Okay, so I don’t really hate Sony.
I just freakin’ hate the Playstation Network.
Because I am no longer lucky enough to own a working PS1 with which to play Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (remember my goal of playing all the Harvest Moon games in order?), I was delighted to find out that you can download the game to the PS3. We just so happen to have a PS3 (it was a birthday gift for my brothers a few years back; it lives on the TV stand as little more than a glorified DVD player) so I decided to buy it. Well, the internet at our house is lame so none of our consoles are hooked up to it. Every so often I decide to hook the Wii up to the net to download a game. It does a quick update and then I just select the game I want to download from the store and BOOM, I’m done. I hooked up the PS3 with the same expectations.
First there was an update, I was expecting that. Then I had to download the store. Then I had to install it. Then it wanted to update the store that it had just downloaded. Finally (about an hour and a half after I started) I got into the store and found the game I wanted, and added it to my cart – when I was then informed that I had to make an account to continue. They wanted my age, my full name, address, zip, email (WTH all they going to do with all this info??). I had to click through two pages of user agreements. About halfway through all this I had to leave to do something else (because I, you know, have a life) and when I got back the session had timed out and I had to start from the beginning with entering my info.
FINALLY, around two hours after I started, I got my account made and found the game I wanted. I also decided to buy two other games I’ve been meaning to get (Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland and Innocent Life) because there is very little chance I will ever be hooking the PS3 back up to the net.
It can just sit there with it’s out of date system and feel sorry for itself.