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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six years ago) link

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

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

at least they got one thing right, then

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

"hi whats a CD"

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


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

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

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

knack is somehow like the least appealing game ever to me

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

one month passes...


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 (six years ago) link

seven months pass...


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 (five 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 (five 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 (five years ago) link

^^^ this

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

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

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


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 (five 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 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

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

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


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

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

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

added you. no mic btw

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

why no mic?

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

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

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

might as well just never unplug it

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

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

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

welcome to the cool person club

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

is this what it's like

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

tim rogers called it a "metroid prime-like" which intrigues me. can anyone else corroborate?

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Monday, 30 March 2020 15:44 (one week ago) link

i complained about this on whatchu playing now but i thought control was cool until i couldn't get past the first boss. i am terrible at shooters though.

na (NA), Monday, 30 March 2020 15:50 (one week ago) link

its a shooter/adventure game hybrid like metroid prime yes. prime had lock-on shooting though iirc so it didn't require very much aiming

ciderpress, Monday, 30 March 2020 16:05 (one week ago) link

I can't aim worth shit on the PS4. When I restarted Doom on that system I had to set the level down to poopypants or whatever, because it's like I'm playing with my left hand only and no thumb. Didn't know Control needed, well, controlled aiming.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 30 March 2020 16:11 (one week ago) link

control also doesn't let you change the difficulty fyi

na (NA), Monday, 30 March 2020 16:13 (one week ago) link

Yeah, Control is actually fairly hard and has few alleviations for that (aside from investing in the Launch power, but that won't get you through everything alone); one of the flaws for sure. A friend of mine never made it past the first boss fight and gave up on the game :( Your main defensive powers don't open up for a long time and you have to run-and-gun or duck behind furniture for a while.

It is like Metroid Prime in its overall world map, places getting unlocked over time via new abilities, environment puzzles, secrets, collectibles etc. an a relatively enclosed world, as opposed to the stuff you see in GTA and Assassin's Creed games. Also the dark, mysterious, lore-ridden spookiness of it, maybe.

Nhex, Monday, 30 March 2020 16:34 (one week ago) link

Ack, just saw that you had the same problem as my friend, NA

Nhex, Monday, 30 March 2020 16:35 (one week ago) link

yeah. i wish games still had cheat codes.

na (NA), Monday, 30 March 2020 16:38 (one week ago) link

I admit that the shooting isn't great in CONTROL, but the game wants you to use the Launch ability as your primary offensive weapon.

Triceratops Vowell (Leee), Monday, 30 March 2020 16:46 (one week ago) link

Moreover, Launch has auto-lock so as long as you get your reticle in the neighborhood of an enemy they'll probably get hit with a wad of concrete.

Triceratops Vowell (Leee), Monday, 30 March 2020 16:51 (one week ago) link

Yep, and even the gun aiming is fairly generous when you are using Pierce.

Regular battles are easy, the bosses are quite tough so far.

ShariVari, Monday, 30 March 2020 16:55 (one week ago) link

Mostly because it is very easy to fall off stuff when you are fighting them though.

ShariVari, Monday, 30 March 2020 16:56 (one week ago) link

launch and levitate and a modicum of common sense will see u thru

first boss is the hardest required boss, a few of the side bosses are pretty tough. very annoyed that the DLC is ps4-exclusive (or at least not on xbox) for the time being!!

adam, Monday, 30 March 2020 17:04 (one week ago) link

agree first boss is the hardest then it gets easier tho i did quit in frustration last night after dying twice to some banshee/phantom boss in black mesa that appears behind you clobbers you for 90% of your health and then turns invisible only to do it again. both times i got her to a sliver of health and then died myself. frustrating!

Mordy, Monday, 30 March 2020 17:06 (one week ago) link

I read that you can sit pat and use shield to block most of the banshee's damage, I never tried it though. (What I did actually track it down while it's mostly invisible -- you can see some ripples in the air to roughly locate it. Also, evade when it becomes visible again.)

