I was told Brink had a single-player campaign, too. Based on my definition of "campaign," I was lied to.

And now it seems the multiplayer-focused Call of Duty franchise plans to do something similar with Modern Warfare 3. Am I the only one who happened to notice that one tidbit when the game debuted yesterday ? "Single player has a very multiplayer feel to it." …and what does that mean, exactly? Am I jumping the gun by saying it sounds like a possibly advanced version of Brink , where it's essentially pointless to play solo? Am I too rash in thinking that the "campaign" as we know it simply won't exist?

Possibly. But you know what? It's probably not a bad idea. Look, the vast majority of all flak CoD takes centers on the lacking single-player campaigns; why not just cut it out? I mean, who even cares ? What percentage of gamers who buy these games buy them for the campaigns? 1%? Less? Why not just focus on what's most popular and what's best about the series? Just eliminate the single-player entirely – those who love great campaigns like me won't really agonize over the loss – and dedicate that giant budget to making the best damn multiplayer experience ever seen.

Better yet: make a subscription-based "Call of Duty Online" (which would inevitably be another massive cash cow like World of Warcraft ) and maybe, just maybe, dedicate resources to separate CoD games with unbelievable single-player campaigns only . Maybe you'll triple the profits and finally appeal to both gamers who love single-player and those who indulge in multiplayer. …so maybe that's their plan. "Single player has a multiplayer feel to it?" Great, you've just lost my interest. But maybe I need a clarification. It can't be what it sounds like, despite the positive business angle I noted above. Can it?

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

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thj_1980
thj_1980
9 years ago

If I wanted to play multiplayer I would go play multiplayer.

So hyped for this running at 60FPS gunna be the smoothest game for ps3 next to gran turismo 5 prolouge.

hellish_devil
hellish_devil
9 years ago

Ninja Gaiden Sigma is really smooth too.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Dante's Inferno, God of War style action in stunning 60 fps glory.

Spanky
Spanky
9 years ago

Exactly! We're not all out here panting for multiplayer games all the time…in fact I hardly ever play multiplayer games.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

People that are looking forward to this game and the previous installments in the series must really love vanilla ice cream.

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

Mint chip for me. =)

PSTan
PSTan
9 years ago

@World,

God of War 3 isn't locked at 60 fps. Are you talking about the hd collection?

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

PSDood,

You're correct but I believe the amount of time it dips down to 30fps is an insignificant amount.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Dante's Inferno is at 60 I said (God of War style action)

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Yeah, PSDood missed the boat on that one. DI is indeed locked at 60FPS.

GoW3 is locked at 30. Just to correct LV on that point.

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

i wish more games were available at 60fps. it makes a big difference. people may try to downplay this, but it makes a big difference in many types of games. i just like the ultra smooth feel in the gameplay of 60 fps games.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Lawless,

You sure about that? After playing it and reading several different sources I've come to the conclusion it's fixed at 60fps but dips to 30 during several parts of the game.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

I believe LV is correct with his assessment on GOW3.

sirbob6
sirbob6
9 years ago

I'm with LV and Pontiac, I am pretty sure it is 60 with a few dips.

hellish_devil
hellish_devil
9 years ago

"Single player has a very multiplayer feel to it."

Maybe single player will be multiplayer maps… with bots!


Last edited by hellish_devil on 5/24/2011 9:54:45 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

It wasn't before?

somethingrandom
somethingrandom
9 years ago

Nah, I think I would have caught that. There were way too many explosions and vehicles to feel like COD multiplayer.

rogers71
rogers71
9 years ago

As long as they bring back Spec Ops, they can do whatever they like with the mp and sp. They are both the same ol same ol anyway but Spec Ops was awesome fun and I still play it to this day.

somethingrandom
somethingrandom
9 years ago

Yeah spec ops was great. I somehow managed to do High Explosive and the oil rig (the 10 juggernaut one) solo on veteran. MW2 was the only platinum trophy I've ever gotten.

ElJefeDiablo
ElJefeDiablo
9 years ago

My buddies and I also enjoyed Spec Ops. I know a lot of people griped about it as boring and pointless, but I thought it was a blast having your friend sitting next to you wreaking some objective based splitscreen havoc…even against witless AI.

Splitscreen coop campaign has unfortunately gone the way of the dodo. There is something about sharing the SP portion of a game that can make a mediocre story more tolerable. I know that people would argue that SP should be SP, but we are talking about a squad/partner based FPS here. Just double the enemy AI. I would rather have my drunken brother defending me than some [email protected]$$ ally who runs in front of my crosshairs, gets hit in the face by an RPG, gets back up and then plants himself in my cover zone. At least then the ensuing sh!t talk would fall on obliterated brain cells and not on impervious pixels.

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

It's coming back. In a big way.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Off topic, but I hope Ben will be ok with this post.

I haven't posted in a few days as I live in Joplin, Mo. I'm sure you've all heard about the tornado.

My wife and I are fine, but our house is destroyed and we will be living with family for a while so you may not hear from me very often and it will be sporadic.

Please just pray for us and all the others effected. The area is still producing tornado's and sever wind/thunderstorms and flooding.

It's been a frightening and dumbfounding few days, please just keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I feel for you, I'm just south of Minneapolis where some tornadoes have also struck. I feel very lucky to be safe and wish you good will in the future.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Kraygen,

Wow, so sorry to hear that.

