Register  |  Login Retro Game Room  |  Board  |  Downloads  |  Memberlist  |  Video Game Room Staff  |  About Us  |  Help Center  
  Views: 1,872,912,936     08-28-16 05:20 PM  

Offline or Online Gaming; which is better?

Thread closed

Offline or Online Gaming; which is better?
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Add to favorites | "RSS" Feed | Next newer thread | Next older thread
Offline or Online Gaming; which is better?
This can be a bit controversial, some will even get into fights regarding this simple topic.
Offline Gaming
44.8%, 43 votes
Online Gaming
55.2%, 53 votes
Multi-voting is disabled.

Posted on 12-23-08 11:45 AM DarkHyren is Offline     Post: 107 words - (ID: 76139) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Post | Link
Level: 145

POSTS: 45/7834
POST EXP: 741609
LVL EXP: 36750299
CP: 409.3
VIZ: 422247
i picked offline cause ive had much more fun playing offline games then online ones.
no hackers, no flamers, no cheaters (unless im cheating ), no n00bs, better value BECAUSE its one time payment, etc.

i disagree with iBOCK3, plenty of offline pc games have updates/patches. console games NORMALLY didnt need them cause the games were actually finished instead of released early to please online players and get their monthly subscription fee (cough, wow, cough)

im a rpg gamer. if there was a good online rpg i'd try it.
but only if it didnt have monthly fees. im not paying $200+ per year to play a game...

Hero of Hyrule
Elite Lurker King

2nd Place in the June 2009 VCS!
2nd Place in the December 2009 VCS!
Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Elite
Since: 12-19-08
Last Post: 2 days
Last Active: 3 hours


Posted on 05-28-09 10:39 PM darthraiden is Offline     Post: 21 words - (ID: 92623) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Post | Link
Level: 10

POSTS: 16/19
POST EXP: 1408
LVL EXP: 4265
CP: 0.0
VIZ: 343
I prefer online gaming. Now if only I had an Xbox Live account so I could do some real online gaming.


Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Member
Since: 05-25-09
Last Post: 2648 days
Last Active: 2648 days

Posted on 06-12-09 05:10 PM Armydude is Offline     Post: 10 words - (ID: 96194) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Post | Link
Level: 37

POSTS: 35/336
POST EXP: 15959
LVL EXP: 316211
CP: 9.8
VIZ: 66407
online if its this site others.... not so good


Trusted Member
Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Trusted
Role: Content Adder, Advertiser

Since: 06-10-09
From: USA
Last Post: 774 days
Last Active: 774 days

Posted on 06-12-09 07:20 PM devonm13 is Offline     Post: 13 words - (ID: 96232) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Post | Link
Level: 60

POSTS: 192/1038
POST EXP: 208528
LVL EXP: 1727020
CP: 5.0
VIZ: 12078
I would have to say I prefer offline gaming rather than online gaming.

ff7 zack fan!
pokemon fan!
Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Member
Since: 05-10-09
From: oregon
Last Post: 2302 days
Last Active: 34 days

Posted on 06-15-09 03:51 PM Solehite is Offline     Post: 35 words - (ID: 97290) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Post | Link
Level: 61

POSTS: 265/1071
POST EXP: 104001
LVL EXP: 1839214
CP: 28.1
VIZ: 93943
I voted offline, i don't enjoy paying out cash every month for essential the same game that has a major patch every 6 or so months. Also I tend get very agitated with online games.


Vizzed Elite
Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Elite
Since: 02-13-09
From: Australia
Last Post: 1821 days
Last Active: 1820 days

Posted on 06-16-09 08:06 AM Brawndo is Offline     Post: 29 words - (ID: 97795) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Post | Link
Level: 7

POSTS: 4/7
LVL EXP: 949
CP: 3.0
VIZ: 724
Online gaming on xbox live ftw =) every game is unique and its fun to kill and teabag friends knowing they are too far away to hurt you XD

Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Newbie
Since: 06-15-09
Last Post: 2630 days
Last Active: 1183 days

Posted on 06-19-09 05:42 PM Weegee is Offline     Post: 8 words - (ID: 99493) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Post | Link
Level: 29

POSTS: 50/191
POST EXP: 3469
LVL EXP: 135370
CP: 9.5
VIZ: 13020
I like online gaming better than offline gaming...


Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Member
Since: 06-16-09
From: Somewhere over the rainbow..
Last Post: 1734 days
Last Active: 57 days

Posted on 06-19-09 05:46 PM gtwalq is Offline     Post: 50 words - (ID: 99495) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Post | Link
Level: 68

POSTS: 423/1360
POST EXP: 64230
LVL EXP: 2642559
CP: 445.7
VIZ: 63600
I prefer Offline gaming. I really think this windows live login busniess is ruining offline single player games, I mean.. What happend to the good old days where you installed a game, ran it and was not prompted to sign up or have an internet connection before you can play.