Triceratops Vowell (Leee), Monday, 30 March 2020 17:08 (one week ago) link

i'm not sure i have shield. where do i get it? i do have evade.

Mordy, Monday, 30 March 2020 17:10 (one week ago) link

I'd completely forgotten that it's an acquired ability! You get it on this side quest: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-08-28-control-a-good-defence-shield-6043

If that's not available to you yet, IIRC you can still spam evade to avoid getting hit by her. I also remember struggling against that boss.

Triceratops Vowell (Leee), Monday, 30 March 2020 17:17 (one week ago) link

haven't played Control for a while but the one thing that became obvious was that doing the side quests is key because unless you're insanely good, you need all those abilities

mh, Monday, 30 March 2020 17:23 (one week ago) link

ah, you know i did get that mission but i couldn't figure out how to get into field training bc the door had that red block on it and i didn't realize i could puzzle solve to open it. thought it would just open later on its own and i'd backtrack.

Mordy, Monday, 30 March 2020 17:26 (one week ago) link

Yeah, any sidequest that mention an Object of Power, do it right away.
Hah, yeah, I had the same feeling on that particular thing; it's not always clear what a story-progression gate and what's an environmental puzzle to solve.

Nhex, Monday, 30 March 2020 17:34 (one week ago) link

a friend of mine has coaxed me into playing COD together online as a way to socialize and my god i am so horrible at shooters with a controller, Karl otm it really does almost make me angry (esp since on the computer i'm pretty ace)

gbx, Monday, 30 March 2020 19:38 (one week ago) link

guys, I've been playing Doom Eternal on pc and... I'm not good at shooters on pc anymore, either

old :(

mh, Monday, 30 March 2020 19:40 (one week ago) link

Play it on easy mode imo

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 30 March 2020 19:51 (one week ago) link

Forgot to mention that Control's music is pretty ace too! Excellent use of Tricky, among other highlights.

Triceratops Vowell (Leee), Monday, 30 March 2020 21:03 (one week ago) link

control probably deserves more points than i gave it in the poll i'll share more thoughts there when it places but i also assumed it would probably do well anyway even without me and there's always too much stuff that i want to vote for

Mordy, Monday, 30 March 2020 21:15 (one week ago) link

dark brutalist aesthetic that's fairly minimal other than the ZILLIONS OF PARTICLES FLYING is pretty fucking awesome imo

mh, Monday, 30 March 2020 22:17 (one week ago) link

Uncharteds, no! no nathan drake! fuck you nathan drake!

I've just spent days and days playing through the Nathan Drake collection and I 100% support this sentiment.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Monday, 30 March 2020 22:21 (one week ago) link

i never understood its popularity

Mordy, Monday, 30 March 2020 22:23 (one week ago) link

god of war either tbph

Mordy, Monday, 30 March 2020 22:23 (one week ago) link

Charming rogue + Indiana Jones, but gah, I found the games all painful to play.

Triceratops Vowell (Leee), Monday, 30 March 2020 22:32 (one week ago) link

Maybe! But God Of War looks pretty cool, and so do these Uncharted games, so that's something. I'll see.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 30 March 2020 22:44 (one week ago) link

most games >>> God of War >>> Uncharted

Karl Malone, Monday, 30 March 2020 22:46 (one week ago) link

OK, not "most games" but i'd put almost all the games from your recent list above both of those

Karl Malone, Monday, 30 March 2020 22:46 (one week ago) link

lol there is no way I'm getting to any of the Uncharteds any time in the next 6 months.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 30 March 2020 23:42 (one week ago) link

started Control yesterday. Not sure what to make of it yet.

