Is Multiplayer A Necessity These Days?

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution features over 25 hours of story driven gameplay for us to uncover when it launches this August. However it doesn't feature any kind of multiplayer whatsoever.

It got me thinking - is multiplayer a necessity for gaming these days? I personally applaud the developers for focusing on the single-player element. When games like Dead Space 2 have a multiplayer component tacked on for the sake of it, it tends to piss me off more than anything.

How important is multiplayer to the success of a title these days?
If a game is multiplayer-exclusive, why the hell would someone be buying it for the story?

A story isn't the only thing that leaves an impression. It's the experience.

And to say multiplayer can't have a lasting experience is ridiculous. There are plenty of games that play multiplayer exclusively. They crave it. That addiction replaces any memorable narrative another game has, because the competitiveness keeps you coming back.
Not all gamers compete/like to compete, though.
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i play smash bros on a regular basis so i get what tanos saying and MOTHER OF GOD you have odd kudos

anyway i would like to say that any addition features added on to a game is a plus. multiplayer dlc etc etc whether it be bad or good i mean no one is forcing you to play
no it isn't always a plus. if the focus of a primarily single-player series gets multiplayer, this can detract from the QUALITY of the single player campaign. Sure, nobody is forcing you to play multiplayer, but it has made the experience worse for you by detracting from the quality of the game.
i guess so

do you have any examples?

Beta said: If a game is multiplayer-exclusive, why the hell would someone be buying it for the story?
A story isn't the only thing that leaves an impression. It's the experience.
And to say multiplayer can't have a lasting experience is ridiculous. There are plenty of games that play multiplayer exclusively. They crave it. That addiction replaces any memorable narrative another game has, because the competitiveness keeps you coming back.



I agree, there's heaps of mutiplayer games that leave lasting experiences. Look at WoW and other MMOs and also the multiplayer in Goldeneye64.
 
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