This week in Platform Nation's weekly feature STIR Chris Forbis asks the writers if they are single player gamers or multi-player gamers. Which are you?
Single player is where I find the most enjoyment in games. Story, character development. I love co-op too(Borderlands/LBP), but versus modes are always just for extra freetime fun or trophy hunting.
if the SP is ass like Blops or MW2 then its straight to MP. Blops went for the double whammy and managed to be shit in both SP and MP
Can you not be both?
I prefer SP since it because of the interaction between me and the SP universe. Although I play multiplayer when I complete everything in the SP.
I'm with you on that! Sp mode is the best! Mp is just an extra. In most games I don't even touch mp mode. I buy a game for it's sp.
im a gamer. whether its a single player great immersive experiece to a highly competitive and tight multiplayer game i dont complain. i derive enjoyment from gameplay!
nothing comes close to the level of immersion you can get from playing games like: System Shock 2 Oblivion / Morrowind Dead Space Bioshock Half Life 2 Fallout 3 Single player all the way. But I do give props to some of the creme of MP gaming like bad company 2 and team fortress 2.
Completely agree; single and co-op are the way to go if you have the right game. Borderlands was awesome at it where unfortunately something like Too Human just felt like it was lacking.
SP for me I am going off MP gaming after 10 years of shooting people in the head A good campaign will last with you forever, playing Dead Space 2 just reasures this view
Single player for me is the equivalent of reading a good book and being alone with my thoughts.
Single Player, but I only a support MP if its fully in context with the game itself.
Single Player and Online single player co-op like RE5.
Both ! Depends on my moods !
Both, though I go through phases
Gaming is gaming. I go both ways...lol
I'd say I'm about 95% single player, 5% multiplayer (which pretty much only consists of Modern Warfare 2). There's just no substance in multiplayer, so I'm finding myself getting less and less interested in it as I get older. Good stories and amazing experiences never get old, though.
Singleplayer. I hate waiting for people online and then hear them talking crap, and watch them playing like they were on drugs. If I play in multiplayer I play on split screen.
Yeah same, I usually jump between the two of them.
Yeah, I don't wanna fanny my way out of a decision but I love single player games with a great story and immersion but I also love going online and playing socially with friends.
Mostly single player. I only play multiplayer when I find a game that REALLY suits me. I don't know what the criteria are, but sometimes a game just hits me like that. Unreal Tournament games always seem to get their teeth into me for the multiplayer. Warhawk got me addicted a few years ago. Left 4 Dead co-op (not the competitive) was something I was obsessed with for a while. But not really much. I play 95% of my game-time in single-player.
I love my uncharterd 2 multiplayer or Ac brotherhood multiplayer but FPS are blah. Gotta be in the mood for those
I would take a quality single player campaign like Uncharted 2 over a great multi player anyday.
Just ask my lovely lady... Definitely Multi..
Whoever disagreed... Yep, I've come back to check on who knows Miss Palmer and her five daughters..
I love MP I do enjoy SP games mainly RPGs or JRPGs as the stories are often amazing
Single player 60% Multiplayer 40$ That's how I like them.
I'm single player unless I'm playing a Tom Clancy game like Rainbow 6 or Ghost Recon.
Single player, very rarely play mp unless it's local mp.
Deep, engaging, single player experiences are what's most imortant to me. Stories which capture my imagination and game worlds which you can explore and get lost in. Multiplayer has been whored out, especially this generation. People want multiplayer in every single game, even when it's not suited. It's as if the expectations of gamers have changed. And I've noticed a trend of opinion, that if a game doesn't have co-op or multiplayer, it's not worth their time or money... Sad times!
I always buy a game for single player. I play that first then try the multi-player and if its any good then play that until it gets boring. I normally get a little bored with multi-player between 10 and 20 hours gameplay when I've done everything and got every extra in that game. I have had multi-player games that I've stopped playing after a few minutes, 'cause they were so bad. There have been a few games where multi-player has been better than single though, eg BFBC1+2.
Your avatar is the breast, sorry best.
Thanks;) I saw it on an article the other day and liked it, so I thought I'd make it my avatar.
It depends on my mood, well mostly I do prefer a solid singleplayer campaign with good story etc etc. But sometimes it can be fun with a really fun MP experience like Battlefield 1943.
I go either way. I enjoy SP for the immersion, story, and characters, but I very much like MP as well. Knowing how to outsmart AI and being able to snag the upper hand contrasts with the often unpredictable nature of another human, so in multiplayer, battles hold their own in an interesting way. Man, sometimes coming home and dropping shots on the outmatched in Uncharted 2 is a great feeling. Knowing you're a legitimately better player than someone else is awesome. Ahh! Competition! Heat! Victory!
Definately SP. Stories, charactor, plot twist, set pieces, emotion, over coming the challenge the programmer have laid out for you. These are all great traits of single player gaming. I really dont get the mass appeal of MP gaing. Not only do you virtually get none of what I just mentioned, its almost all the same. 90% of MP is deathmatch, ctf or some variaat. I watched the latest video of Crysis, and while the game looked great, I couldnt help but think how boring it was. Just run and gun over and over and over again. No sublty, no naunce, no room to be creative. I understand you guys love it, but its just lost on me.
Both but it really depends on the game,but i do love a good single player.
I play games for character development, atmosphere, an immersive environment. Not to get sweared at by a 13 year old.
Definitely single player :-)
Single player is great for the story and to add some backstory to elements of the game. However, multiplayer is what keeps me coming back for months after release.
Single for life. Multiplayer is an overrated bitch.
Single player for life. Great games focus on incredible Single player, and add in mediocre multiplayer. mediocre games focus on great multi player and add in a shotty single player.
OK, riddle me this. If the majority of people here prefer SP, why is MP so popular and why does everything have to have an MP part tacked on?
competition. it is perceived as added value in most cases. i think there are too many games that have multiplayer yet disregard co-op. games that really don't stand a chance up against the MP powerhouses.
Single, Co-op and Multi for me
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