September 2, 2011
Thought of the Week: If you had a choice?
It’s the Floridian edition of Thought of the Week, my renewed weekly post trying to get our community talking in the comments; now just so happens I am back in the sunshine state. On to the topic! I had a chat with a few colleagues the other night about which we would prefer to play, single player story driven experiences or strong multiplayer. The majority of us would rather have that strong single player experience but we wouldn’t give the cold shoulder to multiplayer if it was compelling. In this day in age where CoD, Halo, TF2, and other titles are played by millions is there more of a focus by developers to produce a measly 5 hour campaign and push all their focus towards their multiplayer? You have some cases were the single player overbears what could be a compelling multiplayer experience; Red Faction Guerrilla, Red Dead Redemption, and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood is great examples of this. Co-Op is something else that is becoming trendy but still encompasses that single player element and allows you to share the story and sense of progression. So the question is what is your poison? Would you rather hoard yourself away from others and enjoy what the single player has to offer or would you rather revel in the destruction of others across the internets? Vote now!