Originally Posted by joker454
The only thing difficult to grasp is that as per your wrong analogy, they're not just offering Beatles, they're offering 4 of 9 different
games across two affected platforms. If you are one of those gamers that either own all of those games offered for your affected platform or have zero interest in them, you still have the 30+ free Plus subscription that will give you other free games (during the duration of the membership) or other potential games you don't own cheaper. If you already are a Plus member, you get another 60 days added to your subscription.
You already called the offered titles ancient, without having the decency to point out that the games offered in fact could be considered 'top of the list' in their respective genres. Most of them also offer greatly more value and gametime than your average
PSN game (i.e. Flower, Stardust, the PixelJunk games). Wipout Fure/HD can be considered a full retail game with the amount of its content, as can LBP.
And to put things into perspective - no one as far as I can tell is greatful
or even arguing that anyone should be greatful
. The better word here is adequate
. Lets not get ahead of ourselves.
Originally Posted by Shifty
I disagree. Firstly the games don't have to be mediocre, only different. Something like Flower won't be owned by many, but would offer choice for those with 4/5 of these titles. Secondly, one person's 'mediocre' is another's 'good fun', so I'm not sure you can even go by that reckoning.
If they are already offering pretty much the top of the list of what you can get on PSN, anything beyond that list could be probably considered mediocre
. Mediocre at the very least by the average user-rating it got (only counting 1st/2nd party games here). Sure, Flower would have been great - but I'm sure they have their reasons for not including in their list. And if you want it, you have a 30 day Plus trial to either try it out or probably get it cheaper. Also, I'm not sure which games are in Sony's direct control (1st / 2nd parties) and which are not. I assume the PixelJunk games, while published by Sony, are not games they could offer without significantly adding costs to themselves.