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Topic: If you could ask for one thing this year from the gaming industry as a whole, what would it be and why?
While playing Fallout 3 a couple nights ago, I got an invite from my nephew to play Gears of War 2. I just rolled my eyes and ignored it. I’m so tired of multiplayer games because they’re not intriguing anymore. The only one that caught my attention this year is Left 4 Dead.
Yes, it’s fun to play with friends cooperatively to reach the same goal. It’s fun playing against people you know and chatting with them, instead of unresponsive A.I. But enough is enough!
I’m tired of games where the multiplayer aspect is so hyped everyone gets disgustedly excited about it. I’m tired of games that release with just a multiplayer option and no single-player campaign. When a game relies too much on multiplayer to make it good, it’s an automatic loss. In my opinion, the best games that released this year are games you played alone (MGS4, Fable 2, Fallout 3). I should not have to play with someone else in order to enjoy a game.
So this year, I’m asking for more solid single-player campaigns: great storylines, characters, music and battle systems. I want less invites in my inbox, and more “Is dat game n e good?” messages. It would be great to have less headset wearing and more controller charging. I’m asking the industry for less multiplayer!
P.S – Got a new 360!
What I want in 2009, The “Roxanne” Edition, Dear Gaming Industry, if the industry gave us all presents this Christmas, Demands for the industry, All I Want for Christmas Is…, My Wish for the Year, Crossing Over, Checkpoint Unobtained. errr., Loading Requests, LISTEN BITCH!!!, One Wish, Dear Video Game Industry, More games like Portal and Braid, Imagine, Dear Video Game Industry, A Wish for 2009!