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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven years ago) link

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

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

at least they got one thing right, then

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

"hi whats a CD"

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

*yet

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

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

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

knack is somehow like the least appealing game ever to me

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

^^^ this

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

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

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

three weeks pass...

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

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

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

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

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

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

added you. no mic btw

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

why no mic?

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

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

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

might as well just never unplug it

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

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

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

welcome to the cool person club

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

is this what it's like

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

I haven't played most of those, KM, but I assume the likes of Uncharted, Tomb Raider and maybe even Last of Us fit in there, too. They're kind of all essentially interactive blockbuster movies, driven by plot over game play. Personally, as a solo offline player, so far I enjoy the template.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 27 November 2020 00:19 (one month ago) link

don't think god of war belongs in that group unless the new one is way more open world than it looks, it goes with uncharted et al

ciderpress, Friday, 27 November 2020 00:35 (one month ago) link

i guess it depends whether you're talking about structure or moment to moment gameplay

ciderpress, Friday, 27 November 2020 00:38 (one month ago) link

Control admittedly does kinda become that sort of game, though the world is more hermetic, like a Metroid title. But I think the sheer "personality" of the game is enough to distinguish it from other third-person action explore-'em-ups.

Nhex, Friday, 27 November 2020 00:39 (one month ago) link

xp josh don't get me wrong, about twice per console generation i get totally sucked in and enjoy it a lot. RDR2 was the main example of that for me, for PS4

but at this point, for that kind of game, it's like ok what flavor do you want - samurai, cowboy, space, etc

Karl Malone, Friday, 27 November 2020 00:43 (one month ago) link

ultimately god of war is a character action game and i don't think the cinematic excess can change that
control is a shooter/adventure game hybrid which puts it closer to metroid or resident evil than uncharted

ciderpress, Friday, 27 November 2020 00:45 (one month ago) link

yeah control has a lot in common with metroid

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Friday, 27 November 2020 01:02 (one month ago) link

My wife took a gander at me playing Bloodborne yesterday and kind of dismissed it, saying "eh, the graphics don't look that special." I told her the game was already five or so years old, but she should have checked out God of War when I was playing that one. Gorgeous. If I ever start RDR2 or Last of Us 2 I'll be sure to call her down for those ones, too. Though to be fair the not photo realistic qualities of the Souls games are part of their appeal. I keep seeing clips of Demon's Souls PS5 and I can't imagine playing one of these games that looks that slick.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 27 November 2020 01:36 (one month ago) link

Should I buy RDr2 or control? I don’t think I can play both

calstars, Friday, 27 November 2020 01:36 (one month ago) link

i haven't played control, and i liked RDR2, but i think the answer is control unless you really want to be a cowboy riding at sunset (which i did)

Karl Malone, Friday, 27 November 2020 01:46 (one month ago) link

why not do both? both are cheap enough right now that you won't regret it too much if you don't like one

Nhex, Friday, 27 November 2020 01:48 (one month ago) link

though obviously I vote Control since I've played and enjoyed that one. i will probably get RDR 2 this sale but i've already been spending way too much on sales this month...

Nhex, Friday, 27 November 2020 01:48 (one month ago) link

RDR2 + Control dual playthrough concept - when arthur morgan goes to sleep, he dreams of control

Karl Malone, Friday, 27 November 2020 01:51 (one month ago) link

whenever possible, we should be playing multiple games and integrating their stories

Karl Malone, Friday, 27 November 2020 01:52 (one month ago) link

but not kingdom hearts

Karl Malone, Friday, 27 November 2020 01:52 (one month ago) link

Cool cool I will get both

calstars, Friday, 27 November 2020 01:52 (one month ago) link

Tesco ('ssssssSSS') are doing games for really cheap at the moment: God of War for £8, Death Stranding for £20.

