withe1982's forum posts

#1 Posted by withe1982 (450 posts) -

8 is bang on the nose for me. At a push an 8.5 but still a fantastic game. Enjoying it a lot.

#2 Posted by withe1982 (450 posts) -

@wadelah said:

I really think Sony should change the joysticks on the controller. The rubber around it has already been worn apart on mine.

Which is why I wasn't going to take a chance and bought these when I got my PS4.

#3 Posted by withe1982 (450 posts) -

sorry noticed it's UK

You could try ringing 0844 736 0595

or emailing

networksupport@uk.playstation.com

#5 Posted by withe1982 (450 posts) -

@withe1982 said:

@porkchopxp said:

The reviews are out and are mostly positive. 80 average on Metacritic ATM. Next-gen games have been given a tight "curve" when scored for some reason as if somehow just because there's more memory to code with it's going to instantly expand creativity. Launch-window games have gotten notoriously lower scores as they are usually victims of unrealistic expectations and the sting of reviewers who still have stickershock from the new machines.

One comment that seems to be universal(whether written to praise or denigrate), it's more Infamous. Those who enjoyed themselves say it's the best in the franchise and that's all I need to see as I've loved every entry of the series which means I'll love this one as well. Can't wait until tomorrow!

I agree with this. I think it is quite a good thing that reviewers are looking at this current gen with a little more scrutiny. With the new consoles pumping out incredible visuals it would be too easy to just throw 9s and 10s around like candy (see MGS4 on PS3 as an example).

I quite like that fact that developers now know that they need to work hard for that critical acclaim... or bring out a bro shooter... or be Naughty Dog.

I'm not asking reviewers to give great scores away but I do ask that they not hold it against a launch-window game if it's not re-inventing the wheel. This battle cry for innovation is unrealistic. The Infamous series has a good formula that includes great powers and environments to let them shine, if this game provides that better than the other 3 entries and is drop-dead-gorgeous Ta boot, why then the poorer scores? This whole "more of the same" and "lacks innovation" mentality is missing the point. Hell, one reviewer was outraged because Infamous' open world didn't outdo GTAV's because a next gen open world game should be able to at least give what GTAV squeezed out of lastgen. Apples to oranges I say.

Also, MGS 4 seems to be the whipping-boy title these days when high scores get ridiculed but that game had more memorable moments in it than most last gen titles. Cutscenes be damned.

I admit that reading a few reviews does give some unjust criticism to InFamous:SS. I Think CVG called it "last gen thrills" which is wholly inaccurate. I do however want reviewers to judge these new games as standalone works, not just to compare them to last gen in terms of graphics etc... Innovation is vitally important as we enter gen 8 as if the best developers cannot move with the times then games like Titanfall (a multi-player only bro shooter) will become the benchmark which other developers to aspire to, and we all don't want that to happen do we?

Also in my personal opinion MGS4 was incredibly overhyped. Admittedly, despite owning it, I've only tried to play through it twice and both time the cut scenes got the better of me. Although I'm probably not the greatest judge as I'm not a fan of stealth game play.

#6 Posted by withe1982 (450 posts) -

The reviews are out and are mostly positive. 80 average on Metacritic ATM. Next-gen games have been given a tight "curve" when scored for some reason as if somehow just because there's more memory to code with it's going to instantly expand creativity. Launch-window games have gotten notoriously lower scores as they are usually victims of unrealistic expectations and the sting of reviewers who still have stickershock from the new machines.

One comment that seems to be universal(whether written to praise or denigrate), it's more Infamous. Those who enjoyed themselves say it's the best in the franchise and that's all I need to see as I've loved every entry of the series which means I'll love this one as well. Can't wait until tomorrow!

I agree with this. I think it is quite a good thing that reviewers are looking at this current gen with a little more scrutiny. With the new consoles pumping out incredible visuals it would be too easy to just throw 9s and 10s around like candy (see MGS4 on PS3 as an example).

I quite like that fact that developers now know that they need to work hard for that critical acclaim... or bring out a bro shooter... or be Naughty Dog.

#7 Posted by withe1982 (450 posts) -

I didn't really mind the ending and I think Shepherd sacrificing himself to save the galaxy was a great way to bow out, however it made a mockery of the choices made throughout 3 games and 150hours+ to just end with "press red for ending A, press blue for ending B...."

The decision as well to personify the reapers as a holographic kid just took away all menace the enemy had. I'd have preferred just a super computer like HAL from 2001 or something a bit more foreboding .

All in all the trilogy is up there as the greatest of all time but could have been handled a lot better than it was.

Personally I'd have liked fireworks above Endor kind of ending.

#8 Posted by withe1982 (450 posts) -

Yup another day one buy for me. Looks absolutely hilarious. Kudos to Young Horses. They deserve all the success that's coming to them.

#9 Posted by withe1982 (450 posts) -

@elkoldo: Don't worry InFamous:SS is getting McSea'd as we speak. I reckon review in the next 4 hours (expect a 7-8)

#10 Posted by withe1982 (450 posts) -

A way I found to speed up download speed is to follow these simple steps.

1.Yold the power button on the ps4 system until you hear two beeps(make sure the system is fully turned off)

2.You will enter (safe mode) and you will see 7 options.

3. Go to the third option which is the internet one and see if there are any updates available.

5.From here you can update the system to be faster. ( NO it is not the same as updating it from the home screen )

Does this really work? Might look into this when I get home. Not that I have slow speeds as my PS4 downloads lightening fast but I can always go a bit faster.