Sp campaigns are too long and no one, except me and a few others, want to play more than 5 or 6 hours. So either get rid of it and put more money into mp or cut all sp content to 4 or 5 hours.
games like Halo and COD are sitting relatively high with 70-75% completion rates. Meanwhile, GTA IV is way, way lower at only 27% or so. Why is this?
Size. Halo and Call of Duty campaigns are only window dressing for the multiplayer, most of the time. A COD campaign lasts maybe 6-7 hours, while Halo might clock in at 8-10. But a game like Grand Theft Auto IV where the bulk of the game IS the single player? You could spend easily 30 to 40 to 50 hours with the single player of that game, depending on how many side quests you did or unscripted rampages you went on.
Many players who have picked up the game either canít devote the time to finish a 40 hour game, or donít want to, as they may simply may get bored of it, even after enjoying it initially.
This is a problem. Not in terms of sales, obviously. Whatever they say, Rockstar probably doesnít care all that much if someone who picks up a copy of GTA 5 plays for five hours or fifty. But it is worrisome for gaming as an artistic medium.
This is why I hate current gen gaming. I'd be perfectly fine with the opposite happening, I don't care about multiplayer one bit. The fat that so many people think this way honestly disgusts me. A game should have a 40+ hour story :(
I think theirs a good place for both, I like the COD campaigns if for anything its a neat way to use some different weapon/weapon setups that you may not use in the Mplayer and I think they are a perfect length. However if I picked up GTA V and it only had a 6 hour campaign and I had to wait 2 weeks for the Garbage online they released I would of been super pissed, and probably would not of ever bought another Rockstar game.
On one simple side note I think Dice should just give up on Single player, They just completely fail at making even a serviceable campaign. How does COD campaign have more vehicle missions than Battlefield. Its just sad.
i would like to see a game where sp and mp is somehow creatively combined into one fun story mode. i dont know how it would work but the idea intrigues me. This is neither pro or con Titanfall as i have no idea how it is.