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Devil's Advocate: Fairness is overrated - bring on the unbalanced multiplayer games

Singleplayer games are power fantasies: you as hero, rescuing the world from certain destruction. Multiplayer games are all about balance. Valve spent years making Team Fortress 2 a balanced experience for two teams and nine classes. They succeeded. They should be proud. They shouldn't have bothered.

It's the inherent unfairness of life that makes it so exciting. Sometimes you're up, sometimes you're down, but it's always interesting. More multiplayer games ought to be fantasies about a lack of power.

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wageslave3311d ago

Left 4 Dead has some element of this.

The 4 Zombie characters have unique abilities that make them different and "unbalanced".

One more reason that Im looking forward to L4D.