Monday, July 23, 2012

One Player Games

For the purposes of this article, I will not be the recognition of games for young children. The one player game and play discussed here will be referred to the games for ages 13 and older.

While there are a large number of sets of high quality video hitting the market each year, a "gender" that is on its way to oblivion. One Player Games. Or even, for that matter, not PvP (Player vs Player) games.

Lately, most new games have a purpose and one purpose, player vs. player combat. While these games have their place, more games than just running around shooting each other. Do not get me wrong, I do not complain of violence, far from it. But the fact is that most of these games, all share a common set of problems.

For starters, the unofficial (and often hidden) "teams" which are really more like gangs. Groups of friends who join in the game to pursue and harass new players. Often to the point where new players have no chance of progressing and simply stop playing due to frustration. If the people doing this he stopped and thought for a moment, they would see how these games are ruining themselves as much as any other. Read More

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