By imsh_pl 3 Comments
I was really optimistic during the whole PSN outage crisis, as I was sure Sony would handle the situation properly. Except for Mortal Kombat I had no real games I wanted to desprerately try out online, and even in MK's case I had my bro to play with.
But I must admit, I feel like Sony has shown me the middle finger when I saw the games included in the welcome back package.
The first thing that bugs me is the fact that they gave us such a small variety. I would be satisifed with two games if I had a sufficient lineup of titles to choose from; I expected to see at least Flower and flOw to make it to the list, maybe also Trine or one of the Pixel Junk games. You know, one of these classic games which are good downloadable titles, and the fact that they are pretty old means they weren't going to bring much more profit anyway.
Instead we were offered: an almost two year old game whose replayability is greatly minimalized if you bought its sequel (which sold in pretty big numbers, mind you), a bad-to-mediocre dual joystick shooter, the worst Ratchet and Clank installment on the PS3, a very good action-adventure game and a very good racing game.
Come on, seriously?
I already have LBP and inFamous. I could bear it if they were some niche titles, but I think it's pretty safe to say that these games are among the best known PS3 exclusives, and many people own at least one of them (or LBP2, which is just better LBP). But alright Sony, you wanted to give the guy who only has one a chance to get the other. I kinda get it.
But your next move, Sony, I really don't understand.
You decided to give us a dual joystick shooter which isn't even that good, and a platformer whose two sequels are vastly superior.
From what I've heard, Tools of Destruction and Crack in Time are both incredible platformers. I would love to try any of them out, and the fact that they decided to give us Quest for Booty instead really disappoints me. If they really cared for earning our trust back, we would be given ToD or CiT, but Sony somehow decided it's better to choose their inferior prequel instead. I don't buy that for a minute.
You can do better than that, Sony.