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Make it Multiplayer Oh please...

posted by dak1ne on - last edited - Viewed by 994 users

C'mon you know that if poker night is multiplayer everybody will want to play and share this game, this would be really amazing and i think it's quite easy to do, even with the possibility to create a lobby or join one randomly like on left 4 dead.
I really hope the next episode or even this one (after an update) will be multiplayer !

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  • @Xaromir said: You still could play the regular singleplayer. What's your point?

    It is just like with the horror genre. People kept telling how co-op in a horror games would not work and then when a good proof of concept was released, suddenly some of them realized that it actually works.

    If Telltale Games could have afforded to make the game full multiplayer experience, suddenly those naysayers would start to defend the choice since it was Telltale Games (aka their idol) who decided to add it.

  • @Xaromir said: Please explain how it would make it generic or diminish the quality of your singleplayer experience.


    By making your singleplayer experience more expensive, since they would have to invest the time and effort into implementing multiplayer play.

    And i'm pretty sure adopting a P2P system for MP and doing the matchmaking via Steam would be pretty affordable. And why not make that a 1$ DLC?


    Having to buy another thing just to get multiplayer, even for a dollar, means far fewer people would be up for multiplayer than would be otherwise. That's very bad when the multiplayer experience hinges on having other people to play against.

  • Congratulations, you've made a "because i said so, that's why" argument.

    "But it would probably be more expensive" (This may be valid if we are not considering that the game is already out and your argument is pure unfiltered speculation)
    "I would be willing to pay extra for it! (I do - a few hours of fun with my friends is definitely worth 1 or 2$ to me)
    "Nobody would buy that if it cost even just as little as 1$" (Ehem - hello, me. And i speculate that most still would have bought the game if it would have cost a dollar more)

    If that's how you wish to argue, then i happily retire from this fruitless discussion.

  • @Xaromir said: your argument is pure unfiltered speculation


    No, it isn't. Just as money doesn't grow on trees, neither do features in video games. The time and money for features has to come from somewhere, and they have to be compensated for. In other words, they have to bring in more money than you invest. I'm pretty sure Telltale is already operating on a razor-thin profit margin, having to pay all these quality voice actors and license all these properties, and then selling it for only $5 -- and remember the distributor (Steam, etc.) takes their cut too. They probably decided that adding multiplayer would be cutting it too thin.

    @Xaromir said: "Nobody would buy that if it cost even just as little as 1$" (Ehem - hello, me. And i speculate that most still would have bought the game if it would have cost a dollar more)


    I didn't say "nobody". I said "not nearly as many". People are only going to bother to spend $1 on a DLC if they're particularly interested in it. The people who already know they want multiplayer aren't the ones I'm worried about here. I'm thinking of the players who didn't care whether or not the game had multiplayer when they bought it, but tried it on a lark since they already had it. These people are much less likely to try multiplayer if they have to pay a dollar to get it.

    @Xaromir said: If that's how you wish to argue, then i happily retire from this fruitless discussion.


    I make completely reasonable points. You wanted to know how adding multiplayer could impact the single-player experience, and I told you. You didn't like it, so you're basically going "la la la I'm not listening". Well, I'm sorry, but that doesn't change the facts.

  • Yes it is speculative, because it's out already, but you ignore the possibility that it may actually would have increased sales; multiple times friends gifted me games that i wouldn't have bought for myself, but they gifted them because they wanted to play with me, and that's also how i explain to myself why package deals for multiple copies of one game are so popular. (Well, that and trading)

    I'm not sure where you are from but if you are from the US then i've payed 1$ more than you anyways, because most games cost more in Europe. Most AAA titles cost 50Eur here while costing 50$ in the US (that's usually 10 to 15$ more) or in this case about 1$ more, but by your logic that would mean that it keeps people from buying games. While money doesn't grow on trees, having actually worked in retail i can tell you that many people don't give a damn about small amounts like that, that's why you find so much neat but useless and cheap garbage at the counter - that's what keeps stores going. Back to games: People spend used to spend more on less, like Oblivion's legendary horse armor DLC for example, which was a bestseller, and basically gave us the modern DLCs, it cost something like 3$ or so, and did nothing but add horse armor. No, money doesn't grow on trees, but if people can buy something for small amounts then they tread it like it would, and that's why it would work.

  • @Xaromir said: You still could play the regular singleplayer. What's your point?

    A waste of resources and forgetting what makes the game great. Besides, if you want a multiplayer game, you can go find a multiplayer poker game on the web. What's your point.

  • Oh for fucks sake...

    300px-Paris_Tuileries_Garden_Facepalm_st

    Someone wake me up, this must be a nightmare.

  • Well it's pretty obvious that it isn't going to happen so give it up. Also, ignoring cogent points as you can't argue against them isn't helping your argument.

  • Multiplayer is overrated. If it had it, you'd have constant rage-quitters, hackers, and morons who don't understand the basics of poker. You'd find roughly one or two intelligent people per five games or so. Plus, having to talk with other people completely overrides the point of listening to the characters themselves, which is the entire money-making draw of the game. But you could just remove talking with other players, which would make the multiplayer suck even more. Hey, how about tells? The entire system would either remain on and players could bitch about it ruining their strategies and giving away their hands, or turn it off and remove a key feature of the game.

    Remember that strategy of going all-in every hand just to make everyone else fold in Poker Night 1? Imagine someone doing that to you. Every hand. Every game. Sure, they probably don't have anything, but you can't just ignore that kind of insane betting. Wouldn't that be fun, having to call $15,000 every hand?

    If you want to play poker with strangers who hate you, go to a casino. If you want to play poker with fake money and strangers who hate you, go play one of the millions of free online poker games out there. If you want to play poker with your friends, buy a pack of cards and some chips--they're not expensive--and play poker with your friends. It would probably be a lot more fun than any video game could provide you.

    I'm going to sit here and enjoy the fact that my single-player comedic poker experience is devoid of scoundrels and morons (excepting Claptrap), and I'm going to appreciate that Telltale did not waste their budget on adding a crap multiplayer mode to the game and instead spent it on everything else that makes the game as good as it is now.

    You can keep trying to fit the square peg in the round hole if you like. It's not really going to change anything.

  • @corruptbiggins said: Well it's pretty obvious that it isn't going to happen so give it up. Also, ignoring cogent points as you can't argue against them isn't helping your argument.

    Like for example? I keep talking but people don't seem to read my post before replying to me. Makes me feel like a babysitter. And why is it so obvious? Do you have any official statements?

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