Is this game worth it only for solo play?

#1 Posted by kishinfoulux (2253 posts) -

Looks kind of fun, but I'm worried I won't get much long lasting value out of it if I only go solo. What single player options are available to me?

Also I'm hearing and seeing some concerning things about the framerate in this game. Is it really THAT bad? Are there any fixes in the works?

#2 Posted by NerdOnAWire (22 posts) -

I've really been enjoying it solo. The stages(both story and bonus) are just the right size for my commute, and the fact that the characters' abilities are upgradeable adds a little bit of incentive to replay to your heart's content. When you beat stages in Story Mode, you unlock the enemies and other NPCs for use in Free Play, and there are various bonus missions that unlock as you go along for extra loot.

I paid the full $40 for it, and I can say that it was totally worth it.

As for the slowdown, I don't notice it too much(some people do, some people don't). If you're reeeally on the fence about it, Jeff mentioned it in today's ILM, so maybe he'll do a Quick Look of it. He usually covers technical issues in fighting games pretty well.

#3 Posted by Hailinel (23857 posts) -

I've only been playing solo so far and I've been having fun. I've hit a bit of a wall in the campaign, but I think once I've leveled up a bit more I should be able to continue on.

Well, that, and also remember to block on occasion. I tend to play an all-offense approach, which is not the best survival tactic when facing dudes that are at or exceed your level.

#4 Posted by kishinfoulux (2253 posts) -

@NerdOnAWire said:

I've really been enjoying it solo. The stages(both story and bonus) are just the right size for my commute, and the fact that the characters' abilities are upgradeable adds a little bit of incentive to replay to your heart's content. When you beat stages in Story Mode, you unlock the enemies and other NPCs for use in Free Play, and there are various bonus missions that unlock as you go along for extra loot.

I paid the full $40 for it, and I can say that it was totally worth it.

As for the slowdown, I don't notice it too much(some people do, some people don't). If you're reeeally on the fence about it, Jeff mentioned it in today's ILM, so maybe he'll do a Quick Look of it. He usually covers technical issues in fighting games pretty well.

Yeah I'm looking forward to the Quick Look. I've checked some video reviews on youtube and it looks cool and seems pretty fun. The slowdown thing is unfortunate, but I've probably dealt with worse. Good to hear that solo play has some legs though.

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