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It is easy to see that more and more games are beginning to have online multiplayer. Having online capabilities makes gamers continue playing long after the campaign is done with. Unlockables online make this go even further, like with COD4's prestige mode. There are some games that would not be as good as they were if not for multiplayer, some that should have multiplayer, and those that throw it in just to have it.
I'll start with games that were better because of multiplayer.
Halo 2 and 3- Don't get me wrong both of these games are great and i am a big Halo fan, but without the online multiplayer how often would you be playing and talking about it? From the original Halo, almost nothing has changed in gameplay. This can be argued as good or bad but that's not why im writing this. I think the big selling point of Halo 2 was the online matchmaking, not the actual game. And then people bought Halo 3 because you've spent hours on Halo 2 and now that the new one is here you have to update to continue playing online.
Now for the games that just threw it in.
The Darkness- Those of you who have played this game know that the single player is very enjoyable. But if you tried the multiplayer you almost want to return it. I rented this game, beat it in about 3 days and had 2 left over to goonline. I played 2 online matches and returned it back to the store. The whole thing is badly done with a lot of lag and very stupid gameplay. Playing Goldeneye with only 4 ppl on N64 is like hevean compared to this. You can tell the makers put the online play in to try and intice gamers to keep playing.
And finally game that should have had it.
Bloodwake- Original Xbox game dealing with boat combat. Very fun to go in multiplayer mode and have yourself just destroy hundreds of computer controled boats. If this game had online i think it would have been similar to Warhawk or Mechassault (with boats of course). Putting online into this game would have been great and I was a little disappointed when it did not have it.
sorry only one game per catagory but i didn't feel like thinking of other although tyey are out there.
That went off the title a little but now i'll deal with that. I said to myself when next gen came out i was only going to get games with online. But in the first year 2 out of my 7 games have no online (Assassin's Creed and Elder Scrolls). I didn't want to buy games, play them for 10-20 hrs, or however long until its beaten, abd then leave it on the shelf. That is the reason i didn't like my Gamecube and one reason why i don't like the Wii. Having online keeps the game from getting boring for the most part and I think in the future games with it will exceed those without it in sales.
check this idea that occured to me the other day.
an underground racing game, much like need for speed, except everything that happens is live. not sure if this is possible but hear me out. your console, 360 or ps3, is hooked up to live or online. it gets "updates" from news stations pertaining to traffic weather and what not so it is like your actually driving on the streets. while in the game you can access real radio station via the internet. imagine racing a point to point on christmas day with hundreds of people on the road. check the news station to see where traffic jams are and easily avoid them to beat your opponent. now one of the cooler parts. the map will be designed to that of an area of the country example:New York or California area. not just he cities but the suburbs and backroads and everything. this will give you the feel of actually driving in NYC or LA or in the mountains because they will all be real roads.
not sure if a game like this is even possible to make due to the detail and all the online interactions. but tell me if you think this would be cool if you for some reason r reading this.
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