Kotaku's Jason Schreier writes, "Some people believe that Japanese role-playing games are meant to be single-player experiences, enjoyed alone in the dim blue light of your living room during marathon binge sessions involving little to no contact with other human beings.
Other people believe that the first group of people are totally boring and that the single-player-only model is as obsolete as VHS tapes or paying for music. And also multi-player games make lots and lots of money.
"So who's right?" you might ask. "The hermits or the money-mongers?"
Good question. I don't know if there's an answer."