Kotaku: "Is Single Player gaming in danger of extinction?"

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#1 nintendoboy16
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Intresting article by Kotaku. And I have a feeling it is as well. Don't get me wrong, I like multiplayer, but sometimes, I want to play by myself and go through the story of the game.

Thoughts? Opinions?

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#2 Brownesque
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Absolutely and completely not.
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#3 wolverine4262
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There will always be a place for single player games...As long as there are devs like bioware....They are making an mmo you say? oh, well...
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#4 Espada12
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As long as RPGS exist.. nope. I still like single player more than multi when it comes to most genres except MMOS and shooters.

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Absolutely and completely not.Brownesque
This.
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#6 Delsage
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The end of single player, is the end of gaming for me. I appreciate the games that are online only, and have some for myself. But the thing that really drives the market, is a great story that you get out of the game, like an interactive book or movie.
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#7 Zaibach
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SP player games are in danger not just because of nade spamming noobs that now dictate the sales of most games but also reviewers as well. A great single player game can get docked points for lack of mp most of the time.

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#8 sakura_Ex
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The day single player games go extinct is the day I stop playing video games.

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#9 Legendaryscmt
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I wouldn't say that it's dying out, but at the same time, I think multi-player is getting a lot more attention now because of online capibilities. You also have games that are MP based with crappy SP, and SP based games that have crappy MP.

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#10 Shewgenja
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God someone bit the online gaming hype.. Just because I play WoW doesn't mean I don't want to play some Valkyria Chronicles or Fallout 3. Sometimes I really wonder about people.

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#11 foxhound_fox
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Nope. Its as strong as ever. Online was a pretty big fad last generation, but this generation its become a little more focused in particular genres.

Though, if SP games did go extinct, I'd stop being a gamer. I don't always want to be connected to the internet and interacting with other humans.

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#12 chikenfriedrice
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I buy games for single player multiplayer is just a bonus for me so I hope not!

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#13 the-obiwan
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Intresting article by Kotaku. And I have a feeling it is as well. Don't get me wrong, I like multiplayer, but sometimes, I want to play by myself and go through the story of the game.

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nintendoboy16
well.. look what happend to KOTOR :S i mean seriously TOR rofl.... me want kotor 3 asap!
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#14 wolverine4262
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[QUOTE="nintendoboy16"]

Intresting article by Kotaku. And I have a feeling it is as well. Don't get me wrong, I like multiplayer, but sometimes, I want to play by myself and go through the story of the game.

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the-obiwan
well.. look what happend to KOTOR :S i mean seriously TOR rofl.... me want kotor 3 asap!

TOR looks epic...
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#15 Ontain
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considering that multiplayer in most games are derivative of many other games and ppl usually end up only playing a few of the best ones for very long. i don't think so.
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#16 2beers_in_hand
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U2 and DS say high to Kotaku. While I feel some developers get overwhelmed buy trying to add everything to a game and either the single player or multi suffer. Most developers are able to do swing both without to many problems.

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#17 the-obiwan
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[QUOTE="the-obiwan"][QUOTE="nintendoboy16"]

Intresting article by Kotaku. And I have a feeling it is as well. Don't get me wrong, I like multiplayer, but sometimes, I want to play by myself and go through the story of the game.

Thoughts? Opinions?

wolverine4262
well.. look what happend to KOTOR :S i mean seriously TOR rofl.... me want kotor 3 asap!

TOR looks epic...

well i dont really mind if they want a mmorpg for certain ppl, but im not one of those i want the continuation of the saga wich is kotor 3 thank you very much. so yeah its sorta whats going on here, single player game is dying on kotor saga.
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#18 Patatopan
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Umm, singplayer is definantley not going out and it never will. In the event it does, though, I believe I will just either quit gaming, or only work on older games that have singleplayer.

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#19 meetroid8
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No, but its ridiculous how many shooter fanboys expect to have multiplayer in every game, regardless of genre or how the game plays.
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#20 naval
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Seeing that almost all of my favorite games are SP only or are favorite because of the SP Part, I would say no
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#21 DaViD_99
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No i don't think so. I doubt single player games will ever go away.
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#22 wolverine4262
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[QUOTE="the-obiwan"] well i dont really mind if they want a mmorpg for certain ppl, but im not one of those i want the continuation of the saga wich is kotor 3 thank you very much. so yeah its sorta whats going on here, single player game is dying on kotor saga.

