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PS Now April 2021

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Well that didn't take long, obviously trying to claw up a player base for avengers.

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I tried a week of PS Now last year, it's rubbish. The sole reason I'd want that is to play the PS2/PS3 backlog, and that was sorely lacking.

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Decent lineup for me personally, will likely give all the games a try but I'm pretty happy about the Long Dark.  It's been a game I've been interested in for a while but never took the plunge on buying it.

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The service has never appealed to me really lol. Even selling it at $1 I passed on it lol.

I'd rather just buy said games I want to play later on the down the road for lesser price lol.

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All games that were on my wishlist, so a great month for me. 
 

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Great month for me as well. When Avengers released, I returned it for a refund (kept the nice looking Steelbook), and whenever Borderlands 3 went on sale on Amazon for $10, I missed it.

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Crap month. Avengers sucks, Borderlands 3 is £5 game that runs like crap on Pro and Long Dark is a 7yr old game. PS Now really is getting bad. 

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Regarding B3 and Avengers PS5 availability, I'm assuming download versions can be PS5 SKU's, but streaming versions will be PS4 SKU's. Regarding save game compatibility, that would mean you can start on PS NOW, but you have to upload your saves in-game. That would also mean you can't move back and forth between streaming and local PS5, because the saves move forwards only (from PS4 to PS5, but not from PS5 to PS4).

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Another meh month for me (better for others I guess/hope)

  • Avengers: I already have it, but what it's a little off is the short period of availability. Given it's a GaaS, 3 months ain't enough to actually experience everything. Plus being it a "just-ok" game and don't selling that much anymore, it kinda strikes me as weird as how they couldnt get away with a better deal with Square Enix. Sony being a little bit cheap I guess.
  • Borderlands 3: already finished it. Tbh I actually liked the game, so I'm happy for the ones who don't own it and can experience it. But it is one of those games always on sale, you can easily get it at 10-15€ around. I was hoping it was the "next level edition" at least, but it is just the base one: I don't really expect the whole season passes (yes, there are 2) to be given out, but it would have been nice to give away at least a newer version, not the bare minimum
  • The Long Dark: a 2017 survival game, not really my genre... guess there are people who actually want to try it so lucky them

Just 3 games, 2 out of 3 having a limited available time (and really short too, especially avengers). In a couple of months my sub is gonna expire. At this rate I wont probably re-subscribe: most of the given games are old enough to find good bargains for them, so I usually buy them before they even appear here. Furthermore I see Sony giving less and less effort in this service (which is just moronic given how Microsoft has given birth to such an amazing service, which is one of their best selling points). Moreover, their dishonesty with people owning both this service and PSPlus (which is needed to play online) is so bad: at the very least they should offer a complete pack with both of them at a cheaper price than buying them both singularly.
 

I already have a big enough backlog to actually last me for a year or more, I'm just always starving for new games I guess. I'll probably do a month-sub later on, when I want to platinum the remaining games of my interest. But it saddens me to see how the bad management of Sony is turning the brand so anti-customer...

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Borderlands has a season pass for £40, and a season pass 2 for £25 😂 Utter bullshit. Avoid avoid avoid.

I was eventually going to get Avengers but wasnt expecting it so soon on PS Now.

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Post redundant; didn't see a thread in Sales & Deals which is where I expect these posts to go. Times like this I wish there was a delete post button, lol.

 

Anyway, kinda shoddy month, honestly - Marvel's Avengers isn't exactly top tier entertainment from what I've heard and Borderlands 3 I already own. No bonus games either, it seems.

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Include all DLC expansions with the game, or kiss subscriptions goodbye.

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They need a bundle that includes PS+ and PS Now, I would then keep a subscription for PS Now. Right now the value isnt there from a trophy hunting perspective, its good for smaller games but larger games you could quite easily end up paying more than if you just waited for a sale.

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Since almost no games seem to be offered with DLC on PS Now, i doubt i will ever bite on this half baked subscription.

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37 minutes ago, Helyx said:

Include all DLC expansions with the game, or kiss subscriptions goodbye.

 

That would make big developers much less likely to want to include their games; there's a reason PS+ / PS Now games' DLC often go on sale right after being featured in the store. 

 

19 minutes ago, Silocia said:

They need a bundle that includes PS+ and PS Now, I would then keep a subscription for PS Now. Right now the value isnt there from a trophy hunting perspective, its good for smaller games but larger games you could quite easily end up paying more than if you just waited for a sale.

 

There's a lot of games with platinum trophies available, so I'm not sure what you mean by it not being worth it from a trophy hunting perspective. It depends on the variety of games you enjoy, I suppose - there's a lot of titles on PS Now that grab my interest, and it only takes a few (even at sale price) to make up the cost of a year.

 

I really wish they'd cut it out with these timed games though, especially ones that only last a few months. I'd rather have a bunch of AA games than a month with one permanent addition.

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1 minute ago, Darling Baphomet said:

There's a lot of games with platinum trophies available, so I'm not sure what you mean by it not being worth it from a trophy hunting perspective. It depends on the variety of games you enjoy, I suppose - there's a lot of titles on PS Now that grab my interest, and it only takes a few (even at sale price) to make up the cost of a year.

 

I really wish they'd cut it out with these timed games though, especially ones that only last a few months. I'd rather have a bunch of AA games than a month with one permanent addition.

What I mean is, if you have a job and IRL commitments like I do, it takes me a while to platinum games, paying for them monthly will easily start to cost more than if I just bought the games on a sale.

 

unfortunately as you get older spending 14hours a day gaming just isn't viable.

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Not a bad month. I'll probably only play Borderlands 3 but at least we have a month without overlap with PS+. If Avengers wasn't such a grind for the platinum I'd probably have checked it out.

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I wanna give Avengers a try. It's gotten a mixed response, but maybe I'll enjoy it. it does seem like Square Enix is doing this so that they can get people to pay for the DLC and items. And I have a feeling I won't be doing much if any of that.

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33 minutes ago, ChiefMichigan said:

I wanna give Avengers a try. It's gotten a mixed response, but maybe I'll enjoy it. it does seem like Square Enix is doing this so that they can get people to pay for the DLC and items. And I have a feeling I won't be doing much if any of that.

It's a grindy game that only gets grindier with recent updates.

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