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Submitted by godmoney 1852d ago | article

I Want A Good Single Player Campaign In My Shooter… Please?

NextGN writes: "With the arrival of the next generation consoles, I have seen the rise of a strong multiplayer component within FPS games. Nowadays a good shooter is mostly judged by how strong and addictive its Multiplayer is and the whole single player experience has taken a back seat for good." (BioShock, Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Far Cry, Far Cry 2, Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Half Life 2: Episode 3, Half Life 2: Episode Pack, Half life 2: Episode three, Half-Life, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two , Halo 2, Halo 3, Killzone 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

thereapersson  +   1852d ago
I agree 110 percent with this article
Too many ADHD gamers this generation who don't give a damn about a good single-player experience. It's a shame considering how much of a centralized component the single-player storyline was in games even just last-generation. Now it's pretty much an afterthought, which is sad.
dorron  +   1852d ago
Agree...

I buy a game firstly for it's single player mode, not for multiplayer.
thereapersson  +   1852d ago
It also makes me mad when games that have such a solid single-player experience, end up getting a tacked-on multiplayer mode that doesn't make any sense to be there. Granted, when developers get it right, it's a nice bonus. But simply adding multiplayer for a sequel, for example, because it will attract more consumers just isn't right.
The Meerkat  +   1852d ago
thereapersson
The Darkness was one of those games. Great single player but the MP was beyond bad.
thereapersson  +   1852d ago
Yeah, the Darkness was one of the games I had in mind. The multiplayer was so bad, I traded the game in after I beat the single player storyline.
god_o_war  +   1852d ago
killzone? resistance?
nix  +   1852d ago
uncharted?

oh well.. they are all PS3 exclusive games.
DARK WITNESS  +   1852d ago
i don't think its about if they are xbox or ps3 exclusives or not.

Uncharted had a great single player, but no multiplayer so it does not really fall inline with the games he is talking about.

Killzone 2, i am sorry its just my opinion, but there was nothing special about the single player other then its visual achievements. Yes it's just about the best looking game too date, but other then that i found it very average.

Resistance ( i can't speak for the 1st because i didn't play it, i tried the demo and knew it was not something i was going to enjoy ) going by resistance 2, well i don't even know where to start. i thought it was bad, very bad... i finished it, played a little of the multiplayer and took it straight back to the shop. both resistance 2 and gears 2 were biggest disappointments of 2008 for me personally. I could go on all day about why i thought it was so bad, but i know there is not much point... its my opinion anyway.

I do agree with the article though and i have always said it, i always judge the games i like the most based on the single player experience.

My No 1 fps of all time is still Halo CE and that's not because of the multiplayer but because of the campaign. On the other hand i was very disappointed with halo 2 and 3 because the campaign didn't meet my expectations compared to halo CE.

my best game last year was Dead Space, no multiplayer ! I know it sounds odd but i just about refuse to buy any game that is multi only with no campaign, while i am quite happy to buy a game that is campaign only with no multiplayer.
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godmoney  +   1852d ago
Nix,
He mentioned Gears of War and Bioshock too
godmoney  +   1852d ago
Resistance 2 has a bad single player
+ =I played over 20 hours in Killzone 2 and never bothered finishing the single player. Only multiplayer.
DARK WITNESS  +   1852d ago
@ godmoney

me too, i got to the last stage of killzone 2, but just could not bring myself to finish it... its gone back to the shops now for a credit note.

resistance 2 i did finish and i have no idea how i managed too.
godmoney  +   1852d ago
The real problem is
with games with no multiplayer and with a bad single player campaign :)

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