The lights are on
Today marks the release of three big games with major multiplayer components. Whether you’re stepping into the ring with WWE 2K14, sharpening your sword with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, or checking your magazine in Battlefield 4, we want to know how you’ll be playing first.
Are you the kind of player that likes to immerse yourself in the story and get your bearings before jumping online? Do you prefer to get an early start with multiplayer to stay ahead of the competition? Maybe you like to mix things up and bounce back and forth.
Let us know how you typically approach games like these. We’ll feature some of your comments in this afternoon’s second Reader Discussion.
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I always play single player first. It's like a build up to finally starting multiplayer. I'm interested in the story and then multiplayer is like meeting up with people who enjoy the game as well.
Always Single Player first unless it's Call of Duty and in that case I just always jump into the Multiplayer first then hit up the Campaign later on
I play single player first then dive to the multiplayer once i am familiar with the controls
Single player first. Even if one of my buddies comes over to check a new game out, we swap off on single player mode. If that gets boring, we reel out the second controller.
I put boots to asses in multiplayer first and wait to play the story with my brother-in-law, because he's a kick ass dude.
Single player first
Single player for the most part. When it comes to BF and CoD I do multiplayer first and then play single player when I don't have friends online(never...).
Depends on the game. For games like Halo and Assassin's Creed I always know they have well crafted stories and finish the campaigns for them before jumping onto multi-player. For games that were meant with multi-player in mind first like Battlefield I usually jump into multi-player first or mix up campaign levels and multi-player matches.
Really depends on the game Battlefield 3 didn't touch the single player. GTA 5 didn't play online till I finished story.
Single player, always. In fact, I rarely play multiplayer at all, which is basically why games like Call of Duty and Battlefield don't interest me.
Single player first just to get a feel for whats to come.
First SP then MP always. I'm more interested in story than ranking up or leaderboards.
Depends on game. But usually Single player first. Cod usually a little single player then multiplayer. Battlefield straight multiplayer.