A PS4 Thread: Because You Had to Play "Knack"

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So did anybody buy this thing or not?

There's a ps4 now?

Wendy Carlos Williams (jjjusten), Monday, 25 November 2013 06:29 (eight years ago) link

i know, right?

lotta years in the console cycle to have to deal w/the terrible touchpad

my whole family is catholic so look at the pickle i'm in (zachlyon), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 03:48 (eight years ago) link

it's not bad tho

my whole family is catholic so look at the pickle i'm in (zachlyon), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 03:48 (eight years ago) link

co-worker came in today and told me she got the PS4 with BF4 and AC4 and spent this weekend playing it. i felt ashamed of myself

Nhex, Tuesday, 26 November 2013 04:40 (eight years ago) link

kinda weird if PS4 doesn't play the brand-new GTA right??

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 21:24 (eight years ago) link

at least they got one thing right, then

deX! (DJP), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 21:25 (eight years ago) link

"hi i have a brand-new 'next-gen' CD player that won't play Rihanna's last record"

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 21:51 (eight years ago) link

"hi whats a CD"

am0n, Tuesday, 26 November 2013 22:02 (eight years ago) link

"hi i have a brand-new 'next-gen' CD player that won't play Rihanna's last record"

Also it doesn't play cd's

polyphonic, Tuesday, 26 November 2013 22:15 (eight years ago) link

*yet

polyphonic, Tuesday, 26 November 2013 23:07 (eight years ago) link

"hi my 'next-gen' iPod plays only mp5s"

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 27 November 2013 00:19 (eight years ago) link

just "bought" Resogun and Contrast for free via PS+ but have no PS4 to play them on. eeeeeeeeeeeh.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 27 November 2013 00:23 (eight years ago) link

the price of digital PS4 games are pretty lol, can't imagine there will be many takers in the UK for Madden at £59.99 in the coming weeks

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 27 November 2013 00:27 (eight years ago) link

zappi that reminds me of when I "bought" Persona 4 only to release that I needed a PSP to play it. :(

polyphonic, Wednesday, 27 November 2013 00:43 (eight years ago) link

knack is somehow like the least appealing game ever to me

Wendy Carlos Williams (jjjusten), Wednesday, 27 November 2013 00:47 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

http://www.nowgamer.com/features/2176331/ps4_how_to_buy_us_digital_psn_games.html

any euros have any experience of this?

would much rather buy FIFA for $50 than £55 (COME ON) but don't want it to not work or have Sony vengefully cancel my Playstation

random accies memories (Sgt. Biscuits), Wednesday, 1 January 2014 15:47 (eight years ago) link

seven months pass...

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/08/12/upcoming-ps4-system-update-to-v2-00-to-add-share-play-youtube-and-more-to-come/

Interesting - basically Share Play is the old network tunneling / Hamachi / LAN simulation to allow local multiplayer-only over the internet.

Nhex, Monday, 18 August 2014 15:13 (eight years ago) link

Actually, even better - only one person has to actually own the game. They're probably using the Gaikai/PSNow tech.

Nhex, Monday, 18 August 2014 15:24 (eight years ago) link

didn't this thing sell like 7 million units? And none to ILXors apparently?

waiting for Bloodborne

festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 18 August 2014 17:34 (eight years ago) link

^^^ this

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, 18 August 2014 17:36 (eight years ago) link

we're old and have backlogs
honestly, waiting for a few franchises to push me over, like Batman and MKX

Nhex, Monday, 18 August 2014 17:49 (eight years ago) link

witcher 3 and ac:paris might push me in early b4 bludbourne

am0n, Monday, 18 August 2014 19:16 (eight years ago) link

There are a couple of ilxors - myself included - think it's that neither PS4 or XboxOne has reached critical mass enough (nor has enough exclusives), so the only chatter seems to be on 'The upcoming console generation' thread.

CraigG, Monday, 18 August 2014 19:23 (eight years ago) link

I bought one. It's currently languishing in the guest bedroom until a game comes out for it that I want to play.

