I have been watching this game for a bit now. I for one love monster hunter…so this game is like the next step considering the intelligence of the monster is and can be more random in some senses. So as I watch the game come out with videos and so on of the game, my biggest issue is system linking or split-screen.
I think if everyone was able to have internet sure its a great idea to not have either split screen or system link.
BUT technology and internet coverage is not that well off. How many users of xbox1 or any other console for that matter do not have the internet needed for such game play? A LOT!
I think there would be better sales knowing there will be split screen and system link due to the very fact I stated above. Along with the technical side of it, think of the social side as well. Some of my fondest moments in gaming are when I am in the same room as my friends and we had a good fight or we did a cool move or we won an epic win. It is a great way to bond and feel excited about the game with people. I want to be able to share those memories…remember that time we were at my house and we killed that monster together and it toook forever…you don’t hear people say things like “remember we were online and we killed that monster and it was epic…” I remember a time specifically in left 4 dead 2 split screen with two 360s at 9:00p.m. It was the first time we were playing and I remember almost every moment as all four of us jumped, twitched at every sound and screamed like little girls at some points in the game. I will remember it forever because it was personal.
If it does not support either split screen and or system link I will probably go from wanting to pre-order it to not getting it at all since there would be no point living in the country with slow internet and few options.