Weekend Open Forum: Do you prefer single or multiplayer gaming?

By Shawn Knight · 78 replies
May 10, 2013
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  1. The video game industry as a whole has evolved more than I could have ever imagined since I got started with the NES back in the mid 1980s. Back then the concept of multiplayer didn’t even exist. If you wanted...

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  2. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,376   +286

    Multiplayer without a doubt, single player gets done and dusted once completed (unless few certain games).
    FLWrd and TheDreams like this.
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,713   +855

    Single. Although it's fun to play along with others at times, trying to get a good group together and find the right times to play can be a royal pain. And don't even get me started on what a nightmare MMORPG's can be with cheaters and grief players. I just want to click the game icon and go at my own pace.
    SalaSSin, R6exR6, hammer2085 and 2 others like this.
  4. If it aint got multiplayer or co op.. I don't buy it ...

    AI is bawls..
  5. Single.
  6. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Evangelist Posts: 463   +136

    Single Player hands down. Multiplayer is boring, monotonous and never ending. Although some people like it for the infinite amount of play time. The thing is, games are remembered for how great the storylines are, Half Life for example, whereas games like CoD and Battlefield's reputations are only going down the drain.

    But like always, there are exceptions to this rule - AI algorithms can never live up to the creativity and unpredictability of a human player. Games like Little Big Planet, League of Legends, and RTS/RTT, where there is a distinctive way in which an AI will move, and a human will move.

    Multiplayer shooters are boring and monotonous and completely lost innovation.
    Jad Chaar likes this.
  7. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TS Evangelist Posts: 354   +116

    Single player, any day of the week. Unless it's a game in which single and multiplayer can blend seamlessly, like the one designed for Dark Souls.
    ETF Soldier likes this.
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,713   +3,691

    I prefer single but over the last few years I have been introduced to multi-player games and slowly getting used to them as well. Even with the multi-player games, I tend to stick to myself though.
  9. pmkrefeld

    pmkrefeld TS Member Posts: 44

    I think this a really unappropriate question, on the same level with ati vs nvidia, bf vs cod, porsche vs ferrari and so on......
    ETF Soldier likes this.
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,713   +3,691

    It's not inappropriate to ask people which one they prefer. It's not as if the question was which one is best.
    BlueDrake and hahahanoobs like this.
  11. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    I find as I've gotten older I've found I enjoy co-op more than single player.
    SantistaUSA likes this.
  12. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    All the multiplayer games out there, it's hard to not like those as that's been the main selling point for nearly all of them the past few years. I do get mad when I come across a very good racing game that's single player -_- (nfs hot pursuit(2010).

    "Multiplayer shooters are boring and monotonous and completely lost innovation."
    Don't be jelly because you do so poorly :p
    SantistaUSA likes this.
  13. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,040   +678

    Online Multiplayer and Co-op Multiplayer.
    I prefer online MP because you are against actual people and not AI. And for the stats and rankings.
  14. pieceofSchmitt

    pieceofSchmitt TS Rookie

    What happened to weekend game deals?
    danhodge likes this.
  15. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,868   +1,288

    Single player 75% of the time, co-op the rest (that includes MMOs). I don't even comprehend the PvP mindset.
    CorvusCorax likes this.
  16. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,003   +656

    Single player, turn based or pause, cheats, etc...too hard for the slow synapses otherwise.
    CorvusCorax likes this.
  17. MrBlkfx1

    MrBlkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 863   +204

    I play MMO's the majority of time. So, I guess both? Seeing as I usually play by myself aside from endgame content.
  18. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    Single-Player and MMO PvE.

    I enjoy the story telling side of gaming. How it's like controlling a movie.
  19. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,868   +2,035

    Multiplayer for sure. For some reason I feel like I am wasting time when I try and play a single player game. Maybe its because I enjoy multiplayer games with friends so it incorporates game play with socializing ;)
  20. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,306   +1,400

    I like multiplayer because it doesn't seem as strange when I start yelling profanity.
    SalaSSin and FLWrd like this.
  21. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    I prefer single player. It doesn't mean I won't ever play multiplayer. It only means I prefer single.
  22. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +113

    The writer has been under the weather an not been able to write and post them. They will come back when he is feeling better.

    Secondly I prefer single player but dabble in a couple MMOs.
  23. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

  24. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 781   +235

    Both. It's important for a game to have both singleplayer and online play to attract me fully, unless it's CS of course.
  25. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    I prefer single layer or coop play. It would be magic if more developers created coop campaigns that rivaled some of the best single player. An experience that dynamically could handle multiple characters. Left 4 Dead moves into that direction. It would be great to have a fantasy game of the same ilk.

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