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Monday, 18 August 2014 19:31 (eight years ago) link

WE GOT A BOURGIE HERE PEOPLE

but uh how do you like it?

I like the interface more than the PS3 interface and things are definitely pretty on it, it's just that there are very few games out for it that I want to play

might try to squeeze in some Injustice time before my MIL shows up and takes over that room

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Monday, 18 August 2014 19:42 (eight years ago) link

DJP I suggest getting Towerfall and 4 controllers if you want to have friends over to use your PS4.

heck (silby), Monday, 18 August 2014 19:54 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

I wish this thread title had playstation or sony in it.

polyphonic, Friday, 12 September 2014 20:27 (eight years ago) link

http://lovephoenix.typepad.jp/photos/rock/the_knackget_the_knack.jpg

am0n, Friday, 12 September 2014 21:07 (eight years ago) link

i added some of you dudes on psn. i'm josephcotten. invites welcome.

polyphonic, Friday, 12 September 2014 21:19 (eight years ago) link

I decided to take the plunge on one of these things; the lack of backwards compatability REALLY blows since I have a ton of old games that I still want to play, but between the good games that are out for it now, all the PS4 games I've already banked using PS+, and the fact that my old PS3 was getting too loud to use as a blu-ray player any more I said fuck it.

I can't quite dive into it full-on just yet since I'm going to swap out the stock HD for a 2 TB drive tonight and I didn't want to install everything twice (Destiny took HOURS to install last night ffs), but the little bit of tooling around that I've done with it so far has been really impressive. the new Dualshocks in particular are just a treat to use, although I had to get 2 just because the charge drains so fast (still better than the Wii U Gamepad, though). the Gold headset is p slick too - it's obviously the least of all the sets of headphones I own, but it's comfortable enough for me to wear it down until the battery dies, sounds good enough that I can turn off my speakers during gametime, and includes a built-in mic for chat & voice commands (which would be a lot cooler if I hadn't seen how much slicker the Xbone's voice stuff is).

anyway feel free to add my PSN ID (trdn89) if you need folks with whom to play.

a duiving caTCH, a stuolllen bayeeeess (jamescobo), Wednesday, 24 September 2014 20:03 (eight years ago) link

added you. no mic btw

polyphonic, Wednesday, 24 September 2014 20:36 (eight years ago) link

why no mic?

a duiving caTCH, a stuolllen bayeeeess (jamescobo), Thursday, 25 September 2014 07:35 (eight years ago) link

waiting for kojima/del toro penned silent hill. 2016!

imago all the sheeple (missingNO), Thursday, 25 September 2014 14:29 (eight years ago) link

why no mic?

i try to avoid headphones whenever possible to avoid further damage to my stupid ears

polyphonic, Thursday, 25 September 2014 15:08 (eight years ago) link

the charge on the pads drains so quickly you need more than one pad? how quickly are we talking here, like minutes?

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Thursday, 25 September 2014 23:20 (eight years ago) link

I think I typically get a few hours, but the cable provided is like 30cm, so you can't charge-while-you-play unless you're parked in front of the TV. Also, what typically happens to me is that I've charged it, played for a couple of hours, watched some Netflix. Next day I go to play and after 5mins it says it's dead.

CraigG, Friday, 26 September 2014 14:28 (eight years ago) link

Yeah, the battery life on the DS4 is terrible. If you've got an outlet near where you play, though, you can plug a microUSB cable into any USB charger and play and charge at the same time.

bizarro gazzara, Friday, 26 September 2014 14:42 (eight years ago) link

the better part of twenty years they've been making these controllers and they keep finding ways to make them more expensive and worse

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Friday, 26 September 2014 19:11 (eight years ago) link

The charge on mine is fine and this is probably the best controller I've used so ymmv

polyphonic, Friday, 26 September 2014 19:46 (eight years ago) link

waiting for kojima/del toro penned silent hill. 2016!

Shoot. I was hoping for this next year. Have they confirmed it'll be a PS4 exclusive? Would hope, like most of the other games in the series, it'd come out on the 360/xbone, too.

