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Multiplayer
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:31 pm    Post subject: Are you a singleplayer or multiplayer gamer? Reply with quote

Poll time!

Do you play more singleplayer or multiplayer games? I'm sure most people play a bit of each, but which do you play more of and which do you prefer? If you have a big preference toward one, is there a certain game of the other type that pulls you away and tips the balance?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer multiplayer games that create the story as the users play. Sadly, as I get older I think that I really only have time for single player games that allow me to play at my own pace without fear of being left behind b/c my skills aren't sharp.




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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I play more multiplayer games now simply because I can and didn't used to be able to, though I prefer single player games in general.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only time I really play multiplayer games is when I'm playing a mmo like WoW. All other types of games, single player. And I find it pretty annoying that they try to stick multiplayer modes on every type of game now. D3 is a perfect example. I don't want to connect to bnet and try to be forced to play with other people by offering more rewards for playing multiplayer mode. I already bought your game and am playing it, what else do you want from me? Just leave me alone!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I do play both single and multiplayer games, I prefer single player games and am honestly biased towards them.

Games that emphasize storyline or/and exploration really capture me and they capture me quite easily too. Notable games can include the Mass Effect series, games by Bethesda such as Fallout 3 and Skyrim, and other storyline driven games like the Uncharted series. If a single player game fails to excite me (such as Mirror's Edge or Star Wars: The Force Unleashed) then I won't make a return to playing it.

If a single player game has a multiplayer component, I may play it and I'll continue to play it if I actually enjoy it. However I'll only start playing multiplayer once I've finished the single player campaign. Notable games can include Mass Effect 3, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. I would include Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U on this list, but I have trouble playing online for some reason. Something to do with my connection?

I enjoy co-op games too and when it comes to co-op, I prefer split screen on the one television and console. Sadly there aren't a lot of games that offer that so much anymore, but a few examples here can include Diablo III for PS3, the New Super Mario Bros. for Wii U and Super Mario 3D World for Wii U too.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm both. I like my story and single playing experience, but it sucks playing alone. Sometimes the best fun is enjoying a game with friends online or locally.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have run out of new single player games to play so I play multiplayer.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Singleplayer because I don't need a video game to make friends. Just kidding!

I do both but single player 70% of the time every time.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm more a little column A, a little column B to tell the truth. I play with friends on one week, i want to just relax and play Civ5 by myself for the other week.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm easily a single player guy. I love the story and immersion of the campaign rather than playing with randomers. There are a few exceptions, one actually - Halo.

Most single player games were MADE for the single player experience. But games nowadays have to chuck in multiplayer because these days you just have to have it. Dead Space 2 is an example. The single player was fantastic, but the multiplayer they introduced was absolutely piss poor. But they threw it in because they thought they had to.

I can imagine the PC gamer is a multiplayer guy, and the console gamer is more inclined to single player games. As a very broad summary!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In college I was a much more Multiplayer oriented gamer, but that's back when CoD was actually fun. Now I mostly just play single player - even when was playing WoW for a while I mostly just did stuff on my own.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would play more multiplayer games if more of my friends played games. Or if someone were interested enough to spend hours immersed in the same game/story. My multiplayer experience recently has consisted of playing MK8 with UghRochester. Neutral

I also play MMOs single player. What do you mean you suggest a 5p party for this dungeon?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^I would love to play with everyone here too, but we would all need to agree on a game in advance to purchase (preferably PC) otherwise it'll never happen.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My multiplayer experience recently has consisted of playing MK8 with UghRochester. Neutral

That was only a couple times. It couldn't be such a chunk of the pie, could it?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MattAY wrote:
Most single player games were MADE for the single player experience. But games nowadays have to chuck in multiplayer because these days you just have to have it. Dead Space 2 is an example. The single player was fantastic, but the multiplayer they introduced was absolutely piss poor. But they threw it in because they thought they had to.

I can imagine the PC gamer is a multiplayer guy, and the console gamer is more inclined to single player games. As a very broad summary!


I never got to play the Dead Space 2 multiplayer. It didn't interest me, but this reminds me of the multiplayer of Batman: Arkham Origins. Good idea that was badly executed and thus no one ever played. Hell, I never got to play when I tried because no one would ever join the games, and when they did it became a game of its own - wait patiently for more players to arrive to fill up the room to start before the inevitable happens - people leave out of impatience.

I think that's how I usually treat consoles/PC. Console = mostly single player, PC = more multiplayer. Although lately I've been doing a lot of single player on my PC, e.g. Dark Souls II.
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