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

it was outrageously fun

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 31 January 2020 05:48 (three weeks ago) link

Last of Us is definitely a story driven game. It gets really engrossing once you finish the Capitol building.

Charlotte Brontesaurus (Leee), Friday, 31 January 2020 16:39 (three weeks ago) link

Ha Sakuza. I think I mixed up Sekiro, Yakuza and Sakura all together.

We've been tag teaming all the same saved games (like doing handoffs when one gets aggravated or needs to do some work), so I might play Last of Us on my own.

Yerac, Friday, 31 January 2020 18:01 (three weeks ago) link

does The Last of Us involve violence on children? that's a no go for me, and I see a child in the game art.

juntos pedemos (Euler), Friday, 31 January 2020 18:09 (three weeks ago) link


Mordy, Friday, 31 January 2020 18:10 (three weeks ago) link


it was free on psplus

juntos pedemos (Euler), Friday, 31 January 2020 18:11 (three weeks ago) link

i haven't made it far but I say yes. One dies in the prologue.

I have been very surprised about the amount of swearing in the games. I wished there was a function to play a cleaner version. I have been trying to figure out which games might be ok for this 8 year old that I watch sometimes.

Yerac, Friday, 31 January 2020 18:14 (three weeks ago) link

Part of the "games aren't just for kids anymore" aesthetics is swearing.

As for what the games you have that are appropriate for a pre-teen, I think Horizon Zero Dawn is the best bet. It's almost profanity-free (the one censorable swear that I can think of is missable, meaning that it's not part of the main storyline), and also doesn't ogle its main character. That said, it is post-apocalyptic and there are scenes where people die horribly.

Charlotte Brontesaurus (Leee), Friday, 31 January 2020 18:24 (three weeks ago) link

The horrible deaths aren't graphic, however.

Charlotte Brontesaurus (Leee), Friday, 31 January 2020 18:25 (three weeks ago) link

NBD, really, if you play anything online most of the profuse swearing you'll hear from fellow players is by eight-year-olds afaict.

Dr. Teeth and the Women (Old Lunch), Friday, 31 January 2020 18:26 (three weeks ago) link

I might just get FIFA for him to play and be done with it. He's not my kid so I don't want to be responsible for corruption.

Yerac, Friday, 31 January 2020 18:30 (three weeks ago) link

Horizon Zero Dawn is pretty good! but it’s also guilty of some of the most outlandishly dull dialogue ever committed to ones and zeroes in a AAA game.

Spider-Man would be a very good bet for an 8 yo - there is no outright killing, you never use a gun, it’s v wholesome

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 31 January 2020 19:31 (three weeks ago) link

i was reading about spiderman and it said there was some violence and mild swearing.

Yeah we really like Horizon Zero. So far it's our favorite although the dialogue and the one dude that just lays on the ground forever are dull. We just started Witcher 3 last night. So much prologue!

Yerac, Friday, 31 January 2020 19:46 (three weeks ago) link

Spider-man might have the occasional "damn" or "hell," something like that, but it's pretty innocent super hero fun. But, like, for example, something like Resident Evil 7, if that were a movie it would have to go out unrated for all the extreme violence and language.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 31 January 2020 20:12 (three weeks ago) link

My 9 year old son loves Ratchet & Clank (good) and Knack (bad) but also racing games like Driveclub and TrackMania as well as Rocket League.

All of those are dirt cheap now.

groovypanda, Friday, 31 January 2020 21:31 (three weeks ago) link

If you can find games that are rated ESRB "E" or "10+" those tend to be "good for children".

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 31 January 2020 22:24 (three weeks ago) link

spider-man is damagingly boring. ratchet and clank and rocket league are both enormous fun.

Fizzles, Friday, 31 January 2020 22:26 (three weeks ago) link

still obsessively playing Witcher 3 and nothing else. completed the main quest and now it feels like the real fun is starting somehow

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Friday, 31 January 2020 22:27 (three weeks ago) link

Remote Play via the Switch would be fantastic

groovypanda, Saturday, 1 February 2020 15:20 (three weeks ago) link

Kratos is very emotionally distant from his son in God of War.

Yerac, Sunday, 2 February 2020 07:07 (three weeks ago) link

it's because his son isn't good enough at helping out with the bow and arrow. it makes kratos very angry, which he transmutes into sadness and distance

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Sunday, 2 February 2020 07:09 (three weeks ago) link

looking for more two player couch games. we love Crash Bandicoot Racing and Overcooked 2 but starting to get a bit tired of them

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Sunday, 2 February 2020 12:49 (three weeks ago) link

EDF if you like co-op shooters, both 4.1 and 5 are fantastic, grab whichever is cheapest

chihuahuau, Sunday, 2 February 2020 12:53 (three weeks ago) link

Cook Serve Delicious 2 rules for coop

juntos pedemos (Euler), Sunday, 2 February 2020 13:10 (three weeks ago) link

Thanks Euler, there goes the rest of my Sunday. I own CSD the mobile game & on Steam but didn’t know there was a PS4 version.

hyds (gyac), Sunday, 2 February 2020 15:08 (three weeks ago) link

it is different than CSD1. on console rather than touchscreen the controls are hard to master, and slower, so I've found it doable better in coop, à la Overcooked. but it has soooooo many recipes and is thus fun fun fun.

juntos pedemos (Euler), Sunday, 2 February 2020 15:50 (three weeks ago) link

xpost I am really into Witcher 3 as well. It's really relaxing.

