As good as online only games are today, they could just as easily be gone tomorrow.
I left Overwatch early this year. It’s good to have my sanity back. Also the game keeps getting worse with the hero balance decisions. Been playing mainly SP games ever since and I don’t miss it one bit
I still play it occasionally, it's a fun game but I agree they add heroes that are fun to play not fun to play against. so many heroes can make lose control and just get tossed around like ball... a coordinated Sombra is no fun to play against a doomfist 1 shoting you is so damn annoying a Moira latching onto you with minimal aim is quite annoying on console an orissa spamming shield after shield can get frustrating a hammond tossing you around and rolling all over the place is just meh and there's another class of annoying just created for Bridgette ... The game was way better with the original heroes
Either you play Overwatch casually, or don't know the concept of countering. - An aware Symmetra can use her turrets to easily prevent Sombra from getting near, and an upclose Mei can scare her away. - Moira may have range, but she does little damage and has limited mobility. A Soldier or a Reaper can shut her down easily, even on console. - Doomfist is a closed-ranged character. One shotting with him is not as easy as you make it seem. He can be stopped by ranged characters like Widow or Hanzo. - If you play Hammond just to roll around, you're playing him wrong. And when it comes to fighting against him, stun abilities will stop him dead on his tracks. Grab a Roadhog or a McCree. - Junkrat, Bastion, Pharah, and Reaper can delete Orisa's shield with their high damage. - Those 4 characters can also destroy Brigitte and her shield, who has limited range and low mobility.
@Jiro355, I know the concept of countering but the game is way less fun when you have 1 hero that makes 10 others not viable with only 1 or 2 counters ... and if the enemy team is already countering your counter you will need to have someone on your team counter their heroes and so on and so forth ... the game should make more heroes viable against the newest additions not have 1 or 2 hard counters with the entire roster sucking against them. How often is it viable to swap a dps for symetra just to counter a sombra ? Moira can cast her orb and while dealing direct damage that deletes most dps in 2 seconds and i mentioned its harder to aim on console doomfist is close range but ultra mobile, by the time he sets his sight on a target drops in upercuts them primary fires and kills them in the air and punch his out ( that's if he doesnt use his punch to 1 shot another hero ) u've already lost track of him you're assuming it's that easy to stun him when he's rolling away after having drop into your backline, but anyway he's the least of my conerns usually it's just his ability to push people around that's annoying, i dont want another loss of mobility in a game where i hardly feel i have control over my character anymore If you're running a bastion and a junkrat or reaper just to counter orissa' you've laready lost 2 of ur dps slots, and these heroes are easily countable, let alone the fact that you've spent time and resources countering a shield not the killing orisa by tthe time you get to that another shield have popped out, and whomever was behind that shield would have likely been dealing with you - brdigette almost deletes a character after a shield bash, everyone agrees she's cancer i dont need to justify it, she's a low skill hero made to counter high skill heroes
Iam an SP gamer myself but when Japanese and Asians make online MP games they are good. They respect the gamers time and money. That is why online games are much bigger in countries like China, South Korea etc .... unlike here in Murica. There are couple of great online MP games here like Warframe, TLOU and Uncharted4. I think the damage control for Switch Online has begun.
I wasn’t ever a MP fan, it’s cool in the beginning but it gets really boring really fast for me. I can keep playing the same game only to get better guns and clothing. I understand the competition but I’m not into gaming for competition. I like story progression and character arcs.
Same.. I do like online co-op games.. but never a huge pvp fan.. i play games to enjoy and feel good.. sometimes playing pvp with kids or people who literally play like its work for them.. is not fun for me.. that's why single player or pve is the best gaming experience for me.. and btw that's coming from a gamer who possesses a 2-1 or higher kill death ratio in all my pvp games
Racing and fighting games and im there, other than that though i prefer single player.
Amen bro same here. Racing and fighting games I'm there too.
I wouldn't put Overwatch since its have double maps and modes, and a lot of contents for free. Great examples would be NFS and The Crew.
Well-thought-out piece on the subject. One important thing not mentioned is LAN multiplayer, without the need for outside servers. This too would save connected-multiplayer-only games when their servers get shut down. And the (lack of) splitscreen excuses don't apply to it. Edit: Actually, it is mentioned. The author called it an "offline LAN mode", which is what threw me off. Yeah, there is no excuse for not having this option, particularly if the servers are going to be shut down for good.
I love Co-Op multiplayer small or big teams but competitive although fun in small spurts gets old really fast if you invest significant time into it , it starts to feel like a job to keep up with other players
I like gaming variety, so I don't have a problem with online only games. But I do wish all the games would have an offline mode for lan in case the servers shut off. Marvel heroes omega is truly missed.
Never have never will.
Get used to it. 10 years from now that will all there will be
That's not a future any of us want, and honestly, I don't see it happening.
I think you’ll find with advances in technology massive multiplayer games will dominate. Im talking 10 years frim now, use your imagination
Lol just sit down. As much of a dream as that would be for Microsoft and all they're silly drones sony proved this gen there ain't no way in hell that will ever happen under their watch
No one mentioned Microsoft. Im talking the likes of Ready Player One. Do you honestly believe that if that kind of immersive multiplayer game is available you will be sat there playing single player games?
@Input he/she mentioned M& because what you stated would be a wet dream for M$! There's no denying it with the comments they make and what their software division has become! It seems MP economics aren't as complicated as SP!
Because they're half of a game and boring and redundant as hell
You and me both! I will always gravitate towards SP games especially the one that have a great narrative.
There's no future in an online only game. When everyone eventually moves on to the next hot game fad, you're left with a coaster or wasted hdd space from a game file because there's no single player.
Besides the obvious downside to an online only game, it seems like almost everyone who owns a console has an internet connection. It doesn't matter whether the game is single player only, or online only. There needs to be a substantial amount of content in either to justify being sold at full price. If an online only game is jam packed with content and will be supported over a lengthy lifetime, then what's the problem? There are single player games that are so barebones, which could merit the same argument that people have about online only games. My point is: Being online only isn't a problem because there are a plethora of titles that cater to offline. At the end of the day, it's an option that gamers have. You can choose to play a single player only game, or an online only game. Optimally though, an online only game should have some sort of offline suite to accommodate any downtime that people may experience. Rainbow 6 Siege is a prime example of how great an online only game can be.
Why i don't believe in online only articles.
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