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Why EA Is Wrong About Singleplayer Games

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EA recently went on record saying players don't want linear singleplayer experiences anymore. We respectfully disagree. Here's why. Subscribe for more: http://youtube.com/gameranxtv DISCORD: https://discordapp.com/invite/gameranx
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gameranx (3 months ago)
Since we're on the subject...what's your favorite EA singleplayer game?
Henlo 123 (26 days ago)
NHL 09
teribite (2 months ago)
Dragon Age: Origins ^.=.^♪
basshead (2 months ago)
Dragon Age
Biofan813 (2 months ago)
gameranx Im tied between Dead space 1 and kotor 1. Bad company 1 and 2 were great also.
Vavuniya Hutchshop (2 months ago)
Crysis series.. and red alert 2. dont know why they stop making those. red alert 3 is garbage. good strategy singleplayer game needed.
Gaafdovjun Gaming (8 hours ago)
Y’all can see where they are coming from though.
poonam pathak (1 day ago)
Assassin's creed 2 is one of the best
anvb5a1 (2 days ago)
Gaming has turned into a big bucks industry with stockholders to please more than players and that smells very bad!
Maurjen Segismundo (2 days ago)
EA and Konami are so far the worst gaming companies nowadays Capcom is just behind them
King Wasabi (3 days ago)
Metal Gear Solid
EA Lisp "Single player game is dead" 2018 single player games "That's cute"
Blu (8 days ago)
when i was younger, i loved multiplayer games. now, that im older, i love single player games more.
Joseph (9 days ago)
I had a friend once.
coolteen1245 (9 days ago)
I always go back to the first DMC game on the ps2 because that was my favorite single player game I ever had played
Jake Hartel (10 days ago)
I always end up bored /burnt out on the service games 90% of the time it's because of the intelligence-insulting bad taste those monetization models give. and a service will only last as long as it's profitable then it's gone,(GFWL, Gamespy) a single player experience can be played a lot longer. Mabe its cause I'm older but most of the time I like to move at my own pace through a game. Devs/publishers love the who here's a big map and stuff. Let the players be the core mechanic. No need to program complex AI or time set pieces precisely. Added bonus, I imagine those dev cycles are shorter too so they can hit quarterly and annual budget reports for shareholders. Its the equivalent of reality tv boom, low production values/insane profit.
TheGrindedGamer (14 days ago)
Does that mean people aren't interested in Multiplayer games anymore?
Harley Schultz (15 days ago)
Why is it that no one likes single player story games anymore nowadays everyone wants to play multiplayer games and just talk even the gaming world is going downhill
Jax Wins (15 days ago)
shanebhoy1888 (17 days ago)
I still go back and play the original KOtOR
Larry Dickson (19 days ago)
Fallout 4 and Skyrim are my favorite2 games did I go back to
ColdTears (19 days ago)
EA is wrong because they dont know how to make games, specially single player
online gamer (21 days ago)
We don’t want mutiliplayer we want good storys
Shawn Collins (21 days ago)
I present to EA, exhibit g.f.y. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Game_of_the_Year_awards Just about every winner is a single player game with the exception of overwatch and destiny mostly I keep going back playing halo mcc campaigns, skyrim, sonic 2, and the uncharted games a lot.
John Harrison (24 days ago)
There are a lot of people like me that prefer single player games. I would rather play Fallout 3 then Fallout 76. If people don't like single player games then explain the success of Skyrim years after release?
Batman (24 days ago)
Bestheda is the new EA. They are killing solo experience for multiplayer. I hope this company die soon.
Kayden Chann (26 days ago)
Henlo 123 (26 days ago)
As a player that doesn't have Playstation Plus, I really hope that there is good single player games in the future!
Musab Mohammed (29 days ago)
EA:single player games are dead Joel, kratos and nathan drake:😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
tyovo (30 days ago)
I still go back to skyrim
Zaori (1 month ago)
so true.....my favorite games (no specific order): - Secref of Mana (SNES) - Super Metroid (SNES) - Gothic 1 & 2 + Addon - Zelda: A Link to the past - Life is Strange - Witcher 1, 2, 3 - Assassins Creed: Black Flag - Another Metroid 2 Remake - Batman: Arkham Asylum, City, Knight - Darksiders 1 - Far Lone Sails - Monkey Island 3 (Curse of Monkey Island) - Tales from the Borderlands - Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain - Risen 1 - Stardew Valley (Single Player) - Illusion of Time (SNES)
Selrahc Eipoop (1 month ago)
I'll just say this. Personally I haven't enjoyed or bought a single online star wars game. I've placed them at my friends' house, but always saw the limited box I was kept in in order to just purchase one more map or some totally bullshit thing. Now saying that, Ive LOVED every single story based single player star wars games that have ever come out. I can't even think of one I wouldn't love to jump back into and play. The whole industry (for every, or at the very least the vast majority of business) is leaning towards a real scummy way of practice. These companies know full well that the majority of their fanbase and people that can actually pay for these things have been fans of and supporters of them since we were children. That's entire life times and they still show us this little respect. I only wish that people would just not give in and buy their online counterparts. These companies are doing all of this based on consumer reports (Todd Howard literally said they only keep remaking Skyrim because people just keep accepting it and not putting up a stand to just wait for the next elder scrolls) and if people just actually decided to put up a front and refused to buy any bullshit game we don't actually want and instead showed them that we're not just sheep's waiting to be fed, that we're life long supporters and fans and we deserve more, it would actually make a huge impact pretty quickly. Money talks people, and we're holding the money they want. Demand and stop settling
Game Xscape (1 month ago)
Single Playa 4 Life.
