Rearmed 2 Includes PSN DRM: Log In If You Want To Play
Capcom included an anti-sharing DRM in the PSN release of Final Fight: Double Impact, which many didn't like. And Capcom later apologized.
But obviously, they were only apologizing for not alerting the consumer, because they've done it again with today's release of Bionic Commando Rearmed 2. As noted by a NeoGAF member, and as you can see by this screenshot, Rearmed 2 requires that you be logged into the Network at all times if you wish to play. Before starting, the game will check to see if you're signed in and if you aren't, nothing will happen. The weird part is that Rearmed 2 doesn't feature an online co-op mode or a persistent online mode, like Double Impact did. This new sequel only sports an offline co-op mode, so...what's the deal? Granted, if you bought the game, you had to have been signed into the PSN in the first place (to access the Store) but even so, isn't this just a tad annoying? And beyond that, what's the point? Most PSN titles don't take their cue from Capcom on this issue so we're thankful for that.
But maybe some just don't care. They're signed in all the time, anyway. Do you care at all or are you flat-out pissed at Capcom?
Related Game(s): Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
2/2/2011 10:18:56 AM Ben Dutka