Funstock argues that Titanfall's lack of single-player is to be expected - as is Metal Gear Solid V's rumoured two hour campaign - and why we should learn to live with it.
Well lets hope that titanfall isn't a sign of things to come for next gen. 792p resolutions, well infact, resolutions below 900p should be unheard of.
Neither should below 60FPS. But well, we all know how that is.
Why are people acting like Titanfall is first game to be MP only? It isn't the first and it isn't the last. People are overreacting like how SP only games were gonna die because of tacked on MP.
No MP only game has wonna GOTY. Just saying.
Well think about how many games HAVENT gotten GOTY and have still been really good. It is possible.
I think in the short term at least, developers have to compromise. I'd be interested to see how many compromises, if any, Bunjie make with Dedtiny - which seems both massive, multiplayer and is playable alone.
It. Is. Your. DEDTINY!
I really, really hope not.
"Is Titanfall's lack of singleplayer a sign of things to come" Its not. Multiplayer only games have existed in the past (for instance MAG) and they didn't vastly change the gaming landscape. It will simply be an option, which some games will opt for and other games won't.
If you look back at early games in any generation, developers have to make a compromise in order to get their games to market in good time. If Titanfall did have a single player campaign we probably wouldn't have seen it for a long time yet. I'd rather have something toplay, even if it is just multiplayer. A good multiplayer though! :)
I hope not some of the best games I have played, have been single player like Bioshock Infinite, I for one don't want to see the end to games with a good storyline.
Is Titanfall's lack of singleplayer a sign of things to come. I don't think so... This is practically normal, most devs are learning how to use the dev kits and make games at the same time. So some things are going to be left out. Things will change from the 1st wave of game to the next.
It's not the first, nor will it be the last. Did WoW bring about the end of Single player RPGs? Did the first Battlefield games being multiplayer only bring about anything? No. Because different sub genres can exist. We don't need Single Player and Multiplayer in every game unless the developer feels/wants to do it.
True, not every game needs Single Player. But the way TF was first introduced tells me Respawn wanted to add single player. Remember, the first trailer/story was about a solder who didn't want to pilot a mech robot ever again dued to his brother death caused by piloting a mech robot in combat. At least that what i remembered. Now Respawn took a whole different approach and cut the story in half.
Why did his brother not respawn?
The game is multiplayer so i am glad they spent their time making sure that part was great, if it was singleplayer i would hope for the same. For the most part i hate it when they try to stick one onto the other just for the sake of it.
I agree. You don't see the same player numbers if the online MP is tacked on. Some prove to have great online MP others have great SP, and everything in between. MP only titles are kind of rare. A few have done really well, some have not. Titanfall seems to be a hit.
Leave the story to 343. Ghost and bf4 story was pure garbage & kzsf was decent..
And leave the multiplayer to everyone else because all 343 does is add COD elements, remove and/or make everything lackluster like content and ranks, as well as completely change the idea of how Halo is played, I remember teh good ol arena style Halo, now it is unbalanced and unskilled mess.
I didnt found nothing wrong with halo 4 online but halo 5 online will be better
Then play vanilla slayer, btw, halo 4 re-uses a lot of halo reach code, so if you were expecting Halo 3, you were only fooling yourself, and god forbid they try new things right?
No. Counter-Strike, Battlefield,Unreal Tournament, Team Fortress 2,Day of Defeat, StarCraft, WOW, EVE Online, FF XI&FFXIV ARR, WARHAWK, MAG ect..... are all online games varying in release dates and so far people still play single player games. People need to get a grip. MP only titles have been around for a while.
StarCraft has single player campaigns....always have.
Excluding StarCraft my point still stands.
Jeez, people are acting like Titanfall is the first ever game in the entire history of gaming that's multiplayer only. Was Warhawk, Shadowfall on the 360, M.A.G., or any other of the multiplayer only games that came out a 'sign of things to come?' Relax, people. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
"Relax, people. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar." Yeah, maybe if you're doing it wrong.
Oops, I meant Shadowrun, not Shadowfall.
Dear god, I hope not. If people want to keep Video Games an Art, it should always have a story, because you cant have Art without and meaning/story.
I think it's a good mix... I'm personally tired of games that want to do both (most of which fail). I'd rather devs focus on one or the other. TF being mp only and Infamous SS being sp only mean we get 2 extremely focused AAA titles that don't half ass one aspect or the other. Video games need more focus and less "let's get a piece of every pie!" mentality.
As much as I didn't care for it as a multiplayer game, I would have enjoyed a cooperative sort of "single player" campaign experience with good replayability, mostly because I just like mechs :)
Meanwhile games like Batman:AK, The Order, Infamous have only SP modes. It's up to the developer how they want to craft their game. And it should be up to the consumer to know exactly what they are buying before hand.
I'm playing Titanfall right now and I'm on the 4th mission in the campaign mode. I have no idea what I'm doing. I run around shooting the other team and then it says " get to your dropship" or something. Then the next stage starts. Is that all there is? Is this what every stage is about? I jumped on the titanfall bandwagon, but I think I'm gonna get off.
Lol, it sounds like you got the game and had no idea what you were getting into.
The big difference here is that offline singleplayer games can always be played. Eventually, online multiplayer games can't be.
Not shoehorning game modes in that don't need to be there? Sounds good.
Of course its a sign of things to come...this is why the entire "NO DRM" movement was pointless, stupid, and set the industry back by years. Every single game is going to use the internet in some fashion so the outrage over the "24 hour checkin" was over blown. Which by the way was a small file in kilobytes and would have been able to perform its purpose of keeping microsoft up to date with what games you still owned so you could share with 10 of your friends free of charge and you would have been able to use smartglass to perform the update...but thats an entire different story. As an owner of PS4, Wii U, Xbone and Gameing PC i can assure you digital is where its at.
if they feel it isnt needed, then dont waste resources and man power on making single player. seems logical to me.
Destiny.....The Division...etc Yeah it's coming.
Im hoping Destiny is more like Borderlands for online multiplayer. Thats the only way I can see them getting a story in there. Titanfall seems to have zero to no story from what I read online. Character development is huge in keeping me interested.
I'm fine with it since the devs have put all their focus into the multiplayer and I've been having a blast with it on the PC. CoD and BF campaigns have always been okay and its something you only playthrough once. The first two BF games never even had any real sp campaigns until BF3. There use to be plenty of FPS games like this on the PC back in the day where it had no campaign (bot matches maybe but that's it) and were strictly multiplayer.
the day when all games go multi only is the day i end my 30 years of gaming.
I hope so have been gaming since the 70s finding it hard to take single player games multi player saved me from giving gaming away .
My opinion; When games focus on single player they are a resounding success, think bioshock (especially the first) when focussing on the multiplayer i also think successful Titanfall is a great branch of the genre with amazing balancing. Think what you like about COD clone or resolution, its a great game. The games that don't do so well are were multiplayer or campaign is a side thought. COD for example would be better as a multiplayer only game. The COD campaign is so linear, so boring and was written by a chair leg ridden with opiate use. If games focus on what they are meant to be they are successful instead of giving in to the social media demands.
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