Forums - Sony Discussion - The State of the PS4 in 2015 [Kotaku]

I think both of those articles were pretty good. Written by different people, so when I read users complaining about Article A saying one thing while Article B has a different view on the same matter, I don't really understand.

I skipped the VR part, but I agree with pretty much everything else said in the article. As someone who is seen as an "Xbox fanboy" here, which makes me laugh, my problems with the PS4 heading into 2015 are still an issue heading into 2016:

The controller sucks imho. The thumb sticks erode very quickly, it feels like a cheap 3rd party pad. And I will never like the analog stick placement as much as I do offset analogs.

The network is not good. As the article suggests, the infrastructure is just not where it needs to be for the console leading the industry imho. Down times are common, download speeds are laughably slow, latency is an issue in online games I have played. Considering we're paying for access now, it should be drastically improved from PS3 but it simply is not.

The games are lacking. As someone who owns a WiiU and an Xbone, and prefers playing on Xbone due to controller/UI and placement of the console (in the main family room, as the wife and kids use it for Peggle, Monopoly, Hulu and Netflix, where as the PS4 is in the office since my 12 year old is the only one who uses it), there's little on the console I won't already have played elsewhere. This was an issue when I bought the console and 2015 did nothing to fix the problem. Especially since The Order sucked hard, and I bought Bloodborne but just did not click with it. If MS got FS to make them an exclusive Dark Souls type game, I would not be a fan of it either. There was nothing else except Until Dawn, which I do wanna try, but not at $60, and I do wanna support the dev by not renting or buying used, so waiting on a sale. 2016 does add some interesting titles, like Horizon, and Enter the Gungeon, which isn't on Xbone. No Man's Sky might also warrant a purchase. Last Guardian, probably.

I'm not a fan of the UI, either, but this is probably mostly due to just not using it much and getting accustomed to it.

I'm waiting on there to be some sort of SOCOM style PS4 exclusive that really grabs me and makes me use it more. I have even started getting games on PS4 I would normally get on Xbone, like Mad Max, Rainbow Six, just to try and use the console more. But right now it's just a Madden machine for me. I hope 2016 changes that.



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ganoncrotch said:
I tried my hardest to read it... and got 9 words in. Damn that is far too much kotaku to take in, will have to go and bleach my eyes.


Let me help you:


Definitely better to have Bleach on your eyes xP



Just unloaded both barrels on the Xbox one article, they probably won't publish it cause it isn't very complimentary. Sick of these obvious attempts to subvert the natural course of the industry and the free choice of people. It is not informative and really doesn't reflect what PS has to offer in contrast to Xbox. I'm sick of typing in PS4 into google news to see; Forbes: PS4 used by terrorists, PS4 emulation is terrible, Xbox does BC way better, Destructoid: emulated ps2 games run worse in EU. Then these MS adverts disguised badly as an editorial piece from Kotaku.

Then you type in Xbox one during BF week and it has a long list of the best deals and where to get them, meanwhile when I typed in PS4 it had some arbitrary story that I can barely remember.
I really hope NPD is a landslide tonight cause I am just super pissed with the " games media".



This article is just inconsistent I was going to read the Xbox article. But now I'm thinking maybe no!



Bryank75 said:
Just unloaded both barrels on the Xbox one article, they probably won't publish it cause it isn't very complimentary. Sick of these obvious attempts to subvert the natural course of the industry and the free choice of people. It is not informative and really doesn't reflect what PS has to offer in contrast to Xbox. I'm sick of typing in PS4 into google news to see; Forbes: PS4 used by terrorists, PS4 emulation is terrible, Xbox does BC way better, Destructoid: emulated ps2 games run worse in EU. Then these MS adverts disguised badly as an editorial piece from Kotaku.

Then you type in Xbox one during BF week and it has a long list of the best deals and where to get them, meanwhile when I typed in PS4 it had some arbitrary story that I can barely remember.
I really hope NPD is a landslide tonight cause I am just super pissed with the " games media".

What is your username on there? Interesting in seeing what "both barrels" looks like LOL.



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Believe it or not, I somewhat agree with Kotaku ...

Even though PS4 is by far the best that this gen has to offer and if I had to choose a console myself it would undoubtedly be the PS4 but I too am still unexcited for the PS4 ...



BraLoD said:
Hahahaha I can't believe that.

Now they bring PC on the table to dismiss PS4, while it was never on XBO article and the XBO actually is the one who divids stuff with PC more often.

Timed deals are now bad practises when Tomb Raider was pointed as a good thing in the XBO article.

Sony not focusing holidays only is also a problem apparently, don't matter if it was always getting a good steady of games the whole year.

It always been good is also a problem, as it's not improving so fast because of that.

Things won't get better anytime soon, said them before that 2016 lineup, never mentioned in the article.

I... I... Wow, Kotaku.


Yep petty much this.

Ive always heard about how much of a shit Kotaku is as a site, and they keep on giving me reasons to believe that.



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LudicrousSpeed said:
Bryank75 said:
Snip.

What is your username on there? Interesting in seeing what "both barrels" looks like LOL.


Same username as here I think. Usually both barrells doesnt get published or gets me a ban. I just checked and it hasn't been approved yet....

 



"The PlayStation 4 is an unexciting video game console, all things considered. It’s a box that you put under your TV, and it plays video games."

That has to be the weakest critique of any game console I've ever read.