This always seems to happen to me, I just wanted to play a good game with my friend. Today, I realized something that I never really realized before. When playing a game that uses spilt screen mode, and is allows the user to play with a guest online, the Split Screen affects the way I play the game. For example, I was playing some Modern Warfare 3 with my friend.
He was uses the online guest account, and I was using the primary xbox live account. Anyways, about an hour before hand I was playing on my HD widescreen television using the MSR Sniper as my common weapon. I was truly sweeping the floor with everyone when it came down to it. Then when my friend came over to play a little, I started to do horrible.
I realized that with the sniper you need a wide screen. You need to be able to see everything that is going on around you and in front of you. This was extremely important and can make or break the gameplay completely. When playing in single player mode I found that the gameplay was much easier. You have less noise because you don`t have the other player`s gun shoots in the audio, and the other players actions being in your ears the whole time. So what do you really lose when playing in split screen mode?
- More Distractions (Guest players noise)
- Smaller Screen size (affects sight)
- Guest doesn`t get to use a mic during gameplay
These basic but simple things tend to really turn off players who have friends or relatives that want to play with them. Is this because Xbox and Playstation 3 are trying to aim more for the group of people who are the “Single Child” of the family. I mean if you get an xbox and try to play modern warefare 3 with your brother, it makes the gameplay so much more harder to have fun with. Are Gaming systems all discriminating against people who have more than one family member interested in playing a game at the same time? I feel that this is the one true down fall of playstation 3 and xbox 360 gaming systems. They make it hard for people to play with a guest account or play split screen mode in these games.