Speaking of SH, this SH book looks pretty good. Can anyone confirm?

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Friday, 26 September 2014 19:54 (eight years ago) link

the DS4 is way better than 3 in every way except for battery life which is bad enough to cancel out all the improvements

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Friday, 26 September 2014 21:13 (eight years ago) link

might as well just never unplug it

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Friday, 26 September 2014 21:14 (eight years ago) link

so apparently this is the first gaming console i have ever owned

gbx, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 22:27 (eight years ago) link

welcome to the cool person club

polyphonic, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 22:30 (eight years ago) link

is this what it's like

gbx, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 22:39 (eight years ago) link

dl, I haven't played it but my understanding is that final fantasy xv is a game about chilling with your buds

, Monday, 25 October 2021 21:46 (eleven months ago) link

most jrpgs are, also yakuza games

ciderpress, Tuesday, 26 October 2021 00:21 (eleven months ago) link

Katamari!

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 26 October 2021 00:52 (eleven months ago) link

There’s a handful of whimsical games that I am having difficulty remembering on the fly

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 26 October 2021 00:53 (eleven months ago) link

dragon quest xi is very blue sky in games

chihuahuau, Tuesday, 26 October 2021 09:40 (eleven months ago) link

I haven't played it (or owned a non-Nintendo console since the PS2 lol) but would Spider-Man count here?

I was playing Yooka-Laylee, the Rare tribute, recently, and it's bright and colourful, but I suppose depending on mood it might be either "I'm making new friends who will help me" or "Great, another fucker who wants something from me"

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 26 October 2021 10:08 (eleven months ago) link

spider-man still has the eerie loneliness imo. even though it’s a bustling city 99% of your interactions with it are either bashing baddies or single-handedly attempting to overcome devious challenges set by often unseen ne’er-do-wells

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 26 October 2021 11:49 (eleven months ago) link

I started Ratchet And Clank. It's wonderfully realised and quite good fun, although a bit like playing a Pixar also-ran; it's definitely a youngster's game. I feel like I'm being very hard to please here, but it feels like as soon as we start trying to appeal to people over the age of 7 in any way it's suddenly got to be all gritty and depressing ;-)

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Tuesday, 26 October 2021 11:53 (eleven months ago) link

Maybe the Final Fantasy games or Dragon Quest could be the answer. I love FFVI on the SNES but never played any others

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Tuesday, 26 October 2021 11:55 (eleven months ago) link

spider-man still has the eerie loneliness imo. even though it’s a bustling city 99% of your interactions with it are either bashing baddies or single-handedly attempting to overcome devious challenges set by often unseen ne’er-do-wells
Still that 1% of high-fiving civilians exists, which is nice. But yes, I agree

Nhex, Tuesday, 26 October 2021 12:38 (eleven months ago) link

I haven't played them yet, but don't the "Uncharted" games have well-written NPC buddies?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 26 October 2021 13:40 (eleven months ago) link

nah they are still mostly one lonely guy just jumping baout things

ciderpress, Tuesday, 26 October 2021 13:54 (eleven months ago) link

and murdering people. a lot of people

Nhex, Tuesday, 26 October 2021 17:52 (eleven months ago) link

Immortals: Fenyx Rising is a good Zelda clone.
Super Lucky's Tale is a decent 3D platformer. Spyro Reignited is great. A Hat in Time is another decent one.
Wandersong is a simple 2D adventure/platformer with a plot.
Donut County is a short simple game with a plot.

adam t. (abanana), Tuesday, 26 October 2021 23:37 (eleven months ago) link

I'll investigate those, cheers

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Wednesday, 27 October 2021 01:23 (eleven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

I think "Sekiro" broke my controller. For sure the left stick drift is now bad enough that I've died a few times in Dark Souls 2 doing nothing but standing too close to a ledge or something. Can anyone recommend a good third party replacement for the wireless DualShock, or is there a reason to stick with the real-deal?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 17 November 2021 16:04 (ten months ago) link

have you tried blowing some compressed air into the stick shaft or anything like that? drift can sometimes just be due to some dust/debris underneath the stick

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 November 2021 16:17 (ten months ago) link

I tried some method I found online, but despite compressed air being the most obvious solution I don't think I've done that yet, lol.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 17 November 2021 17:59 (ten months ago) link

Cross Code on sale for $10 -- yay/nay?

