Would you pay $60 if MW2 was Multiplayer only?
I would probably still buy it since the majority of the time I put into the game is going to be online and there are plenty of other games that come out that are around 5-20 hours with no multilayer and most people are probably going to play the multilayer for a lot more then 20 hours.
I didnt even buy it with the SP so taking away more features wouldent make me more interested. Though as purely hypothetical of paying full price for an Multiplayer (or perhaps online only like an MMO..) only game them sure, Ive done that before and probably will again (or at least games that have SP essentially be bot match's).
No. I always run the campaign first. Campaigns tell stories that are dictated in ways envisioned by the developers. Multiplayer often descends in to chaos. Dont get me wrong, I like multiplayer, but if video games are to be viewed in the same light as movies and books, then they need to deliver an engaging story not simply a visceral escape.
" @Jaxboy said:That may be. But, considering the hugely lopsided number of bad multi-player experiences I've had compared to good, that's not saying much :)" No. I only buy games for their single-player component. "Really? Wow! You are missing one of the best multiplayer experiences ever. "
Had the game for a few days now. Like everyone else. Haven't touched the single player. 4's was shit, so no reason to play it. My friends have already confirmed it's craptastic attempts at being decent. But fails even more then 4.
I payed over normal price, for just the MP. As far as the game in concerned.
I, like a lot of gamers, have been playing 4 since 07. MW 2 is a unneeded, but very much wanted, upgrade to a game I have been playing for 2 years.
The MP is the best ever! Bar none.
No way...I didn't even pay full price for the regular game.
I traded in MW1 and Fallout 3 for $40 bucks and only paid $24 something at Gamestop.
MW1 is useless, and Fallout 3 is done since new GOTY edition is out with all the DLC added in.
I think I made out good.
I wouldn't buy it at any price if it was multiplayer only. I got my fix of shooty team MP back when Rainbow Six came out, I don't feel the need to keep re-buying that same experience over and over again.
A decent amount of BF2 (That persistent/unlocking idea was pretty compelling. Once.), a little CSS, DoD:S and CoD4 is about the only FPS MP I've spent any time with between then and now. Granted, BF2 and Day of Defeat were interesting in their own way, but every time I play 'regular' FPS multiplayer I realise that it's still virtually identical to the MP I was playing a decade ago - everybody runs around like headless chickens, sometimes you get the drop on somebody and get a kill, sometimes you don't.
I can't get my head around how people enjoy repeating the same process over and over again for hundreds of hours, but they seem to, so whatever works for them.
Edit: When Activision get around to making World of Duty, an MMOFPS based on a single persistent planet, I will totally shell out $60 for it.
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