4ndris8007 (1 month ago)
EA=Sport-games....That's all.....
Zohaib Shehzad (1 month ago)
Gaming is nothing without single player games. As u said, single player games provide an experience which multiplayer games cannot. Single player games are narrative and immersive. Multiplayer games are just for short time fun with friends or other players whereas single player games are serious business.
baileyjr314 (1 month ago)
My most favorite games are single player. It's my favorite mode of play. God of War, DMC, Gears of War, Shadow of Mordor, Fallout 4, Yakuza 6, Red dead Redemption etc.
Niklas Sp (1 month ago)
The Dragon age franchise
Enigma Productions (1 month ago)
My favorite single player games have always been the Dragon Age series as a whole. I don't even touch the multiplayer in Inquisition. I always go back to it, I even bought DA Origins for my computer just so I could play it again because of how much I love it.
Vincent Ayala (1 month ago)
CrispyChicken44 (1 month ago)
It's a meme, but Half Life, and the first 3 Halo's.
Gregory Miranda (1 month ago)
Wajdaan Ali (1 month ago)
I barely play online games I only play online games with my friends. I prefer single player games way over online games
Superb Gaming (1 month ago)
I honestly have way more fun and enjoy single player games more than most multiplayer games. People ruin a lot of multiplayer games for me. I can take my time and experience the fullness of the game with a great single player campaign. I can appreciate the entirety of the game. EA just loves to lie and talk bullshit as long as it makes them money.
looper dooper (1 month ago)
I guess hitman
Da Hoodlum (1 month ago)
I still play the hell out of fable tlc
Jose Pena (1 month ago)
Medal of honor series from Before they made the jump to Xbox 360 or ps3
thebajabobusa (1 month ago)
I do single player (Bioshock, Half Life, Doom, Fear, Crysis, Dying Light, Fallout, Metro, Prey, Rage, Spec Ops, System Shock, Wolfenstein, Singularity, Just Cause, Far Cry) etc. This new nickle grubbing MMO thing doesn't work for me. Do a good single player and I will come money in hand! Else.... replay!
kikibortok (1 month ago)
Horizon zero dawn and Sacrifice different games one has great story and the other has great battles mechanics.Best single player games i can remember.
Alex Del (1 month ago)
EA will NEVER tell me what games I can and cannot like. DOWN WITH EA! DOWN WITH CORPORATE PROPAGANDA!!!!!
Matthew Wells (1 month ago)
I don't even pay for PSN, I don't care about multiplayer that much.
gibster (1 month ago)
Hello Again ! (1 month ago)
Companies relies on expert statistics Not individual opinion
melafaire (1 month ago)
I think most people enjoy single player games. Linear games aren't too bad, but open world games like Fallout and Elder Scrolls over at Bethesda are really withstanding the test of time. In the way of MMORPGs, EA is failing because of the roll boxes, where Final Fantasy 14 is still going strong. FF still has people paying for the subscription even. Why is that? Is it because of how FF adds content? EA could do that. Is it because of the fact that FF does offer outfits and mounts without roll boxes? Just a straight up 10 or 15 IRL dollars that gets you the outfit or mount you want? Maybe. The roll boxes is why my husband and I quit Star Wars The Old Republic. We were long time subscribers but adding the roll boxes destroyed the in game economy and made the game less enjoyable for us.
apuppy567 (1 month ago)
Recently, Horizon Zero Dawn.
d10sk0ur01 (1 month ago)
PUBG - THe division - Destiny - EA sports and non there are many we need to boycott seriously. This is CRAP ! We want good qualityt stuff.
d10sk0ur01 (1 month ago)
This is totally wrong: If one wants to make the Witcher 3 it takes at least 5 years of work, you need quality writers, level creators, quest, dialogue writers, innovation, experimentation and yet you can still make people buy new stuff when you create NEW EPISODES expanding the world or just give it for free (as CD project red does). The point is making people waste their time or being someone who actually writes and makes videogames. Too many greedy people in the business nowadays. They should be out.
cj iwertz (1 month ago)
i have a very fast burn out when playing games for a long time, which is why i can't get into mmo's, i like single player games. i don't care if their linear or not. heck my Favorite video game is Kingdom hearts 2, only because i love the way combat is and its convoluted LINEAR story. It is the game that has the highest replay value to me and i expect(hope) Kingdom Hearts 3 will be the same.
