Originally Posted by frankthetoad
I'll add to the noise. I recently took advantage of the BB deal to trade in my neglected PS3 for an XBox One. It came with AC:BF (which I didn't like on the PS4) and AC:U (haven't even tried it because of the issues). I bought Titanfall and played through the tutorials. Destiny on the PS4 consumes 100% of my gaming time, but I do hope to give TF a chance and I'd really like to pick up Sunset Overdrive.
I hooked the One up, calibrated the Kinect, and routed my cable through it. It's a decent TV watching machine, though I feel like it's introducing some artifacts somewhere. I don't have any objective data, so don't put much stock in that statement. The UI is as much of a mess as is the PS4's, maybe worse...but that could be because I'm simply used to the PS way of things (I haven't had an XBox since the very first one).
The BD PQ seems subpar subjectively compared to the PS4. It seemed to be pushing green. Again, I haven't fiddled with the One's video settings, but I figured if I didn't it would be close to 'pass-through.'
I feel like the One is cheaply made. So is the controller. It feels like it's made of cheap plastic and I have to stick batteries into it. Whaaaa?! I find the DS4 to be more comfortable in my hands, but this could simply be a bias from primarily gaming on PS systems.
When I turn on the One, it screams, "I'M A MEDIA MACHINE!!!!" I get that. From my subjective observation alone, it tells me I will never purchase a multiplat for the One. Never.
I have no buyer's remorse and I'm sure I'll become much more familiar with the new toy over the holiday season, but my humble opinion is that the PS4 absolutely destroys the One from a "gaming" machine perspective.
I personally prefer the changeable batteries. Look how long they last! On the ps4 they don't last too long. On average I probably get 4-5 hours before a charge. I also prefer the xbox controller over the ps4. Also, one thing I like on the one over the ps4 is the UI. While the ps4 UI works it's too basic IMO. The fact that I can be in a party with some friends and be able to watch an sports broadcast on tv with them all is nice.
Originally Posted by icelt
I did read your post carefully. So you admit that you know the PSN isn't down every week yet you still feel justified in strongly expressing that "it seems like it is down every week" for the benefit of who exactly? Sounds like you have a motive as there is some incongruity there.
You brought up the potential of debating PSN vs Live, I did not. Read my post again carefully. If you like Live better, fantastic for you. You made the proper console choice. Regardless the PSN works fine for me and my gaming purposes.
I didn't refer to the other games mentioned because I have not played them. >.>
I have played Killzone, alot, and that is why I felt justified in commenting on my impressions of said title. If you've played it and disagree that's fine. However if you are basing your bashing of the title on the reviews/opinions of others... then ok I guess. Party on Art!
And then stuff I'm not bothered to continue on about.
Actually I'm basing what I'm saying on my personal experience and opinion. PSN hasn't been consistent and that's undeniable. Both consoles bring something good to the table. To me PSN isn't one of them. I'm sure PSN will get better with time, but right now it's not that great. How many times do messages take forever to appear with the spinning circle?. How many times do we hear that psn is going down for maintenance? And it's not that I like live better its that it's more consistent and you don't hear live going down often.
Originally Posted by lordxar5
Well...PSN has been pretty shytii lately. So I can't fault him too much there. Got a chat request last night and a spinning disc of failure and that stuff happens far too often. Same with messaging. Sometimes it's just slow... Phone app doesnt always run well either. Outagewise it's not been awful but usage can be a pita at times. On this front I will agree that if we're paying this needs to be solid.
Originally Posted by freemeat
I bought a Xbox 360 at launch. This time around with both launching at the same time roughly, MS made it really easy to choose a PS4. They packaged in Kinect and charged $100 for an significantly inferior gaming machine with a peripheral I have zero interest in. Quite a bit different from last gen where the more expensive PS3 was more expensive with the benefit of being a better gaming machine as well. I simply don't care about doing skype and stuff like that. Sure I use Netflix and things but both have that.
That said there are some cool looking games on The Xbox One like the Insomniac game. I personally can't keep up with all the games I have on the PS4. This month has given me quite the rotation of new games.
DriveClub - amazing game that had a rough start and still has some online issues but the core gameplay and track designs are second to none.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (1080p 60fps.. would be 720p if I only had an Xbox One).
Far Cry 4 - just started it but so far it is great.
Dragon Age: Inquisition- just picked it up (had the buy 2 get one free from Target)
Call of Duty: Advance Warfare - I've played a couple chapters
Lords of the Fallen - played through two bosses
I can only play 2 of these while the kids are awake! Grow up already!
I know exactly how you feel. I hated the way xbox came out last year at E3 and said I wouldn't buy one at all. After a while I played a friend's console and liked some of the features. A year later and the xbox continues to add new features and now it's the console I enjoy more. I just feel like it offers more while some call it an entertainment box. I guess it's safe to say it's something you have to try to truly enjoy. Don't get me wrong I also enjoy my PS4.