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Friday, 27 November 2020 13:17 (one month ago) link

i absolutely adored rdr2 fwiw. actually somewhat moving at times and i loved the slow pace and getting lost in the world, it can be incredibly relaxing

global tetrahedron, Friday, 27 November 2020 16:33 (one month ago) link

Sweet, I’m looking forward to it.
I started Control and eh, not sure about it. Played about a half hour - 45 mins, and it’s kind of a pretty generic shooter. My expectations may have been too high.
Also looking for a deal on cloudpunk, I have a feeling I’ll click with that one.

calstars, Friday, 27 November 2020 16:46 (one month ago) link

Keep on with Control. I did the same as you: played about 40 mins and figured I wasn't in the mood for a shooter, and didn't like some of the physics either, but it really opens up (or more accurately gets deeper) as you go. Very little generic about it after a couple of hours

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Friday, 27 November 2020 17:24 (one month ago) link

Cool, will do
Is the protagonist supposed to have a limp or is the animation for walking fast / running just kind of broken?

calstars, Friday, 27 November 2020 17:36 (one month ago) link

i got to the first boss in control and remembered why i don't generally go for action games like this lol

global tetrahedron, Friday, 27 November 2020 17:43 (one month ago) link

Xp ummm no? Its not something I'd noticed myself. How do you mean? The physics thing that annoyed me is that objects didn't really seem to have any weight to them. You walk into a tea trolley and it just falls over like it's made of paper. It stops being annoying quite soon after though, especially once you start gaining more powers, which is when the fame gets really satisfying and fun

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Friday, 27 November 2020 18:10 (one month ago) link

global tetrahedron yes it me

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 27 November 2020 18:12 (one month ago) link

Ghost of Tsushima is $34 on Target. I'm waiting till that magic $20 price point.

Basic Chan Ho Park (Leee), Monday, 30 November 2020 23:34 (one month ago) link

might be a bit since it's still popular and got turned into a crossgen game

ciderpress, Monday, 30 November 2020 23:50 (one month ago) link

I'm ok with that, as I've got a fair number of long games from my BF haul (Fire Emblem, Persona 5 Royal).

Basic Chan Ho Park (Leee), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 00:32 (one month ago) link

imo the day when it’s $20 is when the sequel comes out, which will be exactly one iteration of improvement better than the original

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 02:31 (one month ago) link

nah, horizon has been 20 bucks for ages and the sequel is still a year away

ciderpress, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 02:37 (one month ago) link

First-party Sony titles don't stay high for long. It'll be $20 sooner than later, guessing by April.
Am tempted still, but good lord I've spent too much this past month already

Nhex, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 03:27 (one month ago) link

Pretty sure I bought the complete Horizon Zero Dawn for $10. $10 at, say, Best Buy right now, in fact.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 04:21 (one month ago) link

Completed God of War. It's not a particularly long game. Neither does it feel like a particularly BIG game compared to a few that I've played, despite the action taking place over several different realms. That said, there's so much to discover and the post-story game feels like a challenge in itself. Along with the action, I really admired its subtleties and puzzle elements.
I'm starting to get an almost sixth sense for sniffing out Odin's Ravens (there was one yesterday that was almost invisible against a bright blue sky, but I just knew it was there).
There's also something immensely satisfying about seeking out treasure chests and those buckets that hang from roofs and trees: In fact this is one of the most appealing parts of the game for me.
Likewise, the action and fighting parts of the game operate between slightly clunky and slow reaction times (which can be frustrating: I sometimes feel like I'm hitting block or attack and Kratos just kind of stands there getting whooped), but other times hitting the right combination of buttons at the right times can be devastating. Fights are often difficult, but it's rare that I'll need to attempt more than 3-4 tries on the hardest ones, which stops it dissolving into just a repetitive button-mashing frenzy.
I have to say the acting and scenery are some of the best I've seen in any game. Kratos and Atreus (also Mimir, Freya and Baldur) are truly believable, complex characters.
The storyline did confuse me a little at points. There's a lot of lore, and often I'd be concentrating on paddling my boat in the right direction and unable to concentrate on Mimir and Atreus whipping through some essential exposition points.
Anyway, a great game. Now to deck some Valkyries

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 12:12 (one month ago) link

Yeah, I stopped after I got one or two of them, who iirc were much harder than the rest of the game.

