For those that do play video games here, PC or consoles, don't really matter, have any of you either NEVER bothered to play multiplayer, such as online multiplayer, such as lacking interest or whatever reason, or had played it before and had lost of pretty bad and unpleasant experiences that you just said aw fuck this shit, and went back to sticking with Single Player mode such as Single Player campaigns?
I stopped playing online multiplayer a long time ago, since early to mid 2000s. I guess I just stopped giving a shit with the way things had changed and turned out with multiplayer in the late 2000s to the present, in particularly online multiplayer games.
But I do really miss those good old days of LAN local multiplayer games, but that is so long ago, don't really have friends locally to hang around and play LAN games with anymore.
Anyone else feel the same? Or lacked interest in multiplayer games or playing online?
Instead I find myself more interested in Single Player campaigns and custom modifications, but that's only because PC games can be modified as you can see from here: http://www.moddb.com/
Anyone else here that prefers to play mostly Single Player campaigns in video games or Single Player games in general?
Anyone else prefer Single Player or don't play Multiplayer games?
I'm not a frequent gamer but I absolutely will not do multiplayer. My boyfriend is a hardcore gamer and keeps wanting me to but I hate it. The last time I tried was Red Dead Redemption. The second I spawned, I was instantly killed. It killed my desire to ever do it again, and even playing with my boyfriend I hate because he always wins or deliberately is shit to make me feel better.
I will play multiplayer with friends or relatives, like playing on the same console or a LAN party. And I used to play online games a little. But for the most part I like single player. Some people on multiplayer can be very mean or rude and it takes the fun out of it, because it's just a game, a way to have fun and relax. I also prefer single player because I like it when the game has a story to play.
I play online games and like the ones I'm doing but most of the time they become boring due to not having a clear goal. Then collect all the items you need takes a while. Then with league of legends it's due to my internet not being good enough.
I've never stopped, I tend to switch between the two. When MP gets a bit frustrating due to servers or other reasons then I'll go to SP for a while to cool off but if I play SP for too long then I might start to get bored
I play both SP and MP for different reasons. MP I like it for the adrenaline and fast paced action, sometimes nothing beats going up against a human opponent. SP I like for the immersion and story, SP can give you all kind of moments if you get drawn into the story or you can just relax and explore in open world SP games
I used to love online games... now I find that I play them maybe half the time.
The problem for me is that they are all obsessed with stupid unlocks and XP systems. This is all COD4's fault and depending on the developer, it's either a crutch to disguise how boring the game is because you keep playing for new shinies; or the new shinies break the balance and so people who play for longer to unlock better equipment have a tangible advantage. Consider, for example, having to unlock basic and critical functions for the aircraft in Battlefield 3 like the countermeasures. Without these, you'd be toast in seconds, so you'd have to die uselessly for a long time until you manage to scrape together enough XP to unlock them.
The other thing is that online games are often focused not so much about healthy competition and fun as enabling griefers to spoil your fun. GTA Online, for example, all but encourages 12 year old turds to drive around in Insurgents blowing up everything and everyone they see. DayZ and Rust are all about killing players who are less well equipped than you (often because they just started playing) and preventing them from getting anywhere. Eve, for all its bad reputation, isn't too bad for this as you can avoid trouble very reliably.
Singleplayer games I find are either sandboxes (what's the point in customizing my character's house or farm or vehicle if NOBODY WILL EVER SEE IT) or a series of boring scripted events and QTEs. That being said, I do love Skyrim, and Stardew Valley, and I had a lot of fun with State of Decay and Freedom Planet.
There are still LAN style games, man! Unreal Tournament is one. Overwatch sort of is. I've also had a lot of fun with couch co-op in Lego Marvel Superheroes.
Right now I'm waiting for the Fallout mod community to fix the game up before I start FO4 again. Man, what a disappointment that was.
I have always played Halo since early 2003... started playing online with Halo 2, all the way up to now... but with Reach and Halo 4, they made too many dumb changes to the game and I started losing interest. I didn't play them near as much as the original 3 games... I even stopped playing video games altogether for a little while!
But once I tried Halo 5, it was like I wanted to play more like old times again... it takes what the original games did and amps it up a few notches... It's pretty awesome!
I prefer multiplayer so I can talk to friends. There are not many single player games I like anymore. I like the banjo kazooie type games but they don't really make those anymore. I'm looking forward to yooka-laylee though since that's going to be like the old games I liked.