My PS4 Hands-On Impression

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#1 Edited by nightshade869 (3457 posts) -

The thing is a beast.

Is it perfect? No

Is it a lot of fun to play on? Hell yes

The system is fast, super quiet, and leaps and bounds better than the PS3 graphically. Bugs and features will be improved upon with future updates, but for a launch system at this price point....a darn good deal.

I can fully recommend these games:

Resogun...bloody incredible

ACIV...makes current gen versions look awful

FIFA 14....not worth buying the PS4 for, but if you have it, this game is great

Killzone SF is hit or miss with some people, but worth checking out

Contrast...awesome game concept

Flower

I played the system for over 6.5 hours straight with a friend. Controllers never died and were on the whole time. PSN never disconnected and downloads were stupid fast. Switching back and forth between apps/games/home screen is easy and flawless.

Is it worth spending 400 dollars right now? That is up to each individual person, but for those that take the leap you have a lot to look forward to.

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#2 Posted by marcheegsr (3113 posts) -

Pretty much agree with everything you said.

I need to still check out resogun and contrast though.

Fifa, Killzone and AC are all great! So happy with my purchase.

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#3 Posted by chiro4life06 (27 posts) -

Well put. I couldn't agree more on the system. And it's only going to get better in 2014. So far I've played Killzone and Knack.

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#4 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

I got my console, everything worked the way it was suppose to, installed my 1.5 TB HDD with no problems. I love how fast everything is, the downloads are 100x faster than the super slow PS3 download speeds, and you can download multiple things at once, and even download them in standby mode (And recharge the controller as well).

I beat Killzone Shadowfall and it is just visually amazing, the framerate is amazing (obviously above 30 FPS), area's are big instead of linear, every bit as good as CoD/BF.

Knack is better than the reviews make it out to be, if you have a child or a sibling to play with you will enjoy it.

Resogun is crazy, i havent played contrast or Warframe yet.

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#5 Posted by Addict187 (1005 posts) -

Played mine all night then sold it the next day for $500. I just did not like it but that is me. I rented NFS rivals that was the tipping point it ran at 30FPS Kill Zone was choppy. But that is just me. BF4 was OK but I will get the PC one. I don't regret selling it

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#6 Edited by MarcRecon (8125 posts) -

I'm bout 95% happy with the PS4. My only real issue is that they stripped away the ability to stream content from your PC and store your personal MP3's and MP4's on the HDD. It's cool though, it just adds more value to my PS3,

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#7 Edited by MarcRecon (8125 posts) -

@Addict187 said:

Played mine all night then sold it the next day for $500. I just did not like it but that is me. I rented NFS rivals that was the tipping point it ran at 30FPS Kill Zone was choppy. But that is just me. BF4 was OK but I will get the PC one. I don't regret selling it

Hmmmm, for some reason I don't think you even had a PS4....but that's just me! In fact, I'm absolutely sure you didn't have a PS4....but that's just me!! And KZ choppy? That's just you! lol

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#8 Posted by nightshade869 (3457 posts) -

@MarcRecon said:

I'm bout 95% happy with the PS4. My only real issue is that they stripped away the ability to stream content from your PC and store your personal MP3's and MP4's on the HDD. It's cool though, it just adds more value to my PS3,

They are adding it post launch though at least

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#9 Edited by BattleSpectre (7989 posts) -

@Addict187 said:

Played mine all night then sold it the next day for $500. I just did not like it but that is me. I rented NFS rivals that was the tipping point it ran at 30FPS Kill Zone was choppy. But that is just me. BF4 was OK but I will get the PC one. I don't regret selling it

So assuming you're from the states you mean to tell me you bought it for $400 and went on to sell a used opened PS4 for $500? Damn people really are desperate...

Or you're just a troll or perhaps I'm an idiot for even replying to you.

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#10 Posted by Addict187 (1005 posts) -

@BattleSpectre: I live in Saskatoon Canada. Ok I had no plan to buy one but had Friday off work so went to Target 3 blocks from my house at 7:45 AM there were 10 people there so I walked in a 8am and got one. went and rented 3 games at 10 am played with all day and night. I just did not like it all that much I have a kick ass PC and can get the games I like on there. So I had buyers remorse and put in on Kijiji for $500 for the heck of it and 1 hour later it was gone. When NLH Hockey comes out next year I will pick it up or Xbox one. I just did not like at the time and made $70. Thing worked great I just expected better Graphics

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#11 Posted by Addict187 (1005 posts) -

@MarcRecon: @BattleSpectre: Why would I make that up

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#12 Posted by Largo_npc (25 posts) -

I'm honestly surprised at how popular FIFA is in the US.

