(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.