Submitted by PaPa-Slam 1618d ago | opinion piece

In Memoriam: Good Bye, Offline

GameThirst: Many a gamer might disagree with me, but offline gameplay is nearing its end. (Culture)

Joni-Ice  +   1619d ago
The reason why I think offline or story mode will never leave is because there are people who really like a good story mode and buy a game just for the story ie LA Noire. Also after playing a multiplayer game its good to go back to a great story. Sometimes multiplayer can be annoying.
M-Easy  +   1618d ago
Dude don't take this crap seriously. gamethirst has never provided a good story, just a bunch of bull-malarkey.
madcowz64  +   1618d ago
Well as much as I hope they're right, I agree.
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mikeslemonade  +   1618d ago
How much is PSN when it comes back online? Oh... that's right it's free!
Scyrus  +   1618d ago
Im a singleplayer dude. storyline always beats MP for me.

sure fighting games are my fav genre, but nothin beats a good SP game. i mean seriously, games like uncharted 2, and heavy rain stay stuck with you.

and well i love jrpgs, Rpgs and Action games like DMC and ninja gaiden, soooo yeah, i'd rather stomp on COD than give those games up
wsoutlaw87  +   1618d ago
With no offline means no Demons souls, GOW, red dead, and other great games like that. I was lost when the psn went off but ive realized that when it comes back on ill still keep just playing Dead Space and Heavy Rain, i just might get a few online matches in FN champion and KZ3. The only people who think sp is going away is people who only play shooters. Too me atleast you can only play so many death matches. I had just as much fun beating the story mode in KZ as I did online.
oneDMAC  +   1619d ago
Online will be here for a long time. How else can you compete with people all over the world? This might be the dumbest articles I have ever read.
DrRobotnik  +   1619d ago
I thought it said offline?
oneDMAC  +   1618d ago
It did. I was on my way out the door when I saw it and replied. My apologies.
hiredhelp  +   1618d ago
SP can't die. Multiplayer is all well and good but it has it's issues. It's not solid. To even make it feel as good as a SP witch doesn't obviously lag have bad glitches and you don't need to worry about disconectons. it also is a chance for gamers to be submersed into a story follow it threw on a personal level just you and the game. Chance to explore look at every detail instead rushing around cos you can't wait for too long in MP in case you get a bullet up your butt. To me good part of the price I pay for Amy game is cos the SP
I would not want to pay £40 $60 for online game .
Ace_Pheonix  +   1618d ago
Speak for yourself...
I'm all about a good single player story. There's a reason the MGS series along with Fumito Ueda's work is my very favorite. Online games are fun I suppose, but really I think they're a waste of time and are terribly repetitive. And you get what, experience points? And level up? Wooooo, now you're tickling my fancy. Now that'll entertain me.
lazertroy  +   1618d ago
Blame Microsoft just like music,tv etc. everything is dying. 2012
jon1234  +   1618d ago
i want to play back to the future episode 3!!!!!! X(
jrisner  +   1618d ago
not everyone has internet so SP gaming is here for a long time.
Venom215  +   1618d ago
the article was great. i feel the same,but alittle angry @ the fact that its taking kinda long.but then again they should take their time to fix it right, and come back stronger then ever.
rezzah  +   1618d ago
Taking away offline is like ridding the world of apples.

Theres going to be a lot of angry people.
telekineticmantis  +   1618d ago
There's nothing like story mode
Online is definitely fun though
CobraKai  +   1618d ago
With how far gaming has come in terms of presentation and story, offline gaming will be here for a while. Like a great movie, I play through great stories over and over, only dipping into multiplayer while killing time.

I mean does anyone play a game like Uncharted 2 only for the online multiplayer?
Venom215  +   1618d ago
i totally agree with ya.
NarooN  +   1618d ago
Bogus article. Don't forget that multiplayer rose from excellent single-player titles. People will always have great stories to tell, so offline isn't going anywhere. Just because something like Call of Dootie puts 100% of its focus on the MP doesn't mean that's what every other dev will do.
clintos59  +   1618d ago
If u really think single player is done then your a moron. MGS4, Mass Effect, Uncharted says no.
kramun  +   1618d ago
I hardly ever play the online part of any games I own, I'm the complete opposite to the people this guy is talking about. The day they stop making SP games is the day I stop gaming.

But that will never happen, and this guy is just talking a load of crap.
Rybakov  +   1618d ago
the best gaming experience games from the Stories in single player games...they also tend to give you the most content too

100+ hours on an RPG vs playing the same maps over and over and over again with different people who all act the same and get pissed over every little thing even though its just a game

ill take single player thank you
mixelon  +   1618d ago
What a load of bull. SP isn't going away, ever.
IGAMEHARD  +   1618d ago
i love this article... story mode is ok, but yes multiplayer is where the $$$ at
Arkham  +   1618d ago
It's players with attitudes like the author's who are ruining gaming today.

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