Can't wait to get my PS4 here in the UK!

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#13 Posted by redskins2156 (2553 posts) -

If you don't mind me asking, what kind of an HDD did you install in your ps4?

@crimsonman1245 said:

I got my console, everything worked the way it was suppose to, installed my 1.5 TB HDD with no problems. I love how fast everything is, the downloads are 100x faster than the super slow PS3 download speeds, and you can download multiple things at once, and even download them in standby mode (And recharge the controller as well).

I beat Killzone Shadowfall and it is just visually amazing, the framerate is amazing (obviously above 30 FPS), area's are big instead of linear, every bit as good as CoD/BF.

Knack is better than the reviews make it out to be, if you have a child or a sibling to play with you will enjoy it.

Resogun is crazy, i havent played contrast or Warframe yet.

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#14 Posted by MarcRecon (8125 posts) -

@nightshade869 said:

@MarcRecon said:

I'm bout 95% happy with the PS4. My only real issue is that they stripped away the ability to stream content from your PC and store your personal MP3's and MP4's on the HDD. It's cool though, it just adds more value to my PS3,

They are adding it post launch though at least

They are?

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#15 Posted by MarcRecon (8125 posts) -

@Addict187 said:

@MarcRecon: @BattleSpectre: Why would I make that up

Why would you make it up? I guess for the same reason the other FAKE PS4 owners are doing it....which means I have no freakin Idea!

You could have downloaded that picture from anywhere! lol...ANYWAYS, it's cool whether your legit or not because I'm more the happy with my purchase. :)

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#16 Posted by porkchopxp (1181 posts) -

@Addict187 said:

Played mine all night then sold it the next day for $500. I just did not like it but that is me. I rented NFS rivals that was the tipping point it ran at 30FPS Kill Zone was choppy. But that is just me. BF4 was OK but I will get the PC one. I don't regret selling it

I think your lack of detail regarding your dislikes of the console paint you more like a troll is all. But I'll say this, it you're not a troll, what were you expecting for the price-point. I happen to think that for that price point the PS4 performance is quite the bargain. BTW, KZ has not been choppy for me.

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#17 Posted by shellcase86 (3711 posts) -

@MarcRecon said:

I'm bout 95% happy with the PS4. My only real issue is that they stripped away the ability to stream content from your PC and store your personal MP3's and MP4's on the HDD. It's cool though, it just adds more value to my PS3,

Ditto. I'm so puzzled how they dropped the ball on this. Glad they're going to patch it in, but still...regardless, I'll pick one up once thats addressed and there is a bit more software.

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#18 Edited by MarcRecon (8125 posts) -

@shellcase86 said:

@MarcRecon said:

I'm bout 95% happy with the PS4. My only real issue is that they stripped away the ability to stream content from your PC and store your personal MP3's and MP4's on the HDD. It's cool though, it just adds more value to my PS3,

Ditto. I'm so puzzled how they dropped the ball on this. Glad they're going to patch it in, but still...regardless, I'll pick one up once thats addressed and there is a bit more software.

Yeah,even though I'm cool with my system, I would say to someone who hasn't bought it yet that your missing out on a little.....not a lot....no rush.

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#19 Edited by Addict187 (1005 posts) -

@shellcase86: That to the first thing I did was try to load my music on it with a USB stick and was like Really you have to be kidding me that is the one thing I can't stand is not playing my tunes when in multiplayer. God what were they thinking. I don't care if they add it later it will be half assed. Xbox got it right during a cinematic your tunes turn off I love that feature. I loved kill zone it was great just was expeting better graphics. I wish they made it $499 and put a better CPU and GPU in there. skip the GDDR5 ram and work on the graphics. Smart phones will be more power full then it in 3 years Just saying

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#20 Posted by nightshade869 (3457 posts) -

@MarcRecon: Yeah on twitter at least fro Yoshida MP3 and DLNA support will be added via firmware update.