I'm really starting to believe that Witcher 3 spoilt me as my introduction to modern gaming. I mean, it really has everything going for it, and by comparison many other games I've attempted to start feel rather 'on rails', a little 'sure walk about a bit but sooner or later I must funnel you through this particular corridor so that this particular plot trigger will happen, oh now press this button, now that button.. etc. Can feel a bit like I'm just playing a movie or being a mouse in a maze. that's the impression I got of The Last Of Us and to an extent Control so far, but maybe they open up a bit later on. I love the exploration aspect of Witcher and the way there's more than one potential plotline. A lot of other games just feel kinda closed-in.
Death Stranding less so as it's very open world but it's starting to feel a little monotonous - the endless rocky landscapes, the way all the waystations and cities are built roughly identical. I'm not expecting to see a Toussaint any time soon, and the side quests seem to involve going back and forth from the same few places. but then I'm still on the early chapters so I'm sure there'll be a lot more variety to come

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 11:00 (six days ago) link

i don't mind the uncharteds. they are like the old-school game that comes packaged with your console that is designed to show off its best graphics and sounds but is also pretty easy to avoid scaring off people new to gaming.

na (NA), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 14:05 (six days ago) link

I'm sure Control is great, but I watched a few minutes and was kinda put off by the running animation and the general 'to-do' list vibe (explicit "Find the Storeroom" instructions), etc. Still ruined by From games, I guess.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 14:42 (six days ago) link

for all the talk about how cool the building is ("it's like its own character!") a lot of it is unmemorable maintenance and facility layouts. why so many men + women's bathrooms with nothing in them? i've been in more coolant rooms in video games than i've been in real life and part of my job used to be tracking/inventorying infrastructural equipment in big buildings.

Mordy, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 14:43 (six days ago) link

I'm also not a fan of the game physics. The jumping looks jerky and when I run into, say, a trolley with a load of bottles and stuff on it, it just falls over like it's made of cardboard.

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 14:54 (six days ago) link

Apparently next month's ps plus giveaway includes Uncharted 4 which for me was the

"game that comes packaged with your console that is designed to show off its best graphics"

iirc my review was "really pretty climbing"

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 14:55 (six days ago) link

the uncharted game without Nathan Drake was really fun

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 16:36 (six days ago) link

If Uncharted 4 is free, it's definitely worth digging into. There are some really cool set pieces in the middle of the game.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 16:56 (six days ago) link


Triceratops Vowell (Leee), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 20:57 (five days ago) link

The Last of Us 2 is delayed indefinitely

ciderpress, Thursday, 2 April 2020 19:19 (four days ago) link

To the contrary, pretty sure it's been released and we're living it. The graphics are incredible.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 2 April 2020 19:30 (four days ago) link

i hope the skill tree opens up soon. i enjoy the weird "pace", though - feels like real life

Karl Malone, Thursday, 2 April 2020 19:40 (four days ago) link

lol guys

Nhex, Thursday, 2 April 2020 23:50 (four days ago) link

another cool thing - i really like this minimal interface. i've seen this attempted in other games, but for this i feel like i'm actually MOVING my hands, like i am controlling my hands directly. not just the general hand movement, but the fingers, the knuckles, everything. it's really intuitive. and it's not just a graphics trick - it actually affects the whole way you approach the game, the things that you can do. earlier today i pushing a glass of milk down the hallway. then i realized - i can wrap my fingers around it and squeeze, and just carry it down the hall instead. i saved like 2 minutes that way, and was left with much more of the milk than i usually get by pushing it. the pace is still the weirdest thing about the game. i'm prepared to say that i like it, and i would not have said that when i first started. but it does have a kind of rhythm to it. the day/night cycle lines up with real life, like animal crossing

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Friday, 3 April 2020 00:13 (three days ago) link

you can do other cool things with the glass of milk like throw it at your roommate. actually the physics are really good if you can pickup your roommate you can throw them too and the environment reacts accordingly to what you'd expect throwing 180lbs into a wall or a couch or whatever afaict it doesn't mechanically do anything or unlock any achievements

Mordy, Friday, 3 April 2020 01:01 (three days ago) link

bosses are OP tho

closed beta (NotEnough), Friday, 3 April 2020 20:53 (three days ago) link

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