Trifler500 (1 month ago)
Sounds like EA really would rather be in the business of making MMOs.
cliff onator (1 month ago)
Because fallout and skyrim weren't popular at all. what?
Iavasechui (1 month ago)
single player games that i constantly go back to.. oh the list is long.... Final Fantasy, Star Ocean, Wild ARMs, Tales of, Baldur's Gate Trilogy, Icewind Dale, Fire Emblem, Masters of Magic (XD this dos game is probably the first game I learned to play), the .hack games, arc the lad, Legend of Dragoon, legend of mana, ect
DanielLike5Pie (1 month ago)
Listen, EA helped make Mass Effect and that it my favorite game of all time. I like it so much that it inspired me to start writing and become a film director
Leo De Stino (1 month ago)
Just look at the sim city franchise. A city builder is a solo experience yet they implemented the multiplayer thing and they literally destroyed the franchise. Cities Skylines took the opportunity and the rest is history.
Logan Benda (1 month ago)
Can I just say... Fallout? Elder Scrolls? GTA?
Eiko85 (1 month ago)
Goodbye full finished games and a one time payment.
peter glarnø (1 month ago)
Starwars Battlefront || for ps2
Daniel Akke (1 month ago)
The original sly trilogy.
Kingpin1880 (1 month ago)
Ironic really; the only EA games I've ever bought and played are the Sims titles, which are exclusively single player.
Mike Marks (1 month ago)
I would've loved that star wars game
My Favorite Single Player Games is Kingdom Hearts Prince of Persia. Mass Effect Dragon Age. The Naruto Series. Witcher 3 Life is Strange. Mario 64 yeah.
Elon Musk (1 month ago)
My favorite game is the Kerbal Space Program.
Jei Cos (1 month ago)
I literally hate most online multiplayer games..I own 1. ONE! Well technically more, but they aren't really played online. But Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the only one I own that has a real online gamer base. I have the Sword Art Online games, which yes, can be played online with friends, but those games, online, are a freaking disaster, so not many people play them.
Zandor Felok (1 month ago)
I will take Single Player or Coop games over any online only, non-storyline game anytime. I play many of these types of games over and over even years later vs only a short period (relative) of time on an MMO or Online only game.
John Blakemore (1 month ago)
I've playing Psychonouts and Overloard and Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic for the 3rd time. I have Deus EX and Fallout 4 on the back burner and most of my games are single player. Mass Effect 1 2 & 3 was my favourite. We're spoilt for choice.
Jay DeWester (1 month ago)
My favorite is star wars knights of the old republic 1&2
AloeKado (1 month ago)
Final Fantasy VII - XII
bringmethebacon666 (1 month ago)
Pokemon sapphire
tahna dana (1 month ago)
since when does those EA executives assholes know anything about gaming?
Sam Politinsky (1 month ago)
I’m a huge dragon age fan
Randal Jeffrey (2 months ago)
Dude, you didn't need a ten minute in depth explanation. All you needed to point out is that EA said it. Everything about EA is wrong and the only reason they aren't boycotted yet is because Trump voters keep deciding mega corperations need more money.
Lawrence Gillespie (2 months ago)
I still play Skyrim and Fallout 4. One of my favourite old games is Wizardry 8 - I played it through several times with different party configurations. More recently, I played Shadow of Mordor quite a bit. I enjoyed Shadow of War much less, even though they tweaked the combat system. It felt a lot more 'grind-y'.
comics geek (2 months ago)
6:14, could anyone tell me the name of the game here?
Michael Filla (2 months ago)
Not interested in single player games? EA are you kidding me.... I will say this much ... if a game says online only (or is mainly online) ... guess what I won't be buying upon release... yeah that online only game. In fact when they re-released the old battlefront 2 on the xbox (which could be played as a single player game if you wanted) I went and bought it because of how good it was and because the online portion was only a small part of the game ... not a mandatory and main part of it (unlike the new online only battlefronts both of which I will never buy). You didn't need an internet connection to play, there were no loot boxes , you didn't need a monthly subscription or anything like that. All you really needed was the game, the console and controller to play it.... maybe even another controller or three (yes it was a four player game) as well if people wanted to join. That perhaps is what EA is missing. Case in point if something is an online only game with no or next to no single player (I'm looking at you new call of duty black ops 4) that game will not see a single Penny of my money. I just don't play online games... except Fortnite... because it's free to play and enjoyable to play. other than that I don't own those type of games at all. and to answer your question some good EA single player games I still play are the saboteur (which is a really well made game) and The godfather (Likewise a really good game) both are EA and there's not a single micro transaction in either of them.... just the way I like it.
