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Posted: Oct 30th 2009 7:33PM (Unverified) said

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Home is an interesting experiment.
Some things about it work incredible well (for example: Xi - the creative story puzzle), since being connected to the internet allows producers access to content they themselves don't need to create, as well as a secondary internet portal within the Home Environment. Quite amazing, actually.
But some things don't work as well. The expensive micro-transactions ($3 for a picture frame?), a clunky chat mechanic, long load times, etc.
I visit on occasion but am always annoyed with these little quirks, despite really enjoying the creative space and content.
I think the best thing to say about Home is that it is an innovative stepping stone for the casual MMO space. Hopefully the next steps will build on what works and leave the annoying bits behind.

Posted: Oct 31st 2009 9:51AM Ves said

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I haven't logged in for atleast 2 months. The reason is the expensive micro-transactions. Also no live streaming from events.

Posted: Nov 1st 2009 6:07PM (Unverified) said

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I never liked it.

Since I don't run a 256kbps connection (no it's not because I'm cheap, it's because I live in a country that doesn't support anything faster), the character creation screen got me pissed alot, since I had to wait 10 minutes to actually choose which face i was going to use!

I don't own a USB keyboard, and because typing on the PS3 with a controller was gay, I never talked to anyone. The mini games were just stupid and boring.... Something i can load in 2 minutes on my computer takes 10 minutes on the PS3 (not to mention having to walk to the gaming area as well)

Rather than using my 3D Avatar to purchase a game, I'd actually like to go down to the store and buy the game myself.
I love the feeling of buying a game, and opening up on the train back home, and eagerly reading the manual over and over again untill you get home and start playing!

That's what we're missing in games these days.... a good thick manual to read.

Posted: Nov 2nd 2009 3:16PM TOYBOXX said

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Home is a nice place to hang out if the user is bored with his/her games. Something, of which, the 360 doesn't have. However, as the article pointed out, Home brings out the worst within the Playstation Network towards female avatars. Which is sad.

What I don't like about Home is how long it takes them to update the service with new content both in the Mall and with new spaces. Lately I haven't bothered with Home because I've been too busy playing DDO.

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