Titanfall is one of this year’s most anticipated titles. However, it has come under flak from some gaming folk who feel that not only is the lack of single player component unacceptable but that asking full price for a multiplayer only title is not justified. With the announcement that The Order: 1886 will be a single layer only title, one has to ask, why do single player games get a free pass for not having a multiplayer component but multiplayer only games come under scrutiny from console gamers?
You may remember the game Shadowrun that appeared on both the Xbox 360 as well as PC. It was a solid game but one that was critically lambasted by the media for asking players to shell out full price for what was a multiplayer only game. Titanfall, in essence, is the same thing (if not more so because of its lack of ‘true’ A.I bot opponents; something which Shadowrun featured). However, the old argument seems to have reared its head again and we wonder whether, as a new generation of gaming is upon us, that maybe critics and gamers alike will be more receptive to the idea of MP only games.
We recently discussed the matter matter at our latest roundtable and as always, had an interesting mix of opinions:
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