It looks like Capcom haven’t listened to the cries of the community and have once again applied ridiculous DRM requirements to their latest PSN title. This time, the game is Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, a single player experience with no online functionality aside from leaderboards, yet requires you to have logged in to the PSN to start the game.
As you may remember, Final Fight: Double Impact had the same requirement and gamers were understandably furious. While it may seem weird to defend, at least Final Fight had a persistent online mode that somewhat justified the inclusion of the DRM. Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, however, does not.
To Capcom’s credit, they actually do warn gamers this time around and have included a disclaimer in the game’s description – a lesson learned from the Final Fight fiasco. It should be noted that you can sign out of the PSN immediately after booting up the game and resume playing offline. Unfortunately, you’re out of luck if your internet connection fails or if the PSN is down.
Source: PlayStation Store