Psn+ April perks are looking real good

#1 Posted by Sackmanjones (4739 posts) -

Just wanted to push this out so you can save your cash if you were thinking of purchasing these things. Anyway, I'm not sure if this is everything but this is what stood out to me...
 
Free games:  
 
Shank 2 
NFS Shift 2 
Silent Hill 1 
Frogger Returns 
 
Other stuff: 
 
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Exclusive beta 
House of the Dead 4 exclusive demo 
Saint's Row The Third game trial 
 
While most of the beta and demo stuff don't affect me (kinda interested to see whats going on with future soldier). I'm extremely excited to be getting Shank 2 and Silent Hill free. I've been thinking about picking up that Silent Hill collection so that goes perfect and I liked Shank 1 but didn't feel like the 2nd was worth a buy.  And its nice that Saints Row can be shown to the world even more so they can hopefully get some more sales.   
 
I continue to be super impressed by PSN+, I mean they are offering yet another retail game for free. Well just wanted to let people know whats goin on!

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#2 Posted by Kidavenger (3582 posts) -

Agreed, I just wish I had time to play more games.

#3 Edited by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

Neat!

Don't pick up the Silent Hill-collection though. It seems that Konami hired invisible cleaning ladies with rustremover in Silent Hill this time...

#4 Posted by laserbolts (5331 posts) -

Man I wish microsoft weren't cheap fucks and gave gold members shit besides fucking ads.

#5 Posted by Shookems (474 posts) -

excited to try shift 2, I loved the first game on PC

#6 Posted by Sackmanjones (4739 posts) -
@ahaisthisourchance

Neat!

Don't pick up the Silent Hill-collection though. It seems that Konami hired invisible cleaning ladies with rustremover in Silent Hill this time...

That's a shame. Didn't they say they were gonna patch or up?
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#7 Posted by Ashwyn (202 posts) -

Damn, I really need to Renew my PSN + don't I?

#8 Posted by Quarters (1748 posts) -

Shank 2? Snap. Guess I should probably get Shank 1 now.

#9 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

cant wait for silent hill 1 never played it!

#10 Posted by RE_Player1 (7563 posts) -

Glad I didn't buy Shift 2 cause I was thinking about it. Good month for Plus.

#11 Posted by Masha2932 (1242 posts) -

I'm torn between getting a year's subscription of PS+ and buying the super Burnout paradise bundle for $30. Help!

#12 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

@Sackmanjones said:

@ahaisthisourchance

Neat!

Don't pick up the Silent Hill-collection though. It seems that Konami hired invisible cleaning ladies with rustremover in Silent Hill this time...

That's a shame. Didn't they say they were gonna patch or up?

No idea.

#13 Posted by Sackmanjones (4739 posts) -
@Quarters: I liked it but can't deny that its a bit mashy.  Hoping the 2nd one will be better
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#14 Posted by Bucketdeth (8023 posts) -
#15 Posted by iAmJohn (6126 posts) -

@Sackmanjones said:

House of the Dead 4 exclusive demo

WOAH WOAH WOAH, HOLD THE FUCKING PHONE HERE.

What is the deal with this?

#16 Posted by N7 (3594 posts) -

I rented Shift 2 a while back and liked it. Really excited to play it again. Great cockpit view!

#17 Posted by Quarters (1748 posts) -

@Sackmanjones: Dude, I grew up on stuff like Final Fight and adored them. Still do. Mashy's what I live for. :)

It's a shame that the beat-em-up died out so harsh. Always one of my favorite genres, especially back in the arcade hayday where folks like Capcom were just wrecking it on a nonstop basis. Man, the glory days...

#18 Posted by Redbullet685 (6053 posts) -

I was thinking about getting another three months since my sub. ran out at the beginning of the month, but I'll at least wait till May. I own Shank 2 and SH and they're both great games, but I don't want Frogger or NFS at all. I would like to try Ghost Recon, but I bet it'll be a timed PS+ exclusive and will be free to everyone the week after. Hopefully May'll have some stuff I don't already own since I do really like PS+.

