A long with the incoming wave of indie multiplayer games like TowerFall, Nidhogg and Samurai Gunn, there comes an undercurrent of disgruntlement.
In the comments at the bottom of every review of TowerFall, there’s someone complaining about the absence of an online multiplayer mode. From the comments on Polygon’s own review:
Sorry, but with no online play, no interest from me. It’s simply amazing that the dev couldn’t understand that the lack of this simple feature is necessary in this day and age for multiplayer. Party play in a room is just an [added] bonus.
NAIL ON HEAD, THANK YOU.
Whenever people complain that the New Super Mario Bros series or Super Mario 3D World don’t have online…or rather that they SHOULD have online, because “DUH”, I rage so hard on the inside. On the one hand, yes, they’re right that online would be awesome. Though, on the other hand, it just shows how they have no idea how hard this shit is, and that Mario games work on a rock solid 60FPS. They NEED that. Lag is not an option.