- Jun 24, 2004
100% agreed. Everyone's trying to be Call of Duty these days. Nice to see a developer do something different for a change - PC exclusive, single player only. Hopefully that will allow them to focus on making it a better game. PC exclusive means they won't have to dumb down the gameplay or interface to make it easier for console players, and single player only means they can put all their effort into making a solid single player game instead of tacking a hastily made 3-hour campaign onto a multiplayer game (see Homefront, Call of Duty).What's with the obsession with multi-player? I'm actually a lot more excited for this game because it is single-player only. Not every FPS needs to offer multi-player.
A basic FPS can be fine for single- and multi-player, but recently the single-player has been essentially non-existent, with only a brief and unsatisfying token appearance so that the developer can't be called out for being the first to remove single-player.
However a single-player only game will be forced to have a longer, more immersive storyline. It also has a lot more potential for interesting gameplay mechanics that would be too unwieldy to bring to multi-player, which can add a lot to the basic FPS experience.
I actually love single player FPSs like Metro 2033, STALKER, BioShock, etc. No one complains when single player RPGs come out so why should FPSs be any different?