Sweet, good to see that my copy will get patched. I couldn't believe how shitty it ran (though, I was playing on PSP). It was $2, so I've spent much more on a dud, but this was a dud that I was unhappy with.
FWIF, this is completely unintentional. The title was moved from Chillingo over to us (Rovio) some time back. These kinds of handovers don't happen that often in PSN, so it's a bit of an unusual situation (and the title ID got changed during the handover so the new version doesn't show up as a patch).
We're currently looking into how to fix this and get the updated version to the people who have bought the game.
Imagine that! When this happened, I figured that was the end of the corporate interest no matter what fans said, but kudos to them for attempting to work this out. I can actually understand the logistics and appreciate that it's more difficult than it sounds (as Stumpokapow said) to simply issue a credit or transfer the license... I just didn't have much faith that they'd actually care to try.
It is true that the internet is as friendly as a pirhanna's mouth, but sometimes I'd rather people overreacted and got a response than didn't react at all. If there were a safe and sane way to communicate with companies our wishes and complaints then that'd be ideal, but because of legal and manpower and best-interest issues, that avenue is often not open. So if a few people obnoxiously losing their minds can actually in the end make for a happier situation for others, the end result may be worth it. I sure thought people were being silly over the whole RE:Mercenaries save erase issue, but my statement of "Next time please make sure to take care of saves" probably got less attention at Capcom than the guy next to me screaming, "U FUKING IDIOTZ WHY CANT I ERASE SAVES!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT BUYING! DICK!!!!"
Did they fix the framerate? Not that I care anyway, I had enough of Angry Birds on iOS/Android and I find the entire franchise highly overrated. There are much better timekilling puzzle games on both platforms.
There's a little known way of updating a title on PSP and PS3 involving highlighting the game in question and then pressing triangle to bring up a submenu of options. One of which is "Update". Only games I've known to do this PSP wise are the DJ Max games. Maybe Angry Birds can update this way too? Although the more user friendly way WOULD be to update PSN.
That's good news, although it's a bit of a mixed bag, since apparently the revised version still exhibits performance issues on the later levels (just not as severe as the earlier versions of the game). While even a moderate improvement is better than no improvement, the problem is that the new version is incompatible with the earlier versions' game saves. Since I've already invested a fair amount of time making progress in the game over the last few months, I'm not really sure that I want to bother contacting customer service to get the update, if it just means I'll have to start all over anyway.
I'm glad they fixed it, but this game isn't even worth sending an E-mail over. I'd probably re-download if it was an automatic process but I'll just be content with deleting the original waste of $2 and forgetting this game exists instead.
Just what they said about it. Not a big deal. Total time to respond was 48 hours, but that included most of Labor Day...
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