Nelleee Hooper (Leee), Wednesday, 17 November 2021 19:11 (ten months ago) link

I really liked the slice of it I played before it left Game Pass.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 17 November 2021 19:12 (ten months ago) link

i have some gripes with the combat and difficulty curve but it is a full length JRPG with elaborate zelda puzzle dungeons and a lot of neat ideas, if that appeals to you

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 November 2021 19:23 (ten months ago) link

action-jrpg to be clear, not turn based

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 November 2021 19:23 (ten months ago) link

two months pass...

Hmm, ok, what should I play next among the PS4 titles I've accumulated over the years for a pittance? (I'm done with Dark Souls 2; too long, DLC not holding my attention.) I've got a ton of stuff to choose from. Horizon Zero Dawn, Uncharteds, Last of Us 2, Ghosts of Tsushima, Dying Light, Disco Elysium, Plague Tale, Prey, Outer Wilds, Mad Max, Control, Resident Evil 2/7/8. I've never even played Bioshock or Witcher 3.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 30 January 2022 15:24 (eight months ago) link

witcher 3 and prey are good, dunno about the rest of those

ciderpress, Sunday, 30 January 2022 15:49 (eight months ago) link

oh, I'm pretty sure that they're all pretty good!

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 30 January 2022 15:54 (eight months ago) link

HZD is my recommendation since the sequel is coming out, or TLOU2 because the culinary is so good, though I thought you had yet to play the first one?

Gowron Hubbard (Leee), Sunday, 30 January 2022 17:40 (eight months ago) link

LOL the *combat*

Gowron Hubbard (Leee), Sunday, 30 January 2022 17:41 (eight months ago) link

I did play the first TLOU and loved it. But maybe HZD, though it will be a while before I buy the sequel.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 30 January 2022 18:37 (eight months ago) link

i've heard great things about the cooking in The Last of Us

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 30 January 2022 21:50 (eight months ago) link

How is the fishing mini-game?

Karl Malone, Sunday, 30 January 2022 22:35 (eight months ago) link

I heard you can just spend the entire game fishing, if you want.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 30 January 2022 22:38 (eight months ago) link

The Resident 2 Remake is pretty great. Think I’ve enjoyed that more than the proper later entries, though those are solid as well.

It could be fine on PS4, not sure, but the PS4 Outer Wilds played on a PS5 is a clunky, ugly, glitchy mess. Weird input lag, locked at 30 FPS (not a pleasant experience for a first person game), and just feels janky overall. Was bad enough I asked for a refund and Sony just told me “tough shit”.

TLOU2 is a total stunner and a must play imo.

I’m vastly in the minority here, but I couldn’t get into Witcher 3 at all. Wish I got the hype.

circa1916, Monday, 31 January 2022 02:06 (eight months ago) link

Err Resident EVIL 2 obv

circa1916, Monday, 31 January 2022 02:07 (eight months ago) link

Well, at my rate Horizon Zero Dawn may take me through much (all?) of the winter. Yours might be the first bad thing I've heard about Outer Wilds. It's a little indie that could, isn't it? And Witcher 3 is a giant epic, right? Both seem like spring games, though TLOU2 may come first. I just didn't want to play it in the winter, because I assume it is no pick me up. And I know it's pretty long, though god knows it can't be as long as Dark Souls 2.

