I have absolutely no idea how anybody can like this service. Why pay an obscene amount of money just to rent the game when you may as well just buy it cheaper? Not to mention the fact that you'll have guaranteed access to the game and wont have to worry about your internet connection being fast enough.
This service was designed with morons in mind. Sony wants to rob you, and I cant believe some people seem totally okay with that. Just look at N4G. That place is Sony fanboy central, and even a lot of them don't seem to like PSNow very much.
I don't really think anyone is giving it a pass. Everyone is complaining that the pricing is ridiculous. Even on the PSBlog where you will more than likely see everyone praise everything Sony does they are complaining about it.
Hopefully no one will use it and they will adjust the pricing to fix that. Hopefully it doesn't just die becuase I'd be interested.
Oh, I will totally admit that most people hate the pricing, which makes me happy to see. But I've seen articles trying to explain to me why it's actually a good deal, and I can't seem to wrap my head around it.
I don't think renting a game for 4 bucks for a week is me being a moron. At least one of them(Swarm) is 4 bucks for a whole 30 days, and Zeno Clash 2 is 5 bucks for 90 days.
And, I'm talking about those specific prices. I do agree that most of the prices seem crazy. I also don't know how much of the pricing is on Sony or the various game's publishers. The difference in pricing on the various games kind of makes me assume it's more the publisher's than Sony.
Basically, some of the prices seem fine and the rest are nuts. If you could buy the game for the rental price, then there is no point in renting.
No, $4 for a week is just an okay deal, in my opinion. That's a lot more like the kind of prices you'd see at Blockbuster, and that's fine. And if you decide to use the service every once in a while, for games like that, then sure, go for it.
But my concern is the pitiful "4-hour" rentals, and the unbelievably expensive 90 day rentals. 30 bucks, for a rental. You have access to a game for 90 days, you have to be online, and it costs you $30 of your hard-earned dollars. And at the end of 90 days, buh-bye. Whereas you could go to any store, pick up that same game for close to that same price, or even cheaper in some cases. And you have it as long as you want. Not to mention the fact that it will be lag-free.