Yerac, Monday, 3 February 2020 20:53 (two weeks ago) link

Because it's boring? (Sorry.)

Charlotte Brontesaurus (Leee), Monday, 3 February 2020 21:24 (two weeks ago) link

it is sort of boring. repetitive in some ways but also very addictive. I feel obsessively like I have to complete it. but I also wonder if that's because I am itching to get on with some sort of other game instead

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Monday, 3 February 2020 21:26 (two weeks ago) link

yeah it fills some completist compulsions I have. But I also switch off easily between all the games I have right now.

Yerac, Monday, 3 February 2020 21:51 (two weeks ago) link

the show makes a lot more sense as well.

Yerac, Monday, 3 February 2020 21:51 (two weeks ago) link

i really want to play overcooked (it seems totally my thing but partner is like meep?) but I am going to wait until I am home home to do the 7 days ps plus trial and try out a bunch of other games.

Yerac, Monday, 3 February 2020 21:57 (two weeks ago) link

got my money back on Civ6 because it wasn't compatible on my TV.. but I was keen to play a similar game, you know, strategy, building stuff.. is Tropico 6 worth a look? Or something else? What's Bad North like?

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 01:14 (two weeks ago) link

Tropico hasn't really changed much since 3. It's sort of disappointing. Still, I enjoyed it a lot the first time I played.

Maybe check out Frostpunk, Two Point Hospital, Jurassic World Evolution, Northgard, Surviving Mars... Bad North looks cool too.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 01:52 (two weeks ago) link

sims 4 in this month's PS+ (along with Bioshock Complete)

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 04:06 (two weeks ago) link

Hmm maybe I’ll resub for that

Mordy, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 04:16 (two weeks ago) link

The Return of the Obra Dinnis GOAT material, I'm on my third playthrough and am getting close to completion. So atmospheric and such brilliant game mecahnics.

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 08:16 (two weeks ago) link

Really enjoyed Obra Dinn, but feel like it got less fun towards the end when you had to solve the deaths of some of the more indistinct characters. Felt like I was trial-n-error-ing it a bunch after a certain point. But maybe there were clues that I just didn't pick up.

Regardless, yeah, it is very good. Really well done.

circa1916, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 13:11 (two weeks ago) link

I think a bit of speculation is inevitable, I didn't feel much compunction switching the names of the Russian seamen around until I got a three, for example.

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 14:02 (two weeks ago) link

Being reported that PS5 will cost around $450 to produce, which means at least $470 to recoup. That seems high, even if they do artificially lower the price to sell it at a loss. But on the other hand, people buy phones for $800+ and don't seem to balk at that, and those are just phones. Plus, Playstation exclusives seem pretty awesome.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 15 February 2020 17:13 (one week ago) link

The Last Of Us was £8.99 for download so I thought I'd go for it. Wonderful-looking game, if a little 'on rails' so far. Subject matter a bit close to home in this climate though.

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Saturday, 15 February 2020 17:49 (one week ago) link

That's this generation, IMO we should wait till the next is actually out before we can say for sure.

Charlotte Brontesaurus (Leee), Saturday, 15 February 2020 18:00 (one week ago) link

phones aren't really comparable since they're portable and have a display

ciderpress, Saturday, 15 February 2020 19:14 (one week ago) link

But they also all functionally do the same thing, unlike game consoles, which are unique and which do one thing.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 15 February 2020 20:49 (one week ago) link

spiderman is indeed a lot of fun. really liking it.

Yerac, Saturday, 15 February 2020 21:02 (one week ago) link

It is the only game that I have ever “100%”ed

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 15 February 2020 21:21 (one week ago) link

yeah, all of the gameplay is so smooth and pleasant. I really do need to start concentrating on only a couple of games at once. I switch so much I get all bobbled with the different controls.

Yerac, Sunday, 16 February 2020 05:04 (one week ago) link

that's one of the reasons I'm loathe to start new games - learning all the different controls all over again

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Sunday, 16 February 2020 09:47 (one week ago) link

As far as FPS go, "Hunt: Showdown" looks like a, er, blast.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 16:03 (five days ago) link

huh, it's by Crytek. Interesting

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 21:48 (five days ago) link

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