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Avast! The PS4 be impressive...

(Note* I can no longer insert cool images in my blogs, as was my custom, due to Bitchspot's general failure of a redesign. The cute little Img button just does NOTHING.)

I'm late to blog. Not to shirk responsibility but I blame the site; not because I tried, mind you, but because Lark killed Gamespot. I just have no desire to bother writing blogs that only 1 or 2 people might catch in their feed. Bland, flavorless blogs devoid of pictures.

I did get my PS4 at launch; NUMBER 4 in line (Sorry, Lark won't let me use the gorram pound sign in my blogs anymore) and I am incredibly impressed. The speed and silence of this beast is immediately awe-inspiring. A 20 GIG install in less than a minute, the ability to download and install multiple games while still playing a game, the ability to suspend at game, like the Vita, and switch to Netflix and then switch back... at will. From a cold start it takes less than 15 seconds for the system to be fully operation where you can start doing something. Oh, and that 300 mb day one patch... less than 2 seconds.

This is my first console bought at launch and I must say; I'm floored by all the PS4 does that I didn't think I needed but now love. And the controller? OMG I could write a whole blog about how I love the controller (but I won't because.. Lark.) The sticks are a MASSIVE improvement, the triggers are finally right, even the touchpad is nice, albiet not terribly useful. With the tiny bit of added weight the controller feels more 'right' than before, the area you grip in your palms is just right as well. The headphone jack works perfectly with the surround earbuds I bought for my Vita so that can hold me over until the update allows my headset to function properly. All in all I just have nothing negative I can say about the system. For now, at least, it's flawless.

Oh and you probably won't hear from me for a while because ASSFLAG! Black Flag was practically tailor made for ME. It couldn't be more perfect for me if Kenway actually sported my first name! The ONLY disappointment in this game for me is that the multiplayer doesn't feature naval battles... that's IT.

Example: I go ashore in a little pirate haven and approach the bar set up on the beach. After trashing a few bozos I belly up and pour a glass of rum, gasping out loud when the group of musicians begin to sing Star of the County Down; a song I myself have sung in pubs. I immediately began to sing right along with it, pressing the O button to drown Kenway in rum until he blacked out and woke up in the bushes some time later! I stumble out and stagger across the beach, visuals still blurred by the rum, only to see 3 sailors sitting around a fire. One leans over and farts and when one of his companions complains he leans over and farts again. I collapse in laughter.

I LOVE Black Flag. No, it doesn't need to be Assassin's Creed. It shouldn't be Assassin's Creed, but the fact that it is doesn't diminish the best gorram pirate game EVER. The shiny visuals and bonus textures of the PS4 plus the ability to stream it to my Vita and go to the bathroom or anywhere else in my house just means that my 400 dollars for a system launch was well spent in my eyes.

Everything is shiny about the PS4 and Black Flag... now if I could just get my Gamespot back.

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raven28256
raven28256

I stopped giving a fuck about blogging because Gamespot is utter shit now and no one can find the posts anymore anyway. Worse, for a while my comments were disappearing, so I have no idea if anyone will even see this.

I'm getting a PS4 for Christmas. Well, assuming my family can find one. Hopefully I won't be one of the unlucky few that gets a messed up PS4. I normally avoid getting a console at launch so any issues can be worked out, but now that I'm getting into game journalism I kinda need to start getting new hardware as soon as I can. Besides, after going through four 360s I think I got used to hardware malfunctions.

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

10 comments!  I got 10 comments!  Whoooooo!!!  Highest commented blog this month!

iowastate
iowastate

that was one of my blogs titled "aarrgh" about the lack of ability to post photos.

stlll unsure about repairing my PS3, getting a new system,or upgrading my PC.

are there enough games that are not available on PC to make it worth the exense?

Katzenbalger
Katzenbalger

Ps4 sounds great. I'm still going to wait until the new year, when there's more games for it, but it seems like a great system. Have is the remote play with the vita? I noticed they added that in the latest firmware update. Does it stream it smoothly? And I'd imagine it'd use the touchscreen for the mission bumpers (like PSone games do).

Speaking of Black Flag, glad to hear you're enjoying it. I've been loving it (far more than AC3), but I admit I've mostly been ignoring story missions and just taking my ship out to see, harassing merchant ships so I can take out destroyers.

s_h_a_d_o
s_h_a_d_o

"No, it doesn't need to be Assassin's Creed. It shouldn't be Assassin's Creed..."

My feelings exactly.

I'm looking forward to both this, and the new console on which to play it - still 10 days till either releases here. :|

dylan417
dylan417

I've wanted a good pirate game for the longest time. I'm doing my best to avoid ACIV until I get my PS4 sometime in December. Two questions though, if you don't mind answering...

1. Was/Is ACIV your first PS4 game?

2. Is it impressive enough to immediately notice the next-gen difference if it's your first next-gen game?

SoNin360
SoNin360

I still sift through my unnecessarily cluttered feed to find blogs. Some people still seem to do that, but it also seems that many people have just up and left this place. I can't blame them, though. I could talk about how terrible this new GameSpot is all day, but to be more positive, I'm glad you're enjoying your PS4. The games at the moment are a bit underwhelming to me, but I can't see myself holding off for too long. I expect some truly incredible games within the next few years for this new generation.

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

@raven28256 Every day my apathy grows greater.  I'm starting to think we need to organize one final group of Spotters; one with a mission to abstain COMPLETELY from Gamespot for at least one month in protest.

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

@iowastate I'm the wrong person to ask!  I haven't had a desktop in years and building one that could do what I want it to is far more cost prohibitive than a PS4.

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

@Katzenbalger It's FLAWLESS.  I love the remote play.  It connects really fast and there's no lag whatsoever.

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

@dylan417 I replied to you, i swear I did.  (Dammit, Lark)  1. Yes, it was... and the reason I bought a PS4 at launch. 2. I can't honestly say; I haven't seen it on the 'current' gen.  It's awful pretty though.

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

@SoNin360 I think maybe they're trying to force us to reduce the number of people we follow.  I don't understand why it has to be so damn hard.

It's actually nice for me to only have 1 game for the PS4 right now (well, not counting the 3 free ones on offer via Plus) because I can just throw myself fully into Black Flag.  Normally I'm always trying to divide time, so this is a nice change of pace.  There are a few more games I want but with the holidaze fast approaching I just can't justify spending all this on myself.  I would like to get BF4 and Need for Speed though.

raven28256
raven28256

@Uesugi-dono

You mean like how consoles have an arbitrary limit on how many people you can add to your friends list? I think the Wii U has a limit of 150 or 200.