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The Order: 1886 Might Prove Single-Player Games Aren’t Dead

The Order: 1886 promises to be a fantastic game - and single-player only. This is not a bad thing; in fact, it promises to be a huge success amongst gamers.

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Bercilak1978d ago

As a single-player only player, I sure hope that they're not dead--although they do seem to be dying a slow but sure death.

extravalue1978d ago

you can say that again. this game is not the savior of single player

im not even getting it

Zenith4k1978d ago

Thank you for your pointless impact your a credit to pointless thing to say fair play.

theFAYEsorceress1978d ago

there's no point in you getting it because you don't own a ps4. that would just be silly~

SoapShoes1978d ago

You sound like one of those bots that post stuff not even related to the article but word it in a way that maybe just MAYBE the stupidest person in the world wouldn't realize it.

BiggerBoss1977d ago

So you have absolutely no interest in even trying it, but you can claim matter-of-factly that it wont be the savior of SP..

Im gonna play it with an open mind and hopefully i'll be surprised

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen1977d ago (Edited 1977d ago )

Who says single player games are dead? As a matter of fact, more gamers prefer a single player campaign over a multiplayer only campaign.

Perfect examples are

Tomb Raider (Had a multiplayer mode that no one plays)
Wolfenstein
Shadow Of Mordor
Outlast
P.T.
The Last Of Us single player mode
Infamous Second Son
Dying Light single player
The Evil Within
The Walking Dead
Life Is Strange

Multiplayer and co-op are great in some game genres, but utterly useless and pointless in others.

Multiplayer works for...

MMOs
RPGs
Fighting games
Multiplayer shooters

Co-op and multiplayer is not needed to make a game worth buying and multiplayer doesn't add to replay value. The only reason people come to that conclusion is because of sales numbers for "multiplatform" first person shooters that center around multiplayer. What these same people fail to take into account is the number of sales for single player games combined far surpass sales number for online multiplayer oriented games, which means that more gamers prefer single player games,

I have played several games that have shoe-horned multiplayer and I have never played any of them. Multiplayer shooter games don't interest me. Games like Destiny, Guild Wars, and Street Fighter, I'M ALL IN. Running around with a gun trying to shoot other players nullifies any sense of immersion which is the primary reason I play video games,

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Orejillz1978d ago

I'm in the same boat as you. I prefer single-player games, but a lot of companies seem to think they need to shoehorn multiplayer into every thing that comes out.

dcj05241977d ago

I disagree:Wolfenstein,telltale ganes,Dragon Age Inquisition,The Witcher 3,Metal Gear Solid V,Uncharted 4,Mirror's Edge 2,The Last Of Us,Minecraft(Yes it counts),Final Fantasy XV,Bioshock Infinite,Life is Strange,Just Cause 3, Persona 5, ect ect ect.......

So no, single player games are not dying at all.

Magicite1977d ago

who has ever said single player is dead? some clueless noob?

Darth Gamer1977d ago

exactly!! Single player is nowhere near "dead" and if you think it is, your a bloody moron.

OB1Biker1977d ago

The witcher 3? Batman? doesnt seem to be dead games so to speak

Genova841977d ago

Agree. I'll list some more!

Wolfenstein the new order
South Park Stick of Truth
Far Cry Series
Assassin's Creed Series
Fallout 3
Elder Scrolls Series
Diablo 3 - I play solo
Path of Exile - I play solo
Bioshock Series
Max Payne 3
Shadow of Mordor
The Evil Within

I think they get the idea.

Silly Mammo1977d ago

The media sure loves to proclaim the death of things.

1) Death of PC gaming
2) Death of console gaming
3) Death of physical media
4) Death of single player games

Enough already. It must be tiring trying so desperately to be the "smartest person in the room."

Clunkyd1977d ago (Edited 1977d ago )

I think is already dead for PC, I mean you cant sell, trade, or rent PC games. So once you beat the game, thats it. It has to have a ton of replay value.

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crazychris41241978d ago

We have had a bunch of games recently that prove single player only isnt dead. Alien Isolation, Bioshock Infinite and Metro Last Light were all great games. If The Order is great then its just more proof that every game doesnt need multiplayer.

Does anyone know if they are going to release a demo for The Order?? Would like to try it out.

Adexus1978d ago

I'd like to try it as well, don't think they will before release though.

Think I'll be getting it anyway but it's so expensive in the UK for some reason :\

Zenith4k1978d ago

Well written bravo best article iv read in quite a while.

lemoncake1978d ago

Wait single player games are dead?

Xavior_Reigns1978d ago

No but there is an vocal opposition to them. Apparently multiplayer has to be in everything, even if it turns out bad.

Tomb Raider reboot could've been even better if the resources wasted on multiplayer, would've gone into the singleplayer campaign.

rainslacker1977d ago

Nope. Last gen, and still this gen, less than all console owners pay for online access to games.

More games get released as SP than MP only or SP/MP.

SP isn't dead, nor is the lack of MP the death of a games sales. Even in FPS where MP is expected, games like BioShock Infinite prove that it's not necessary to get strong sales.

Gwiz1978d ago (Edited 1978d ago )

I'm one of those gamer's that really don't care about MP's anymore.
Give me a solid campaign with an intrigued storyline and i'm set.

Darth Gamer1977d ago

I'm right there with you. Yes, I do play the occasional multi match in COD and Titanfall and I'm really looking forward to Splatoon, but for me, single player is where the heart is.

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