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Doesn't look like there's a discussion thread for PS4, unless I'm blind. Let's discuss PS4, then, in this thread.

Recent news: according to Kotaku, Gamestop is no longer taking preorders for the system. Hope you got your preorder in!
Archer
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1-May(#41)
No, no lootboxes. There is a "loot box", the golden chest. But they give away the golden keys for free on the regular. No way to buy them.
TalonJedi87
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1-May(#42)
That is great news. Parts of the industry are finally learning. Slowly but surely!
Archer
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1-May(#43)
Not learning for them. They've been doing it since BL2. They love their games and want people to have fun when playing them.
Archer
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1-May(#44)
And part of their "we have a crap load of loot, look at all these loot-splosions" is because of all Anthem crap with bioware and bungie with Destiny. Its a hey remember how we did it, we know you want loot and we will give it to you. We aren't like those other looter shooters were they don't actually give you loot.
TalonJedi87
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* 1-May(#45)
True. They would tarnish their rep severely if they went the cookie cutter paid in game items route. I remember them giving away free golden chest key codes on their FB page all the time for BL2. It was awesome. I hope they do the same in BL3. I heard that just for watching the live gameplay reveal stream they're giving ppl free key codes for loot too which is cool.
Kommie
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1-May(#46)
Rented Days Gone at the RedBox, base PS4 (it's the Destiny one, pretty sure base). I'll let you guys know how stable it runs.
Archer
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1-May(#47)
Should be fine now after the patch today. 1.07.
Kommie
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1-May(#48)
Yeah it just finished downloading that.
Archer
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2-May(#49)
The further I get into Days Gone, the more I'm convinced this is a goty candidate. The character stories are amazing. And the way the story is handled is great. The general game play is average, but fun. But the story stuff is what shines and it stands apart from other games. Its on the same level as The Last of Us in that regard. Its too bad people will miss out on this game because of some average reviews or bad word of mouth because of early bug issues. At least Bend is working very hard to fix the issues. They've released 7 patches in the 6 days the game has been out (two actually were before launch, combined in the day one). These guys and gals are working over time to fix all reported issues. And I don't think they are getting enough credit for it.
Reticent
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2-May(#50)
How does Days Gone play on a base model PS4 after the patching? Interested in the game, but not if it performs really poorly.
Heavyd814life
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2-May(#51)
Archer wrote:
But the story stuff is what shines and it
> stands apart from other games. Its on the same level as The Last of Us in that regard.

This is really high praise. If you legit feel this way once you've beaten it, I'll definitely be picking this up since you and I have similar tastes when it comes to story-driven stuff.

tonymack21
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2-May(#52)
i plan to start days gone tomorrow, pretty excited to get into it.

Kommie
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2-May(#53)
I've had some slow down and a base PS4. Haven't encountered a horde yet. Is there a certain point they appear or is it pure RNG?
Archer
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2-May(#54)
Kommie wrote:
> I've had some slow down and a base PS4. Haven't encountered a horde yet. Is there
> a certain point they appear or is it pure RNG?

They wont start appearing until after a certain point in the story.
Gypsy
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2-May(#55)
Archer wrote:
> The further I get into Days Gone, the more I'm convinced this is a goty candidate.
> The character stories are amazing. And the way the story is handled is great. The
> general game play is average, but fun. But the story stuff is what shines and it
> stands apart from other games. Its on the same level as The Last of Us in that regard.
> Its too bad people will miss out on this game because of some average reviews or
> bad word of mouth because of early bug issues. At least Bend is working very hard
> to fix the issues. They've released 7 patches in the 6 days the game has been out
> (two actually were before launch, combined in the day one). These guys and gals are
> working over time to fix all reported issues. And I don't think they are getting
> enough credit for it.