Vizzed Elite
Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Elite
Since: 01-21-09
From: Australia
Last Post: 113 days
Last Active: 7 days

Posted on 06-19-09 05:49 PM 819832 is Offline     Post: 17 words - (ID: 99497) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Post | Link
Level: 8

POSTS: 8/11
LVL EXP: 1874
CP: 3.0
VIZ: 627
i personally think online is goo, but when you lose a connection, it helps to haveoffline games

Read the FAQ's then let me know when you learned what spamming is. - Randy53215
Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Banned
Since: 06-05-09
Last Post: 2589 days
Last Active: 2587 days

Posted on 06-21-09 01:25 PM Fletchuis11 is Offline     Post: 54 words - (ID: 99868) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Post | Link
Level: 8

POSTS: 9/12
LVL EXP: 2130
CP: 0.0
VIZ: 560
I prefer online play because offline doesn't last forever in say Halo 3 for example. You would then have to get more money to buy a new game.

However, offline doesn't have the hassle of setting up network connections, and being at the mercy of the lag from other people.

I still say online.


Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Member
Since: 06-20-09
Last Post: 2621 days
Last Active: 2430 days

Posted on 06-24-09 05:40 AM Aethelwulf is Offline     Post: 349 words - (ID: 100525) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Post | Link
Level: 12

POSTS: 17/25
POST EXP: 3263
LVL EXP: 6409
CP: 0.0
VIZ: 652
Hard choice... Both have their pros and cons. So i'll split them up and see how they do.

Offline gaming-

Offline gaming is the product of legendary games. But online games haven't been out long enough to call any of them legendary (with some exceptions).

The music that intensifies each moment, the characters that develop through the vicissitudinous plot, and the story that drives us. These are all elements that can only be captured in a carefully orchestrated offline game. We experience each moment as if it were our own. I'm still pissed I couldn't avenge my father's death and kill Lan Di... Oh well... Back to "You Arcade".

The end gives you an extreme amount of satisfaction. You feel like you've accomplished something great(except cliffhanger games like Halo 2 and Shenmue 2).

Pros: The in-depth personal story, the music, art, character development. Sense of worth while playing as the the main character.

Cons: It ends at a point, and the characters are limited.
Online gaming-

Online gaming is the supplement for offline gaming's con. In the online world... the story never ends. It may not have carefully planned stories, characters, or moments. But it doesn't lack'em completely.

You meet many people, and share countless experiences with them. You and your best mate can explore new worlds together like you dreamed of as kids.

You may not be the main character, but you feel like a part of the world. A world teeming with other gamers and their own characters. The moments are random, but they are still meaningful in their own right.

Pros: Never-ending story (TM), you make your own way with infinite outcomes, meet a lot of good people with similar interests, and self-accomplished worth in your character.

Cons: Addictive, no real plot, misplaced motivation (questing for the wrong reasons), grinding, too many idiots,
and monthly fees (most of the time).

Final note:
Online gaming and offline gaming each have perks. But I will tell you this; I would rather see online gaming disappear, than see online gaming take over completely.

I vote offline

(last edited by Aethelwulf on 06-24-09 06:51 AM)


Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Member
Since: 06-17-09
From: Bellingham
Last Post: 2617 days
Last Active: 2604 days

Posted on 07-19-09 09:13 PM Egocentric is Offline     Post: 56 words - (ID: 105872) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Post | Link
Level: 12

POSTS: 3/24
LVL EXP: 6005
CP: 2.0
VIZ: 1997
I always get randomly attacked and the spit beaten out of me if I even try to go online LOL. And I mean I could be a expert at a game but because of my sometimes laggy connection someone always takes advantage of it.

So i kind of have a slight stigma with online gaming


Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Member
Since: 07-07-09
Last Post: 2595 days
Last Active: 2266 days

Posted on 07-20-09 02:27 AM Cookieman is Offline     Post: 93 words - (ID: 105990) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Post | Link
Level: 83

POSTS: 1041/1886
POST EXP: 93146
LVL EXP: 5297327
CP: 59.9
VIZ: 7390
I would say Online because for some of those games that you beat and it's boring after that, you can just go online and play it more. It makes the gaming experience more intense, you also become a better player when you play online. Plus, I've always had to play video games by myself because no one in my family of 5 kids plays with me and when I play friends it's rare and I usually destroy them. Online lets me play alone, but not quite alone if you know what I mean.

