Why local multiplayer is still better than online

A comparison between the joys of playing a game with a group of friends and the struggles of competing against online foes.

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Snookies121209d ago

It'll always be better than online...

Rimeskeem1209d ago

I really wish local multiplayer was still a big thing. I loved having friends over and play zombies or LBP or just plain Halo or CoD.

Being able to yell at my friends and calling the a**holes in person was the greatest.

mikeslemonade1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

Nope, online is better. If you are referring to splitting the screen and sharing the same couch that is not better than online. Multiple TVs, multiple game systems, and multiple chairs is of course better. But no, it is not better if you are sharing the same screen.

The_KELRaTH1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

pre internet- dragging your PC to a mates house to play weekends worth of Doom etc

Way too much fun :)

ChrisW1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

LAN Parties back when I was in college were awesome! Chips, pizza, beer, expensive tequila... Oh, and of course BYOTv.

I miss those days!

FinalFantasyFanatic1208d ago

Too many games these days lack up to 4 player local play, plus my internet connection is too crap house for online play. I love having two or three friends over and playing the N64 or playing games and networking several xboxs together (I wish more games on the PS3/PS4/Xbox 360/Xone did this).

TXIDarkAvenger1208d ago

Well it can't be better if it barely exists in today's games. Some games can easily do local and online but choose not to which is pretty unfortunate.

Timesplitter141208d ago

It is definitely coming back though. Broforce, Towerfall, Isaac Rebirth, Crypt of the Necrodancer, Nuclear Throne, etc.... are all local coop only and amazing games

Peace_Love_and_FPS1208d ago

I know treyarc was pretty adamant about it as well, even if it's only 4 for zombies and 2 for campaign.

Battlefront will also have the missions against AI be available for split screen play.

I actually signed a petition for it to be in destiny but they're too ignorant -_-

Big_Game_Hunters1208d ago

When given the option i will always chose local, just like i would rather hang out with someone over chatting on the phone. Of course, Most of the time i don't have the option.

IVanSpinal1208d ago

Gears of War 3 Local Without Retro Lancer

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