Sony just recently updated its European blog with the anniversary content that was meant to be one of the ‘biggest ever’ according to them in the previous month, but truth to be told it’s certainly is a big let down.
Vocal gamers are all angry. They are all angry and mad at the devs. The current state of the gaming community is pretty miserable. If I was the devs I would tell these whiny babies to go F themselves. There is always room for improvement, but if you dont like the animations of the chars legs when they run - Dont make an end of the world post on the devs forums. Give a constructive post about it. Look at what the crybabies did the first couple days of the UC3 beta. Most people love the game, but by the few vocal babies, you would think the game sucked.
What you say is true but the thing is the staff writers did certainly write July is to be the biggest month ever, how does this sort of content hold up to their statement?
You're right... they need to quit hyping stuff and under delivering. I agree. I just got done reading the socom 4 forums and I just got annoyed with the attitudes of gamers. I am just shocked how people who have legit concerns feel like they can treat these devs like their personal punching bags because they dished out 60 bucks. Just have some respect and you will be taken more seriously.
I think this is more a case of over-hyping and under-delivering. If you set expectations and don't deliver... well!
I think this update is fine, not great, but I wasn't expecting anything huge tbh. I don't have any of the titles, and am really glad that they put Soul Reaver up (the only thing I would have preferred is either an FF or MGS).
@Drekken what gamingdroid said is on the money with some of these games. as far as the socom forums its too be expected. they have taken that game as far away from the roots as possible, and every time they have to attempt to "patch" Socom back into the game. in the case of uncharted people feel they are going the same route as zipper and trying to capture some of the casual crowd by catering to COD fanboys. like anything in life most people do not like change. the old saying "If it aint broke, dont fix it" is what most of the people crying about on the various game forums when devs tinker with a successful game. In Socoms case Zipper has bent over backwards to try to force the community to accept the change which a huge majority just wanted improvements on the earlier games success. They have tried multiple times to cram another game down the players throats which has not been accepted well, and the decline in game sales shows. Yet they still continue to travel this route. You start changing the fundamentals of a game and you alienate a core of gamers, most of which made the company what they are. Without the diehard fans of most franchises they would fade off into the shadows. Mario 64 anyone?
When aren't people angry at Sony?
Very weak indeed.
and where is golden axe, soul reaver and that other game on the store? I only see demo's in the PS+ section. I hope it get's a second update this evening.
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maybe in the UK, but not on the benelux psn store
"But it won’t stop there, we will be adding content throughout the Anniversary month so keep an eye out on here and on the Store for more Plus content in July." This article conveniently leaves out a key sentence from the blog to make their story sound more valid. 3 comments = Euro PS+ custs are angry? There are whiners on every story on the blogs. EVERY single one.
Yes but when have you seen the start of a PS Plus this weak especially on its anniversary. There is no excuse for it at all when you can compare the sort of content the U.S are getting.
F that. Licensing has a lot to do with that. I want Burnout Paradise. That is a huge game. Euro got Streets of Rage 2 and Magic before the US also. Those are just a few examples from this month, there are many more. In the end you will get much more content than what was paid for so complaining is imo, completely un-justified.
If it helps, we're not getting anything decent in the US either. I was hoping to get some use out of my free PS+ trial, but it's just one big joke.
We got 2 games before you, big deal but other than that there is countless things you got way before us, a lot more. Also Sony knows the PS Plus anniversary is coming up so they should be prepared before hand rather than giving empty statements and try to back it up in the middle of the months and that's if the update in the middle of the month is even good.
Personally I think its not worth complaining about. @Itani your complaining about a weak start to the PS+ month saying when has it ever been like this? When have we ever had multiple updates for ps+ throughout the month. Thats just a start of the content, more will be coming throughout the month.
Ehh, soul reaver, weak?
Americans get better stuff on their PS+
What did they get that's so good?
I mean in general. I have two accounts, So once the stores update I usually check them both. And EVERY single time I've checked, I've been jealous of what the Americans had gotten.
Well....We ARE Awesome ;D Nah, Just kidding, I'm in Equestria.
The grass is always greener.....
Oh I'm sorry, isn't a £4000 prize draw not good enough? I for one, appreciate SCEE's efforts, because SCEA is just one country, whereas SCEE, covers the whole of Europe, different laws, etc.
I'd rather have free content than a prize draw that I know 99% I won't win.
i can say it could be a 1 million pound prize draw and i still wouldnt be happy with that as theres only 1 winner and im never that lucky lol , the content is weak considering its the day lots of people are gonna be deciding whether to stick and renew or ditch after the 30 day free trial. graw 2 as a full trial is a joke its about 3 years old
All would be forgiven if they gave me that cake. Mmmmmmmm cake.
Oh shut up, really enough complaining about Sony, don't like it? Don't get the extra month/year after losing your FREE month on PS+
What were people expecting? The European PS Store has always been inferior next to the Japanese and American ones. Soul Reaver isn't a bad game though, I wouldn't mind playing that again for nostalgia's sake.
O well, maybe they will have a massive update somewhere this month... I hope so anywayz..
I was pretty happy when I saw Golden Axe 2 and Soul Reaver but didn't know it was the anniversary update, taking that into account they could have put a bit more effort in. Still happy with those two games though! I've come to expect very little from PS+ updates, yeah it's great for betas and stuff but they don't come along that often. And I'm not getting excited about the promise of more content during the month of July, I remember when the store was down they said because of the backlog caused by it that they would be rolling out store updates more frequently than once a week to catch up and it never happened, and the once a week updates have generally been poor, especially from a PS+ subscribers point of view. Still though, gonna get stuck into Golden Axe 2 and forget all about it :)
Golden Axe II isn't part 2, its Golden Axe 1 when you downloaded it... And that Supersonic Battle Car shit they already gave for free to me a year ago on PS+ Soul Reaver all nice and stuff, but I've been there done that. And a dynamic cake theme? This is the 1st anniversary content? This is not the way to lure me into buying another year of PS+ Sony...
Yeah, epic fail on Sony's part, it's up on the Store as Golden Axe 2 but it's actually part 1! That's a pretty amateur mistake Sony, was the guy who put it up drunk or something?!
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why are people angry? cant they just make multiple accounts and go to the one with better content? i live in asia and have never once complained about our content. i just take whats good to download.
They can't because PS Plus is only available for free for people who has made accounts prior to the down time.
I pay $70 a year for PSN+ here in Australia and have gotten over $1000 worth of content. Now my mobile phone costs about $70 a month or $840 a year and i get nowhere near as much enjoyment out of it. Where is everybody elses logic? PS+ is awesome
The irony for me is that; if the content was GREAT gamers will be angry everyone from the welcome back package got all the epic rewards lol.
Again it's not what we got but what it's about them saying it will be the biggest Plus month ever, you can see why people are angry because it's by far one of the worst updates. So what your saying is completely irrelevant to what's being discussed here and that's the blog writers hyping the month of July up and only to disappoint a whole bunch of gamers.
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