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Should Destiny Have a Single Player Campaign?

OnlySP: Destiny is one of the most anticipated triple-A titles hitting shelves this year. It has a massive open world, gorgeous graphics, and is made by Bungie, the renowned developers of the Halo series. The thing is, Destiny does not have a single player campaign. While you can play it solo, you will always be connected to the other players in the world of Destiny. We at OnlySP have chosen to discuss whether or not Destiny should have a single player campaign, and we would like your input in the comments section below as well.

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-Foxtrot1265d ago

Well with 500 million being spent on it, it would be nice to have one included.

Although they said you can play by yourself online...so that's good enough for me.

PockyKing1265d ago

Yea, it's Bungie and Marty O'Donnel though haha. They make masterful campaigns together.

Shadonic1265d ago

I would definitely want an offline mode though.

-Foxtrot1265d ago

Yeah I don't know why you can't, it can't be that hard to do.

It's just incase you connection goes funny or if you want time to yourself.

rdgneoz31265d ago

MMOs don't really tend to have offline modes. As for easing players into the game, most MMOs have starting area quests / tutorials to get players familiar with the game. It's one of the reason they're making players spend a few hours in the game before they can play competitive mode (so you actually know how to play your class / the mechanics).

Shadonic1265d ago

@rdgneoz3

Yea i know, I'm familiar with MMO's, I'm talking about being able ot play without an internet connection if it ever comes to you not having access to it or a subscription (if you still need one for it )

UltraNova1264d ago (Edited 1264d ago )

Thats what I've been saying for a long time now. An effort like this, portrayed as a game changer of sorts not having SP feels like a cheat. Additionally, who can guarantee that 6 months in Actvision wont turn it into a subscription based game forcing all those players with max levels to sign up? I mean how else are they going to get billions (10year plan, Activision...)out of our pockets, with new level caps and weapon packs? If they eventually do this the game will be useless without SP, at least to guys like me where online multiplayer is usually a turn off.

Offline SP on that kind of budget is a must. And lets be honest here, its Bungie we are talking about, they do killer SP campaigns plus you get to know the frickin game before you start getting slaughtered online!

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MysticStrummer1265d ago

"they said you can play by yourself online...so that's good enough for me."

Exactly. Other games have allowed co-op through the same story that a solo player would see, but I don't remember that ever equating to the idea that they lacked a single player campaign.

"While you can play it solo, you will always be connected to the other players in the world of Destiny"

That seems like an obvious contradiction.

spicelicka1265d ago (Edited 1265d ago )

I think the author should've titled it "should destiny be playable offline". That's what it seems like he meant anyway. The game clearly has a campaign that can be played solo, but you have to be online to play it, which means you can't play single player offline.

Also the author assumes that due to the game being shareworld, co-op centric, it won't have a story mode like halo, which I don't think is the case. It's a unique game, shareworld but not an mmo, campaign focused but also co-op focused, rpg but not quite, open world but not exactly, and that's why i find it so interesting.

theDivision1265d ago

Agreed. The Division is doing something similar where you can do either which I think it a great way to go because those who love coop (like myself) get to experience the campaign that way, and those who prefer to go solo can still do that as well.

3-4-51265d ago

I agree. Also, with a single player campaign, you can always play that later on at some point even if the multiplayer community starts to fade.

medman1264d ago

Am I missing something? I thought Bungie had already confirmed one of the play modes is called patrol, where the single players can explore at their leisure choosing how much or how little to interact with others when advancing the story in game.

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hankmoody1265d ago

I don't care either way. Besides, the game is meant to be continuously played for years.

S2Killinit1265d ago (Edited 1265d ago )

I love single player campaigns, but destiny's single/multiplayer hybrid does not bother me. In fact im happy for the new take on single player. Innovation is always a good thing in my opinion.

the1whoknocks901265d ago

I agree. I wish gta 5 did this to. It would've been awesome to play with friends on single player. Like hiring friends for heist and just playing as one of the three characters while friends control the others.

S2Killinit1265d ago

That would have been a nice touch indeed

tdogchristy901265d ago

A question I have is this. With all the talk of mmoish and 10 years will this be the only disk you'll need for 10 years like pc mmos or will we get a new release every three years like most console games?

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