Why Playstation plus is actually better for casual gamers

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61 Responses

  1. lmao

    not to mention extra online gamesaves storage, in case my hardware dying on me 🙂

  2. Raziel

    Only have it so I could play destiny on my ps4 other then that it’s nice to have more things to play on my ps4 even if it’s indie games. Every now and again some good things come to the vita as well so it’s worth it in my book

  3. SofaKing

    true stuff, ps+ member for years now, PS3 PS4 + PSVita, I have never had such a backlog of games to play! Its so much better than an xboxlive account just for the free stuff alone, nevermind the discounts and exclusive deals, as well as the PS4 online! haven’t been disappointed yet!

  4. yugoslavija muisca

    not better for all life

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  5. anonanon

    Agreed, PS+ is such a great deal. I’m a casual gamer, I only really buy games in sales (With the exception of RPG’s I’ve been waiting a long time for) and I’ve found so many gems through PS+, that I wouldn’t have even considered without it. My first year of plus ends in December/January, and I’ll certainly be subscribing for another year. I got it when they had a special 15 months for the price of 12 offer, fingers crossed they do something similar for christmas 😀

  6. warfaren

    They arent “free games” when you’re paying a monthly fee…
    Especially when the games expire as your subscription runs out.
    Sounds more like renting games to me… I like to own my game. Digital distribution in general doesn’t quite cut it either as you have access to the game as long as Sony allows you to, for example should I buy a game on my PS4 and it breaks down I would need to connect to PSN with my new console which I might not be able to (wanting to keep the console on a lower firmware, or some day far away in the future when PSN no longer exists due to Sony having gone out of business or simply because they’ve moved on to something else).

    • Darth Agnon

      I agree with you. I personally like to have the disk/UMD, then make a DRM-free digital backup (read: 1S0) to keep either as backup in case of disk scratches (PC) or run for the sake of convenience (PSP). And I like to keep my games and saves forever (read: as long as possible).

    • wololo

      @warfaren: you’ll note I put the word “free” in quotes in my article for a reason. Your mileage might vary, but I have found that “owning” a digital game with DRMs isn’t different from a “long time rent” like what PS+ does. Eventually, 3, 5 years down the road, you don’t plan on playing the game anyway.

      PS+ assumes you’ll stay subscribed long enough that you enjoy the games.
      So, playing 360 games in 5 years for $250, compared to buying 360 games… sure, you own them, but at what cost!

      • warfaren

        Yeah, everyone thinks differently and I respect that. I personally would never buy a game I didn’t think I’d be playing 5 years from now (watch those double negatives :P). I play 90’s games all the time because nostalgia means so much to me, and I’m sure I’ll keep playing most of my collection in the future.

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  7. Yeah. I have it. Got it about 9 months ago and haven’t looked back. One of my absolute favorite games would’ve never crossed my console were it not for PSPlus. Dead Nation was the first one I played and WOW! Love it. There have been a bunch of games I played only bc they were free. I love Dust on PS4 and would certainly not have played that cartoony of a game w/o PSPlus!

  8. hellfire2081

    #Wololo: true that you get the +70 games in a year but don’t forget that in a year you can’t play all of them if you have a REAL life. And by the end of the Year, what do you do? If you don’t re-subscribe you will lose them all,no?
    My point is: if someone want to loan some games, than a PS+ is a win. For me, i prefer owning a game then loaning it.
    regards

  9. Esude

    I love PS+ and it added so many games I love… including Terraria, Dragons Dogma, and many more… right now I am play “Binding of Isaac” and I love the game. I would of never bought it and since it was free I went “eh what the heck I’ll play it”. Plus there are all those trophies you can acquire. I have been impressed with it so far. So thanks Wololo for supporting it!

  10. jesus

    but you cant play that games after your menbership finish, thats is why i dont like the PSN +

  11. reaper527

    the biggest problem is the declining quality in the program as of late. initially i was disappointed with what it offered ps4 users (the only ps4 igc games i was really a fan of were resogun and strider), but chalked it up to the system being new and pointed at great ps3/vita games as justification for my subscription. the last few months though, the program has been disappointment across the board.

    now with the ps4 getting injustice in december and infamous:first light in january, hopefully that is a sign that the program is back on the upswing and the other platforms will get back to their normally great offerings as well.

    • mlc

      Presumably they’ll make the program worse as PS4 adoption increases, since at that point the majority of their customers will have little choice in the matter. I don’t play online very much, but virtually anyone who could afford it would probably want the option, and any little discounts or crappy games they give you would simply be a side benefit.

  12. Martin

    I am a 3 year now ps+ subscriber, it was great up until a year ago…. now i dont see the value of the service anymore…. my subs ends nov 24 this year…. and im kissing it good bye