Well crap, I might buy this sooner than I was planning to. Not actually playing anything new atm but I was thinking DMCV on hard might be my next playthrough. Could do this after that hmm.
Kommie
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2-May(#56)
Archer wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> I've had some slow down and a base PS4. Haven't encountered a horde yet. Is there
>> a certain point they appear or is it pure RNG?
>
> They wont start appearing until after a certain point in the story.

just gave the drugs away
Archer
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2-May(#57)
Kommie wrote:
> Archer wrote:
>> Kommie wrote:
> |>> I've had some slow down and a base PS4. Haven't encountered a horde yet. Is there
> |>> a certain point they appear or is it pure RNG?
>>
>> They wont start appearing until after a certain point in the story.
>
> just gave the drugs away

I don't remember at what point it was they started appearing, but I think it was pretty close after that.
Archer
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2-May(#58)
@Kommie actually it was at that point.


The second camp that you go to, with the old lady. There is one directly in front of her camp. Which I think appears after you make the choice of who to give the drugs to. If you leave the camp and go to the right, in front of that lodge with the ambulance in front of it. Then follow the road to the T intersection. There is a cave across the T intersection. One is in that cave during day. And roams around that area at night.

Kommie
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2-May(#59)
It didn't slow down that much, maybe when I encounter one just running at me from around a corner like I've seen in videos it may slow down.
Archer
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2-May(#60)
Yeah, if you ago it so they do, it probably will since you are seeing it elsewhere. It doesn't anymore on the PRO since the last patch however. Suck you are seeing them on the base model.
Kommie
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2-May(#61)
I can't really justify buying a PRO for many reason. At this point may as well wait for PS5 since it'll be Backwards Compatible
longhornsk57
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2-May(#62)
If you have a 4K/HDR setup I would still get a Pro so you can enjoy enhanced games for the next couple years or so till the PS5 comes out, unless you're on a tight budget etc.
Kommie
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2-May(#63)
no 4K, which makes it even more pointless.
DiamondDave
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2-May(#64)
And so many of the games are only running in upscaled 2K, PS4 Pro's such a fake hedgehog.
longhornsk57
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2-May(#65)
Kommie wrote:
> no 4K, which makes it even more pointless.

Ya then I would wait till PS5. I have 4K, HDR, and PSVR so I kind of need it. Really depends on your setup.


DiamondDave wrote:
> And so many of the games are only running in upscaled 2K, PS4 Pro's such a fake hedgehog.

It presents a very nice 2160p image that looks just as sharp to me as the One X image of the same game in real life, even if it did get there with checkerboard upscaling of 1440p on some games, and looks better than the 1080p counterpart, especially on a big ass screen.

For only $150 or so more, to me it seems like an easy buy if you're running a 4K setup. I think it's good at what it does, and definitely cannot wait till the PS5 is relased and we get true native 4K60 HDR (which the One X can't do either) on pretty much every game.
DiamondDave
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2-May(#66)
I'm still struggling to see how an affordable console can push out 60@4K (actual, not the checkerboard bullcrap) but I'm ready to be delighted. Also prepared to laugh.
PizzaTheHutt
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2-May(#67)
DiamondDave wrote:
> I'm still struggling to see how an affordable console can push out 60@4K (actual,
> not the checkerboard bullcrap) but I'm ready to be delighted. Also prepared to laugh.

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DiamondDave
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2-May(#68)
lol. true tho!
Archer
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2-May(#69)
I've said it before, and I'll probably have to keep saying it until I'm in my 60s.

Games that actually fudging work properly on launch and are enjoyable without micro-transactions > 60fps and 4k graphics.
Heavyd814life
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2-May(#70)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II is coming to the PS4 on June 4. Quite a few details in the link below:

https://gematsu.com/2019/05/the-legend-of-heroes-t...

Gypsy
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2-May(#71)
I'm a greedy crapter, I want all of those things.
longhornsk57
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2-May(#72)
DiamondDave wrote:
> I'm still struggling to see how an affordable console can push out 60@4K (actual,
> not the checkerboard bullcrap) but I'm ready to be delighted. Also prepared to laugh.

