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Submitted by NateHohl 273d ago | opinion piece

VGU Reader Discussion: How Essential Is Multiplayer To You?

Does the inclusion of multiplayer in normally single-player games help or hinder the experience? (Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Batman: Arkham Origins, Culture, God of War: Ascension, Mass Effect 3)

NYC_Gamer  +   273d ago
I don't like when publishers force developers to add online features to known single player only titles
Nitrowolf2  +   273d ago
Either do I, but in some cases it works. I am glad Naughty Dog experimented with it this gen or else we wouldn't have gotten The Last of Us Multiplayer, which I have to say is one of the best this year has to offer.
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zeal0us  +   273d ago
Same here. We live in a era where publishers see games like CoD selling millions and they get the idea their games can meet the same success if they add MP. Multiplayer isn't need or necessary for most single player games.

I'm all for MP if its done right and actually adds to the overall game. However if you're passing on creating dlc for the SP to focus on the MP(looking at you Crystal Dynamic), the MP mode better be worth it.
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Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   273d ago
It's not vital. But if you decide to add online to a game. You better make sure it's good. Way too many shitty online games.
NatureOfLogic  +   273d ago
I've been playing video games since the NES days, so I could care less about online multiplayer. It's not very essential to my gaming needs. I actually think getting smacked in golden eye, street fighter, mk and other games by the person sitting right next to you was more fun but online brought more competitiveness. Online doesn't really matter to me cause IMO hooking up a second controller is just as fun. Multiplayer could go away tomorrow and I would still enjoy gaming.
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Ghostdogg  +   273d ago
I couldn't agree with you more
DimensionalSound  +   273d ago
Multiplayer does often feel forced and seems like it will at times detract from the production of the single player--which is especially problematic if single player is the focus of the title (Like Mass Effect 3, one could argue).

I think having a separate studio produce the multiplayer could produce some better results.
Ghostdogg  +   273d ago
I think the fact that multiplayer was even considered was a waste of time. Batman was doing just fine without it.
taiyed80  +   273d ago
I game almost exclusively on multiplayer these days. I love it.

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