I also think a lot of God of War is funny. There's some great writing, especially the talking head.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 13:46 (one month ago) link

I've just bought Control after catching up on this thread, any tips for a noob?

(the one with 3 L's) (Willl), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 13:54 (one month ago) link

Willl, let me know how you get on. I would say just go with it: It's a fairly linear game, but the fun is in the discovery, the weirdness, the uncanniness of it and slowly pieceing together what the hell is going on. I don't want to spoil it, but it's very much a Metroid-style game that lets you acquire really quite impressive abilities which open up the game a whole lot. It really doesn't spoon feed you though, so PM me if you have any Qs

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 14:18 (one month ago) link

dog latin is spot on. I would add - run and gun as much as you need, and do any Artifacts of Power missions ASAP. Takes a while to get any defensive abilities.

Nhex, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 14:26 (one month ago) link

Thanks :) Looking forward to something with a plot after a month of caning Rocket League and PES 2021, and somehow getting worse at both!

(the one with 3 L's) (Willl), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 14:35 (one month ago) link

I'm about 12 hours into Control now, what a great game - I see what you meant about it being an uncanny Metroid. Really enjoying piecing together the backstory (and flinging filing cabinets around with my mind).

I think the difficulty is pitched just right as well, challenging but hasn't provoked a rage quit yet. Good recommendation :)

(the one with 3 L's) (Willl), Monday, 7 December 2020 11:19 (one month ago) link

I almost forgot I bought it when it was last on sale. Whenever I finish Bloodborne (sooner rather than later) I think I want to play the latest Ori, the maybe try Carrion, then ... maybe a mix of Control and RDR2? I have the latter on disc, so it'll likely live in the machine, but Control I bought digitally, which makes it easier to switch around, I think.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 7 December 2020 13:57 (one month ago) link

one of the things i'm actually most looking forward to in the next gen of consoles is that ability to switch between multiple frozen game states. Not sure how/if it works on PS5 but it looked great in those XSX previews

Nhex, Monday, 7 December 2020 14:13 (one month ago) link

i think the PS5 version is less save-state-y and more about booting directly to developer-specified waypoints at the start of levels/missions rather than the title screen

ciderpress, Monday, 7 December 2020 14:21 (one month ago) link

one of the things i'm actually most looking forward to in the next gen of consoles is that ability to switch between multiple frozen game state

Amazing that such a basic thing that's been thrown in with emulators for decades is seen as a next gen advancement and even then it's still going to be a not-quite-save-state.

Clean-up on ILX (onimo), Monday, 7 December 2020 15:29 (one month ago) link

Cyberpunk 2077... so this is actually happening? Will it be worth it on PS4?

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Monday, 7 December 2020 16:10 (one month ago) link

Probably, but I can wait on that one

Nhex, Monday, 7 December 2020 16:16 (one month ago) link

witcher 3 was a mess at release, this will probably be worse if the number of times its been delayed is any indication

ciderpress, Monday, 7 December 2020 16:27 (one month ago) link

save states are just writing the memory to disk which when you're emulating old consoles that had like 128kb memory is trivial but on contemporaneous consoles it translates to a decent chunk of hard drive space per save

ciderpress, Monday, 7 December 2020 16:33 (one month ago) link

I get that I'm just being all "technological advances that took a five generations to get worse"

don't mind me

Clean-up on ILX (onimo), Monday, 7 December 2020 17:31 (one month ago) link

I figure cyberpunk will be mostly playable by xmas so I can wait to then

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 01:21 (one month ago) link

word going around that it has a dangerously seizure-inducing sequence in it so don't play it unless you're sure you don't have epilepsy

ciderpress, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 14:21 (one month ago) link

We got a PS5 now, trying out all the games to compare (as we got a new 4K telly recently). RDR2, No Mans Sky and Destiny 2 all look bloody marvellous.

Haptic feedback controller is neat too.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 9 December 2020 04:49 (one month ago) link


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