Muppetman51 wrote:@ Edwin, I've seen the Baku and Angry Sea vids a couple of times, and I agree with you about single-player, but wasn't that inevitable?
If you're making a modern military fps aren't you always going to be hamstrung by the fact that the campaign twists and tricks, as well as potential antagonists, are as worn out as the adult channel button on hotel tv remotes?
I still like the sound of the single player campaign in BF4, but is it maybe time for everyone to accept that the stories are always going to suffer by comparison to the vignettes created by players in multi-player sessions?
I'm just thinking out loud, but I'd be interested to hear what you think could realistically save the single-player campaigns of the future?
I liked Spec Ops: The Line and its stab at differentiating itself in its story, but short of mining War and Peace, it doesn't seem like fundamental changes are going to happen soon.
Spec Ops: The Line. Is that the one where they go to Dubai with this crazy storm that never ends?
I played a demo of that a few weeks ago and was fairly impressed as far as you CAN be by yet another shooter.
I shall have to find a copy of the full version some time.
And if you want my opinion on what will save single player campaigns of the future: Well, for one thing, Single player is FAR from dead, see Skyrim, or Dishonored or any number of others, but apart from that, the thing that 'saves' single player will be the thing that ALWAYS saves it, time and time again: Eventually after years of the same old guff, a developer brings a Super Mario, a Final Fantasy, a Streetfighter 2 or a Halo to the world and the whole landscape changes.
We're are not locked into multiplayer adversarial shooters, it's only the prevailing genre until someone else takes another giant leap forward.
At least that's how I see it.
PS I always had a vision of everyone playing their own little single player game, while interacting in the same game space as everyone else playing THEIR own little single player, to form one huge, persistent kind of multiplayer. Maybe the next generation will start to realise something along those lines.
Jesus Saves...Before every boss battle.