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Monday 20 January 2014

PS4 review

So I've had a PS4 for a month now and since I'm a nerd/gamer/geek I figured I'd give you my opinions.
First of all I'd like to say that it's a great console. It feels nice, the controller is a big step up from the PS3 controller, the graphics look amazing, the new operating system is really smooth and intuitive. It's a really nice addition to my gaming systems and I have spent a lot of time using it, that being said, it's not really worth it.

That probably doesn't make sense, huh? Well let me explain; Most of the games are on the PS3 as well. Assassins Creed, Battlefield 4, Injustice; Gods Among us, Call of Duty, the only games that aren't on the PS3 currently are Knack and Killzone (I guess you could count Resogun, but... I don't?)
In the future there will be a lot more, sure, we have The Order: 1886, Infamous: Second Son, Drive Club, Uncharted, all look to be good games, but right now the PS4 is running on potential. It has a lot of it, but it hasn't realised it yet (and probably wont for a while).

The games I got for it were Assassin's Creed Black Flag, Battlefield 4, Injustice: gods among us Ultimate Edition, and Killzone.
I absolutely loved assassin's creed. It was amazing, but it was also on the PS3. I could easily have continued to use the PS3 for it and it would have been cheaper. The graphics were only marginally better, the gameplay wasn't changed at all and I didn't get anything extra by getting it on the PS4 (except a higher bill).
Battlefield is a solid shooter. I mostly play online which I admit does have it's benefits for the PS4. Playing on the PS4 doubles the number of players in a match compared to the PS3 and - considering the size of the maps - that makes a huge difference. On the PS3 you could spend an entire match without seeing a single enemy if you tried.
The only tangible difference between Injustice on the PS4 and the PS3 is that in story sections you are asked to swipe the touch pad for certain sequences, instead of using the analogue stick. otherwise its the same game with marginal difference in graphics.
As for Killzone... it's beautiful, there's no denying that, but I haven't played much. I got a little way into it (literally the first firefight) and haven't touched it since. It's not a bad game I've just been more interested in other things.

So in my opinion, like all new consoles the PS4 isn't really worth getting yet. It's a good piece of kit that is filled with potential, but until more games come out for it and more developers learn how to handle the kit you're better off buying a PS3 or an xbox-360.
I'm glad I have one, but if I didn't it probably wouldn't matter.

- James

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