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Coolstufftheblog: What's the appeal of online multiplayer anyway?

Over the last few years multiplayer in video games has become huge. So huge that there are games out there with no single player component or if there is one, it is ridiculously short. These games’ main focus is on the multiplayer aspect and I don’t get it.

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big_silky3270d ago

i agree, it gets very boring. i put a few hours into the multiplayer on reach and that was good enough, i was satisfied. i don't need to play another multiplayer game for several months.

to me playing multiplayer is like playing an atari game, it's fun trying to rack up points for a few minutes here and there but anything longer than that and you realize how pointless it is. it's pointless, mind numbing repetition that gives a game the illusion of longevity. i'd much rather experience a narrative.

lazysey3270d ago (Edited 3270d ago )

Well if you have friends, (I'll assume you do) you might want to hop online to play together.

Also, it prevents privacy, I could go download Black Ops right now, but at the end of the day the rich multiplayer component is what I want to come to for an extended experience.

Finally, if you're anti-social or "are social" enough already in real life, thats great, have fun with that. =\

Matthew943270d ago (Edited 3270d ago )

i hated most online multiplyer for ages except for Killzone 2

got bored of K2 but now i love Counter Strike Source, Team Fortress 2 and Killing Floor go steam/Valve!

also Metro 2033 should have had MP, that game was phenomenal