#19 Posted by justinsimonin (45 posts) -

I just now looked at the ps+ update having not read up on this earlier and saw shank 2 need for speed shift 2 and silent hill on there for free and even if that is an insane hodgepodge of games I got legitimately surprised/ excited? I don't remember the last time I actually said "what the fuck???" out loud

#20 Posted by Snail (8615 posts) -

Honestly this still seems not worth the subscription. The most appealing thing of PS+ to me, so far, is the online save game storage, which can be pretty cool if you have more than one console. Which I don't. Still hoping to be impressed by this sometime though.

#21 Edited by Djratchet (669 posts) -

I got all the free stuff they released this week. You know what I'm playing out of those games right now?

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Canabalt.

#22 Posted by TentPole (1858 posts) -

@Djratchet: How is it?

#23 Posted by Djratchet (669 posts) -

@TentPole: Well, if you've played Canabalt before... it's pretty much just that. Except on PS3/PSP/Vita(?)

And if you haven't played it before.... Ummm here? http://adamatomic.com/canabalt/

#24 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

Well you don't get to keep any of the "free" games if you end your subscription right?

And I'm supposed to have exclusive beta access from buying Splinter Cell Conviction anyway. I'll pass.

#25 Posted by Djratchet (669 posts) -

@Jack268: right, but once again, I'll say. The games come out so often, I don't know why you would unsub.

#26 Posted by xyzygy (10028 posts) -

I'm still not seeing what the deal is. Aren't you denied access to these "free games" after a certain time anyway? Making the money that you spent go toward... basically nothing, in time?

#27 Posted by Djratchet (669 posts) -

@xyzygy: Not really? The discounts are great too, and as long as you are subbed, you get more and more "free" stuff to play... If you buy a lot of stuff from PSN anyways, it's a good investment. You end up playing way more games for that $50 you spend.

#28 Edited by MikeFightNight (1114 posts) -

I signed up for a year of PS+ not more than 4 days ago and have already got my monies worth. Sly Cooper HD, Battle Fantasia, Shank 2, Shift 2, SIlent hill, a bunch of old arcade classics. Could of got SF HD Remix too, but I already owned it. I always thought the idea of PS+ was dumb and never really kept up with it, but I gotta say, it's totally worth it so far. I look forward to getting more free stuff and deals in the future.

#29 Posted by captain_clayman (3325 posts) -

hmmm maybe i should get psn plus...

#30 Posted by mosespippy (4285 posts) -

@xyzygy: Access expires when you stop subscribing but you regain access if you resubscribe. In the year or so that I've had plus I've gotten about 50 games (not counting the minis that I don't bother with downloading). It's more games than I have time to play. I've played roughly 20 of the 50 games. I finished games like Resident Evil and Tomb Raider Underworld. Those are games that I'd never go back to after finishing it so if I lost access I wouldn't be bothered. At $50 a year for 50 games it's basically iOS prices for PSN games. I don't look at renewing the subscription as paying to keep access to those old games but rather as buying a catalogue of games for the next year.

#31 Posted by Lysergica33 (528 posts) -

If the version of Silent Hill that's free on PSN is the PAL version, don't get it. The models for the enemies in the school level got censored in the UK. Remember the grey children from the film? They were the enemies for that enemie, but they were swapped for some sort of small fuzzy creatures with claws because MORALITY(!!!)

They were supposed to be the grey children because they represented something that happened to a certain character. The fact that they changed them for such an arbitrary reason when there was a deeper artistic reason behind that enemy being there really pisses me off, and compromises the experience somewhat.

Of course, if you're not a fussy bastard like me, the rest of the game is intact and as it should be, but with SH, I don't think it's worth compromising! At least with the first 4, but who cares about any after that anyway?

#32 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

None of that stuff interests me really, I end up being so on top of things that most of the games I already own. So price discounts on new games is the thing I look for, oh and my golden PS+ badge!

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