Hey how's it going everyone? Been awhile since I posted a blog and my foray back into it is to call Sony out on their B.S. along with all the blind, moronic people fainting at what ISN'T backwards compatibility.
What the hell is wrong with all of you? This isn't backwards compatibility, it's an extension of the "sell you back games you already own" mentality that was born from remasters, PSNow, and PS Classics. All I see are screaming fangirls drooling over this because "ERMAHGERD Dark Cloud AND Rogue Galaxy!"
YOU HAVE TO BUY THEM AGAIN! Unless the games are $2, any other price is too high just for stupid trophy support and HD upscaling. There's only so much you can do with upscaling in PS2 games, it won't look like an HD remake. This is ridiculous and SHOULD NOT be supported.
"But it's an option, and options are good."
It is, but it's not a good option. It continues to add to the precedent that we're stupid and will buy, or re-buy, anything. It proves that companies, even ones with the now laughably hypocritical slogan of "For the Gamers", are first and foremost "For the Money" and not above pricing anything, even features that should be free.
"But it's good for people who don't own these games."
Ok, true. But then why punish those who do by making them have to pay for the games they already own just for stupid trophies? These games come from the days where they had their own "trophies" if you will. Built in objectives that were optional but added to the fun of the game. Adding trophy support gives you nothing and yet you're willing to pay for it?
Why the hell is Microsoft, MICROSOFT of all companies, now doing something actually for the gamers with their version of BC considering Microsoft's general history as a company and the way the Xbox One launched? Yeah, that's a dig at MS, but it's still true. Did you ever think that between MS and Sony this gen, it'd be MS doing BC the right way?
I own Rogue Galaxy, I'd play it on my PS2 if it didn't recently break. Why can I not put my Rogue Galaxy disc inside my PS4 and play it?
BECAUSE THEN SONY WOULDN'T GET PAID THAT'S WHY?!
And there are people all over the PS Blog right now foaming at the mouth over this. Why? What the hell is wrong with people?
You know, I have a history of antagonism with the PC gaming community, but today if they were to say "console gamers are so stupid" I'd have to agree with them. Hell, it may not work the best but PC has PS2 emulation that does what this PS4 emulation will do and you don't have to pay for it. Sure, you need a beastly computer to run it well because Sony made the PS2 just as architecturally alien as they did with the PS3, but assuming you already have a decent rig you can be playing Rogue Galaxy in higher than 1080p right now and not pay a cent.
This kind of move sounds like something you'd expect from EA. It's laced with greed and appeals to the weak willed, the suckers, and the people with more money than sense. Sony is nickle and diming us all with this, and you know the games will cost too much. Hell, the PS1 Classics without trophy support cost too much. I'm expecting these games to cost $12 to $15, no joke.
DO NOT support this. DO NOT thank Shuhei Yoshida for this insult. Because that's what this is, insulting. This is not BC and anyone claiming that it is is an idiot. This is greed. This is worse than remasters of games that aren't even a year old yet. This is unacceptable.
$hame on you $ony.