The Resident Evil games, especially the recent ones (new and reboots) look like tons of fun, though I've always had mixed experiences with them (long) in the past. Iirc I found the resource management system really stressful, which I'm sure it was - probably by design! Installments 7 and 8, however, from what I've seen of them, seem kind of campy, though, which may slightly undercut the horror/stress elements. When it came out I watched the first 20 minutes or so of Village, and the dialogue was sooooooo stupid that I could see the whole thing as good fun.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 31 January 2022 13:46 (eight months ago) link

BTW, today I disassembled and cleaned my PS4 controller. Inevitably, I broke some part of it that doesn't seem important, but the controller does seem to work better, or at least the drift has gone away a little. I'm still tempted to buy a second one as a backup, though they're kinda hard to find these days.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 31 January 2022 18:55 (eight months ago) link

Outer Wilds played fine on my PS4. But, as I've mentioned in a few other threads, it didn't blow me away.

circa and I on the same wavelength re: TLOU2 and Witcher 3, the latter of which (ahem) also had painful load times that compounded my dislike for the game. I guess if you really wanted to you could knock down the difficulty so that you don't ever die.

Gowron Hubbard (Leee), Monday, 31 January 2022 19:13 (eight months ago) link

who wants to play fortnite with me

kurt schwitterz, Monday, 31 January 2022 19:21 (eight months ago) link

an angry 12 year old

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Monday, 31 January 2022 19:25 (eight months ago) link

12yo angry men

ciderpress, Monday, 31 January 2022 19:30 (eight months ago) link

the chat panel as i play rocket league and once again blow an easy save in epic fashion:

[Angry12yearold]: What a save!
[Angry12yearold]: What a save!
[Angry12yearold]: What a save!
[Angry12yearold]: What a save!

Karl Malone, Monday, 31 January 2022 19:36 (eight months ago) link

it's like kid, i don't have TIME to train, and why are you playing in the Bronze 3rd Division league if you're so good you fukken brat

Karl Malone, Monday, 31 January 2022 19:37 (eight months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RkapfBYIfc

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 31 January 2022 21:35 (eight months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N75nWTxs4PU

adam t. (abanana), Monday, 31 January 2022 21:59 (eight months ago) link

Haven't seen that Wong clip in years, had me dying

Nhex, Monday, 31 January 2022 23:02 (eight months ago) link

I'm playing Witcher 3 again on NG+ on the hardest setting. Certainly makes things like the combat a lot more challenging than the first time round. It was the first game I played on PS4 so I feel a bit spoilt, seeing as it is considered a Best In Class RPG. It really is an epic game with a huge amount of attention to detail.

Coming back to it again now I've played a few other things though, I'd say there are a few things they could have improved:

- More interesting and varied combat. This is where Bloodborne wins out. In Witcher there's a ton of different spells and potions you can use to win fightsz but ultimately it's a bit like following a recipe and once you know that recipe all you really need to do is go in and melee a bit until you eventually win

- Less of the rote fetch quests. I remember this from the first time round. For all its depth and world building, the majority of Witcher is "Speak to a peasant, go kill the monster, come back and get your reward". The minimap tells you where everything is, so once you're leveled up enough, you can complete quests in a zombie-like trance without really absorbing too much.

- Horses and NPCs. I didn't think RDR2 was a better game, but these two factors are where it clearly topped Witcher. It's barely worth riding Roach the vast majority of the time because she's just so unreliable and doesn't really handle much like a horse. Also, you can't attack NPCs and they really don't mind if you walk into their homes and Rob them in broad daylight.

Other than that, it's the best game ever made

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Tuesday, 1 February 2022 08:25 (eight months ago) link

Sony bought Bungie yesterday for $3.6 billion. Bungie have some very talented people, but the only series of note that they own is Destiny. Hope Sony's money guys know what they're doing.

adam t. (abanana), Tuesday, 1 February 2022 10:19 (eight months ago) link

I think one of the main reasons Sony spent all that money was for the tech and expertise in running a global online service game, something they didn't have which would be v expensive to build out. e.g. how much money would an Uncharted themed Destinylike make?

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 1 February 2022 10:55 (eight months ago) link

From that end it does make sense; they already have the lock on critically acclaimed single-player cinematic adventure from their first-party studios, but multiplayer addiction is the real moneymaker these days.

Nhex, Tuesday, 1 February 2022 13:35 (eight months ago) link

six months pass...

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