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Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2013-01-03 10:02:35

Mandatory Multiplayer

Today's comic is something of an extension from yesterday, which dealt with head-to-head multiplayer being implemented into the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot.

I admire when studios potentially leave money on the table, in order to concentrate on executing their artistic vision. I'm eagerly anticipating BioShock Infinite, and respect their stance on refusing to implement some schlocky player vs. player into a game that wouldn't excel at it, just to "monetize" their "market share".

You can see the drawbacks in a game like Mass Effect 3. The multiplayer there was admittedly surprisingly decent, but you can clearly see that the primary experience was nowhere near as superlative as its predecessors. The time and money spent on the multiplayer would have been better spent on satisfactorily delivering the denouement of their trilogy.

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