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Miss Doronjo
August 4th, 2013, 5:56 PM
Do you prefer video games where you would only play alone, or, do you prefer video game son where you can play with your friends, but, the game itself probably isn't very fun to play alone.

Why? Why do you prefer one over the other?

August 4th, 2013, 6:16 PM
So it's basically single-player vs multi-player.

I prefer playing alone, because when others get impatient I get impatient as well, which isn't my typical personality. However there isn't much of a big difference, because I think playing multiplayer is much more fun. Games like Portal 2 do really well with this, though, as both single-player and multi-player are fun as hell to play.

August 5th, 2013, 3:54 AM
I prefer playing multiplayer/co-op, since i everything is more fun with friends.
Of course it can go the other way, but the game gets less boring if you have friends to talk to or just to do stuff you normally wouldnt do alone.

August 6th, 2013, 8:36 AM
Playing with others for me. When I'm with my friends, It's not such a serious, so to speak, atmosphere. When I'm playing with friends, we laugh a lot, and the gameplay is a lot more relaxed which generally allows for better performance in my experience. I like being social when I play, keeps me more interested in the game and a lot of my friends I play with have ideas which inspire me to do certain things and to take certain actions.

August 6th, 2013, 8:40 AM
That's a tough question. However, I think I find playing games with other people is a lot more fun than playing by yourself. Playing with friends just results in mass chaos, which is generally a lot of fun. Especially Wii Party.

August 6th, 2013, 10:17 AM
I play video games alone. Blame it on spending most of your life with a bratty little brother who only plays FPSs.

August 6th, 2013, 10:47 AM
I play alone, since no one in my family likes the games I play (mostly Pokemon and Sim City 4) - and the games my younger brothers play I don't like either (1st person shooting games - hate them).

August 6th, 2013, 10:50 AM
When it comes to multi-player games, I feel that I should play with others, whether it'd be online or with people around me. I feel like a dumdum when I'm hopping on random servers hoping to play with others. /foreveralone

But on other games, I want to play the storyline by myself before I jump in a group...all because I just want to be familiar with it.

August 6th, 2013, 11:02 AM
I prefer playing the majority of games offline, on my own. The only games I play online are fantasy MMOs.

I'm too impatient to play with others :(

Miss Doronjo
August 6th, 2013, 11:03 AM
I, personally, prefer games on where you can play with others, like Super Smash Brothers, or the Mario Party games. I dunno, playing with other people.. makes it more fun than a game on where you'd play alone, in my opinion! All the laughs, and jokes from the others just adds to the pleasure!

August 6th, 2013, 11:32 AM
If it's an FPS, never solo. I get bored so easily, and I end up ragequitting after about 10 minutes. I love having a laugh with a few friends, so <3 I do play games that are solo, just not as much.

Also, my family loves gaming, so I've grown used to playing co-ops or party games :]

August 7th, 2013, 12:29 AM
A majority of my gaming is done in single-player, but that's moreso because of the type of games that I play, rather than having a preference for one over the other. In fact, I do like playing a lot of multiplayer games, but I've mostly backed away from online gaming (especially sports games), since some people get way too competitive, and it really kills the fun of just playing for entertainment.

August 7th, 2013, 12:58 AM
As a predominately RPG gamer, I play alone. In fact, multiplayer tends to drive me completely nuts online. I'm okay with a little splitscreen now and then though.

Which is not to say that I myself am alone while gaming. I like an audience to my single-player antics. Partly to stroke my wonderful ego, and partly for the same reason I like watching movies with others.

Kikaito plush
August 7th, 2013, 1:15 AM
I prefer to play muliti player cause my daughter can play too.

August 7th, 2013, 5:59 PM
I mainly play MMO games now. I love the interaction and just having things like team speak to use while you play has made me become really addicted to it.

When I play alone I get bored really fast on a lot of games. I end up playing a lot of RPG games, outside of an RPG I really get bored fast being only able to play an hour or less. Not like I used to and be able to play all day. Guess as I got older my gaming style changed.

August 7th, 2013, 6:03 PM
I prefer playing with friends because we can help each other out and cover each other, enriching the gameplay experience. I'm awful on my own, that and I run from all the scary looking enemies/areas when playing alone. :(

Mr. Magius
August 7th, 2013, 7:24 PM
Hands down, I prefer playing alone. I sound like a weirdo, but I zone out a lot while I'm playing video games with my friends. RPGs are my main genre, so I usually immerse myself in the storyline and the whole game world. Also, my friends are generally better than me at most multiplayer games as they've played it more. Like COD or any FPS games, for instance.

August 7th, 2013, 10:38 PM
I play alone, 'nuff said. My brother never wants to join in any games I play hence why I mainly play games meant for one player.

August 7th, 2013, 10:45 PM
I prefer playing with friends because it's way more fun and I have lots of laughs while playing with friends, especially true with games like New Super Mario Bros and Smash Bros.

I've Come to Bargain
August 8th, 2013, 6:00 PM
It depends on the game, really. Games such as Call of Duty, Minecraft, Super Smash Bros, and Battlefield, are more fun when you're in multi-player mode with a group of friends, in my opinion. Other games (Dead Space and Assassin's Creed, for example) are more enjoyable if you play it alone in single-player.

August 8th, 2013, 7:41 PM
The genre and connectivity of a game really decides that for me. In a FPS with multiplayer (so basically every FPS) or a sports game I prefer to play with friends. Same with MMORPGs. It's way better to play with friends and just have fun while playing games.

However, when it comes to offline RPGs I always play alone. I like to sit down, zone out, and become part of the world when I play. I don't think I've ever played games like Skyrim with other people present. It just ruins the illusion of immersion and takes away from the experience in my opinion. Although, occasional hilarious glitches do occur and sometimes I wish someone else could have seen it. :P

Apple Juice
August 16th, 2013, 7:57 AM
It depends on the game, but usually I prefer playing with friends. When I'm extremely focused on completing a level, an extra player tends to be a distraction and I'd rather attempt to finish it on my own. Otherwise, the multi-player option, if available, will be utilized by me at some point, haha. I just cherish it when you can share the game with another, and games like Mario Party/Kart, Super Smash Bros, and CoD, are all significantly enhanced with multi-player. Some, like Pokemon, would be confusing if there was an option to play with multiple people, and of course in that case it's understandable. I like that more games are trying to implement the multi-player option, though. I think it ups the value of games more than developers think.

August 16th, 2013, 8:13 AM
I usually play alone as the games I play are mostly single player. But I do love playing some co-op, especially in games that are made for co-op. Dead Island for example is bland and boring solo, but with a few friends quickly turns into a fun Action RPG. Or beat em ups. Scott Pilgrim was really fun in co-op.