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« on: March 13, 2007, 12:00:25 AM »

Little Big Planet,  this looks nice.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Taiurn541SE
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2007, 12:09:14 AM »

Mentioned this in the keynote thread.

Wouldn't this be more fitting in Misc. anyway?
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2007, 12:55:56 AM »

Everyone's creaming their pants over this game and I can't figure out why. Sure, it looks fun... but is it really that jizz-worthy? Haven't we seen physics like this before? Or am I missing some brilliant secret?
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2007, 01:16:22 AM »

It looks like plain dumb fun, plus the co-op aspect is really appealing.

However, this alone won't be enough for Sony, nor Home. But I'm pretty sure plenty of other good looking games will join these, and we already have MGS4/FFXIII/WNS for more great looking games, and that's just off the top of my head.
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2007, 04:02:54 AM »

It does look fun at least. Kind of like a Nintendo product! :P

Home however looks to be one of the more awful ideas out there. I know some people are batshit insane for it, but virtual lobbies don't impress me a bit. Game interfaces of any kind should not intrude upon getting from point A to point B. This sort of interface comes with a manual's worth of instructions, and while I may at length /enjoy/ said experience were I a more settled gamer, as the semi-casual player I've become, I'd be more put off than not.

Mii's are cute at least. This is Second Life without the porn.
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2007, 04:13:12 AM »

Personally the idea behind Home is very appealing to me, but I'm kinda fond of the whole virtual world thing.

However, I do want a mundane way to view things like trophies, join games, etc ala XBL as well. I want this as a toy, not as an integral service to do things menus would do just as well, if not better.
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2007, 04:23:33 AM »

The thing is, it's an experience we've had before. We call it the MMORPG. What's more is, most MMOs don't try to be a real life simulation. There's a fantasy element to enjoy, combat to be had, etc. That's basically the only way I even justify playing them most days. They're stuck in the dark ages of gameplay for the most part, same for a handful (hi PSU), which even then have other issues that need tending to.

For me, a straightforward user-data experience is something Sony needs to provide before any such service looks remotely attractive. They can't even break down a virtual store properly. Someone tell these people about one-click shopping already.
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2007, 04:36:13 AM »

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The thing is, it's an experience we've had before. We call it the MMORPG. What's more is, most MMOs don't try to be a real life simulation. There's a fantasy element to enjoy, combat to be had, etc. That's basically the only way I even justify playing them most days. They're stuck in the dark ages of gameplay for the most part, same for a handful (hi PSU), which even then have other issues that need tending to.

PSU's not an MMO, and even if you argue that it is, the experience is far different from something like Home... And the lobbies just aren't that interesting to run around in, heh. Since that's all Home is, I'm thinking/hoping they're more interesting to explore, and it does sound like there'll be a varity of locations, not simply ones based on reality. Even if that's all there is, there's a dumb novelty to me to exploring a virtual version of that. Certainly your private areas seem to be above and beyond what we've seen in something like PSU, and I would assume FFXI as well.

Plus it's free. Most MMOs either demand money each month or one upfront fee, not to mention you have to do combat/grinding to explore their worlds, so pretty much the only thing to really compare this to is... Well, Second Life. I suppose you could argue about the whole 'it's a $500+ system!' deal... But if you're getting the PS3 only for Home, you either have way too much money to blow on whatever interests you, or you're an idiot.

I will admit though, this would've been much, much more appealing 10 years ago.

Edit: Also, their design choices for the store do make sense. They could just spend some time fine tuning the store browser so it runs as smoothly as the Wii Shop, and allow some options to cut down on the steps if you don't really want to go through each of them.
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2007, 07:45:01 AM »

These look like Habbo Hotel and/or Maple story. I hated both.
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2007, 08:41:37 AM »

Eh, again, novelty. Novelty is good for say, a game. It's not that effective as something which will serve as a primary means to accessing general content. I'd get annoyed with the concept very quickly.
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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2007, 08:44:59 AM »

Home looks great. Anyone who says otherwise is a faggot.
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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2007, 11:38:05 AM »

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Eh, again, novelty. Novelty is good for say, a game. It's not that effective as something which will serve as a primary means to accessing general content. I'd get annoyed with the concept very quickly.

You also keep acting like this will be the only way, when they've never said that... And given that it didn't ship as part of the system, may not even be possible.
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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2007, 02:30:35 PM »

I read somewhere that Sony will also just have the quick browser thingamajigbobthing for easy browsing.
So Home is just for those people that like to show off their awesome Sims-like skills in redecorating  their virtual bachelor-pad, while pretending to look awesome and well-dressed =P.

Anyways who cares, it's free and optional. So a pretty nifty idea.
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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2007, 10:10:57 PM »

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Anyways who cares, it's free and optional. So a pretty nifty idea.

Only if you don't actually do anything.
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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2007, 11:13:13 PM »

We also don't know what their micro transactions plan is. They're almost guaranteed to do it - get the Nike shoe set for a buck! - but we don't know how much will be for free and whatnot. I'm going to assume most of the basic functionality will be free, with premium clothes/furniture and events requiring cash thrown down.

Edit: And ultimately it wouldn't be much different from buying avatars and themes on XBL, which I personally haven't done unless I REALLY wanted one... Like that Servbot one. :P
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