A subject that I LOVE to talk about….Story/Campaign mode. In video games, that should be a must. A well made story could drive the replay-ability of the game through the roof. There’s still old games in my game room that I still play because of the stories. The campaign mode brings a great touch to video gaming. It does what it suppose to…Be engaging. But, not all campaign modes are “enjoyable”., or “engaging”. But, I want to explain why I love the campaign mode, and why you should too.
The campaign mode seems to be the most engaging for us as players. In the world where the most look at thing is Multiplayer, I believe that the campaign mode is being over look. Thanks to games like Call of Duty, majority of the dev’s aren’t paying enough time to the SP(Single player) mode. Some games campaign mode is breath taking. I played Killzone 3, and the story was great. Some dispute it, but for a video game like that it was fantastic. It will make me replay the game just to see things like that.
As you know, my favorite game is the Gears of War series. It was a fresh air to the games that I was playing. It was something unique. I have replayed both of them at least once. The reason why I replayed them, was not because of the gameplay. It was because of the good story in it.
A high pack campaign mode will make us replay a game over and over. Would you replay a game over it has a boring story? Probably not. But, if the Campaign Mode makes you feel like you are part of the team(Like Gears of War, Killzone, Red Dead Redemption, e.t.c…) then you would play the game over and over.
In this new generation of gaming, devs care about Multiplayer mode more than campaign mode. Yes, MP is a great edition, but is it a huge necessity? I hear a lot of people complain about the campaign mode being short in games; Or that the campaign mode didn’t bring any “Umph” to the game. Well, you have multiplayer to blame for that. They are spending more and more time with MP, that our story isn’t fully done. Modern Warfare 1 & 2 is a prime example to that. There were a non-existent story mode. It was just scene’s put together.
As I see with L.A. Noire, the story keeps people talking. It keeps us interested to see what can happen. This detective game will make you think twice. Those controversial game stories keeps us talking. And, also, keep money in our favorite development company pockets.
To conclude this talk, the campaign mode is where it’s at. I know we need solid gameplay to justify a purchase, but if you have a crappy campaign mode and good gameplay, it will not jell together. This should get out to the Dev’s. We want a better campaign mode!!!!
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