It looks fun. Will most likely pick it up sometime after I get a PS5. Just not for full price.
Full price, which stands at 89.99$ here in Canada, is ludicrously expensive.
you should make sure you don't go to Australia. Games there have been 100+ in some cases for years, and CAD to AUD is pretty much on par. (I'm also Canadian)
Also, based on what I've experienced so far....89.99 is worth it for Returnal. Strange, since I was one of the ones who used to say Returnal looked like it wasn't worth it. I used to straight up say that it was the least interesting PS5 exclusive shown thus far. However, now that I've played it, I'll encourage you to rethink your stance a bit on its value. It really is as good as the reviewers say, and while it seems repetitive from afar, the actual gameplay loop makes its 25-50 hour play time (more if you are the kind of person who replays games or goes for 100%) is absolutely engaging and fun.
I'm only a few cycles through its loop, but I'm liking it a lot. I will obviously update and alter my thoughts on the game as time goes on; if it turns out the late game sucks or it gets boring far before I actually finish it, then I'll say so. As for now, I am a convert. I went from thinking this game was the lamest on Sony's docket to one of the most original and unique games I've played in a while. Plus it's a new IP. That matters. I don't see much potential for a sequel, though. Nothing wrong with one-offs.
As for the console wars cropping up again...I mean, it is an exclusive. Of course that's going to happen.
My Console Library:
PS4, PS3, PS2, PS1, WiiU, Wii, GCN, N64 SNES, XBO, 360
3DS, DS, GBA, Vita, PSP, Android
Top 6 this generation:
Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, God of War, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls III, Red Dead Redemption II, Rock Band 4