I have a rule…single player first, then multiplayer — whats yours?

SchollA from Console ControllUs writes:
Playing The Last of Us (day one purchase) single player campaign I was probably not even a 4th of the way in and I received an invite from one of my PSN friends inviting me to the games’ multiplayer mode, that invite soon turned to two, three, maybe even four; from other PSN friends. As the invitee I had to tell all the inviters the same; “I’m still playing single player but as soon as I finish I’ll join you”. That’s when the realization hit me once again on what type of gamer I am.

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CaptainYesterday1677d ago

Yup I'm the exact same play through the single player get used to the controls then start the multiplayer. I too kept getting a crazy amount of invites I kept saying let me finish the game I was trying to take my time with it. The multiplayer is really great frustrating at times but I like that :)

xHeavYx1677d ago

Normally I play SP first, but my gaming TV broke just before I got TLOU, so I played the multiplayer until I got my new TV

Scholla1677d ago

SMART MAN!!! I probably wouldve did the same.

MuleKick1677d ago

Single player first always. And all possible trophies before multi-player.

himdeel1676d ago

SP first them mp is usually my rule. Although I did break this rule once and only once with the Red Dead Redemption mp.

I'm afraid of getting spoilers from douche bags if I play the mp before finishing the sp.

t0mmyb0y1677d ago

Same here. If you play the MP before SP sometimes you get hooked and wont even try the SP lol

59fifty1677d ago (Edited 1677d ago )

I played till i saw the first clickers, then played multiplayer a few days then traded the game in :D *prepares to get thumbed down* I just kept the stickers.

Scholla1677d ago (Edited 1677d ago )

Because you're scared or because you didn't like it?

PersonMan1676d ago

I let my friend from work borrow The Last of Us. He got to the part where you first battle a room with a bunch of runners and the one clicker (from the end of the demo). He couldn't beat that one part, so he gave up and gave the game back to me the next day.

The Last of Us just isn't for everybody I guess.

Tapewurm1677d ago

Always finish the Single Player campaign first. Multiplayer is just the icing on the cake.

Krew_921676d ago

People usually always go for the icing first though haha. In all seriousness for me single player first is always a must. I know a lot of people who would rather play online first though.

Docknoss1676d ago

Single player on a adventure game yes, Single player on a FPS nope

SnotyTheRocket1676d ago

Depends on the game. If it's Naughty Dog game, Assassin's Creed or Metal Gear Solid (yah know, story based games), then yes, Singleplayer first. But if it's a multiplayer game, like Battlefield or something, where you buy the game for the MP, then Multiplayer first.

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Prcko1677d ago (Edited 1677d ago )

same here
nothing can beat some crazy good story imo

abzdine1677d ago

same for me, except for FPS! I love killzone multiplayer so much more than SP campaign.

iamnsuperman1677d ago

I always play the single player first and it isn't to get used to the controls. I do it because I want to see how talented the developers are at creating an interesting and meaningful story/experience. It is where I can lose myself in someones imaginary world. Its like any film, TV, book, play. It is nice to feel apart of a story that you wouldn't normally feel apart of. Not just trying to do X objective online for random people who you really do not care for. It is why I play it first. The multiplayer (for me) is just to get more for my money.

I feel multiplayer is quite easy to be fun. It needs to follow some set rules. Single player is another ball game. I always say the best developers are the ones who create the best single player experiences.

strotee1677d ago (Edited 1677d ago )

Coming from a person who does not play MP games, I wish one could get a platinum without having to play multi-player. I have all the single-player trophies but odds are I'll never get a platinum since it requires playing the MP. Damn you Naughty Dog lol

Dunpeal1677d ago (Edited 1677d ago )

I hear ya. Except that these aren't all that difficult compared to some other games, which require you to shoot down an enemy between his eyes, upside down, in a crouch position during a 2 second window


Actually, TLOU multiplayer trophies can be quite hard if you don't play with friends (or, at least, pick your battles), cause getting your clan to survive 12 weeks not only consumes a lot of time but also require some good results (specially when you suffer a rival faction attack and can basically miss your whole clan) and you have to do it twice (one for each faction). In comparison, to platinum Uncharted 2 or 3 all you had to do in multiplayer is finish some few matches.

Clover9041676d ago (Edited 1676d ago )

Strotee, the multiplayer trophies are not hard at all. If you have a mic I'd be happy to play with you. I'm TERRIBLE at online shooters, but this game is all about planning and teamwork, not perfect aim and a quick trigger finger. I've already gone through the 12 weeks four times. The mp is a lot of fun once you learn the mechanics.

GamingAngelGabriel1677d ago

Even with multiplayer-focused games like Battlefield and Call of Duty, I always want to finish the campaign. Even if I never play the campaign again, I have it hovering over my head if I go to multiplayer before I beat it.

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