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Okay I'm definately not a writer but I felt a need to say something. I remember the old days back in the dark ages when a video game had 2 options, 1 player or 2? It was so much fun to get with a group of friends and see who could make it through all 8 stages of Super Mario Bros without dying. I like multiplayer, don't get me wrong but multiplayer ( in most cases ) just means a bunch of different ways to run around and shoot your friends ( or strangers ) in the face. Ya got death match, team deathmatch .. what have you.
Last night I was playing through RE 5 for about the 80th time and couldn't help but think wistfully about how awesome some other games could have been if someone had thought about making the multiplayer the same way. Not a seperate entity where the only point is killing everyone and the only thing that resembles the game you're actually playing is the background and characters. RE 5 did it in such a unique way that you could actually play the story line together. From beginning to end. It was amazing. Being able to play through the actual game with my friends or brother ( and not in horrible split screen mode ) was just so much fun. I could play alone if I was feelin greedy and wanted to keep all the goodies for myself or when I was feelin more generous and didn't mind sharing or wanted some help getting through a tough spot I could get some help from my game guru and amazing all around guy Vfr750. ( btw girls he's awesome and single )
They had it done in a way that could please anyone. If ya wanted only players of a certain calibre you could set it that way or if ya just felt like being nice and wanted to maybe help the less fortunate and maybe not so enabled with a game giftedness you could set it that way too. I thought it was perfect.
I know what most of you are already thinking, they have MMO's for that sort of thing but not all of us are willing to give up our lives to gain levels in WOW and some of us don't have the money for the memberships and some of us hate getting to a spot where we need to fight a certain monster for a certain sword or what not just to find that people have camped out in front of the cave for the sole purpose of not allowing anyone to play that quest. Besides the fact that there are games other than RPG's such as RE 5 that appealed to a different genre other than RPG players.
Back to my point. I thought wistfully about some other games that would have been utterly amazing IMO if they had the same type of multiplayer. The go through the story with another type of multiplayer. Silent Hill ( 1, 2, 3, even 4 and Origins not that horrible excuse for a game they called Homecoming ) Walking through the halls of the hospital waiting for it to twist into the other world with another person, tearing apart rooms and offices and opening desks for scraps of paper and clues would have been totally, mindblowingly fantastic if ya had a friend to do it with. GTA 4 had multiplayer but not to play the storyline. Working as a team on the bad guys would have been fun or racing your friend to see who gets to the girl that wants to go out on a date first would have been ultimately amusing. Most recently, Call of Juarez, which was in fact 2 brothers together in the old west, Why couldn't I have gotten another human to be my brother? To play the story together? It would have been much more fun than relying on the brain dead AI to have my back when all Hell broke loose in the streets.
So now that I have made a short story almost unbearably long I'm just hoping that maybe if the right people read this and maybe blog about it or forward this to the other right people then just maybe some dev somewhere might see this and maybe I'll see the day when more games have this type of multiplayer. To finish I just wanna say, that humans are by nature pack animals, we want to be with other humans, even if our connection is only an ethernet cord. Some of us would rather work through our games as a team, not just use them as shotgun fodder. RE 5 was perfection, we need more like this!
I did it, finally finished FF 12, Little Big Planet and have given up any hope of ever getting back to my PS2 games, lol. Which leaves me with Eternal Sonata, Uncharted Drakes Fortune and my last 3 trophies on RE 5. So many games I want but still want to get finished before going to another new one. I'm getting there.
Ok I'm getting it done. I talked about it, I'm doing it. Silent Hill: Homecoming is finished. I am going back now to finish the end of FF12 in time for the release of The Last Remnant. I'll hold off on buying Little Big Planet ( as much as that hurts ) until I hear some talk about ACTUAL gameplay, which buys me a little more time as well.
Total list of games to finish ( including PS2 I still want to finish) not in any paticular order,...
Dragonquest 8 Journey of th Cursed King PS2
Grandia 3 PS2
FF Revenant Wings DS
Hotel Dusk: Room 213 DS
Pokemon Pearl DS
FF 4 DS
FF Tactics: War of the Lions PSP
Condemned 2 PS3
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