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Gaming Livin' La Vita Loca: The PlayStation 4 Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Obi-Wan21, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Shelf of Shame Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

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    I thought Barty Crouch Jr would be too obscure, but that's good to know.
     
  2. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    I won't be watching the one for TLOU2 because I already have the game preordered and I don't want to see any more of it. I've had a hard enough time avoiding the spoilers!
     
  3. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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    As someone who read the spoilers, I'll nobly bite the bullet and watch it, and let you know if there's any PS5 news Ray. :p
     
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  4. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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    Welp, no PS5 news. But there was someone in the extended gameplay footage playing Hotline Miami on a PS Vita.

    Because the Vita is still alive! So alive that it survived the apocalypse!
     
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  5. Jedi Daniel

    Jedi Daniel Chosen One star 5

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    Next pay I'll pre-order both Last of Us Part 2 and Ghost of Tsushima. I'm actually looking forward to Ghost more at this stage.
     
  6. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Force Ghost star 6

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    PS Plus games officially announced.



    Great news for the 2 people in this forum who own a PS4 but don't have BF2 yet.
     
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  7. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    As one of those two,


    I WOULD RATHER HAVE NOTHING. :p
     
  8. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    I am the second of the two.
     
  9. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    Out of curiosity, I took a look at the eight minute gameplay trailer released for The Last of Us Part II.

    A couple of important points first:
    • Naughty Dog have carefully selected the sequence here, unless you consider knowing anything of the game a spoiler, I don't think there is anything there to worry about. I didn't really catch the audio because no subs on the clip, might be something there that, if subjected to extensive analysis, might give more away but I'm sceptical. I think they knew exactly what they were doing with this release.
    • Even so, what follows draws on the new footage but only talks in very general terms about it.
    Watching the new trailer did remind me of that weird tension that is in the first game, which also undermined it for me. On the one hand, this is a realistic world, you die easily, there are OHKO enemies - but on the other there are video game restraints as to what you can and cannot grab or carry. In a running fight with soldiers, I was really wanting Joel to grab a rifle off the corpse of a soldier but said rifle was not deemed interactive, so no go. The problem here is: The game is giving me mixed messages I can't reconcile and make sense of. In the couple of clicker sequences, I might be able to use the hearing to get some idea of positioning, but how far does 'their' hearing extend? Hard to tell, but in a stealth game that does matter quite a bit. Even more so when those enemies will OHKO you if you get it wrong.

    It also reminded me of the other reason I have not gone back to the first game, which is in a way, testimony to how well executed it was. That reason being that it got in my head in a way that was quite unnerving. Now, that is what a horror game ought to do; it is a mark of success! Even so, there's creepy and there's too creepy. Even years later, via remaster, the first game is superbly atmospheric, a bit too much so? Er, yeah. I am pretty certain Resident Evil 2 would be the same or worse - brilliant execution, but that's just it.

    Finally, which side of the realism divide do you come down on? Do you really want more realistic videogames? Videogames and realism have always had a weird relationship. For me I can't say I get the whole drive for realism in terms of gameplay, it is the lack of that which I enjoy in games. I crash a car at high speed, I'm instantly restored - I'm not dead, or in hospital, or being prosecuted for dangerous driving, or employing a defence lawyer who is arguing I was checking my eyesight. I mess up on a FPS and get shot to pieces, I get instant reincarnation to go seek revenge. The new sequence takes violence, something that videogames have rarely cared that much about, to new heights in terms of how it is depiction. It is very well done, very, very smart work, but is it something I want to play and experience? I think not. I'm wondering if Cyberpunk 2077 is going to take a similar line. How much realism is too much? Everyone's limit will be different.

    Technically, it looks amazing - likely will be challenging the top contenders for audio-visual quality, with only PS5 games surpassing it, but maybe not for a while.
     
  10. ZanderSolo

    ZanderSolo Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    *on a playstation system
     
  11. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    I do indeed already own Battlefront 2 from a sale where it was like $10. Of course I mostly bought it to play the campaign, but haven't done that so far.
     
  12. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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    Don't, it's pretty bad and, as far as I know, the broken AI was never fixed. All patches went into multiplayer.

    Only do it if you're trophy hunting.
     
  13. heels1785

    heels1785 Skywalker Saga/JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    i enjoyed it. only a few hours long, but the gameplay is good for your standard shooter and the story/characters were memorable and charming. some familiar faces, and they mix in the starfighter mode to keep things from getting stale.

    i did not encounter any glitches upon playing it at launch.
     
  14. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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    I wouldn't use characters plural myself, but I do admit to really liking Iden Versio.
     
  15. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    I mostly just want it for the story and the new character.
     
  16. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Force Ghost star 5

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  17. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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    So not the Wednesday, but still next week. Getting hype!
     
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  18. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Thursdaaaaay! Can't wait.
     
  19. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Hey, I was right about the date being in flux. Neat.
     
  20. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Shelf of Shame Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

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    So good it cures COVID
     
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  21. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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  22. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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    It was close enough. Back in the box with you!

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  23. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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  24. Nobody145

    Nobody145 Force Ghost star 5

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    With everything else that's going on, its understandable. This has sure been one crazy year. With the way the future is looking I've gone from maybe trying to get money together for the PS5 to almost definitely not this year.

    Three actually, I never bothered to buy either Battlefront game ever. Even with how cheap they often were, I had a long line of other games I'd rather spend my money on (as I dislike Disney-era Star Wars and EA), but can't beat free. Glad I held back until now.
     
  25. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    Problem is Sony need to say something, unless this is setting up a new 2021 release date?