My condolences & prayers go out to you, your family, & all those others caught in those crazy weather patterns you're having out there.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

It sucks that's happening to you because I enjoy having you here.

My best wishes for you Kray.

HighOnFire
HighOnFire
9 years ago

We are definately praying for you guys. I cant imagine what you are going through. Stay strong.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

You're in my thoughts. Glad to hear from you and know that you're okay. Let me and the rest of the PSXE community know if there is anything we can do.

-Andy S.

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

kraygen im sorry to hear about this. i saw this on the news the other day and it really made me start thinking. what would i do if that happened, what would happen to my kid, what would we do.

i cant imagine what your going through and i hope i never do. the natural disasters are starting to get worse and worse and it sucks. from what i saw on the news it looks like a war zone. they said it happened in like ten minutes. the idea that your life has been altered like this in such a short time is crazy. i hope you have not suffered any loss of life in your family and friends. best of luck.


Last edited by frylock25 on 5/25/2011 12:37:34 AM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

You've got to be kidding. Terrible.

We at PSXE wish you all the best.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Thoughts go out to you, bud. After Yasi, I have the utmost sympathy for anyone that has to suffer through a natural disaster of any magnitude. Wishing you the best, and I hope that you can get back on your feet soon enough.

OPHIDIAN
OPHIDIAN
9 years ago

Man, so lucky to live in a country that such disasters rarely occur.

Wish those affected the very best.

Jed
Jed
9 years ago

Thoughts and prayers are with you buddy. I've been following the story on the news. I only hope the best for you and yours. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

God Bless,
Jed

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Your entire house destroyed? I can't even relate to how that must be like. Hopefully you got insurance, either way take care and stay strong. You are not alone.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Unbelievable. Stay strong bud.

tridon
tridon
9 years ago

I had a regular funnel cloud go over my house a few years back and that scared the crap out of me. I can't even imagine what it's like to be in a tornado that's touched down, to have everything you own taken from you and destroyed. All that really matters is that you and your family are okay, though. Be safe!

Sancho
Sancho
9 years ago

Glad you are all safe. Wish you luck with getting things back in order from down here in KC.

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

My Prayers go out to you and your family.

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

Kraygen, I'm located just 2 hours away in Kansas City. I know my job and the colleges and universities in the area are donating anything possible for help. Hope you and your family remain safe and strong man

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Really sorry to hear that, Kraygen. I hope things turn around for you quickly. I'm just glad you and your family are safe.

Karosso
Karosso
9 years ago

Best wishes to you your family and loved ones. Hope everyone you know and care about came out of this alright. When you rebuild your place make sure to have a strong basement built, not trying to be funny, just concerned…
Hang in there, it will get better soon.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

I'm sorry to hear that. That's a terrible tragedy. I hope you and your family get through!

NiteKrawler
NiteKrawler
9 years ago

So sorry to hear about that. Hope everything gets better.

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
9 years ago

Indeed I have heard about this Kreygen, I had no idea many others that frequent here are Missouri natives like ol' Beezle. I wish you and yours all the best. Apparently we have a few touch downs around Kansas City right now, that right on top of me! Beginning of the end eh?

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

I hope that whenever it is that things get back to some state of normalcy for, that you come back and read what your friends have posted here. You are clearly a cherished member here.

Take care of those closest to you.


Last edited by Alienange on 5/25/2011 12:02:31 PM

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

@ Beezle

I work right on State Line Rd. The last 2 hours was nerve wrecking. We had about 3 funnel clouds over my job. Very nasty looking as well. I know Metcalf just got hit as well as the Holmes & Red Bridge area.

I hope any others in the KC Metro area and surrounding cities be safe for the next few hours

Lairfan
Lairfan
9 years ago

That's horrible. I don't even know how I would react to my life being torn apart like that.

I will pray for you and your family Kraygen. Stay strong.

LazyVigilante
LazyVigilante
9 years ago

Glad to know that your family's safe.Sorry to hear that you lost your house to the disaster.I will pray for you man.Stay strong.

BIGRED15
BIGRED15
9 years ago

well it sounds to me like cod definately needs to just make the jump to strictly multiplayer, I'll bet 90 % of cod players only play for the online so with that in mind, it really doesn't matter. It may make me think a bit more about actually playing another cod game. As much as I hate to say it, i think the campaign drags down the online. They just made cod capable of running on 60 FPS unwaivering. you know what would make that even better, extra disc space which would be even more crucial on a 360. This would really make sense IMO.

What doesn't make sense is trying to give single player a multiplayer feel. What the hell sense does that make? Just get rid of all the indecisiveness and be done with it already. Cod would benefit from it. Follow in the footstepts of Wow, hey wouldn't it be great if cod became another MMO FPS? Well maybe not to some, but i think thats a cool idea. Anyway, it needs to happen this way for cod to continue to grow its fanbase. Sure 10% at most might not buy it without SP, but you'll gain another 40% just for creating a more focused, robust, and varied multiplayer

somethingrandom
somethingrandom
9 years ago

They could definitely jam a helluva lot more content and capability into an online-only version. It's pure genius. Though I do somewhat enjoy the SP but I've been taken more by the online since updating to a connection that didn't leave me with a full second disadvantage (1000ms ping basically like playing through a wire that wraps around the world twice before reaching the host (or server)).

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Maybe they just mean the single player is going to feel even more rampant, unfocused, and anarchic.