I understand what you mean...I really dont like mmos, but bioware is really giving it their touch. I consider this a bioware star wars game before an mmo...I also dont really know what you mean by continuation of kotor. did kotor 2 connect to 1 at all? I only put a couple hours into it b/c obsidian did a terrible job...
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[QUOTE="wolverine4262"][QUOTE="the-obiwan"] well i dont really mind if they want a mmorpg for certain ppl, but im not one of those i want the continuation of the saga wich is kotor 3 thank you very much. so yeah its sorta whats going on here, single player game is dying on kotor saga.

I understand what you mean...I really dont like mmos, but bioware is really giving it their touch. I consider this a bioware star wars game before an mmo...I also dont really know what you mean by continuation of kotor. did kotor 2 connect to 1 at all? I only put a couple hours into it b/c obsidian did a terrible job...

well not really their fault, if you followed the saga you should know what happend with the content. anyhow im not saying bioware gonna make a bad job but still i would rather kotor 3 instead. what was the point to play the 1 and 2 if theres not gonna be an end ?
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#24 CorruptAndrew
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I buy games for single player multiplayer is just a bonus for me so I hope not!

chikenfriedrice

Same here

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#25 Mr_Splosher
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There are so many good single player games coming out soon, what is so bad about having multiplayer tacked on for some extra game time?
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#26 shutdown_202
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SP player games are in danger not just because of nade spamming noobs that now dictate the sales of most games but also reviewers as well. A great single player game can get docked points for lack of mp most of the time.

Zaibach

Which is sad really. I mean games like Metroid Prime 3 and Bioshock were severely marked down for the lack of it despite either games needing it. Dont get me wrong, there are plenty of other reasons why those games should be marked down buts lack of MP is not one of them.

Anyway i dont see SP ever fading out, its pretty much the life of gaming. Although im 100% sure we'll soon start seeing multiplayer only games. Activision will probably start releasing Call of Duty Online 1, 2, 3 etc.

As long as we have companies such as Nintendo, S-E, Bioware and many more, i think we're safe.

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#27 DaViD_99
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There are so many good single player games coming out soon, what is so bad about having multiplayer tacked on for some extra game time?Mr_Splosher
The problem is that it will most likely take out resources which could be used for a better single player. That is if they tacked it on. And if they do tack it on, the multiplayer won't be any good because they tacked it on.
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#28 tikki25x
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[QUOTE="wolverine4262"][QUOTE="the-obiwan"] well i dont really mind if they want a mmorpg for certain ppl, but im not one of those i want the continuation of the saga wich is kotor 3 thank you very much. so yeah its sorta whats going on here, single player game is dying on kotor saga.the-obiwan
I understand what you mean...I really dont like mmos, but bioware is really giving it their touch. I consider this a bioware star wars game before an mmo...I also dont really know what you mean by continuation of kotor. did kotor 2 connect to 1 at all? I only put a couple hours into it b/c obsidian did a terrible job...

well not really their fault, if you followed the saga you should know what happend with the content. anyhow im not saying bioware gonna make a bad job but still i would rather kotor 3 instead. what was the point to play the 1 and 2 if theres not gonna be an end ?

maybe you should go to Biowares site and read up on the game no offense. they explain what happens between part 2 and TOR. sorta. lol. anyways according to them TOR is equivilant to KOTOR 3 - 10 so dont expect a KOTOR 3 for a while if ever.

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#29 Espada12
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[QUOTE="nintendoboy16"]

Intresting article by Kotaku. And I have a feeling it is as well. Don't get me wrong, I like multiplayer, but sometimes, I want to play by myself and go through the story of the game.

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the-obiwan

well.. look what happend to KOTOR :S i mean seriously TOR rofl.... me want kotor 3 asap!

That's exactly not the same thing. Bioware is probably making TOR to have something that blizzard has.. a continuous stream of tons of income. They aren't making it because they want to have a multiplayer game.