Deadline 2002 (2 months ago)
Lol EA... “The face of a cuck”
Fido Kitsune Fox (2 months ago)
It's kinda true that Single Player games can be enjoyable, but does that mean we should just do away with multiplayer games altogether? There are enjoyable multiplayer games out there, you just gotta look in the right places and the right developers.
PittBully Gaming (2 months ago)
Adam Crawford (2 months ago)
snipes503 (2 months ago)
I mean "enjoy for a long to time to come" is so subjective. I played through all of the uncharted games twice. Once on normal and then on the hardest difficulty. I have friends that could barely get through one playthrough. I also went through red dead redemption 3 times and made it halfway through a 4th. I'm blind fanboy for Assassin's Creed and it would probably be a little embarrassing if I counted the collective hours in those games. I put about 300ish hours into the mass effect series. I could go on but seriously what makes them think players no longer value single player games? To their credit I have noticed the younger generation being more into multiplayer games. Even if that is what they are referring to, that means they are ignoring older gamers which is a massive mistake.
teribite (2 months ago)
I often find myself struggling with multiplayer games as personally, I'm not the best gamer. Single player games make me feel at least semi component as I don't have to race the ever shifting bar. As for my favorite single player game from an older consul I'd have to go with "Summon Knight Sword Craft Story" for the game boy advanced. It's a fun little game that a lot of people don't know about and I just find myself going back to it to see how much I've grown as a gamer.
Fred Blues (2 months ago)
Sounds like another company deciding what we like and shoving it down our throats whether we like it or not.
TSMiller97 (2 months ago)
I don't play multiplayer that much. The only time I do is when I am at my friends or cousins house. Don't get me wrong. I like multiplayer in games, but I only get into them when I am sitting in the same rooms as my friends. For the most part I a single player only.
Aella Terra (2 months ago)
You are sooo right. Ea should realy rethink theire strategy pff
XERO for Hire (2 months ago)
Oh my god when City of Heroes shut down, it was like they shut down my world. I just can't get into another ongoing online experience like I did when I was playing City of Heroes.
antondennig (2 months ago)
Assasins creed 2
Entinu (2 months ago)
Not at all what they were saying in reference to the single-player Star Wars game. They said "it looked to be too linear which people don't like as much" which is true. I mean, look at The Order 1866: it was a terribly linear third-person-shooter. It was somehow more linear than the Gears of War series.
The Mad Hatter (2 months ago)
I really liked fable 2, probably replayed it like 3 times. I would definitely replay mini ninjas if I still had it. Skyrim though, I've replayed like 5 times....
The Mad Hatter (1 month ago)
Mike Marks No, I've only had like 3 characters that I'll periodically get bored of Skyrim for months and then come back to it.
Mike Marks (1 month ago)
The Mad Hatter dont you mean you've made 5 characters
GhostFlare (2 months ago)
Personally I play single player games almost exclusively. exceptions are mario kart, smash bros, and splatoon 2. Notice a pattern?
Asim Jabbar (2 months ago)
Linear games are not bad but story needs to be strong and immersive
Lucas Armstrong (2 months ago)
Assassin’s creed origins, Witcher 3 and skyrim
Paul (2 months ago)
My favorite game of all time is Final Fantasy VII, but more recently, I like Breath of the Wild, and Blaster Master Zero. Both of which are single player games with great story.
lazerbeam134 (2 months ago)
But seriously what is EA going to say when TES VI sells a shit ton of copies and is GOTY and its going to be a single player game lol
lazerbeam134 (2 months ago)
EA: Nobody like single player games guys. *crickets* Bethesda: We are making Elder Scrolls VI *Crowd goes wild*
Al Baldwin (2 months ago)
EA are poisonous wretched monsters
Twisted Myth (2 months ago)
I occasionally go back to the original Spyro Trilogy, the first three Sly Coopers, Megaman Legends 1+2, Misadventures of Tron Bonne, and have even gotten into old retro games relatively recently. So, yeah, EA is full of shit on this point. In Fact I find myself going back to multiplayer games the least.
gARRETT MONROE (2 months ago)
Knights of the Old Republic. A glorious time, before EA, before the Empire.
Big Fat Al (2 months ago)
The only online multiplayer game I play is FIFA Ultimate team. Apart from that all my games are single player. I’ve played Alien Isolation and the last Of Us countless times. Along with The Outlast series.

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