Does Every Game Have to Have Multiplayer?

EpicSlash writes: "With the recent announcement of God of War: Ascension and its multiplayer mode I couldn't help but think, why? Does the game even need multiplayer? For that matter does every game need multiplayer?"

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attilayavuzer2757d ago

I pretty much never play online multiplayer, what sucks is that split screen is dying off. I want to play with my friends in the same room, not some 12 year old smartass in Minneapolis.

BiggCMan2757d ago (Edited 2757d ago )

In Minneapolis! Hahaha, idk. Yea I agree, I don't play online too often, unfortunately it's not the popular opinion in today's gaming world. On reason why I loved Twisted Metal so much was because I spent so much time playing with my friends on the same screen, that's the original multiplayer, and still the best kind. I think this new multiplayer in God of War is a horrible idea, really disappointed that they sunk to that level.

BitbyDeath2757d ago

I'm hoping splitscreen will make a comeback next gen.
Til then we have StarHawk!

GraveLord2757d ago

The biggest games have split-screen. Call of Duty for example.....

So does Uncharted and many many others...which games are you playing dude?

morganfell2757d ago (Edited 2757d ago )

People might consider going back and conducting searches, and look at the articles prior to God of War III launching. Remarks were repeatedly made asking, "Will God of War III have multiplayer? Games that do not run the risk of alienation in this generation."

Damned if you do, damned if you do not.

The fact is if one actually looks at the multiplayer structure that has been revealed thus far it is fairly unique and quite suited to the GoW universe. I give it two chaos blades up.

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Ares84HU2757d ago

No, not every game does. But no matter what people say the money and time spent on MP could have been spent on polishing or lengthening the SP. It doesn't matter if it's a different team and there is a planed budget for it, the fact remains that all that time, money and energy could have been spent on the SP.

People always use Uncharted 2 as an example. Yes, it had an ok MP mode. To me it was ok. I probably played it for 3-4 hours as opposed to the SP which I probably played close to 50-60 because of the multiple playthroughs. But to those people I just say, Skyrim. That game proves that you deffenatly don't need to have MP to sell millions or make a game that lasts more than 5hours.

But, MP is there in GoW. Let's get used to it.

As I said before, I'd much rather have seen a longer SP than MP. But that's just me.

thornh2757d ago

I am NOT an online gamer. Never have been, don't believe I ever will be. Why? Well, it's not a good reason for everyone but, I'm old. I was there for the Big Bang of videogames. We played text adventures for goodness sake. I like playing single player games and, no offense, don't care about chatting, in game, cross game, just don't care. Therefore, with God of War being one of my favorites of all time, I was afraid this was going to happen. If the single player is as epic as the previous installments I won't really care about there being multiplayer added in. In fact, if they make it a certain way I may actually play it! You see, there are two games, and probably more that I don't know about, where I can appreciate the multiplayer. They are Killzone 2 and Killzone 3. Why? Because I can play the multiplayer modes by myself with all bots. Yes, the challenge is not the same but I can play the maps and think of them as an extension of the single player experience. And I don't have to listen to a bunch of 10 year olds cursing at me...

Horny2757d ago

I don't play multiplayer in probably 90% of games I purchased. Usually only play top of the line multiplayer games which are primarily multiplayer games and not tacked on. This way I don't have to use up the code and can sell the game for more.

ginsunuva2757d ago

Does every movie need Will Smith?

Dr Face Doctor2757d ago (Edited 2757d ago )

How is that even of question? Of course they do.

Cablephish2757d ago

I think a more appropriate question would be "Does every movie need Samuel L Jackson?"

And the answer is yes, yes they do.

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