074422ce7de7375df4c6c8295c4f12ddIn the time Tri Force Heroes has been released, I’ve played through most of the game via single player. And I’m sure my reason is pretty much the same as others’ too (no friends to play with). And as I’m sure playing online is the clear option, sometimes it’s nice to just play by yourself once in a while. However, I’ve found that the time I’ve spent playing single player isn’t so much an issue, as much as it is just plain irritating. I’ll be talking a bit more about this, and I’d like to hear your opinions on this as well. So for more on this, hit the jump to check it out!

I’ve been occupied with plenty of things, so I haven’t been able to complete Tri Force Heroes yet. However, I am close to completing it, and I’m far enough to be able to raise the question; is it worth playing single player? Now, when I say this, I mean to take it with a grain of salt. Is it worth it compared to playing online and/or local? I personally prefer playing single player just for the peacefulness (the only player you’re being relied on is yourself), though sometimes there are issues with that. The game is challenging, multiplayer or not, and I cannot tell you how happy I am that this is the case. But on single player, it goes from challenging to just utterly annoying/frustrating. Certain puzzles requiring timing of all three players, or even puzzles requiring all players to balance the arena perfectly in order to keep all players alive (you’ll know what I’m talking about if you’ve gotten far enough). These puzzles make it excruciatingly difficult through single player, whether your skill in swapping between dopples, or managing your doppels in general is honed or not.

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Most of my friends are either uninterested in playing the game, or they don’t have it yet and wish to play with their own game card rather than Download Play, which I respect wholeheartedly. But at the same time, this puts me in a spot where I have two options- I’d rather not play online due to some connectivity issues I’ve heard about (and what I expect from my internet connection as of today). So this leaves me with one option: single player. And while that’s all fine and dandy, past the first four worlds, this game can get to an irritatingly difficult point, even if you are skilled. So when I ask “is it worth it”, I’m not asking whether or not it was a good idea to implement the feature. No, I’m asking whether or not the player should endure this challenge (first time through at least), if they should try to find friends locally, or just pair up with some other fellow Tri Force Heroes to enjoy the game as it should be; played with and by three heroes.

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So then, what are your thoughts? Do you think it’s good to play single player first time through, or just go to multiplayer for the time being? Is it worth playing single player at all? And as a side-question, what are your thoughts on the new outfit system (it’s quite extensive)? ┬áLet us know by sounding off in the comments!

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