5 Reasons Why Single player Games Rule

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Who doesn't like a game with an immersive story and great gameplay? Ever since the evil company known as EA said "Single player games are dead, lol, deal with it!" a debate has surfaced about which kind of game is better, single player or multiplayer?

Well, I'm here to tell you to throw your k/d ratio and online stats in the bin, because here are 5 reasons why single player games rule over multiplayer.

Of course, all of these reasons are my opinion, so don't butcher me down in the comments.

Story

You saw this coming.

Every single player game is unique because each game has a different story.

Each single player game offers us gamers a cast of characters who we either grow to hate or love.

When was the last time you played Call of Duty or Battlefield and felt different emotions?

A good single player story will make you feel fear, anger, sadness, joy, disgust, and surprise. An online game can't make you feel those.

If you've ever played a decent single player game, you'll understand what I'm talking about.

Immersion

When I bought Assassins Creed: Origins, I played the hell out of it. But even if I wasn't playing the game at the moment, I was saying "Neket Iadet" or "Nek" when something wrong or stupid happens.

That's called immersion, son.

When you get immersed in a game, even if you're not currently playing, you feel like you're still living in the game world, that you're somehow a character in the game.

I've never felt immersed by playing an online game. Mainly because there's a lack of story or dialogue. You just boot up a game and start killing other people.

Internet Connectivity

Yes, we're leaving in the digital age, an age where everything is somehow connected to the Internet. Yet there's a lot of people who still don't have access to strong and reliable internet.

I boot up a game of Fortnite, and I find myself playing on 400 pings.

It's not just me, there are millions of people with the same issue. Because of this, the game becomes frustrating to play as you constantly lag.

And don't get me started on connection timeouts.

Single player games let you play whenever you want. You don't need to have an internet connection to play The Last of Us or Grand Theft Auto 5, do you?

Grinding

There, I said it, online games are a constant grind.

You play a couple of hours, you unlock that shiny new gun or skin or whatever you wanted, then you wait for an update that adds more new guns and skins so that you can do the same f****** thing to unlock them.

It's an endless grind.

Many online games require you to grind countless hours per week just so you can stay competitive. It's fun, for a little while, until it gets tedious.

For many gamers, including yours truly, doing the same thing over and over again without any meaning feels like a chore. I'm playing a game here, I'm supposed to have fun. If I want to do chores, I can just ask my mom.

Play at Your Own Pace

Think about it.

You had a stressful day at work, your boss just woke up and decided to be a dick for a day. Or you just spent a long day at school, and your teacher just sucked the soul out of you like a dementor.

You just want to come home and relax. What best way to relax than just play some video games?

Do you play a game where you play at your own pace, or you rather play with 10 year olds who have slept with your mother?

 Exactly, I rather play a single player game where I can lay back and just, play. Any sex appeal you have is beyond me!

That's it. That's why I believe single player games are just better than multiplayer as a whole.

I've been replaying The Last of Us Remastered to pass this awful summer gaming drought, and I have to say, I'm enjoying myself more than just grinding away in Fortnite.

What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you think single player games are better than multiplayer? Or the other way around? Post your opinion down in the comments and let's have a discussion!




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