PS4 Review

[Review] How is the PS4?  Read on...
The Details
  • Title: Playstation 4
  • Web: Official Site
  • Developer: Sony
  • Publisher: Sony
  • Released: 29 November, 2013
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  • Platforms: PS4
  • Reviewed On: PS4

Hello everybody!  I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and got lots of cool gifts.  I really enjoyed it, and a couple of days after Christmas day, I treat myself to my very own Christmas gift – a PS4.  I guess you could say I did it on the spur of the moment, having been wanting for a while now I was just happy to finally get it home.

My first impressions were that it looked nice, square, with a wonderful power light glowing on the surface and also being able to position it sideways or flat.  I was really impressed with the touchscreen buttons on the front for power on and exiting discs.  However, it did take me a while to figure out where the slot was for the games!  It has a nice shiny surface on the left of the console, however I have noticed it does collect a lot of dust and it is very noticeable on that shiny top.

The controller is perfectly shaped, slightly elongating the hand grips compared to the Ps3 pad.  This gives you a far more comfortable feel and not once have my hands felt like they were falling off due to useless grips, mainly how I felt with the Vita!  It also has a glow on the top that shines either blue or red, depending on if you are player 1 or player 2.  Nice touch.

Dual-Shock-4-controller

Glows on top of pad to indicate what player you are. Feels comfortable to hold too.

 

Speaking of Vita, you can now remote player by connecting your handheld with the PS4.  Killzone works brilliantly with it and I was quite amazed at how there was no lag whilst playing the game through it.  You can also use the Vita as a second controller if you are not lucky enough to have two pads.  We found this out during our play through of Fifa 14, despite some frame rate issues and slight connection problems, it does work and is quite an amazing, clever and well thought out idea by Sony.

You do need a PS Plus account to play the games online this time around, but you do get perks with that.  SONY supply you with a few free games a month and if the games you get are as good as the ones you got free on the PS3 through the Plus account, then it will be pretty damn worth it.

There aren’t many things to play about with on it as yet, but now this is SONY’s new baby, I imagine they will soon be releasing things on it more than you can have hot dinners.

The machine runs like a dream, it’s really fast paced, rarely any loading screens and just makes you wonder how you coped at all with the loading screens of the Ps3! One thing I hope will eventually be featured is the ability to be able to insert our own backgrounds.  It personalises your menu screen up a bit, as the main does look a bit blue and bland.

uppermenu

The next-gen graphics are beautiful but still don’t compare to that of a good gaming pc.  If however you are like me and want the PS4 for another gaming experience and for its exclusives, then still get one, despite already owning a pc because the experience you will have with this will be different.

We had great fun with the share button and we will be using that soon to upload videos onto the site.  You press the share button on your control pad and it allows you to upload a screenshot or a video of your last 15 minutes play through onto Facebook.  It’s a shame you have no other site choice to upload them onto, for some people like to distance themselves away from Facebook.

Verdict: If you’re after a next-gen console or just looking to play Playstation exclusives, then buy one.  However, you might want to do what I didn’t do and that’s wait until they go down in price.  But with the high demand for this console, I can’t see that happening any time soon.

Judgement
Pros:
  • Awesome graphics, but still behind a moderate PC.
  • Share function for creating videos and screenshots is great.
  • PS Vita connectivity is great. Especially with the price of a PS4 control pad.
Cons:
  • You now need PS+ to play online.
  • The price tag is a little on the large size.
  • Accessory prices are way beyond a joke. £60 for a control pad? Get real.
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