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Why do so many people hate added multiplayer?

#1ZiggletoothPosted 11/26/2012 10:55:04 AM
A lot of people really dislike how multiplayer is often added to games these days, and I don't understand where this comes from - it's not like you're forced to play it.

Often they like to say tacted-on multiplayer is repetitive but this of course makes no sense for two reasons.

1) ai opponents are far more predictable than human players.
2) there is no story so you can freely stop at any point, it only becomes repetitive if you allow it to be.

I liked the bioshock 2 multiplayer. I liked getting the big daddy suit and eliminating everyone with it, I also liked placing those electric whirlpool traps and just the whole bioshock feel.

I just read on eurogamer that bioshock infinite will not have multiplayer and of course everyone in the comments section is very happy about that. but why is it people are happy about loosing functionality? I can't think of another case besides added multiplayer where so many people are happy about not getting stuff.

Don't you think the response is a bit unnatural
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#2MlREFOXPosted 11/26/2012 10:58:02 AM(edited)
Because they incorrectly assume that multiplayer development takes away from single player development.
#3BIGGESTPS3FANPosted 11/26/2012 10:58:45 AM
I agree 100%. I understand if it takes away from the single player, but in the case of Bioshock, it was developed by a completely different team.
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#4lninjasoniclPosted 11/26/2012 11:00:36 AM(edited)
you can tell when an online component is tacked on or when it's developed with a gamers experience in mind. Bioshock 2 MP wasn't that bad, it just wasn't real polished IMO.

ME3 is a good example of what people thought was a tacked on experience, yet was a huge success because of it's quality stand alone experience. To me thats the separation, is the online MP a stand alone experience or something thats only of value if looked at with the SP in mind.
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#5NeojianXPosted 11/26/2012 11:00:21 AM
The company while trying to kill off JRPGs abused multiplayer and download content. The games are cheap and lazy and the gamers playing them are cheaper. Talk about non game stuff while playing them being an ass. ... and that is not fun.

Not to mention they are online and Sony removed system functions while the NA 60gb PS3 was online.

Internet Connection - DISABLED! Forever!! You ASS!
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#6BIGGESTPS3FANPosted 11/26/2012 11:02:17 AM
NeojianX posted...
The company while trying to kill off JRPGs abused multiplayer and download content. The games are cheap and lazy and the gamers playing them are cheaper. Talk about non game stuff while playing them being an ass. ... and that is not fun.

Not to mention they are online and Sony removed system functions while the NA 60gb PS3 was online.

Internet Connection - DISABLED! Forever!! You ASS!


wut
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#7Ziggletooth(Topic Creator)Posted 11/26/2012 11:07:44 AM
BIGGESTPS3FAN posted...
NeojianX posted...
The company while trying to kill off JRPGs abused multiplayer and download content. The games are cheap and lazy and the gamers playing them are cheaper. Talk about non game stuff while playing them being an ass. ... and that is not fun.

Not to mention they are online and Sony removed system functions while the NA 60gb PS3 was online.

Internet Connection - DISABLED! Forever!! You ASS!


wut


I don't know... I just don't know...

Does anyone here speak "head injury" and can translate?
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#8AtelierCorvusPosted 11/26/2012 11:11:05 AM
NeojianX posted...
DISABLED ASS!


Truncated version.
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#9VigilantStevePosted 11/26/2012 11:25:57 AM
NeojianX posted...
The company while trying to kill off JRPGs abused multiplayer and download content. The games are cheap and lazy and the gamers playing them are cheaper. Talk about non game stuff while playing them being an ass. ... and that is not fun.

Not to mention they are online and Sony removed system functions while the NA 60gb PS3 was online.

Internet Connection - DISABLED! Forever!! You ASS!


Is this one of the things that the Colonel said in MGS2 near the end of the game after the virus infected GW?
#10AlltraPosted 11/26/2012 11:29:22 AM(edited)
I don't like multiplayer for a couple of reasons.

-I don't like having to rely on other people to have fun.

That's the biggest reason right there. I had my fill of that BS playing FFXI. I can't count the number of times I needed to rely on other people to get stuff done that I wanted to do. Frankly, it's the biggest, most inherent flaw of Multi-Player gaming.

-The Single Player experience is often sacrificed in the name of "Balancing".

Dark Souls is guilty of this to a great degree.

-I don't like competing with other people.

Competition in these games is pointless. There's no goal other than winning, and there can only be one winner. Competition is only fun if you actually win. You might get a cheap thrill every once in awhile from a match or round that you lose because of the way you lost, but that's not something that happens all the time, and if it continues to happen it's frustrating and annoying.

-Even simple goals become tedious chores in Multiplayer.

I learned this in Uncharted 2. Something that would have been simple as hell to achieve in the Single Player portion of the game becomes a tedious nightmare to accomplish online.

"So if you don't like Multiplayer, then don't play it"
This is a line I've heard many people say to me. Look at it from my perspective though. I'm buying the game, if I'm only able to enjoy half the game, what's the point of even bothering? I'd rather they just got rid of the Multi-player and put in more content for the Single Player portion of the game. Or at worst, allow players to experience the Multi-Player portions of the game solo using AI Partners / Opponents.
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