I have read a lot about PS4 over the pass few days and there is a lot to say about the launch. First let me say i picked up my system from best buy today after work. This is a different approach to me sitting out in the cold during pS3 launch to be the first to brag I have the sony system. I also decided to buy from target AC4, NBA 2k14 and Madden 25 for my buy 2 get one free. I just noticed on gamespot that there is a pending review of Madden that will not be done until next week. Is gamespot short of staff? I just got a survey of gamespot website and I had to be honest with the lack of content that I want to see on a daily basis. I just cant understand how Madden isn't reviewed today when IGN already did it. I didn't like the score from IGN but i figured the reviewer is jaded from playing Madden every yr and he is the same guy who plays every week with the goofy guy.
I played Madden Demos every yr but for the last 3-4 yrs I can not justify buying the game since its the same ole stuff. Madden desperately needs competition to push it and hopefully someone does this on PS4. From the IGN review the guy says its too realistic which tells me that it probably a much better game. Polygon website didn't give a full review but eluded to the game being a upgrade from ps3 and they gave p3 version a 8.5 and polygon seems to give stringent review scores.
Now on to the 1st party Sony games. I played Knack demo and it just didn't compel me at all and contrast was just too simple just like knack. You can have a great platformer but with more complex buttons usage to press. 3 yr olds are good at coordination when it comes to video games. Killzone looks good but I read from the review that the story isnt plausible and the voice acting is spotty.
I am a little irritated with Sony president with saying he didn't think Playstation fans would want MP3 and CD playback. Of course we want the same things that PS3 was able to give us. He also mentioned people canceling their preorder,which I believe is the only reason Sony decided to give us these features again. I don't really care for 3D games but PS3 had it so why not this 10 times stronger system not have it?
Also the Sony president stated he was disappointed in the scores of the 1st party games. Sony president also addressed that cerny the architect of PS4 and creator of Knack was allowed to spend the appropriate time on Knack in order for the game to be done properly. Well apparently cerny needed more time on the game since the scores were in the toilet
The initial PS4 launch will have its glitches and Hopefully soon they will be resolved. I am glad any headset will work in the earpiece jack of the PS4 controller. This is great for me since I have the pulse elite headset. I am not sure if the patch will allow the pulse elite to work with the PS4 wirelessly yet. Besides using a wire to connect to the PS4 controller to the headset, it allows me to not use my 4-5 battery life on my pulse elite since power doesn't have to be turned on to the headset when connected to the PS4 controller.
I think overall in the near future PS4 will have great games and now I am getting excited to know uncharted 4 is coming to PS4 and of course will be exclusive. Uncharted 4 will have the same drake voice actor,writer and director that made the series so great on PS3. Of course Hideo had to steal some of the PS4 launch thunder by giving us MGS fans a throwback to the facially impaired solid snake from the original MGS US version as a bonus exclusively to PS4 which is a nice touch. I also read that MGS 5 fantom pain will be a long game so maybe its justified that prologue could be a nice chunk of the game to excuse paying $30 for the PS4 version. I was hoping Hideo was going to announce a demo on PS4 at launch of Prologue.
I agree with polygon website take on the camera for PS4 will not sell well just like the PS3 camera. Its ok not forcing the consumer to buy the PS4 bundled with the camera but the Bots aren't enough to warrant a purchase. Sony could have at least explained some usage of the camera besides the playroom and the companies working on games that will use the camera features, if there are any. Oh I did read from polygon site about NASA may use the camera for space exploration with your eye tracking movement or something like that.
I am very curious how good the Xbox one review will be. I believe I made the right purchase but I always like to know what the competition has to offer. I think forza looks great but I also think DriveCLub will be great also when it arrived on PS4. Although Rise looks good I read a game reviewer played it and didn't feel like he had control over the combos moves but the take downs seem to be random sequences of button mashing.
Overall my impression of PS4 is a solid B based on all the things I read now I can't wait to play the games tomorrow night.