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Why Single-Player is Also Important for Fighting Games

This article offers an argument for the validity of the least popular of all fighting game options at present time: single player modes.

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Lord_Sloth841d ago (Edited 841d ago )

I still enjoy fighting an AI in fighting games. I don't always want a white knuckle, victory at all costs battle.

Chronicles of the Sword remains 1 of my favorite fighting game modes ever.

Sure there's a place for PVP, but let's not forget to appreciate the simpler pleasures too.

SpiralTear841d ago

Fighting games have always been about competition, not just as games with arcade origins, but in the name itself: a "fighting" game. You can't get more competitive than that.

Still, the fighting games that I've spent the most time playing are ones with extensive single-player modes, like Soul Calibur II or even Super Smash Brothers Melee. I like games that give you a lot to unlock or challenges with varied conditions, games that give you something to do even when you don't want to fight against another human being.

Fighting games might have competition in their DNA, but a quality single-player experience can do just as much as a robust multiplayer suite.

DualWielding841d ago

I want fighting games to have actual story through the arcade mode instead of simply at the beginning and the end

MrTrololo841d ago

Like Mortal Kombat & Injustice ?

Last_Boss841d ago

You for a Well said for that.

Agent_hitman841d ago

Who told you that it is not important?. That's where the fighting games more unique, it's single player mode.

SqueezyGeekyBeezy841d ago (Edited 841d ago )

I tried putting this on reddit's fighting game subreddits and got downvoted like crazy.