TIM WHITE WRITES: "Multiplayer or single player? Developers, you can do both, just not willy-nilly."
I am in absolute agreement with the OP 👌
I hate when I see single player games and see people begging for multi-player. Jeez guys it don't need to be on every game. Latest one I seen was atomic heart.
Multiplayer or even co-op If it was always a single player game then that's how it is
It's a trend that never really went away. For me multiplayer in a primarily SP focused game was an excuse for DLC. Then there's the mentality gamers had that adding multiplayer makes a game worth the price, otherwise it should be half price for half a game. A way of thinking devs reassured when they started adding multiplayer to their sequels. We see the same with multiplayer focused games getting SP in their sequels.
Tbh multilayer now is a way to add live service and mtx elements, very rarely does it come of well. What single players game used to be in a lot of cases now require 3 other people for keeping to really enjoy it and I hate having to rely on others to get the maximum from a game. Sp should be sp, if devs want to add a separate multi mode then that's fine with me, the legends addition to ghost of tshushima was fricking sick but totally separate to the main game. Sick of co op too.
I remember when certain single player games had them as included optional modes that was played on the couch. Had brilliant times with Syphon Filter and Golden Eye. Me and my bro used to used to fight over who would play as Gabe even though it was technically just a skin. Good times.
I didn't notice your comment before I added mine. But good times indeed
If you're on PC and play a lot of older games, you can find plenty of single-player games with multiplayer option, especially from the PS3/Xbox360 era. You know what they all have in common? The multiplayer is always dead. Such wasted efforts.
Hmmm... I'm on the fence on this one. On one hand translating a single player game into having multiplayer components usually suck and the results are probelmatic at best, but damn it's hard to argue how much Last Of Us Factions slaps!
While I agree with this sentiment, a LOT of action games could use 1-on-1 PvP. Developers get this messed up by thinking that every online component needs to be Battle Royale. There's a whole slew of ideas that have never been fully realized in fighting games, and we could actually bring them to fruition with 1v1 in action games. Example: Star Wars Fallen Order/Survivor with 1on1 lightsaber battles. No mess, no clutter of 10 people acting dumb on a map...just you and an opponent. THIS is what we need more of.
I know that the post is about online multiplayer. But I just want to add that personally I miss the days where a local multiplayer component was more common than not. I loved the abundance of coop campaigns and deathmatches with bots, or little mini games. I hate that despite consoles getting stronger, splitscreen is less commonplace. 4 player splitscreen used to chug along on the ps2/n64 era but it was a blast. Now there's just very little of that outside of party games. I will always prefer having my friends over to game, laughing and drinking beers all the while.
I especially hate when some modern games don’t even allow people to play locally with the people they’re with. Online play can be great fun and all, but it’s not a replacement for the social experience of playing together with others in the same room.
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Here are the most peaceful areas in games that are otherwise quite violent, offering players respite from chaos in the game world.
My first thought was the safe rooms in the resident evil series. When you hear that enchanting music you know you’re safe.
I literally just came here to post this. That music in the Resi 1 safe rooms is playing in my head.
I was thinking TLOU work benches. Although I remember one time where it was a false security.
Perfect. 👌👌 I'd add the top of my highrise apartment in GTA Online. That calm, quiet peace, just knowing as soon as I step out that door I will be bombarded by 8 and 12 year olds calling each other n**** and f****, trolled by combat jets and rocket launchers.
Dormins temple, SoTC
The entire map of SotC is peaceful as hell. Used to just ride around exploring it.
Afterlife in Cyberpunk 2077 is a peaceful area? Erm, hands down and very hard to miss, Misty Olszewski's Esoterica is the absolute epitome of peaceful areas in that game.
The "last of us" deer location i found to be a welcoming respite. It was nice to not have someone trying to eat me.
Kingdom Hearts tend to present half peaceful areas and most of them are amazing.
Hogwarts legacy hogsmeade village, or Zelda's zora village or hateno village 😌
I always felt very relaxed playing The Talos Principle