Monday, May 9, 2011
Single Player Campaigns
So, with PSN down, I've decided to become familiar with single player campaigns again. I've traded in some of my once loved games for Crysis 2 and Portal 2. I've heard that both have fantastic story-telling, something that's been overlooked in games lately.
Since the rise of the current generation consoles, online play has been the primary mode of gameplay, with single player campaigns as an accessory to the game. It's understandable...online play is thrilling. You're connected to a global network, and could be playing with anyone across the world (soon universe). But have you noticed now that, single player campaigns are on average, about 10-12 hours long?
I remember spending at least a couple months playing Super Mario 64, and Zelda: Ocarina of time? I never traded that. I must've played through it at least 5 times when I owned it. Donkey Kong 64 was so big, it came with an expansion pak (spelling is correct, look it up). It harnessed a good 65 hours of gameplay.
Okay, so maybe Banjo Kazooie didn't have the greatest story, but it was definitely worth the 70 bucks when it came out. At least I think so. Games hardly ever got traded. They had a lasting appeal and were made to play the crap out of.
That being said, I've just started up Portal 2. I'll let you know how it goes. Should take me, oh I dunno, a few days...
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