GPU technology is getting better and better. Supposedly the PS5 is going to push 10-12 TF whereas the Pro does about 4. Using a 7nm chip that helps with heat issues, faster RAM, more RAM, 3 times the GPU output, 4K60 shouldn't actually be that difficult, especially when games are console optimized.

Don't get me wrong, I have a see to believe attitude too, but i also know i am buying it on day 1 regardless of what it does. I just don't think it's crazy for a $400 or $500 console to push out 4K60 with modern day technology.
DiamondDave
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2-May(#73)
It's a good bet that the PS5 if it's PS4 BWC will be good value moving forward.

I'd be happy with a deeper BWC pool, we'll have to see what's coming out the gate!
d3vanj
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* 2-May(#74)
What's the consensus with Days Gone on here?

Every review I watch/read says something completely different. Half say the story sucks and world rocks, half say the world sucks and story rocks. Is it worth $60?

tonymack21
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2-May(#75)
new info from platinum. 2 more games in development, they're never going to finish anything at this rate.

interview with the head guy, heres the details.

Bayonetta 3 will see a change in design process based on Platinum Games' experience on developing Bayonetta 1 and 2.

Platinum Games is midway through the development of an unannounced title which "has never been done before," according to Inaba. He added, "I know a lot of people say that, but the game we're working on truly is unlike anything else. Even for our varied history of veteran game developers, this is something that has never been designed before. So from a game design perspective, we're very excited right now."

Platinum Games is aiming to move towards self-publishing, as it will eventually have the "freedom" to own its intellectual properties and make independent decisions on future directions.

"2019 will be an incredibly important year for us," Inaba said. "Without speaking directly to the number of titles we may or may not announce, I can say it's going to be a year of some major new approaches, new challenges and new methods for us. Basically, we're building a new foundation that in later years will pay dividends. For us, new challenges are going to be very important."

Platinum Games' new approaches include a move away from relying on external publisher funding, as well as an examination of how it structures game design.

While Platinum Games has worked with third-party partners in the past on properties it does not own, such as Bayonetta, NieR: Automata, and the upcoming Astral Chain, it is currently working on two new intellectual properties owned entirely by the studio, neither of which have been announced.

The creation of wholly-owned properties will not result in the end of third-party collaborations, however. "There are still going to potentially be games in which we partner with publishers to do big things with big IPs," Inaba said. There might be some co-publishing options where we're doing some of it and they're doing some of it to make a larger game, and there might be situations where we're going to be self-publishing larger games as well."


longhornsk57
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2-May(#76)
tonymack21 wrote:
> Stuff

For a company that had anything to do with Nier Automata to say that they're doing something that's never been done before is pretty bold, considering that game had elements of like every game style known to man.

This all sounds really crazy.
Heavyd814life
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2-May(#77)
Anything Platinum related gets me hyped. One of the few developers whose games I will always buy on day one.

tonymack21
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2-May(#78)
ya they are up there.. CDPR, Paradox, Falcom, Ryu Ga Gotuku, and proabably most anything from platinum i trust solid enough to be auto buys.

another studio once famous for Commander Shepherds favorite store on the Citadel used to be in that list. :'(



longhornsk57
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2-May(#79)
tonymack21 wrote:
> ya they are up there.. CDPR, Paradox, Falcom, Ryu Ga Gotuku, and proabably most anything
> from platinum i trust solid enough to be auto buys.
>
> another studio once famous for Commander Shepherds favorite store on the Citadel
> used to be in that list. :'(
>

I'd probably put Rockstar near the top of that list. GTA6 is going to be the Avengers Endgame of sales and pre-purchases etc.
Gypsy
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2-May(#80)
tonymack21 wrote:
> Falcom,

image

I have some hope for Cold Steel III but not Ys IX.
tonymack21
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2-May(#81)
i havent played Ys 8 yet, so maybe that one is a step below the others.. but the last couple things i did play were good

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