let me start by saying that i think multiplayer mode has a time and place. team sport games. the call of duty franchise. these are moments that deserve multiplayer mode. it even deserves trophies.
do obscure games need multiplayer trophy mode? no. nobody ever plays them beyond the first week. i am thinking about playing some naughty bear this week, as a kind of antidote to the assassin’s creed marathon i went on last weekend. i played 12 hours straight on saturday, and then went drinking. that was one day. over the course of that weekend, i think my tally ran to 30 hours.
this week? no video games at all. had to detox.
i was looking at the trophies, and i have to say, the multiplayer trend is starting to get on my nerves. something like assassin’s creed is going to be around a while. no worries there.
naughty bear? not so much. every time i go to play a game, the damn thing has no players. how the hell i am supposed to get the trophies?
i am starting to believe that it is a way for game publishers and developers to ensure that their content isn’t ripped off, but there has to be a better way.