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#30 mo0ksi
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I think SP focused games are at a strong state. I love me a good multiplayer game, but single player experiences are always the most memorable and exciting I think.
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#31 stereointegrity
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well u still have alot of great single player games....batman...mgs4..uncharted 2 odst.....the list goes on and on
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#32 GulliversTravel
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I dont think so, consoles games from America and Europe have been are by far the best they have ever been in any generation and while SPs these days are short, its more down to the fact that they cost so much to make.
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#33 the-obiwan
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[QUOTE="the-obiwan"][QUOTE="wolverine4262"] I understand what you mean...I really dont like mmos, but bioware is really giving it their touch. I consider this a bioware star wars game before an mmo...I also dont really know what you mean by continuation of kotor. did kotor 2 connect to 1 at all? I only put a couple hours into it b/c obsidian did a terrible job...tikki25x

well not really their fault, if you followed the saga you should know what happend with the content. anyhow im not saying bioware gonna make a bad job but still i would rather kotor 3 instead. what was the point to play the 1 and 2 if theres not gonna be an end ?

maybe you should go to Biowares site and read up on the game no offense. they explain what happens between part 2 and TOR. sorta. lol. anyways according to them TOR is equivilant to KOTOR 3 - 10 so dont expect a KOTOR 3 for a while if ever.

oh i have thanks for thinking i didnt though.... but that explanation its not really that what i want you know? its like what a a few words and thats it? oh thank you why did i bother to play this just to get a lame ending
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#34 kweeni
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no more single player would suck big time
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[QUOTE="Zaibach"]

SP player games are in danger not just because of nade spamming noobs that now dictate the sales of most games but also reviewers as well. A great single player game can get docked points for lack of mp most of the time.

shutdown_202

Which is sad really. I mean games like Metroid Prime 3 and Bioshock were severely marked down for the lack of it despite either games needing it. Dont get me wrong, there are plenty of other reasons why those games should be marked down buts lack of MP is not one of them.

Anyway i dont see SP ever fading out, its pretty much the life of gaming. Although im 100% sure we'll soon start seeing multiplayer only games. Activision will probably start releasing Call of Duty Online 1, 2, 3 etc.

As long as we have companies such as Nintendo, S-E, Bioware and many more, i think we're safe.

No they werent:? Metroid was mainly because the DS game did it, and given how much a rehash the game was and the fact it wasnt as inspired as the previous games, i agree.
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I like SP games better than MP games so I really hope not.
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#37 djsifer01
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Not a chance.
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hell no

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No, but its ridiculous how many shooter fanboys expect to have multiplayer in every game, regardless of genre or how the game plays.meetroid8

Yeah look at Bioshock 2 :(

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I ask myself this from time to time, but then an amazing single player component will be launched for a game.

Like the upcoming Uncharted. Sure it has co-op and online, but the focus has been on the single player.

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#41 heybooboo19
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DLC for single player experiences is the only alternative if you want to combat the value arguement for MP/Co-op/Local MP. See Bethesda's games.

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used to be the rule that if the game has guns it must have mp, but thats not the case anymore look at ngs2.....i'm dreading to think what they'll do to gow3 to appease he shooting crazy noobs that dictate the market now.

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#44 enterawesome
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I'll have to stop gaming if it happens. Multiplayer is awesome and all, but... no, it's not happening. Most of Nintendo's flagship games are single-player, and they're the leading force in the industry. No worries.
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#45 Quaker-w00ts
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The day single player games go extinct is the day I stop playing video games.

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^^ this

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#46 Dweedleking5000
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Intresting article by Kotaku. And I have a feeling it is as well. Don't get me wrong, I like multiplayer, but sometimes, I want to play by myself and go through the story of the game.

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nintendoboy16
Multiplayer killed the Kotor series.
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No. It's simply impossible.

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#48 zarshack
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hell no. The majority of my gaming is done with single player games.

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#49 Avian005
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[QUOTE="nintendoboy16"]

Intresting article by Kotaku. And I have a feeling it is as well. Don't get me wrong, I like multiplayer, but sometimes, I want to play by myself and go through the story of the game.

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Dweedleking5000

Multiplayer killed the Kotor series.

How? Have you already played TOR? I don't think so...

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#50 hanslacher54
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I have a blog post right HERE that can debunk this.