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Multiplayer in Games?

View Poll Results: Where should we have multiplayer
Put multiplayer in everything! 10 35.71%
Keep everything singleplayer. 1 3.57%
I like Multiplayer only in certain types of games(specify) 17 60.71%
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02-01-2011, 04:11 PM
#1
Joined: Feb 2010
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Multiplayer in Games?

What is your opinion about putting multiplayer gameplay in certain types of games like Fruit Ninja or N.O.V.A?

I think we should just have multiplayer in traditional multiplayer games like N.O.V.A or Real Racing 2, while the multiplayer in fruit ninja is fairly fun, I think games like fruit ninja should expand into singleplayer instead of trying to put multiplayer in. I personally play more singleplayer than I do multiplayer in games like fruit ninja.

Last edited by RaptorF35; 02-01-2011 at 04:21 PM.
02-01-2011, 04:13 PM
#2
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 2,437
i love multiplayer games.....i have been playing nova and MCBP 2

games like fruit ninja are better single player, but multiplayer adds another dimension to the games

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02-01-2011, 05:58 PM
#3
Multiplayer is a great feature to have for games where there's either room to move around a virtual environment, or it's turn-based and can be played over a period of time. For example, great multiplayer games I currently have are Pocket Legends, Archetype, Dungeon Hunter 2, Real Racing 2, Tap Tap Revenge 4, etc. The turn-based games I enjoy are more like board games: Words With Friends, Underworld, We Rule...

For others, I think they should stick to leaderboards at most because multiplayer, however inclusive it may be, can detract from the actual game and its intent.
02-01-2011, 07:17 PM
#4
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,913
multiplayer is great for any game, and half the time it boosts the sales. People like to interact and be social and game together
02-01-2011, 09:38 PM
#5
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
Posts: 13,251
I usually hate casual games, but multiplayer sure adds a flair to them. Fruit Ninja and Flight Control are too overused examples, but it's true as hell.

If you're going to make a shooter (fps), don't bother releasing it without multiplayer. See how I said fps so Dead Space doesn't count? Aha.

Rts games and generally strategy games of all kinds (board, turn-based strategy) need multiplayer. Turn based works well as long as there's a time limit on how long the opponent(s) has before they forfeit their turn. Rts..yeah, please just include it.

I feel like RPGs on the iOS don't really need online mode; I know many people feel differently, but this genre is generally one I prefer to play alone on the idevice. On the pc..that's a story for another day, hehe.

Oh, racing games. Real Racing 2? Have you seen how well the online system works? There's a lot to learn from Firemint for developers working on future racers.

Just a short summary of my thoughts.

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Last edited by backtothis; 02-01-2011 at 10:15 PM.
02-01-2011, 10:12 PM
#6
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: The Great White North
Posts: 563
ima a competetive person so any multiplayer that has me racing or shooting other people is fine with me but slicing fruit is a no no. I am a fan of co op multiplayer but the only game that i know that has co op multiplayer is star battalion which is horrible

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02-02-2011, 01:17 AM
#7
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Originally Posted by iNexus View Post
ima a competetive person so any multiplayer that has me racing or shooting other people is fine with me but slicing fruit is a no no. I am a fan of co op multiplayer but the only game that i know that has co op multiplayer is star battalion which is horrible
I dunno if everyone's forgotten about it, but Eliminate Pro is co-op.
02-02-2011, 09:37 AM
#8
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: The Great White North
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CassieTheChaoticCupcake View Post
I dunno if everyone's forgotten about it, but Eliminate Pro is co-op.
sorry i meant campaign co-op and plus the only thing i rmb from eliminate coop was people shooting me away with grenade launchers so they can they can pickup the credits/kill/item drops

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