This is a thread for PS+ (PS Plus) members

Actually, yes. I’m purposely loading stuff up just to give it a chance. If it doesn’t grab me enough to keep playing. I just drop it. No harm, no foul.

I’m going to keep on trying each and every “free” PS+ game each month. For Feb:

I ditched Destruction All-Stars. Just not my thing.

I completed Control. Yeah, this was pretty good. I found the ending a bit of a letdown as there’s not much narrative closure. But I really liked the setting.

I completed Concrete Genie. Short game. And that’s a good thing. Mechanically, it’s trying to do lots of stuff and I don’t think it sticks on landing on any of it. It held my interesting throughout and the gameplay takes a pretty severe left turn two-thirds of the way through, which was interesting. I loved the art direction right down to the Rankin-Bass style puppet lip synch. It’s weird but it works. I can’t say the same for the voice acting. The main character’s voice was just annoying. But I don’t regret my time with it.

On to the March offerings in a week or so.

Man it’s such a stupid reason to quit a game but I really could not stand that background whisper stuff in control.

The shooting and upgrades and telekinesis stuff was fun but not fun enough to listen to that stuff.

I got tired of hearing about “the celllll…and the PO-ster.”

I guess you guys are…out of Control.

Sony planning more new releases for PS+.

I expect we’ll see that new Annapurina puzzle game in PS5+ next week.

I’m always happy with anything that I couldn’t have bought for 5$.

Did you play the DLC? (After the ending go back to the elevator.)

Keep the impressions coming. I like posts like that :)

Re: My posts last month - I’ve started to play Ico! It took me 20 minutes to get out of those first rooms haha. I guess I’m too used to stuff that holds your hand for objectives.

Tell me about it. When Ico came out, I rented it for a week from Hollywood Video, but finished it in 3 days. I found the puzzles tough but not overly so. And I just loved that game through and through. Years later I bought the game used and played it on the PC using an emulator and like you it took me 20 minutes to get out of first rooms, and everything just seems so hard now! What the hell happened? Has my brain slowed down that much in the interim?

Oh yeah, and a similar thing happened to me a few years ago when I tried to replay Prince of Persia Sands of Time. I originally played it on PS2 and finished it easily, and one of my main complaints (that the sequel addressed) is that it was a little too easy. But when I replayed it a few years ago, I found the combat too tough.

Destruction AllStars was perfect for a subscription service giveaway. I don’t think they would have been happy with sales of that one. You could release a game like that 20 years ago and people would pay $50 for it. You can’t sell a game like that in 2021.

Good point. I wonder if we’ll see a new “S” tier of games emerge like “AAA” - S for subscription!

March:

Final Fantasy 7 remake! But they won’t get the PS5 upgrade that was just announced?

I really disliked the game. It was just way too long.

I still need to play through the original before I play through the remake.

Big month for plus, and that new oddy next month. Time to resub :)

I was surprised I didn’t like the ff7r demo. Hope the full game changes my mind. Happy to see another Vr game. Farpoint plays significantly better with the Aim controller. I’m most interested in Maquette.

Definitely play the original ff7 first if you can.

Between this and the 20 “thanks for buying a PS5” games, they are really showing up MS’s half-assed GWG offerings.

Agreed. I already own the “thanks for buying a PS5” games in that collection that I want, but for someone who doesn’t, it’s a fantastic offering. Plus the offerings on PS+ in 2021 so far seem pretty fantastic. I was underwhelmed with them during the PS4 era, but they’re doing a lot better this year.

Microsoft doesn’t care about GWG anymore though. They should really just kill it off since what they want is for everyone to sign up for Game Pass.

FF7R is a nice offering… and then they immediately undercut it by saying it won’t get the free upgrade that was the highlight of Sony’s big presentation earlier in the day. Which I can completely understand but the timing and overall messaging left a lot to be desired.

Wow, FF7 Remake. Glad I didn’t spring for that one over Christmas! I don’t have a PS5 and no plans to get one, so the no upgrade thing is no skin off my nose.

I’m looking forward to getting around to that. It really was a pleasant surprise. I mean with the Astro game and those, someone starting with zero in their library wound up with a lot to play right out the gate. Assuming someone could actually get a console, this is a great launch for someone completely new.

The controversy is pretty overblown. There are nearly 50 million PS Plus users. Even it every ps5 owner subscribes that’s only like 10% of subscribers. It’s a great get for the vast majority of users.