Megaman Addict
Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Elite
Since: 03-16-05
From: Gilbert, Arizona US
Last Post: 1242 days
Last Active: 11 days

Posted on 07-21-09 05:36 AM Urso Fofinho is Offline     Post: 115 words - (ID: 106224) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Post | Link
Urso Fofinho
Level: 17

POSTS: 5/61
POST EXP: 7469
LVL EXP: 24272
CP: 3.0
VIZ: 1826
I voted online.
Don't get me wrong, I *love* offline gaming.
Sometimes, even if there's no dialogue, it's just nice to actually have some form of human-human interaction.

And, as others mentioned, you get normally better at offline gaming when you get better at online. Once you can defeat human opponents which are much more unpredictable than a game's AI, chances are you'll be able to read computerized enemy's actions like a book.

Just as a quick example, I'm so used to playing Smash Bros 64 online that when I play offline I rarely lose a life. But when I log in and start fighting real people... I've still got a lot to learn.

Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Member
Since: 07-21-09
From: Idaho
Last Post: 2585 days
Last Active: 2557 days

Posted on 10-14-09 08:14 AM Didowe is Offline     Post: 20 words - (ID: 118253) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Post | Link
Level: 91

POSTS: 57/2697
POST EXP: 163835
LVL EXP: 7234127
CP: 618.5
VIZ: 10098
I going to say online I mean the 2ed most powerful thing in games is muitplayer (I m not kidding)
Affected by
Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Member
Since: 05-10-09
Last Post: 380 days
Last Active: 43 days

Posted on 12-20-09 11:36 PM Zerol3lade4 is Offline     Post: 97 words - (ID: 128700) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Post | Link
Level: 12

POSTS: 11/28
POST EXP: 1900
LVL EXP: 7325
CP: 3.0
VIZ: 1195
I voted for offline though i had to think really hard about it for a few minutes... I mean offline gaming has it's perks deffinately and they make some amazing games... Alot of my favorite games are offline including the Dot Hack series, Final Fantasy, Wizardry 8, and Zelda: Ocarina of Time... But also the other side is online has amazing games as well such as Guild Wars, Diablo 2, Halo, and Starcraft... Yeah some of those games are old school but whose to argue classics aren't good? lol... It was a hard decision on my end...


Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Member
Since: 12-18-09
Last Post: 2424 days
Last Active: 2414 days

Posted on 12-21-09 09:11 AM zant1313 is Offline     Post: 15 words - (ID: 128886) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Post | Link
Level: 15

POSTS: 28/43
LVL EXP: 13939
CP: 3.0
VIZ: 958
It really depends on the mood i'm in. Must of the time, i'd prefer, Offline.

Red Goomba

Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Member
Since: 12-19-09
Last Post: 2440 days
Last Active: 2370 days

Posted on 12-22-09 01:31 PM ceaserkane is Offline     Post: 21 words - (ID: 129145) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Post | Link
Level: 29

POSTS: 5/202
POST EXP: 5195
LVL EXP: 141848
CP: 7.0
VIZ: 15724
I like online gaming even though you have to deal with some really annnoying people. Modern Warfare 2 all the way!


Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Member
Since: 12-22-09
Last Post: 2325 days
Last Active: 1436 days

Posted on 12-24-09 03:04 PM guevara212 is Offline     Post: 18 words - (ID: 129736) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Post | Link
Level: 23

POSTS: 9/115
POST EXP: 2284
LVL EXP: 60913
CP: 2.0
VIZ: 51882
I'd prefer online rather then offline because you get to play with your freinds and just mess around


Affected by 'Laziness'

Position: Member
Since: 12-23-09
From: Califorina
Last Post: 2090 days
Last Active: 738 days

Posted on 12-27-09 03:52 PM Surgiac is Offline     Post: 51 words - (ID: 130165) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Post | Link
Level: 96

POSTS: 411/3128
POST EXP: 119806
LVL EXP: 8722546
CP: 2826.7
VIZ: 78898
You can also play with your friends offline.

Anywho, I voted offline. For me, both online & offline are addicting so there's no contest there. :p

I mainly just play online stuff for the social aspect. I love the stories offline games can give. They're much more immersive than online ones.


Trusted Member
Affected by 'Carpal Tunnel Syndrome'

Position: Trusted
Since: 11-07-09
From: A galaxy far, far away
Last Post: 2 hours
Last Active: 2 hours
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6Add to favorites | "RSS" Feed | Next newer thread | Next older thread
Vizzed Board - Video Games - Controversy
Offline or Online Gaming; which is better?
| | Thread closed

  Site Info  Sponsor © was created, designed, coded by & is property of:
David Auchampach
All Rights Reserved 2002 - 2015
Powered By: Vizzed Board, Acmlm Board and Adeon Dev.
Affiliates: - -  

Page rendered in 1.129 seconds.