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Are EA Right? Does No One Care About Single Players in FPSs?

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We want your opinion. Are EA right? Does no one care about single player campaigns in FPSs? If you could let us know your opinion in a comment below, that’d be great.

With the hype-o-mania taking place around Star Wars this year, Star Wars Battlefront is bound to sell enough copies to fill a space cruiser. The game could be as offensively awful as Jar Jar Binks himself and it would still sell on the back of The Force Awaken’s hype.

And that’s probably just as well, because EA has taken a real gamble. They’ve decided not to include a single player campaign.

In some ways the decision makes sense for Star Wars Battlefront. EA DICE previously tried to mimic the success of Call of Duty’s single player campaigns. They didn’t pull it off. Many criticised DICE’s previous single player campaign modes. So, why not abandon that weak point and concentrate on the good, the multiplayer?

By making focusing more on the multiplayer, EA argue, they’re giving us more of what we want and less of what we don’t want.

And for Battlefront alone that’s perhaps a fair statement.

But the problem is that, taken at face value, EA’s statement is not about Battlefield games specifically.  Speaking to Gamespot, Peter Moore said “Data suggests that few people actually player the single player in these types of games.” These types of games? Surely, taken at face value, that’s a statement directed at FPSs. And if so, EA is making one hell of a claim to say that their data suggests not many people play the campaigns in FPS games.

So, are EA right? Do you (we) not play the single player campaigns anymore?


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EAs FPS campaigns have tended to be cookie-cutter. Maybe that’s why their data says no one cares about them. But surely that’s a sign for EA to spend more time getting their stories and campaigns right, not to abandon them completely.

Some FPS games have featured amazing campaigns. I loved every moment of Call of Duty 1 and 2’s campaign. And looking back, the campaigns of Doom 2, Battlefield Bad Company, Half-Life 2 and Time Splitters 2 were some of the best moments in the history of gaming. Are EA suggesting that such amazing FPS campaigns simply aren’t wanted anymore?

And let’s spare a passing thought for those people who such at multiplayers.  Because not everyone is great at shooters. Those people who aren’t particularly skilled generally don’t want to spend their time getting their asses kicked in multiplayers all day. So are EA simply turning their back on these people completely?







25 Games Like KOTOR — Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic


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KOTOR is a Star Wars role playing game made by video games developer BioWare and released for PC in 2003, then subsequently for Mac in 2004 and iPad in 2013. It is the prequel to Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic– The Sith Lords.

KOTOR is based on Dungeons and Dragons. In the game you choose from three characters and then later choose from different kinds of Jedi. There are also stats assigned to the different characters and tiered force power which allow for magic which can be upgraded like in the majority of fantasy RPG games



Star Wars 1313 Sees The Dark Side | Trailers for 5th April


 Okay, so technically none of this trailers for Star Wars 1313 are new, but they’re included in our list of trailers for today simply because  it’s good to remind yourself of what you’re going to be missing out on. After Disney closed LucasArts, development of Star Wars 1313 was confirmed to be over. So, all… Read more »


The Top Ten LucasArts Games: Farewell LucasArts


After the news that Disney is shutting down LucasArts and licensing Star Wars games over to other developers, it seems there’s no better time than now to take a look back through the top ten LucasArts titles of all time. In its heyday, LucasArts was among the absolute best game developers, making some truly exceptional… Read more »


Review: Star Wars Pinball: It’s Star Wars, And Pinball, Duh!

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 It’s not about to blow anybody’s mind to discover that Star Wars Pinball is. . . uhhh. . . well, it’s Star Wars and Pinball, combined. This isn’t your average pinball game though. Being made from specialists of the genre, Zen Studios, who previously released the amazing superbZen Punball, this is absolute best that Pinball… Read more »