I still remember when Sony first announced the program that would be called "PlayStation Plus."
The response wasn't exactly overwhelmingly positive; in point of fact, there were a lot of hesitant and suspicious PlayStation fans out there. After all, we'd just come off a generation where we could always play online free of charge. Our whole world was changing!
To be honest, I never liked the idea at first. As someone who doesn't really play a lot online, I didn't feel like being roped into a paying membership that I wasn't sure I'd use often. I knew about the bonuses and other goodies but again, I couldn't be certain if I'd really take advantage. However, as it turns out, I'm very happy being a Plus member and I really do believe it's worth every penny. For $50/year, I have undoubtedly gotten my money's worth and then some; I love the monthly freebies, for instance, and the ongoing extra 10 percent discount is another nice little perk.
Yeah, I know I need it to play online but this membership feels less like "need" and more like "want," despite the fact that I spend little time with multiplayer games. That means the bonuses and perks alone are worth the cost of admission for me, so that's a darn good sign. What about you? What's your take on being a Plus member? I'd rate my satisfaction level at a solid 9, I think.