So if you’ve been keeping track of the news then you are aware that Sony has pushed the new MMOish Home into Beta. I’ve seen some of the screen shots and read the hype, and I’m left with a feeling of ‘so what?’
Where as Little Big Planet is an over-glorified construction kit, but cool in concept, I can see where it could push some hardware. Home, on the other hand, seems to me to be a straight rip-off of Second Life. Where as highly popular, it’s got to be the most boring ‘game’ I’ve ever installed.
Home is a novel concept, but not something that hasn’t already been done.
I’ve read about the long load times from posts by those in pre-beta; why in the world would you want to wait for a zone to load just to play a game or watch a movie?
Are you so lazy/broke that you can’t go over to a friends house, pick them up and go bowling? If you can afford a PS3 you can afford a couple of freaking games of bowling.
Does the net need another 3D Social network? Or should I say another dead 3D social network? Come on, the whole idea of having a 3D world that you can interact with has been playing on the minds of web programmers since the invent of VRML, and now that’s pretty much dead. Google just axed their 3D social site, among count less others.
Home just seems totally worthless to me as a gamer and as a social person.
What’s your thoughts?