person perspective. Bioshock is another great example of FPS done right. I want to check out Dishonored too. Even Halo has its wide areas which isn't normally seen in the FPS games of today. I'm not even a fan of Halo, but it has that in its favor.
byeGollum  +   997d ago
There are good games and bad games in every genre. We shouldn't fixate on a particular genre. Lately, the media and gamers alike are obsessed with being negative about the first person genre.
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Captain Qwark 9  +   997d ago
no because of......
i here metro is real good
half life

yes because of....
medal of honor
most battlefield games

it basically boils down to military shooters make for typically boring single player games, occasionally though they can be fun like bad company 1, but thats rare. first person shooters in general can have great sp's when done right
mayberry  +   997d ago
I love the Killzone universe and story TBH. Online on KZ 2/3 are the icing on the cake. I have had lots of entertainment hours in the single player campaign on all the Killzone games.
NYC_Gamer  +   997d ago
I only play the single player part of first person shooters
Hasanhastam  +   997d ago
Battlefield and cod can have balanced sp. Who remember battlefield modern combat single player?
Disco Downey  +   997d ago
Games that focus on MP, your COD's, MOH, Battlefields, yes single player is a waste of time. Its scripted rubbish and its so brutal to play i dont know hwy they bother.

But overall not at all and its ludicrous to even discuss it. Borderlands, Bioshock, et al are brilliant games. Single player only FPS are some of the best games going.

With some franchises the MP is the main focus and the SP is tacked on. But for those where the SP is the focus they can and will continue to be some of the best games out there
CynicalKelly  +   997d ago
Very doubtful, Taking Halo as an example, if the single player wasn't the selling point then why are all the vidocs about it? The trailers, the work that went into motion capture?

Halo is a good example of a video game that has spanned tonnes of other media like Anime, Comics and Novels. They were created from the single player game. Not the online.

But of course you will have those out there that can't follow the story lines at all and so take their short attention spans onto online where it's changed into a temper.
GammaSix  +   997d ago
Nothing beats a memorable SP

MP is awesome no doubt (when its not a generic COD clone), but when devs put a masterpiece together for you to explore, its like no other feeling

BIOSHOCK INFINITE says hi also lol
Spacemagic  +   996d ago
Not if the title to the game is BLACK...
ALLWRONG  +   996d ago
This article is a lost cause.
mananimal  +   996d ago
No, & I havent bought any New Games in over a Year for this very reason, the INDUSTRY has phased out SP 1st shooter's by in large, so I just dont play games as much. ... As an example, Halo 4 may be an awesome game, its receiving great scores overall, but the Campaign is extremely short for a Halo games, for an Epic "Story Driven" 1st person shooter, its approx 6 hrs long, really? are you serious?, oh well, I just wont buy it til its used ,an around $20-$25.

Its real simple, $60 is alot of $$ for just 6hrs of gaming, I dont care fr multiplayer gaming period.
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